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The Caledonian Club

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  • What: 

    The Caledonian Club is Glasgow Caledonian University’s multi-award winning widening participation and community engagement initiative, working across our local communities in Glasgow and London.

  • Who: Glasgow Caledonian University
  • When: From 2008 Where Glasgow and London, United Kingdom.


We raise aspirations in young people and families. Build key life skills in our Club members and Student Mentors. Enhance school curriculum by providing unique learning opportunities. We work in five communities in Glasgow and one community in London, with children from 3–18 years and their families. We utilise GCU Student Mentors as positive role models. We deliver project-based activity in-school and campus.

Beneficiaries & Stakeholders:

In line with Glasgow Caledonian University’s motto, ‘For the Common Weal’, the Caledonian Club is committed to working in partnership with, and for the benefit of, local communities. Since its establishment in 2008 the Caledonian Club has demonstrated its long-term commitment to each community, championing the value of education, and supporting children, young people, and families to achieve their potential

Insights & Conclusions:

Our Core Programme Areas are:

a. Arts & Language:
P2 ‘Digital Book’ Project
P5 ‘Poetry & Mural’ Project
P7 ‘Newsletter’ Project

b. Transition:
Nursery Campus Visit
S1 Project
S6 Mentoring Programme

c. Future Aspirations:
S2/3 ‘Think Ahead’ Project 
S5 Taster Project
S6 Shadowing Experience

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