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    The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university public research university in the English-speaking world, established in 1451. It is one of Scotland's four ancient universities. Along with the universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and St Andrews. The University of Glasgow was part of the Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century. Based in Scotland’s largest city, it is one of the world’s top 100 universities and currently has 27,000 students from over 120 different countries enrolled in it. Glasgow is also a member of the renowned Russell Group of UK research universities and the Universitas 21. Throughout its history, the university has given six Nobel laureates, one Prime Minister, Scotland's inaugural First Minister and more. Its main campus is located in the West End of Glasgow, just a few minutes away from the city centre. The University has more listed buildings than any other university in the UK and its Faculty of Engineering is the oldest in the UK.

    Accommodations near the University of Glasgow
    Internation first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence provided they have accepted an unconditional offer to study and their completed application form is received by the year of entry deadline – usually August. There are about 4,000 rooms in and around the north-west of Glasgow, the farthest of which is 45-minutes’ walk away from the main campus. These halls include private flats, shared houses or lodgings.

    There are also several purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs) located near the university campuses. These accommodations are built specifically for students and include a wide range of modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. For example- Hyndland House is a thoughtfully designed student accommodation located just a 15-minute walk from the University of Glasgow.

    Types of rooms
    These PBSAs offers a wide range of room types which suits all your budget needs. The room types include - student studios, student flats, apartments, en-suite rooms, and more. A studio consists of a single room that combines the bedroom, living room, fully-equipped kitchen space, and a private bathroom. In ensuite rooms, you get to enjoy your own sleeping area and private bathroom. However, you have to share the kitchenette or cooking facilities and other common areas with fellow students. All these rooms are equipped with a comfortable bed for a good night’s sleep, study desk and chair, and lots of space for all your belongings.

    When to Look for Accommodations near University?
    After securing admissions at the University of Glasgow, students can begin to search for their accommodations in the city and check out University Living, a global student housing marketplace for properties. Students can look for homes that offer value for their money, meet the highest of standards, and are student-specific that cater to their needs at large. Students can book wonderful homes before even leaving for their studies, virtually by online services offered by University Living.

    Where are these student homes located?
    Most of these student housings are located near the city centre and also at a walking distance from the university campuses. Students opting to study at the University of Glasgow can find student homes available in good neighbourhoods like Calgary Street, Blackfriars Rd, Havana Street, South Woodside, and more. These areas are one of the best student-friendly areas in the city offering good residential complexes and access to a wide range of bars, cafes, and restaurants. These student rooms have a strategic location very close to university campuses and other places of interest and tourist attractions to explore in the city.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are:

    Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.

    Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.

    Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    How do I know my accommodation is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!