Discover Glasgow Caledonian University Accommodation
First-year Glasgow Caledonian University undergraduate students are guaranteed a place to live in their first year of study. Most students choose to live in private student accommodation near Glasgow Caledonian University from their second year onwards.
Glasgow Caledonian University or GMU is in the heart of Glasgow, meaning you’ve got everything you need right on your doorstep, whether it’s bars, cafes, and restaurants, or just a short walk to campus that you’re after. Another bonus is the abundance of Glasgow Caledonian University halls that are right by campus. So, depending on your needs and budget, you’ll find lots of great options for student accommodation in Glasgow, such as iQ Elgin Place and Dobbie’s Point.
There are also some great options for flats near Glasgow Caledonian University that are a little out of the city centre in popular student areas like Patrick and Finnieston, such as aparto Glasgow West End and Woodside House. Both providers have excellent facilities and a warm and inviting community while only being a 30-minute walk or short bus ride to campus.
About Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University’s mission is for the common good and is known for being inclusive and forward-thinking in its culture and approach. Famous alumni include Gregor Virant (Slovenian politician), Kevin Bridges (comedian), and Eunice Olumide (model).
Glasgow Caledonian University Rank
According to the Complete University Guide, Glasgow Caledonian University is ranked 77th out of 130, 18th in entry standards, and 41st in student satisfaction.
Glasgow Caledonian University is conveniently based in Glasgow city centre, which means students are spoilt for choice when it comes to out-of-lecture activities. There’s a great selection of cafes, bars, and restaurants to keep you entertained. Night owls can rejoice, as you can find plenty of student accommodation options near the university, to save on commute times if you’re prone to a lie-in.
Glasgow Caledonian University ranks mid-pack when it comes to employability, ranking 57th for Graduate prospects – outcomes and 71st for Graduate prospects – on track. The uni also provides a number of support systems for those seeking employment, such as career guidance, application support, and employer networking.
Visit the Glasgow Caledonian University website for undergraduate and postgraduate fee information.
Bursaries and Scholarship Opportunities
Glasgow Caledonian University offers several bursaries and scholarships to assist students financially. These include the Magnusson Fund, offering up to £5,000 for students in their second year or above for projects which strive to make a positive change; the RUK Common Good Award offering £6,000 cashback; and a final-year fee waiver for eligible students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There’s also the Oh Polly Scholarship, a scholarship by the international fashion brand that supports BAME fashion students, including an annual stipend of £2,500, work placement and other opportunities. Bursaries and scholarships may also help with funding for Glasgow Caledonian University halls.
For more information, go to the Glasgow Caledonian University website.
Student life at Glasgow Caledonian University
Being one of the largest cities in the UK, Glasgow provides students with an exciting and varied university career both in and outside of lectures and is often rated one of the most affordable cities for students.
GCU has a thriving student union that welcomes new and returning students with on-campus or online events, including Freshers’ week, and runs a variety of sports clubs, societies, and liberation groups representing student interests. Don’t forget about The Re:Union Bar & Grill, a popular place for students to chill between lectures and catch up with friends. Here you’ll find a number of student union-run events such as quizzes and student discounts. The GCU student union also runs The Advice Centre, a service that provides support on a range of academic or personal issues through both email and phone support.
Glasgow is known for loving live music and has several music venues popular with students, such as the OVO Hydro and the legendary Barrowlands. However, if culture and historical landmarks are more your thing, Glasgow will not disappoint. Take an afternoon away from the books to explore places like the Gallery Of Modern Art, the Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace, and The Lanes of Byres Road, all of which are only a short walk or bus ride away from your student accommodation near Glasgow Caledonian University. Learn more about what makes Glasgow a great student city in our blog.
Glasgow Caledonian University FAQs
Where should I live if I study at Glasgow Caledonian?
Most students opt to find their Glasgow Caledonian University halls in the city centre as it means only a short walk to lectures and other facilities, as well as having lots of cafes, bars, and restaurants right on your doorstep.
Which is the closest student accommodation near Glasgow Caledonian University?
Can I view Glasgow Caledonian University halls before I book?
You sure can. Each student accommodation provider will offer different accommodation tours, generally with both online and in-person viewings available. Check with the individual provider for more details.
When should I book my Glasgow Caledonian student accommodation?
Once you’ve been accepted to Glasgow Caledonian University, you should book your accommodation. Providers take bookings all year round, but the popular places tend to go quickly.
How do I pay for my Glasgow Caledonian University halls?
Each accommodation provider will have its own payment method, so consult your chosen provider's website for details. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide on how students pay for their accommodation for students who need more information about student finance and accommodation. However, if you’re struggling with cash flow, look to the Glasgow Caledonian University website for information regarding bursaries and student support schemes.
Is student accommodation near Glasgow Caledonian University available to postgraduate students?
Yes! Most students in their second year and beyond, including postgraduate students, choose to live in private flats near Glasgow Caledonian University or right in the city centre.
Which are the best flats near Glasgow Caledonian University?
Students looking for Glasgow Caledonian student accommodation are spoilt for choice due to its city-campus location; some of the most popular accommodation options include West View and 333 Bath Street.