All new overseas students, full-time, visiting and exchange will
have an Induction day, within the first week of their arrival at
the School. You will be sent details of this nearer the time.
The orientation programme allows you the opportunity to meet the
other new International students across all areas of the School. It
is an informal occasion where you will be introduced to key members
of staff who are on hand to help you with any questions or problems
that may occur during your studies. There will also be a buffet
reception to round off the day.
You will be inducted into your department, which will involve
you being shown the relevant health and safety procedures and
finding out what your course curriculum entails. It will be
explained to you how you will be assessed and examined and a tour
of the facilities will be central to the induction.
If you are looking for rented accommodation, you should come to
the School as soon as possible (at least a week before term starts)
and staff will offer you as much assistance as possible. It is
essential that you arrange some temporary accommodation before you
arrive in Glasgow. Do not arrive with no accommodation booked.
Please note that Office Hours in the School are 09.00 - 17.00
hours, Monday to Friday only, and that most offices are closed for
lunch from 13.00 - 14.00 hours.
International Students' Handbook
As a new student to Glasgow you will find yourself part of a
vibrant European city, voted the UK's coolest city and the best
base for students and twenty-somethings by The Big Issue and
identified by Mercer Human Resource Consulting as "the safest city
in the UK and only surpassed for quality of life by London, making
it one of the top 60 places in the world to live".
Coming to Glasgow, you may be a long way from home, but you will
not be on your own. You will get a lot out of life in Glasgow and
at The Glasgow School of Art and this guide is the first step on
what we hope will be one of the best and most fulfilling times of
Welcome to Glasgow and to The Glasgow School of Art.
To download a copy of the guide please click here(pdf).
If you require a copy in printed format, please contact the
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