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.

Get Ready for College Calendar

We know that starting a new course is a lot to take in. To help you get started we've created an accessible Get Ready for College Calendar for the month of August which highlights key dates, services and information students need to start their learning journey.

Welcome to College Course

We've created a short course to help you Get Ready for College. This course will give you an introduction to the College, let you hear from students about their experiences and meet our Student Support Service and Curriculum Teams, too. To register:

  • Go to: https://openlearn.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk/.
  • Select 'Log-in' in the top right hand corner. 
  • Select 'Create new account'.
  • Choose a username and password and fill in your details. 
  • Once you've logged in, click the Welcome to College banner and then 'enrol me' to access the course. 

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.

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. 

We've also put together Guidelines for Accessing Healthcare if you’re an international student. 

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 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 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 Self-care 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 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.

Contact Us

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

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