Reopening and Access

What if I breach College Guidelines regarding COVID-19?

Any student who fails to follow College protocols or fails to quarantine in line with Scottish Government advice may be subject to College disciplinary procedures.

What if I'd like to visit a campus?

There is no access to visitors unless you have a prior appointment.  All visitors should understand physical distancing and hygiene measures that are in place on campus.

What catering is available on campus?

Catering services are not available at this time. Students who are on campus all day are encourage to bring their own packed lunches and may sit in the canteen areas to eat, ensuring social distance is maintained from others / other groups.

I’m due to start on campus and had previously received a shielding letter?

If you received an official shielding letter you should contact your course leader and let them know and it might be helpful for you to contact our Learning Inclusion team who can discuss any support requirements you might have.

What arrangements are being put in place to ensure that the College is properly cleaned and what extra precautions will be put in place?

The College has always maintained high cleaning standards.  Additional cleaning and housekeeping protocols have been agreed to ensure a safe environment for staff and students. 

The College is using a sanitising product called Zoono, which is a water-based product and has a gentle formulation. The product carries no Hazchem symbols, is readily biodegradable and therefore there is no environmental impact.  The product continues to work up to 30 days after application and has been risk assessed and a Safe System of Work created, which will be supported by training for staff.

Has the College purchased new hand sanitiser stations?

Yes, there will be additional hand sanitising dispensers throughout the College.  These will be located at all entrances, exits, within stairwells, lift lobbies as well as on each floor.

When will the college re-open?

The health, safety and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors remains our main priority. All of the plans for the phased reopening of the College have safety at their heart. The Scottish Government has planned how all sectors can begin to move on from lockdown and we are following this expert advice. The guidance is based upon the most up to date scientific information available, including the assessment of the risks surrounding COVID-19 and the risks associated with living in lockdown. The College will continue to follow the official guidance available to ensure the safety of the Glasgow Clyde College community and we will share all updates on our website, social media channels and through direct contact.

When will my course start?

Full time courses are scheduled to begin teaching on Monday 7 September 2020 – which is two weeks later than originally planned. Some courses may start earlier or later depending on specific circumstances. As part of a phased start to the academic year college induction activities will begin online from Monday 24 August and each student will be contacted with details of their own course arrangements.

When can I access College buildings?

The College campuses are not open to students or members of the public at present.  We are continuing to follow the most up-to-date guidance from the Scottish Government and will provide an update on access to buildings as soon as the guidance allows.  Any specific questions should be directed to or the appropriate Faculty.

Can I still contact the College?

Yes, staff are still working remotely and the College can be contacted on 0141 272 9000 or by email 

How will the College communicate with me?

You will be given a college email account as soon as you enrol and we will show you how to activate the account.  It will be really important that you use this email account as this will be one of the main ways that we communicate with you.

Microsoft Office 365 for Students
The latest version of Microsoft Office is now available to download and install free for all students with a College email account.

Get access to this benefit by going to and signing in with your student reference number and password. Once you are signed in, click on Office 365 and then follow the instructions to download and install.

Start using your student email and Office 365 account today:

Log in:

Username:  'Your student ref number'

Password:  Your current college account password

The latest updates will appear on the College website and social media channels:

Facebook: @GlasgowClyde
Instagram: glasgowclyde
Twitter: @Glasgow_Clyde

Will a register be taken when I’m on campus?

It is important your attendance at a campus is registered to ensure we can provide any details that should be needed to support public health track and trace arrangements.