Student Accommodation in Glasgow

Glasgow is home to a wide range of higher education providers including three universities: the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde, and Glasgow Caledonian University. The city centre location of our Glasgow accommodation offers good proximity to your studies as well as easy access to all the city has to offer.

Glasgow is known for its cultural attractions – music venues, museums and art galleries – and its enviable nightlife. The city is home to around 700 bars, pubs, and clubs, as well as a huge selection of cafes and restaurants. Head out to the famous ‘Style Mile’ to find your favourite high street shops or escape the city bubble in one of the many parks and gardens. There’s over 90 to choose from – Glasgow boasts the highest green space to population ratio of all European cities!

The eclectic mix of culture, leisure, and nightlife is what draws so many students here, and our Glasgow university accommodation puts you just a stone’s throw away from it all!

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Student Living in Glasgow

  • How easy is it to get around Glasgow?

    Glasgow is the largest City in Scotland and is just under an hour away from the historic City of Edinburgh.

    Getting around the City couldn’t be easier with the great transport links that Glasgow offers. The subway is the easiest way to get around the City Centre and West End of Glasgow. It takes just 24 minutes to run through the 15 station stops, with each service running every 4 minutes at peak times. The cost of a ticket starts from just £1.70, you can also register for a smart card which can help save more money in the long run.

    You can also make great use of a new app, developed by Glasgow City Council, which allows users to discover new routes around the city, at the same time as learning about all the history that the City has to offer.

    First Bus offer a student ticket for the Academic Year, with prices starting from £350.

  • Which Universities and Colleges are based in Glasgow?

    Glasgow has three main Universities: The University of Glasgow, The University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University.

    However, the city also boasts a great variety of smaller, higher education centres including Clyde College, City of Glasgow College and Glasgow School of Art.

    Each of the Universities has a Student Union, which offers a range of activities, most of which are run by the students:

    Glasgow University Union: Creative Writing Society, Glasgow Student Dance Company, Hares and Hounds Running Club, GU Men’s Hockey Club, GU Women’s Rugby and Football Club.

    To see all activities: http://www.guu.co.uk/

    Strathclyde Students’ Union: Booking and Beers, Bodyweight Training Society, Green Society Strathclyde, Archery, Mixed Martial Arts and Rowing.

    To see all activities: https://www.strathunion.com/

  • What is the Student nightlife like in Glasgow?

    With over 160,000 students in Glasgow, combined with the notorious nightlife scene, there are plenty of pubs, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants to choose from. Whether you are looking for cheap cocktails in Glasgow’s West End, or a more relaxed night on Bath Street, the city has something for every type of student.

    For those that are new to Glasgow, or just want some inspiration, we have listed some of our student’s favourites below:

    Tingle

    Open until midnight every night of the week, Tingle is the perfect option for a few evening drinks, or pre-drinks before heading elsewhere.

    One thing can be certain when you visit the venue – you’ll get some excellent bang for your buck. From Monday – Thursday you can grab a Smirnoff vodka & mixer for £1, with all shooters costing £1.50. If you get hungry, they offer free pizza for groups from 4-9pm every night when you spend more than £5 each on drinks.

    If you’re sharing with friends – or want a sore head the next morning – pitchers of cocktails are available for just £8.50!

    Nice N Sleazy

    Hosting both live music events and club nights, Nice N Sleazy is an old favourite for students in Glasgow. There are student nights on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday most weekends, which usually have free entry for students.

    Excellent Women Saturday’s has proven to be a hit, playing a range of Hip Hop, Garage, Trap and Grime music from 11:30pm until the early hours of the morning. Drinks are reasonably priced too, so you don’t have to break the bank to have a good night.

    The Ark

    Located just next to Strathclyde University and City of Glasgow College, The Ark is perfect for food and drinks after a long day studying.

    The pub has is a hit with students on Wednesday’s, where they offer 25p hot wings and often play football on the large screens. There are also retro arcade games around the venue and a pool table – it’s the perfect place to hang out with friends, and even better – they offer a reward card for students!

    Record Factory

    For live music lovers, Record Factory is arguably the best student venue in the city. Located in the West End and with a licence until 2am, it hosts live events most Friday & Saturday nights.

    Even if you’re not there for the music, the venue has a large beer garden for those rare hot days, seating booths and a pool area. For those who have been out the night before, Record Factory offers all-day breakfast on Saturday and Sundays, with a great Sunday Roast available every week for just £9.50.

    Flat 0/1

    If you want to party hard, Flat 0/1 is probably the place for you. The intimate venue hosts local DJ talent throughout the week, with beats pounding through the excellent sound system.

    When they’re not hosting epic club nights, Flat 0/1 has a space to chill with friends, drink from their extensive menu and embrace the 70’s atmosphere.

  • Where are the best places to shop in Glasgow?

    Glasgow is a shoppers paradise, with something for all students in the city. Whether you shop at the household high street brands, want to find vintage apparel, or are looking for something more exclusive – you’re sure to find it in Glasgow.

    The city boasts the UK’s largest retail area outside of London, which is referred to as the ‘Style Mile’. This is the area around Argyle Street, Merchant City, and Buchanan Street – which is the fashion hub of the city where you will find both high street brands and high-end outlets, such as H&M, Hugo Boss, Victoria Secrets and Lush.

    Argyll Arcade is a must if you are looking for jewelers, with 32 stores housed under one roof. The architecture is amazing too, with it being one of Britains oldest covered shopping arcades – built in 1827.

    For those students looking to grab a bargain and experience something a little different, The Barras Market is a must. There is a mix of open and covered stalls selling everything from clothing, to electronics and more. In the early 2000s The Barras Market got a reputation for selling counterfeit CD’s and DVD’s, however today it is much more regulated – although the quality of some products sold is still dubious.

  • What are the job opportunities for students in Glasgow?

    Many students need a part-time job to support themselves through their studies, and you needn’t worry if you’re studying at one of Glasgow’s Universities as there are ample opportunities.

    Glasgow is the shopping capital of Scotland, with a considerable number of high-street brands and small independent boutiques requiring students to bolster their workforce. With an average hourly rate of £9.38, it is an attractive option for those with previous experience and the jobs are usually flexible around studies.

    The city also has a bolstering nightlife scene and hundreds of food outlets, which means there are opportunities here too. Whilst working behind a bar into the early hours of the morning won’t suit most students, there are pubs and bars which require part-time staff at weekends, and occasionally in the week. Furthermore, if you have experience as a waiter/waitress, there are hundreds of restaurants around Glasgow which are often looking for staff.

    We would strongly recommend considering the impact that taking on a part-time job will have on pursuing a degree, and choosing a job which offers the flexibility required.

  • What else is there to do in Glasgow?

    Glasgow is primarily known for its lively atmosphere, bursting with culture and creativity.

    The City is home to a range of tourist attractions, which include Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and the Riverside Museum.

    Glasgow is also known for its cultural attractions; The Scotland’s Opera, National Ballet and Orchestra, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Glasgow Royal Concert.

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