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Student Housing in Glasgow

Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland and the third largest city in the UK, is home to some beautiful architecture and some of most interesting student accommodation in the country.

Like any big student city Glasgow has a host of bars, restaurants, clubs, and gig venues. It’s home to both the world longest running underground dance club (originally a club night made by art students in 1983, Sub Club became a club in 1987, just at the peak of Acid House) and Europe’s largest disco ball (which you’ll find in the O2 ABC).

The O2 ABC

The O2 ABC

Glasgow is a city of culture, and if you’re someone enjoys cinema, the Glasgow Film Festival is a must. This event in February celebrates the best cinema of the year, filmmakers and cinematographers alike come from all over to exhibit their work. The Glasgow International Comedy festival, a nine-day exhibit of the best comedic talent there is, is also a yearly highlight as is the Merchant City festival: expect street performances, live music, circus acts, parades, theatre, and more.

For sport, the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix (held in the Emirates Arena) is the first of its kind and offers a chance to soak up some of the finest athletics around.

Guide to Student Housing in Glasgow

There’s a diverse range of student housing in Glasgow, and each year more is being built to meet the increasing demand from students. There really is something for everyone.

Student housing in Glasgow is spread across five key areas in and around the city. Have a read through our brief guide to each of these areas then find your next home from home with our accommodation search tool.

Student Housing Areas in Glasgow

The West End is arguably the most popular of all the areas. Located only 2 miles away from the city centre, and with easy access thanks to a great bus network and subway, this is prime location for any student. Another interesting aspect to this neighbourhood is the Victorian architecture alongside the boutiques and famous restaurants, you’re never too far from the rich culture of Glasgow.

West End Student Housing in Glasgow

West End Student Housing in Glasgow

The Merchant City area is situated within the lower-east end of the city. It’s abundant with independent retailers, live music, and charming galleries. Undoubtedly housing for students here is a little more of a premium but you are paying to be in one of the more upmarket areas.

Moving closer to the heart of Glasgow, the Sauchiehall Street area is smack bang in the middle of all the action. With the best clubs in the area just around the corner, there’s a variety of student accommodation to let you make the most of the nightlife Glasgow has to offer.

Dowanhill student housing

Dowanhill student housing

If you prefer a more laid back, and suburban way of life then the Dowanhill region will probably be more suitable. This area tends to be much quieter, with a mix of terraced houses and detached villas. The area is also adjacent to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, another pull for many.

Meanwhile, for those who want to be in the learning hub and closer to campus, the Hillhead region will be more fitting. The area also plays home to many academics, BBC Scotland employees, actors, and broadcasters.

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