I am studying forensic investigation as an exchange student at Glasgow Caledonian University. I quite like the studies here as they are in-depth, span over the half of a year instead of the Finnish quarter semester and concentrate on knowledge more than group work. I still miss the challenging and independent practical work we get to do in the relatively modern laboratory we have back home.
As for free time, there a lots and lots of things to do in Glasgow. For myself I already miss the nature that surrounds every place in Finland. Glasgow is a pretty grey town, also because the weather of Scotland can be a bit unpredictable, wet and miserable. Anyhow the thing that makes this city loveable is its warm and friendly people. The atmosphere in almost any pub and restaurant is welcoming, charming and real.
There is a lot to see: museums are free, you can find food and drink from all around the world, there are parties almost every day. Getting around other Scotland is very easy too as Glasgow has a central bus station connecting all the country.
There are plenty of sports and other activity societies in Glasgow Caledonian University that arrange group activities every week. I have joined a couple and find the societies very friendly. They are a good way to find like-minded friends. The best has been the possibility to go for hikes around Scotland and I will include some photos I have taken on the trips.
It is said that you can experience all four seasons in one day in Scotland and I think you can see it in these pictures!