Student Accommodation in Glasgow

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Glasgow has to be Scotland’s largest and liveliest city, bursting with culture and creativity.
The city is home to Scotland’s opera, National Ballet and Orchestra and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall; ideal for students who enjoy a city with character and charm!
Not only is Glasgow known for its cultural attractions, the creative flare of Glasgow is reflected by The Glasgow School of Art and other galleries and Museums.
If the Theatre, Museums & Galleries aren’t for you, Glasgow also has a reputation for having a lively nightlife, variety of pubs and restaurants to keep you busy outside of your studies.
Fortis Student Living gives you the chance to live right in the heart of it all. Our city centre student accommodation will enable you to take advantage of what the city has to offer.

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:

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

    To see all activities:

  • What is the Student nightlife like in Glasgow?

    Glasgow has a notorious nightlife scene, with plenty of pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs to choose from.

    If pubs and bars are more your thing, Merchant City is a must; the historic area has a unique charm which is completed by its characteristic bars and restaurants.

  • Where are the best places to shop in Glasgow?

    Glasgow’s main shopping street (also known as Glasgow Style Mile) is thought to be one of the UK’s largest retail centres. There are also two large shopping centres on Buchanan Street. Glasgow Style Mile has over 200 stores, which include the major retailers River Island, Fred Perry, Mango, Debenhams and many more.

  • What are the job opportunities for students in Glasgow?

    With Glasgow containing a large amount of retail shops, this is the perfect place for students to find work. During term time many stores are looking for an extra pair of hands, whether it be the big brand stores, or small independent/boutique shops, they are great for part time work to fit around your studies.

  • 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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