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University of Glasgow accommodation

Scotland’s largest city has an exciting blend of history, music, shopping, and nightlife.

Student.com will help you find University of Glasgow accommodation in one of the world’s top student cities. The student accommodation near University of Glasgow we offer is affordable and conveniently located, with many properties in the city centre and several options also very close to the University of Glasgow campus.

To learn more about the Glasgow Uni student properties we offer, you can send us a message through live chat or simply give us a call.

Where is the University of Glasgow located?

The University of Glasgow is located in one of the world’s friendliest and most affordable cities.

The University’s main campus is nestled within the cosy and cultural West End of Glasgow. The area is an eclectic mix of huge, new glass buildings and Victorian gothic terraces, and is home to lots of quirky, independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, vintage boutiques and cultural attractions.

Amazing art and culture

Glasgow has a rich cultural heritage. Arts and culture are among its many points of interest, with over 100 cultural organisations, and 20 museums and art galleries.

The fascinating Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the famous Scottish Opera, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra are some of Scotland’s most visited attractions.

Eating out

A taste of Glasgow won’t be far away. Right next to the University of Glasgow is the Finnieston neighbourhood which is considered the city’s “foodie quarter” - a fantastic mix of cool, quality, and affordable venues.

Loaded with cool cafés and stylish bars, and a trendy student scene, Glasgow is a great place for students to socialise. Explore the city’s cobblestone streets lined with charming pubs and boutique shops or check out a live gig from one of the city’s many iconic venues, like the Barrowlands Ballroom and O2 Academy.

One of Europe’s greenest cities

Glasgow is one of Europe’s greenest cities. It lives up to its name, which means “dear green place” in Gaelic, with over a quarter of the city comprising green spaces with a total of 91 parks and outdoor spaces. 

A sporting city

Known for the fierce Old Firm rivalry between Celtic and Rangers, sport is also a significant part of Glasgow’s culture. The world’s first official international football match took place in Glasgow in 1872.

Glasgow became the first city to be crowned the European Capital of Sport twice.

Studying at the University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow has been home to world-changing research and teaching since 1451. With a wide variety of choices at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, today it is a university with one of the widest ranges of courses in the UK.

With an international community of over 30,000 students from over 130 countries, it’s a globally connected university.

As a founding member of Universitas 21, Glasgow is dedicated to providing its students world-class higher education and is recognised internationally for its ground-breaking work.

The University of Glasgow is ranked in the top 100 of two of the leading higher education data providers in the world – it is 73rd in the QS World University Rankings 2022 and 92nd in the Times Higher Education (THE) 2021 World University Rankings, respectively.

Research 

A member of the prestigious Russell Group, Glasgow Uni is a leading UK research-intensive university with an annual research turnover of more than £180 million.

The university’s research excellence impacts some of the world’s greatest challenges, including chronic diseases and precision medicine, and addresses inequalities, cultural and creative economies, as well as nano and quantum technology.

The global impact of the university’s research is evidenced in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) where 81 percent of the university’s research was judged internationally excellent. Glasgow performed impressively in the UK higher education research impact evaluation system, ranking 12th overall in the UK and 2nd in Scotland.

Inspiring world-changers

The university has always inspired thinkers who have been at the forefront of innovation, including the father of economics Adam Smith, eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and pioneer of television John Logie Baird.

Its past achievements inspire its current world-changers. Through the competitive Future World Changers programme, postgraduates have the opportunity to realise their own world-changing ambitions.

Satisfied students

Glasgow students are happy with what the university provides them, and the statistics show it. It ranks inside the top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2021 Guardian University Guide and 2nd among universities in the Russell Group according to the National Student Survey 2020.

Glasgow Uni student life

With four student bodies, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enrich your University of Glasgow experience by getting involved on campus.

Glasgow University Union

With nine bars, two cafes, a snooker and pool hall, a convenience store, a coffee shop, a purpose-built extension nightclub, two libraries and a debating chamber, Glasgow University Union (GUU) has everything a student needs within its stunning old building.

