The 2023 Association of Celtic Students Conference will take place at the University of Glasgow from Thursday 30th March to Saturday 1st April. #CelticStudents2023


Please register through the Google Form, you will then be directed to Eventbrite to pay for your ticket.

There are options to register to attend online or in person, as well as dietary requirements for lunches and refreshments (included in the registration). There is also the option to attend a concert one evening (included in the registration) and a conference dinner (at an additional cost).

Registration closes at 5pm on March 25th for in-person tickets and 5pm on March 29th for online tickets. If you wish to attend the conference dinner you must register by 5pm on March 15th. 

Please let us know if you have any access needs you would like us to be aware of.

If you have any questions about registration please contact us at


Access the programme of the conference here. The booklet of abstracts is also available here.

  • Note about the AGM and how to get involved with the Association

We will hold our annual AGM on Saturday 1st April, the last day of the conference, at which we will be electing our next General Council and Management Committee. There are a number of vacant positions which need to be filled, and for which attendees of the 2021 and 2023 conference are eligible. If you would like to apply for a position, please email in advance. 

For more information about the positions and how the Association works, see here.

Without students volunteering their time, the Association and the Conference would not exist. So don't hesitate to get involved!

How to Get to the Conference

The conference will be on the Gilmorehill main campus of the University of Glasgow, which is in the West Wnd of the city. You can take the train, subway or bus from the city centre and other areas of Glasgow to get to the West End.

The closest Subway stop to the University is Kelvinbridge for our location on Thursday and Friday and  Hillhead or Kelvinhall on the Saturday. For the train, Partick station is closest and has connections from the main stations in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Subway is an easy way to travel between the city centre and the west end, they offer single, return and all-day tickets.

The campus is on a hill so can be tiring to walk around. An interactive map is available of the campus which has links to access information.

The campus is next to Byers Road which has a range of shops, cafés and restaurants and there are multiple on-campus locations where you can buy food and hot drinks.

a map of Glasgow city centre and west end showing key transport links
A map of Glasgow, showing the location of the University on the top left, and the main train and bus stations on the right.

How to get to Glasgow

By Train

Trains in Scotland are operated by Scotrail who run connecting services between Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as other cities and towns across Scotland. There are two main stations in Glasgow: Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central. Both are in the centre of the city and about five minute's walk apart. There are two Subway stations close to the train stations: Buchanan Street and St Enoch stations. Buchanan Bus station is also close by the train stations. There are currently rail strikes in Scotland so please double-check your connections and have an alternative route planned. 
You can get a connecting train to Partick station, a bus or the Subway to the West End where the conference will be held.

By Bus

Buchanan Bus station has connections to most places in Scotland and the UK including London and Birmingham as well as Belfast. Their website has more up-to-date information about travel and services: Buchanan Bus Station Website
Local bus services in Glasgow are operated by First Bus, who also operate the bus transfer from Glasgow Airport. They use cash and contactless card payments as well as pre-paid electronic tickets.

By Plane

There are frequent bus connections from all major airports to Buchanan Bus station in the city centre, which link with local bus, train and subway routes to the west end. 

If you arrive at Edinburgh airport you can also take the tram into the centre of Edinburgh to catch a train from Edinburgh Waverly or Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street. There are currently rail strikes in Scotland so please check to see what trains will run closer to the time of the conference.


Glasgow has a range of accommodation available. We would recommend finding somewhere in either the West End or the city centre as these areas have the best transport links to the university. 

Unfortunately, we cannot offer any special rates or designated accommodation for the conference, so we advise you to book well in advance. Some useful websites to find accommodation in Scotland are Visit Scotland,, and Trivago.


Popular posts from this blog

LGBTQ Terminology in the Celtic Languages

Learning Breton / Deskiñ brezhoneg

Celtic Students Podcast