Submitted by admin.rpa on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:14
On Tuesday 21 May, two of our Year 9 students travelled to Scotland to visit the University of Glasgow - a Russell Group university.
The students toured the main Gilmorehill Campus and saw the early Gothic Memorial Chapel and the old Professor Square. The university houses beautiful quadrangles and cloisters, typically associated with Oxford and Cambridge universities.
After visiting the Queen Margaret student union, students attended lectures on Taming the Tsunami and Workshop: Did we really land on the moon?
Students learnt how the Scottish degree system works on the basis of studying a 4-year degree course, with the first two years being broad-based study, and the latter two being focused areas of study. However four years tuition fees at the University of Glasgow, amounts to the same as three years of tuition fees at a top English university.
We had time to visit the local Kelvingrove Museum which houses a Spitfire and Salvador Dali’s famous work Christ of Saint John of the Cross. The centre of Glasgow was a vibrant metropolis with Buchanan Street as the Glaswegian equivalent to London’s Oxford Street.
An excellent day was had by all.