The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is an unforgettable metropolitan student setting. You may need to wrap up warm, but will certainly be re-energised by the exciting range of cultural attractions, late night entertainment and thriving university socialising the famous city has to offer.
With a population of nearly 600,000, Glasgow is the third largest city in the UK and plays host to a plethora of diverse and rewarding universities, including University of Glasgow, The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, Stow College and The Glasgow School of Art.
When it comes to culture, few cities can outdo Glasgow. In addition to forming the base for Scotland’s ballet, opera and national orchestra, the home of famed architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh can boast an array of museums (Burrell Collection, Scottish Football Museum & Riverside Museum), art galleries (Museum of Modern Art, St Mungo Museum) and theatres (King’s Theatre, Theatre Royal).
The three main universities are all centrally located, with each providing great access to the next, via a cheap bus service and reliable underground system. But of course, with such an exciting student nightlife to discuss, there is much more in store than mere transport tittle-tattle. Simply put, a night out in Glasgow has to be experienced firsthand. Whether seeking to spend a sophisticated evening at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, be digitally enthralled at the Glasgow IMAX or go on a bar crawl to challenge the likes of Leeds and London, Glasgow leaves nothing to chance.
Glasgow’s student shopping facilities are equally expansive, with a number of famous shopping centres (Buchanan Galleries, St Enoch Centre & Prince’s Square) giving way to the niche charms of The Italian Centre and the historic festivities of The Barras Market.
With so many to cater for, Glasgow student accommodation is incredibly varied, meaning that making the right choice has never been more confusing. Fortunately, we are here to make it that little bit easier, take a look at our Glasgow Student Halls below: