Student Accommodation in Glasgow
Glasgow Etymology - Where Does the Name Glasgow Come From?
Originally Brittonic, “glas” means “green” and “cöü” or “gow” means “hollow”, and together they form "green-hollow" which is said to be referring to the ravine near Glasgow Cathedral.
What Is Glasgow Famous For?
Glasgow is almost seven hours away from London by car with a total distance of 411mi/661km. A much shorter amount of time is consumed when using the underground, around four hours and 40 minutes in total, from Glasgow Central station to Euston station.
Why book Student Accommodation in Glasgow?
Because of its diversity and cultural importance, Glasgow is a famous destination for international students. It has a lot of highly-regarded universities. The Glasgow School of art is one of these schools; it is a well-known school for its unique contribution to the field of visual creations (Game Design, 3D modelling, fashion design etc.). Other internationally recognized universities include the University of Strathclyde and The University of Glasgow.
Weather and Temperature
Glasgow is cold with an average temperature of 8.1 °C | 46.6 °F. Rainfall is quite the norm when living in Glasgow, with January being the heaviest and April being the driest. Besides being the heaviest, January is also the coldest with an average temperature of 3.0 °C | 37.5 °F. July is the warmest with 14.2 °C | 57.5 °F.
What to Pack and Glasgow Local Timing
Basically, you should pack what you usually pack when travelling somewhere cold and rainy. Coats, jackets, rain gear, thermals, earmuffs, scarfs, wool padded gloves, wool caps, and heat preserving shoes. GMT is Glasgow’s local timing, a handy detail to keep in mind when booking your travels and student accommodation in Glasgow.
Is Glasgow Rural or Urban?
Holding the third most populous city in the UK, Glasgow is urban with the fact that it was a rural settlement back in the old days. Besides that, Glasgow is considered to be not only urban but also the largest seaport in Scotland, UK.
What are Some Must-Visit Places in Glasgow?
Located on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands, Glasgow is a city that is known for its unique architecture and cultural background. It is the third-largest city in the UK after London and Birmingham, and probably the largest city in Scotland. The Scottish population inside Glasgow alone amounts to 40% or more of the overall Scottish population. Glasgow is a historical city with various architectural highlights. It is generally known for its 19th century Victorian buildings including Crookston Castle, Glasgow Cathedral, and more.
Glasgow’s attractions are of great popularity among international students. They can enjoy a quick visit to the Kelvingrove Museum, where they sometimes offer free tours. Glasgow science centre is another student attraction that is highly suitable for science major students. Some of the other attractions include Glasgow Film Theatre, Riverside Museum, and The Mitchell Library.
Universities in Glasgow
Transportation In Glasgow
Getting around Glasgow is very easy. If you are a student going to Glasgow for the first time, you can download the Traveline Scotland app where you can find all types of transportation information. There is also a smartcard for daily transportation via the subway and there is The SPT "Roundabout" ticket which allows you unlimited trips in one day. Glasgow’s subway line is called Clockwork Orange; it is the third oldest subway in the world. It got its name from the circular shape of the stations on the map. You can find the detailed map of the stations on SPT’s website - the main company that runs the subway right now. Bus lines are also available all over the city.
Famous Neighbourhoods For Student Accommodation in Glasgow
Calgary Street, Gibson Street, Old Dumbarton Road, North Hanover Street, Havannah Street, St James Rd, Firhill Road, James Road, Kelvinhaugh Street, Yorkhill Street, Thurso Street, Blackfriars Road, Dunaskin Court, Kennedy Street, Gilmour Street, Beith Street.
Other Student Accommodation In UK
Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Glasgow, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities:
London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberystwyth, Aberdeen, Belfast, Bradford, Bath, Brighton, Bedford, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Carlisle, Colchester, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Coventry, Cardiff, Chester, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Egham, Exeter, Falmouth, Gloucester, Guildford, Hatfield, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Kingston, Lancaster, Lincoln, Loughborough, Leeds, Luton, Leicester, Medway, Newcastle, Norwich, Newcastle under Lyme, Nottingham, Newport, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Salford, Stirling, Sunderland, Sheffield, Stockton on tees, Swansea, Southampton, Stoke, Winchester, Wrexham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York.
1. How much do the rooms cost?
The average cost of a student room in Glasgow is £98 per week for a single room. Other room types including en-suites, studios, and flats are available as well.
2. Do you have studios /ensuites available?
Each building has its own range of room types varying between single rooms, en-suites, studios, twin rooms, shared flats, and private flats.
3. Can I pay in instalments?
Yes, you can pay in instalments; however, some providers could require you to have a UK guarantor. Ask your accommodation expert for help if you are not sure.
4. How many people will be in the same apartment /unit with me?
This depends on the room type you choose, you can choose in a private room, studio, or flat, and you can choose to share a flat with 1-6 other students or share a room with 1-3 other students.
5. How to complete my booking?
Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with your booking for your chosen room or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the " Enquire" button, then fill the enquiry form you see in front of you.
6. What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Glasgow ?
Most providers now have intensified cleaning and sanitizing measures of student rooms and communal areas while other providers provide weekly cleaning free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for details on the COVID measures implemented in your building.
7. Can a tour be arranged for student rooms in Glasgow?
Almost all providers have the option of online viewings through Skype or Zoom while other providers offer virtual tours of the property so you can get to know your new home.
8. Who can book with Casita?
All university students over the age of 18 can book with Casita and if you are under 18, contact our accommodation experts to find you properties that accept students under 18.