Get Ready for College

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:

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.

Funding Q&A Webinars. 

If you have questions about your funding why not attend one of our Funding Q&A webinars? Staff will be on hand to answer your questions about all aspects of Student Funding, from EMA and Bursary to SAAS and Student Loans.

We're hosting our webinars on the Zoom platform every Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 3pm from 26 May until 18 June. To book your place on go to our Eventbrite page.

Accommodation

If you're moving to Glasgow to study then 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 and Dentist in Glasgow just in case you get ill. Search for your nearest one here

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.

Term dates and student holidays

Having a great student and learning experienced 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. So you can plan your year of study, we've included the term dates and holidays here.

Student Health and Wellbeing

We want you to stay safe and well and, to help, we've created a Self-care E-zine with lots of hints and tips to support your wellbeing. You can view the e-zine here

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 planning for becoming a student and protecting your overall health and wellbeing - Getting Medical Care as a Student. 

 

Want to connect with other students?

Let us know which courses you're studying using #newtoCOGC.

Getting in touch with us during the summer

While the college is closed during the COVID-19 lockdown we are working remotely and can be contacted by email or through our social media accounts. We'll also be here, although remotely, throughout the summer. As things change and lockdown eases, we'll update these pages to let you know when we're back on campus.

Student Advisor Zoom drop-in sessions

While we're working remotely, we're offering three drop-in sessions for current and new students to meet virtually with a Student Advisor. Starting on Monday 8 June, we'll be available on through the Zoom platform on the following days:

  • Monday 2pm-3pm
  • Tuesday 10am-11am (coffee and a careers chat)
  • Wednesday 2pm-3pm

To get joining instructions for the drop-in sessions, email us at studentadvisors@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

Follow our Advisors on social media

  • Twitter: @cogcadvisors 
  • Instagram: @cogcadvisors
  • Facebook: /cogcadvisors