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In the coming weeks as you firm up your place on the programme, you’ll have to start thinking about a place to live. The below and attached information has come from our University Accommodation office who can provide all sorts of advice and support.
Glasgow is a large city with three Universities so there is a lot of accommodation available. The University of Strathclyde is based in the city centre which makes it easy to travel to by bus, train or underground from any part of the city.
Rooms & flats throughout the city
Some people with rooms or flats to let advertise them with us and you can see these properties on www.glasgowpad.org. This site has details of properties all over the city and the landlords are particularly looking for students. Five of the Universities & Colleges in Glasgow help run the site and try to keep the information as up to date as possible. Other useful websites are on the attached list. Please take great care when using internet accommodation sites and do not pay any money to a landlord before coming to Glasgow and seeing the property.
Useful PRS Websites (link)
Estate Agents also have flats available to let and I have attached a list of these. ESTATE AGENTS in Glasgow (link)
When you rent private accommodation there are several things which you need to think about – tenancy agreements, safety & security issues, Council Tax etc – and these are all covered in the attached leaflet (click link), Finding A Home. PLEASE read it and follow its advice because it will save you having problems later on.
Temporary places to stay
You may want to visit Glasgow before term starts to give yourself time to look for a suitable place. Some temporary accommodation options are: Euro Hostel, 318 Clyde Street (http://www.euro-hostels.co.uk/glasgow), Glasgow Youth Hostel, 7/8 Park Terrace (www.syha.org.uk), or the Travel Inn, 187 George Street (www.travelinn.co.uk) or Glasgow Tourist Information Centre (www.visitscotland.com – search using the postcode for the University, G1 1XQ). A list of other hostels and Bed & Breakfast places is attached.
B&B and Hostel list (link)
Public Transport – bus, train subway
Finding your way around is difficult when you’re not sure what the best way is of getting to your destination. Try going to www.travelinescotland.com and click on Plan your Journey. As long as you know the postcodes of the places you are going to, it will tell you how to get there, including times and numbers of buses. The postcode to use for the University is G1 1XQ.
(The UK is divided into postal areas which are given a code. For example – G is the code for the city of Glasgow and the surrounding area, G1 covers part of the city centre, G1 1XQ covers part of a street within the city centre.)
Areas of Glasgow
See the attached sheet for short descriptions of different areas in Glasgow. Areas of Glasgow (link)