Social Impact Pledge

Glasgow Caledonian University

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Social Impact Pledge logo

Glasgow Caledonian University pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed, Signature of Principal & Vice Chancellor

Professor Pamela Gillies CBE, FRSE

Principal & Vice Chancellor

December 2017.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

Caledonian Club

Glasgow Caledonian University's long-running widening access programme, the Caledonian Club, has over the past eight years, worked with more than 14,600 nursery, primary and secondary school pupils and their parents, to raise basic life skills and the aspirations of those from the most disadvantaged communities in Glasgow.

                                 

Geographical location of impact

  • Glasgow

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2nd Commitment

Eye clinic for Homeless

Staff from the Department of Vision Sciences began providing eye-care for the homeless population of Glasgow almost 4 years ago. The service is provided on a monthly basis at the Hunter Street Centre for the Homeless. The clinic provides state of the art eye care services to some of the most underprivileged members of society who would not normally have access to the facilities. The clinic is staffed by fully qualified and experienced staff and forms part of the comprehensive package of health and social  care services provided to the Glasgow homeless population. The patient /client base is drawn from a widely diverse array of socioeconomic classes, nationalities and ethnic groups. The service is available, free of charge, to all homeless persons in the Glasgow area and is advertised in the various hostels throughout the area.

                   

                 

Geographical location of impact

  • Glasgow

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3rd Commitment

GCU Law Clinic

The GCU Law Clinic is a service which provides free and confidential legal advice and assistance to individuals within the Greater Glasgow community who do not qualify for legal aid and cannot afford professional legal advice. We specialise in housing, employment, contract and sports law, however, we can provide assistance with other areas of law excluding criminal, family and immigration law. We can provide general legal advice, draft legal letters, represent clients in court and negotiate on behalf of clients in contractual disputes. All of the advice provided by our law student volunteers is supervised by qualified legal practitioners.

                                    

Geographical location of impact

  • Glasgow

     

Contact details