Queen Margaret Union

Having hosted many big names such as Nirvana, Queen, Charli XCX, and Biffy Clyro to name a few, the QMU is renowned for live music. Home to two catering outlets, it also hosts student-run club nights and a variety of events from quizzes to open mic nights and a spoken word night.

Gilchrist Postgraduate Club

Whenever you need a relaxed environment to study or take a break, the Gilchrist Postgraduate Club is equipped with a seminar room for postgraduate students, a cafe bar with barista coffee, tea, alcohol and food. The club’s facilities also host events for postgrad students.

Students’ Representative Council (SRC)

The SRC represents and protects students’ rights throughout their time at Glasgow. Through funding, training, facilities and services, it provides around-the-clock support to all the university’s clubs and societies.

You can also receive confidential advice on issues you are facing via the dedicated Advice Centre.

Joining any of the more than 300 SRC affiliated clubs and societies at Glasgow will allow you to gain more than just a degree. The vast range of clubs and societies offers loads of opportunities for students to get involved, such as volunteering in a local community.

Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA)

GUSA facilitates opportunities to take part in over 50 different sports clubs, whether it’s skydiving, cheerleading or taekwondo. So whether you want to keep active with your favourite sport, or find a completely new one, chances are you’ll find a club for it.

History of the University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest English-speaking university and the second-oldest in Scotland.

At the suggestion of King James II, a charter or papal bull from Pope Nicholas V paved the way for Bishop William Turnbull to add a university to the city’s cathedral.

Teaching began in the Chapter House of Glasgow Cathedral. It subsequently moved to the “Auld Pedagogy” building near Rottenrow.

Mary, Queen of Scots, gave the university 13 acres of land on High Street in 1563.

Delphine Parrott (Gardiner Professor of Immunology) became the university’s first female professor in 1973.

In 2014, the university became the first academic institution in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry in an effort to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near University of Glasgow

How do I compare accommodation options and apply for a student room on Student.com?

You can easily compare accommodation options on Student.com by using our robust mapping and search filters to compare properties by location, price, amenities, etc.

Once you’ve found a property you like, click on the ‘View rooms’ button to go to the property page. There you’ll need to choose your preferred room type and the dates when you want to rent. If you have any more questions, click on ‘Enquire’ and one of our booking consultants will contact you. If you’re ready to book, simply click on ‘Book now’ and leave your details.

Why should I choose to live in private student accommodation rather than in student halls or dorms?

Choosing to live in a private student accommodation rather than student halls or dorms on campus will place you in a modern, convenient, and well-secured student property. Many modern purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs) have great amenities on offer for their inhabitants. These often include things like games room, cinema rooms and in-house gyms available exclusively to the property’s inhabitants.

Living in private accommodation, you’ll also be able to choose freely where you’d like to live. So, whether you want to live right next to the University of Glasgow campus, or in the Glasgow city centre, you’ll find plenty of options on Student.com.

Private accommodation is also a great option if you enjoy your own space, because in addition to shared flats, you can also find fully self-contained studio apartments in the private accommodation sector.

What are the different types of rooms you list?

We list three different types of student rooms:

Two or more people can sleep in separate beds in the same room In Shared Rooms. Other living spaces are shared with tenants from other rooms.

You’ll have a private bedroom in a Private Room. Depending on the property, your bathroom may be either private or shared. Other living spaces will be shared with other tenants.

The Entire Place is a fully self-contained studio property with private living spaces. You won’t have to share with anyone, as you’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette.

Do you list accommodation in the city centre?

Yes, some of the options we list are right in the Glasgow city centre, so you can choose to live right next to your campus, or closer to the action of central Glasgow.

Do you offer postgraduate accommodation as well?

Yes, you can book postgraduate accommodation on Student.com as long as you are a full-time student.

Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my booking?

Yes, to secure your booking, you will have to pay a deposit. Your booking consultant can give you more information on this. The deposit will be paid directly to the landlord and you won’t have to pay anything to Student.com.

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