The parallel sessions will take place at The University of Glasgow, St Andrews Building, which is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main university building.

St Andrews Building

The University of Glasgow

University Avenue


G12 8QQ



The registration desk is located on Level 2 of the St Andrew's Building and will open from 12 noon on Monday 15 April.

Both general and organised sessions will take place in the St Andrew's Building on Level 2 and Level 4. Please check the programme and flooplan.

The Keynote presentations will take place in the Charles Wilson building, just a 5 minute walk from the St Andrews building.

Directions from St Andrew’s Building to the Charles Wilson Building

Leave the St Andrew’s Building, turn left and walk along St Eldon Street, crossing the river Kelvin. Cross over the junction of Otago Street onto Gibson Street. The Charles Wilson Building is on the corner of Gibson Street and Kelvin Way. Please use the entrance on Kelvin Way.

Click on the image below to download the walking route from the St Andrew's Building (2) to the Sir Charles Wilson Building (1)


Glasgow is easy to get to by public transport! Why not make your journey more sustainable – it may be easier than you think.

Getting to Glasgow from elsewhere in the UK is easy / quick by train (see below for further details)



Why not make your journey to/from the airport more sustainable? It’s easy and quick to get to the university by public transport from the airport:

Glasgow International Airport

  • 7 miles west of the University
  • Direct flight connections to all major European hubs, plus North America and the Middle East

First Leg – Airport to City Centre: 

Option 1: Glasgow Airport Express (Service 500)
Board the Glasgow Airport Express bus, Service 500, from the airport. It's a direct service to Glasgow city centre.
Enjoy a comfortable ride with free Wi-Fi. The journey to Buchanan Bus Station takes about 15 minutes.
Buses run every 10 minutes at peak times.

Option 2: Local Bus Services
Alternatively, local bus services such as the 77 or 747 can be used. These are more economical but may take longer (journey time approximately 1h, but with free wi-fi onboard). You may alight on Argyle Road by Kelvingrove Art Gallery and walk through Kelvingrove park to the St Andrews Building.

Second Leg  - From Buchanan Bus Station to the University:

Option 1: Subway
From Buchanan Bus Station, walk to Buchanan Street Subway Station (about 5 minutes).
Take the subway (Inner Circle) to Kelvinbridge Subway Station. The subway runs every 5 minutes, and the journey takes about 7 minutes.
From Kelvinbridge Station, the St. Andrews Building is a short 5-minute walk through the Kelvin Walkway.

Option 2: Bus 
You can also catch a bus from near Buchanan Bus Station to the University. Look for services such as the 4/4A (alight at Eldon Street), which will drop you close to the St. Andrews Building or the 6 (alight at Kelvinbrigde opposite Landsdowne Crescent).

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

  • 33 miles south west of the University
  • Dedicated rail station
  • Airport bus service to city centre takes around 45 minutes

Edinburgh International Airport

  • 42 miles east of the University
  • Bus Service (Citylink Air) direct to Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow


Buchanan Bus Station is the main terminus for long distance coaches and is close to Buchanan Street subway station.  Timetables at


Intercity links to all major cities. Frequent services to Edinburgh (50 minutes), London (5 hours), Manchester (3.5 hours), Birmingham (5 hours), Bristol (6 hours).

There are two city-centre terminals, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central (served by Buchanan St and St Enoch subway stations respectively).  Timetables at 


From Carlisle, Newcastle and the south, exit M74 on to the M73, joining the M8 at the Old Monkland junction. M8 exits for the University are J18 if travelling from the south, Edinburgh and the north and J19 if coming from Glasgow Airport and the west. Other main routes serving the University include Great Western Road (A82, north of campus), Clydeside Expressway (A814, south) and Byres Road (B808, west).

On campus parking is limited to permit holders. Car parking in the areas around the campus is extremely difficult. There are various pay & display parking spaces around the local Byres Road and Kelvin Way areas but spaces are limited. You may want to consider using the city's Subway Park & Ride scheme. This service costs around £5 and Kelvinbridge subway station has parking which is only 5 minutes walk away.

Also see Getting around Glasgow


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