City of Glasgow College
City of Glasgow College (Scottish Gaelic: Colaiste Baile Ghlaschu, Scots: Ceety o Glesga College) is a further and higher education college in Glasgow, Scotland. It was established when Central College, Glasgow Metropolitan College, and the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies merged in 2010 to establish the largest college in Scotland.
Colaiste Baile Ghlaschu
Ceety o Glesga College
Riverside Campus on the River Clyde
|Central College, Glasgow|
Glasgow Metropolitan College
Glasgow College of Nautical Studies
|Motto||Let Learning Flourish|
|Type||Further and Higher Education|
|Colours||Purple and Silver|
Scotland's Super College
Presently, City of Glasgow College is the largest college and technical institution in Scotland. The college offers up to 2,000 professional and technical courses annually from access level to masters level.
The twin-site campus of the college cost £228 million to construct.
The Riverside Campus, originally opened in 1969, was extensively rebuilt and officially opened by Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, on 26 October 2015. It offers courses in nautical science and engineering, and is situated on the south bank of the River Clyde. It also offers Merchant Navy officer training up to Chief Engineer and Master Mariner level. Up to 3,000 cadets study at the nautical faculty which is celebrating its 50th anniversary since opening in 2019.
The City Campus, situated on Cathedral Street in Glasgow, was officially opened by Sophie, Countess of Wessex in 2016. The main contractor on both developments was Sir Robert McAlpine with architects Michael Laird and Reiach & Hall.
The City of Glasgow College Students Association is commonly known as CitySA. It has one sabbatical president with three part-time Vice Presidents of Social & Activities, Learning & Teaching and Diversity and Wellbeing. They are governed by a Student Executive Committee, consisting of the Presidential Team as well as 12 student volunteers. They are currently affiliated with the National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland. CitySA won the "College Student Association of the Year Award" in 2012 from NUS Scotland.
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