Student Housing in Glasgow

About Glasgow

The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is famous for its vibrant nightlife, cosmopolitan culture, quirky independent shops and stunning green spaces. It’s also one of the only cities in the UK with an underground metro service, making it incredibly easy to get around as a student!

Glasgow is home to three major universities, as well as The Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, making it one of the most student-populated cities in the UK with around 185,000 students. Known for being warm and welcoming, Glasgow’s slogan ‘People Make Glasgow’ couldn’t be more true! Living in Glasgow as a student means you’ll never be short of things to do, places to see, and people to meet.

Glasgow Student Accommodation

When it comes to accommodation for students in Glasgow, there are loads of options to choose from. From small student flats with en-suite rooms to four or five-bedroomed student houses that are perfect for sharing with your mates, Glasgow has it all. Most student areas are located in the trendy West End, just a short distance from The University of Glasgow.

Hillhead is just a stone’s throw away from Glasgow University - perfect for rolling out of bed and heading to early morning lectures. Its range of cosy cafes and lively bars make it the perfect location if you’re a student who loves socialising.

Slightly further north of the University is trendy Finnieston. Just a short walk from Sauchiehall Street, where you can find bustling bars playing live music every night of the week, Finnieston is a great place for live music lovers.

You might need to venture a bit further afield for more budget-friendly student accommodation. Rent in areas like Partick, Maryhill and North Kelvinside, in the north of the city, tends to be lower, but there is still a huge student community. Plus, you’re still within walking distance of the Glasgow University campus, or there’s always the bus or metro if you’re not feeling the walk!

Student Life in Glasgow

Home to the famous Duke of Wellington (who’s rarely sighted without a cone on his head!), stunning Mackintosh architecture and over 3,500 hectares of greenery, Glasgow is a city of contradictions. But there’s no denying that Glasgow is a fab student city!

Despite being the biggest city in Scotland, Glasgow is easy to navigate - it’s easy for students to get around using the metro, buses or bikes. The beautiful Queen’s Park is a great place for students to relax between assignments and exams in warmer months. If you’re after a more cultural experience, all the art galleries in Glasgow are free to enter - perfect for budget-conscious students!

Glasgow offers some of the best nightlife in the UK - check out the Berkeley Suite or SWG3 for live music and student club nights. For live gigs, there are loads of iconic venues, like The Barrowlands and O2 Academy. The Garage on Sauchiehall Street is one of the city's most popular student clubs, but there are also plenty of cosy pubs and trendy cocktail bars dotted around the West End if that’s more your vibe.

The University of Glasgow Student Accommodation

The well-respected University of Glasgow is home to nearly 40,000 students and is one of the oldest academic institutions in the world. Its main Gilmorehill campus is located in Glasgow’s trendy West End. If you want to live close to campus, Hillhead is your best bet, but any other student areas in the West End will still be within walking distance.

Glasgow Caledonian University Student Accommodation

Glasgow Caledonian University has campuses in London, New York and Glasgow. The Glasgow campus is based in the heart of the city centre, so many Caledonian students opt to live nearby for a short commute to lectures and an easy walk home from nights out.

However, there are also student areas in the East End of Glasgow, such as Dennistoun, for those who don’t fancy living in the centre. There isn’t as much going on in the east of the city, but if you’re after a quieter student lifestyle, this might be the perfect place for you!

The University of Strathclyde Student Accommodation

The University of Strathclyde is a renowned public research university in the heart of the city centre, near Glasgow Caledonian University. Opt for the city centre if you want to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, or head south to Shawlands or east to Dennistoun for quieter student areas.

Why UniHomes?

If you’re studying in Glasgow, UniHomes should be the first place you look for student accommodation. We have a large landlord and letting agent network with properties in popular student areas across Glasgow. Our site makes it easy to filter by area, university, budget, and number of bedrooms, so finding your perfect student home in Glasgow for the next academic year is as simple as possible!

To make things even more straightforward, all of the properties on our site come with all bills included. You won’t need to worry about splitting bill payments or going through the hassle of setting up utility accounts. Best of all, your water and energy bills are uncapped to give you peace of mind about how much you’ll pay each month.

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