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The University of Glasgow Enlighten Card

The University of Glasgow Enlighten Card

Preparing for a Flying Start with the ENLIGHTEN CARD from JS Group Bookshop at the University of Glasgow.

Shop open: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm. 


The Enlighten Card has been specifically designed to help students at the University of Glasgow.

Currently available to the students from the Business School completing certain MSc courses, the card allows students to purchase a range of items to facilitate their degree (depending on the degree taken. See FAQs). You will be notified by your Department or the University if you are eligible for a card.

The Enlighten Card targets funds specifically for student learning and is primarily used to buy textbooks as recommended by the course lecturers.

These can be purchased either from JS Group campus bookshop at the University of Glasgow or online 24/7 via this website.

For year 21/22 students starting in September 2021: funds must be spent by 31st August 2022. For students starting in January your expiry date will be 31st December 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are studying for a MSc in the Adam Smith Business School you will be notified by the department whether you are eligible for a card.

Due to the Covid 19 situation, you do not need to collect a card to be able to use your Enlighten funds. The Bookshop will be able to print cards if students do want one.

As an MSc student your allocated funds are available to support the purchase of the textbooks recommended by your lecturer. The great news is we have all of your core textbooks available as print books and also as eBooks in store and online.

Yes the university allows you to spend up to £40 of your up to £200 Enlighten Funds to purchase stationery instore or online - this includes, pens, notepads, calculators, staplers, revision notes and much more. If you would like to know more pop into the store and the team can help.

All of the eBooks marked with the Kortext logo are available to use with Kortext, the UK'S leading higher education eBook platform. You can download the Kortext app for iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices, it is also accessible through the Kortext website. Click here to learn more about Kortext.

No, the university gifts this money to you on your Enlighten card to support with your MSC studies.

Contact the store by email the shop or email the scheme or by telephone on 0141 342 5986. Alternatively visit the store on the ground floor of the Fraser Building.

Do you know that:

The average student in the UK spends a minimum of £120 per year on textbooks.

The figure is higher for new students in their first year.

There is demonstrable evidence that students who purchase the books recommended by their lecturers are more likely to succeed at University and to qualify with a better degree at the end of their studies.

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