Modelling & Experiments in Drug Delivery Systems (MEDDS)
The workshop will take place in the James Watt South Building, marked A1 on the campus map. Note that the entrance to the building is from the South Front.
Registration will take place on the entrance floor (level 3) of the James Watt South Building.
The workshop dinner will take place at Hilton Grosvenor Hotel on the evening of Tuesday 4th September at 7pm. Delegates are expected to make their own way to the Hotel, which is a 10 minute walk from the conference venue.
We have agreed special rates with Fraser Suites (Glasgow City Centre). Fraser Suites are able to offer the rates of £80 per night for a Studio appartment and £95 per night for a 1 bedroom appartment, including continental breakfast. These rates are subject to availability and so early booking is advised. To book at these rates, delegates should contact Fraser Suites directly and quote "MEDDS Workshop, University of Glasgow".
There is an extensive range of alternative hotels in Glasgow, covering all budgets, both in the city centre and the West End where the university is based. The University can be reached from the city centre via a short subway ride.
Getting Around Glasgow
Please see the University of Glasgow website (http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/maps/howtogethere/) for information on travelling to the University.
A map of the University campus and surrounding area can be found here:
Accessibility maps are available here:
First Glasgow Bus routes 4 and 4A stop directly outside the Main Building from the city centre. Other routes serve Dumbarton Road, Great Western Road and Byres Road. See First Bus website for timetables and journey planner http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/glasgow/
A seasonal tourist (open top) bus stops at the University (generally departs from George Square in Glasgow city centre).
This is a very safe method for travelling around Glasgow and is very useful for travelling in and out of the city centre. The nearest subway station to the University is Hillhead Station on Byres Road (approximately 5 minute walk from the University’s main building). On exiting Hillhead station, turn left onto Byres Road then take a second left onto University Avenue. Further information (inc. any service disruption) is available from http://www.spt.co.uk/subway
The nearest suburban rail station is Partick, approximately one mile west of the University. It has an interchange with the subway and with bus services on Dumbarton Road. Further information is available from http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Black Taxis can be flagged on the street or reserved by calling: + 44 (0)141 429 7070 (Glasgow Taxis http://www.glasgowtaxis.co.uk/). Black taxis can also be found outside Hillhead Subway Station. Please note, private hire taxis cannot be flagged on the street and must be booked in advance.
Before You Arrive
As with all travel, delegates are strongly advised to ensure they have sufficient insurance in place as they will not be covered by the University of Glasgow’s insurance or the insurance of any of their associated partners.
European Health Insurance Card
(Please note section is applicable to European Economic Area citizens only)
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) replaced the E111 card and allows European Economic Area (EEA) citizens* to access state-provided healthcare in all EEA countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or free of charge. Applying for the EHIC is free and the cards are valid for up to five years (if you already possess an EHIC it is important to check it is still valid). The EHIC is NOT an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or the cost of things such as repatriation or lost/stolen property. For these reasons and others, it is important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy.
*exclusions do apply and you should check your own national guidelines for full information
Wi-Fi and IT
The University of Glasgow has many wi-fi hotspots throughout the campus. We suggest that you access this service using Eduroam: https://www.eduroam.org/. Eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. This has to be issued in advance at your 'home' institution. At the University of Glasgow it is provided as a broadcast wireless network available wherever there is wireless coverage. A Visitor’s guide to Eduroam for the University of Glasgow is available here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/it/eduroam/forvisitors/
For those unable to access Eduroam we recommend the GUVISITOR wireless network, which is available to all registered delegates. You will shortly receive 2 emails from the University’s IT Service. A temporary username and password will be included in the emails for use during the workshop. It is very important that you retain a copy of this information for use during your visit to the University of Glasgow. Instructions to access the GUVISITOR network are available here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_147968_en.pdf
Speakers are strongly advised to bring their presentation on a USB stick and should visit the presentation room to upload their talk as early as possible (during the break prior to the session that contains your talk at the very latest). Workshop organisers will be on hand to assist with this. If speakers wish to present using their own computer, this should be communicated at registration. Please note, we cannot guarantee that MacBooks and any Apple software can be supported.
At registration you will be advised where to set-up your poster. Velcro fixings will be provided and no other fixings (e.g. drawing pins) can be used as this will damage the boards. Posters should be in place before the first session of the day. Please note printing facilities are not available on campus.
The programme will be available here as soon as it is ready
The University of Glasgow is situated only a couple of minutes’ walk from Byres Road, one of the most famous roads in Glasgow, which has a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and bars alongside well-known high street shops and banks.
John MacIntyre Building – level one
Fraser Building – level one (next to John Smith Book Shop)
Bank of Scotland (174 Byres Street)
Alliance & Leicester (297 – 299 Byres Road)
Royal Bank of Scotland (399 Byres Road)
Pharmacy / Medical Advice
NHS 24 (Helpline): Freephone 111 (http://www.nhs24.com/)
On campus: Barclay Medical Centre, Fraser Building.
Hillhead Pharmacy, Fraser Building.
Off campus: Boots Pharmacy (277 Byres Road)
Hospital – Emergency Department
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow G51 4SX
We recommend you register for http://www.5pm.co.uk/restaurant/Glasgow which allows you to search and book many great value dining options in a huge number of restaurants across Glasgow.
Places to Visit
What’s On (https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/whats-on)
The Hunterian (http://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/)
Glasgow Museums (http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/Pages/home.aspx)
Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park (http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/)
King's Theatre, Glasgow (http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre/)
Theatre Royal, Glasgow (http://www.atgtickets.com/8/654/Theatre-Royal)
ABC Glasgow -Club & Live Music Venue (http://www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk/)
Shopping & Leisure
Braehead Shopping & Leisure Centre (http://www.braehead.co.uk/)
Buchanan Galleries (http://www.buchanangalleries.co.uk/)
Princes Square (http://www.princessquare.co.uk/)
The Fort (http://www.glasgowfort.co.uk/)
Silverburn Shopping Centre (http://www.shopsilverburn.com/)
Loch Lomond Shores (http://www.lochlomondshores.com/)
Useful Contacts / Links
Glasgow Tourist Information
0141 204 4400
Glasgow International Airport
0844 481 5555
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
0871 223 0700
First ScotRail: Timetables and Tickets
0845 601 5929
Virgin Trains: London Euston - Glasgow
08457 222 333
National Rail: Train Times and Tickets
08457 48 49 50
AA Route Planner
RAC Route Planner
Scotland Public Transport Planner
0871 200 22 33
Glasgow Bus, Rail and Subway Transport Planner
0141 429 7070
Glasgow City Parking
0141 276 1830
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