Get Ready for College

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Are you ready?

So you have your offer and you’re looking forward to coming to the City of Glasgow College. To help our students succeed, we've identified 5-Steps to Success which you'll hear more about as you Get Ready for College. The first step is to 'Be Organised' and the information below will help you to get ready for the year ahead.

Welcome to College Course

We've created a new Welcome to College site to help you Get Ready for College. This site is an introduction to the College, lets you hear from students about their experiences and meet our Student Support Service and Curriculum Teams. 

Meet the Faculties

Learn more about what's expected of you as a student, meet your lecturers and find out about the different ways we teach you: 

Get your funding in place before you start

If you haven't applied for your funding yet you'll find information on what's available for your course on our Funding page. We've also created a quick guide to what's available in our Funding E-zine and a handy Money Management Guide.


If you're moving to Glasgow to study choosing where to live in the city can be daunting. Our Accommodation Guide can offer some clear and unbiased advice on what options are out there. 

If you're moving away from home, you'll need to register with a GP in Glasgow just in case you get ill. 

If you’re an International Student, find out more about Accessing Healthcare in Scotland for International Students.

Student Induction and enrolment 

Have you enrolled yet? If not, do it as soon as possible. We'll keep in touch with you regularly about getting ready for college. We'll update our induction and enrolment page with start dates and activities once they're finalised.

Do you have a disability or additional support need?

Make sure you link in with the Learning Support team to create your Personal Learning Support Plan (PLSP). They've created a helpful Learning Support e-zine that outlines the support available. 

Term dates and student holidays

Having a great student and learning experience is really important and to make the most of your time at college you should attend all of your classes from the start of term. Our Academic Calendar has all the term dates and holidays so you can plan your year of study with us.

Student Health and Wellbeing

We want you to stay safe and well and, to help, we've created a Wellbeing E-zine with lots of hints and tips to support your wellbeing. 

Before coming to College, you should ensure your vaccinations are up-to-date. This is really important, especially if you're moving away from home and staying in Student Accommodation.  Check the NHS website for information on becoming a student and protecting your overall health and wellbeing - Getting Medical Care as a Student. 


It's never too early to start planning for your career.  Whatever your plans our careers team can help you with one-to-one appointments and workshops throughout the year.  Our Careers E-zine has more information on how they can help and support you.

Want to connect with other students?

Let us know which courses you're studying using #NewToCOGC on our social channels.

Contact Us

You can get in touch with us by email or phone.

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