Starting College

Why choose Glasgow Clyde College

We're delighted that you've chosen to study at Glasgow Clyde College in 2020/21 and we look forward to welcoming you.

We know that this is an exciting time for you and we want to let you know that we're here to support you to have the best start at college.

Student Q&As

We've put together Q&As which should answer any questions you have about starting with us in 2020/2021. Take a look at the Student Q & As to find out about the plans. These contain Q&As on Starting College, Reopening and Access, General questions and more.

There is also specific information for students who have been asked to come on campus.

Don't forget to follow us on social media so you can keep up to date with our latest news.

Instagram: glasgowclyde

Facebook: @GlasgowClyde

Twitter: @Glasgow_Clyde

Teaching and Timetables

Teaching will start from w/c 7 September and you should receive your timetable during Induction Fortnight. If you haven't received your timetable, contact your Faculty directly.

Find out more about Canvas

A lot of your learning will take place using Canvas - The VLE.

Glasgow Clyde College is the first college in Scotland to have Canvas as its main tool for delivering teaching and learning resources to support face-to-face and live online teaching. 

Find out more about Canvas – The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Accessing Student ICT

Find out more about Accessing Student ICT here with the answers to some common questions.

Student ICT/ Canvas

How do I access ICT and Canvas?

  • Set up your student account by logging in to Office 365 using your Student ID
  • Sign in with your student email e.g.
  • Your password is your DOB e.g. 02-aug-2001
  • Change your password to a new secure one
  • Sign In to Office 365 using your new password
  • Set up your password reset details
  • Now your account is set up, log in to Canvas
  • Sign with your student number e.g. 20179811 and the NEW password that you created.

Congratulations! You’re done and ready to go.

The Library

The three college libraries are open from 10am-3.30pm.

Students and staff can return books directly to the libraries from that date.

They will be directed to put books onto a trolley or table or box, where they will remain in quarantine for 3 days. 

Lending of books will also restart from 24 August.

Users will not be able to browse the shelves but will be able to request loans by placing a hold on the catalogue, phoning or emailing.

They will then be notified by email when items are ready for collection, and will be able to come and pick up after showing their student card or other form of ID.

Sort out funding

You should have your funding in place before starting your course. Different types of funding available depending on the course you study.

Find out more about Student Funding

Where can I get advice on my bursary application?

Under current COVID restrictions, all Student Funding staff are working from home and there are no staff on our campuses.  If you need help please contact us:

T: 0141 272 3674


Accept your offer and enrol

If you haven't already done so, accept your conditional or unconditional offer so we know to expect you to start your course. You can do this by logging on to your online account. The faculty will then be in touch with you about enrolment (which will be online), induction and timetables.

Questions about starting college?

If you have any general questions about starting college, including how to access support with your learning from our Learning Inclusion Team, counselling or advice about settling into college life, contact Student Advice on 0141 272 3636 or E: 

Take a look at the Advice section of the website, which also contains information about Term dates and holidays.

Learning Inclusion

We can provide specialist support for students who still face specific barriers to their learning despite the inclusive approach of the college.  We pride ourselves on being approachable and supportive, so please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Anniesland Campus
Tel: 0141 357 6005

Cardonald Campus
Tel: 0141 272 3377

Langside Campus
Tel: 0141 272 3656

Get in touch with other students

We have an active Student Association, GCCSA, who would love to hear from you. Find out more about what they do and get in touch by emailing

Don't miss the Virtual Freshers' Fayre from 14 September.

You can also follow the GCCSA on social media: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter