25 Instagrams That Prove The University of Glasgow Is The Best Place To Be a Student

Not only is the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world, it’s also the best place to be a student. Instagram will show you why.

1. The architecture on campus is undeniably impressive.

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2. And makes up a big part of the city’s outstanding West End district.

Second photo I got this morning! #glasgowuni #beautiful #amazing #dji #phantom4 #drone #studentlife

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3. Within which you can find some beautiful spots to relax.

Another beautiful morning in the West End today #glasgow #canal #run #riseandshine

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4. Such as Kelvingrove Park.

When the sun comes out…🌞 #sunnyday #glasgow #westend #uofg #uofglasgow #uofgspring #kelvingrovepark

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5. Or the Botanical Gardens.

#flowers #sunnyday #sunny #botanicgardens #Spring #bluesky #nature #naturaleza

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6. Alternatively, there’s also a great night life scene on your doorstep.

From hipster dive bars to classy clubs, Glasgow has it all.

7. Especially if it’s live music you’re into.

Glasgow prizes itself on its live music scene, so the university unions put on lots of showcase events for musicians.

8. It’s also home to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut.

Which, if you’ve been living under a rock, is where up and coming bands go to get discovered.

#kingtuts #kingtutswahwahhut #oasis #glasgow #alanmcgee #creation

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9. There’s no shortage of art in Glasgow.

It’s literally everywhere.

10. Including Salvador Dali’s ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross’.

It was purchased in 1952 and you can find it in the Kelvingrove Museum, just a 2 minute walk away from the centre of campus.

11. But if you don’t want to leave campus, that’s OK, because the university has its own art gallery. 

The Hunterian Art Gallery is home to a variety of contemporary art and even a few skeletons.

A week today (Fri 22 Jan) – Burns themed Night at the Museum. Free. Book now http://ow.ly/X5ThU #BurnsNight2016 @UofGlasgow

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12. There’s also a vintage university café from 1918.

This old classic was established by the Verrecchia family in 1918 and is now run by the fourth generation of the same family. You actually can’t graduate until you’ve tried an ice cream from there.

Old school diner for a cuppa. #glasgow

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13. Outside of campus, Glasgow’s bars and shops are also well worth a visit.

14. Not to mention the surrounding Lowlands.

I haven't had enough of you Scotland :')

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15. The university library has the best views.

At twelve storeys high you can see all around the city from the top.

#Glasgow #prettysky #scotland #exam #sunnydays #viewfromlevel10 #glasgowunilibrary

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16. And if you can tear your eyes from the view, it also contains 2.5 million books and journals on countless topics.

17. You can be proud in the knowledge that you study at the same institution where Sir James Frazer once studied.

A leading figure in social anthropology, he also wrote the book The Golden Bough which deals with mythology and the cycle of life.

18. As well as Gerard Butler, Simon Neil and Alasdair Gray.

No big deal.

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19. The latter of which painted the roof of the Oran Mor venue.

The artist still comes into the auditorium to add pieces to his mural ceiling.

20. The university has, not one, but two unions with countless activities to get involved in.

21. And if you’re into sports, you’re extremely well catered for.

Last game of the season with these lovely gents🏉 #GURFC #Uni #geneticallyblessed

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22. It’s pretty much impossible to take a bad photo of the university’s campus.

Brb just at Hogwarts #glasgow #scotland #hogwarts

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23. Whatever the weather’s doing.

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24. And Glasgow itself will have a special place in your heart long after you graduate.

Sometimes I think I'm Harry Potter

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25. Because there’s no better place to be a student.

Scotland – Day 8 #uofg #glasgow #scotland #holidays #trip #beautifulday 🇬🇧☀️

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