Student Support and Social Programme

Student Support and Social Programme

The Student Support Team is delighted to welcome you to the University of Glasgow! We provide a support service for all pre-sessional students, helping you to familiarize yourself with university life and access the services you need. We also arrange an exciting social programme, filled with fun events and trips to destinations around Scotland.

Student Support

Student Support

You are always welcome to visit the Student Support Team at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures Office, Hetherington Building. We can advise you on how to access the correct University of Glasgow services for your needs.


  • Induction: when you arrive, we will assist you in settling in at the University of Glasgow and completing your Tier 4 visa check-in (if required). You will also be given a tour of the University of Glasgow campus.
  • Signposting: we can direct you to the appropriate University of Glasgow services for accommodation enquiries, questions about your visa, further study or any other enquiries.
  • Support: if you have any problems, a member of the Student Support Team will be happy to listen and advise you.

Social Programme

Our social programme events introduce you to life in Glasgow and Scotland. From October to June we offer one evening and one weekend event per month. From July to September we offer one evening and one weekend event every week.

Social Programme 2014 by Slidely Slideshow

getting to know Glasgow’s vibrant city lifestyle

  • Open Top Bus Tour
  • Traditional Scottish dance events
  • The annual EFL World Cup football tournament
  • Trips to the cinema
  • Karaoke parties

visits to well-known historical and scenic locations such as

  • Edinburgh: shopping and sightseeing in our wonderful capital city.
  • Loch Lomond: a cruise on one of Scotland's most beautiful lakes.
  • Culzean Castle: visit this historic castle and explore the surrounding woodlands and beaches.
  • Isle of Arran: travel across the sea to visit this beautiful island, where you can visit Brodick Castle or taste Scotland's traditional drink - whisky!

Chat Club

Between October and June, pre-sessional students are invited to participate in Chat Club on Tuesdays and Thursday at lunchtime. Chat Club provides you with the chance to practice your spoken English in a relaxed atmosphere with your classmates and the Student Support Team. This is not an academic activity and you will not be graded on performance, but it is an excellent resource for improving your English. We also provide coffee, tea and biscuits for all attendees.

From July to September, Chat Club is on Monday to Friday at lunchtimes. All pre-sessional students are welcome to attend!