University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is the main university in the city and home to around 32,500 students, including over 21,000 undergraduates and 11,500 postgraduates.
The University of Glasgow is a Russell Group university usually ranked in the top 10 of UK league tables. It’s known for a wide variety of courses, from computer studies to agriculture and offers high-quality education within the city centre.
The university has four main colleges, each offering a range of courses. Those colleges include the College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, College of Science and Engineering and College of Social Sciences.
Transport in Glasgow
As one of the primary cities of Scotland, Glasgow has plenty of transport links.
It has access to three airports: Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport. Each is a reasonable drive from the city centre, with Glasgow Airport being closest.
Rail journeys will typically stop at Glasgow Central station. It links Scotrail, Intercity and other local lines to the city. There are smaller train stations around the city linking local and rural services.
Buchanan bus station in the city centre handles most bus traffic. Local services run daily and coaches link Glasgow to other cities across the UK.
If you’re driving to Glasgow, you’ll likely use one of the M8, M73, M74, M77, M80, A82 and smaller routes. Despite the size of the city, driving is actually an option here, as long as you can find space to park!
All Sanctuary Students Glasgow uni accommodation is accessible by bus or car and a short distance from rail links.
Glasgow student life
Glasgow is Scotland’s second city and an amazing place to be a student. You have all the benefits of big city life but with a lower cost of living.
The city is home to around 55,000 students spread across three universities and a lot of the city is built around the needs of students. There’s still a strong industrial element to Glasgow but it’s definitely a student city!
Our Glasgow university accommodation is close to the city centre so you’re never far from the action. You can walk everywhere or get a bus or train. It’s an easy city to get around.
Glasgow is friendly, has a lot going on and welcoming to visitors. Despite anything you may have heard about Glaswegians, they’re an exceptionally friendly bunch!
Highlights of Glasgow include The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove Park, Buchanan Street, Glasgow Tigers Speedway, The Riverside Museum, The West End, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Cathedral, The Necropolis, The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, The Glasgow School of Art, The SSE Hydro, Hunterian Museum, Pollok Country Park, City Chambers, Glasgow Film Theatre and the Grosvenor Riverboat Casino.
Glasgow Student FAQs
Here are some of the most common questions asked about our Glasgow student accommodation:
We recommend booking your Glasgow uni halls as soon as your place is confirmed or as soon as reservations open. Glasgow University is incredibly popular and so is our student accommodation. Places are limited and it’s first come, first served.
All bookings must be made via the University of Glasgow. You’ll need to apply through the university website and follow their application procedures to secure your place.
Booking your University of Glasgow student accommodation is simple. Choose the accommodation you want, make sure there are vacancies and visit the University of Glasgow website.
We work exclusively with the University of Glasgow and all accommodation is booked through them. Once confirmed, you’ll need to pay a deposit to reserve the room ready for your arrival.
Sanctuary Students will do everything we can to ensure you and your friends can stay together. If you’re all studying at the University of Glasgow, mention that when reserving your room and request you all be put together. As long as there’s space, we’ll work with the university to make it happen.
Glasgow is a safe city to be a student. There are around 55,000 students in the city during term and the vast majority will have a great time. There are areas of the city you need to be wary of, but most student areas and the city centre itself is relatively safe.
Take the usual precautions and keep yourself safe and you’ll have a great time here!