Cairncross House

Cairncross House offers undergraduate accommodation exclusively for University of Glasgow students, situated in close proximity to the City Centre. It is also within easy reach of the West End and just a 15 minute walk from the University.

Cairncross House is managed by Sanctuary Students on behalf of the University of Glasgow. The University of Glasgow accommodation office receives and processes applications for accommodation. To apply, please complete a University of Glasgow online application.

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Property
overview

Cairncross House is conveniently situated half way between the university and the city centre, with the campus being just a 15 minute stroll away.

Offering a mix of single and twin rooms, these purpose-built halls are comprised of 212 study bedrooms, all with a hand washbasin. Each flat has a fully fitted kitchen to share with your flatmates. Cairncross House is also equipped with a common room, study room with computer cluster and on-site laundry. The UofG all-inclusive rental packages include utilities, 250 Mb/s Wi-Fi and contents insurance.

Get in touch

Address

Cairncross House, 20 Kelvinhaugh Place, Glasgow, G3 8NH

Contact

Opening hours

Our offices are open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm


Your new
home journey

Moving to a new city and living in student accommodation can be overwhelming, but also really exciting. At Sanctuary Students, we’re here to help you every step of the way – and that starts with finding you your perfect student home.

Whether you spend one, two, three or more years staying with us, we can guarantee you’ll find a student property in a great location, with modern facilities and a built-in student community. And support from our friendly staff, of course!

From your initial application to move-in day, we’re here to answer any of your questions and make the moving process as smooth as possible. Click the button below to contact us today or find out more about staying with Sanctuary Students.

Find your perfect property

From fully furnished flats to self-contained studio apartments, Sanctuary Students has student accommodation properties available around the UK, from Dundee to Brighton.

Arrange a viewing & apply

Step into the student life and arrange a viewing of your selected student property. When you’re ready to apply, head over to the University of Glasgow website.

Check out how to apply here

Meet your roommates

You can join the Sanctuary Students community before you even arrive! Connect with your new flatmates through our Facebook page (Sanctuary Students UK) or Instagram (@sancstudents).

Moving day

Now it’s time for the most exciting part: moving day! Have questions? Learn more about what to expect here, and contact your student property team with any questions.

What's nearby?

Cairncross House is conveniently situated half way between the University and the city centre. It is next to Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery and there is also a sports centre nearby. The University campus is just a 15 minute stroll away. Glasgow itself is a city full of culture; with its eye catching modern and classic architecture as well as the famous theatre district. There is always plenty to see and do. The city centre is easy to reach with lots of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs to keep you entertained. The centrally located train station also offers great transport links to the rest of the UK.

Additional information
Money matters

All Accommodation fees must be paid through your MyCampus account.

To confirm your booking a non-refundable prepayment of £600 will be charged at the time you accept your offer of occupancy.

For information on payment of fees visit the University of Glasgow website.

Room types

Single

Single rooms are brilliant value and are fully furnished with a single bed and shared bathroom facilities.

Large single

Equipped with everything from a single room, along with a sofa and extra wardrobe space.

Twin

Share your experience with a roommate in one of our twin rooms, fully furnished and with fantastic value.

Internet

In all University of Glasgow residences, Internet and IPTV services are provided by our IT service partners Optify. Complete information regarding all services and setup is available at site reception desks and on the Optify web page.

Check out our UofGLiving page for further information and contact details.

Moving day

Students are able to collect their keys from 4pm on the day their contract begins. The reception is open from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. Students must provide either their driving license or passport as a form of photo ID.

You can also bring your boarding pass which will be available as part of your online induction with the University of Glasgow.

Cancellations

If you leave the University of Glasgow, you will not be able to live with us. You’ll have to pay your rent up to the date you leave the University plus a cancellation fee of 28 days of rent.

You need to apply to the University using an Early Departure Form if you are planning to end your contract which will be reviewed by the University.

The UoG will accept a replacement student but you’ll be responsible for paying the rent until the new student moves in.

More

Handbook

Your handbook contains all the essential information you'll need to know when you move in with us.

Cairncross House Residents' Guide

TV licence

If you are bringing a TV to watch live TV, or if you receive or record live TV programmes on any other device, such as a laptop, you will need a TV Licence. You won’t be covered by your parents’ licence. Our TV licences only cover the TVs that we provide, for example in common rooms and lounge areas.

You’ll need a TV licence to watch the BBC iPlayer.

For more information and to buy your licence, visit the TV Licensing website. There are a variety of payment plans available.

The TV licensing authorities recognise that most students do not need the final three months of a TV licence as you leave the accommodation during the summer. You may be able to receive a refund for this period, provided that you don’t need your licence again before it expires.

If you do not have a TV Licence but you receive or record live TV you could face prosecution from the TV Licensing Authority.

Laundry

Cairncross House now benefits from LaundryView which will make doing your laundry on-site even easier. The system, created by Circuit, allows you to go online and check the availability of washers and dryers in your building as well as see when other washes are about to end. 

To get started with LaundryView, you first need to find your halls.

Circuit also offer laundry top-up cards which allow you to pay for your washing and drying in advance by paying online or using one of the on-site machines. You can then use your card to pay for washing and drying as well as top-up your card straight from your mobile phone using the Circuit app.

Ask our team where to get a top-up card and take a look at Circuit’s ‘how to use’ videos for more information.

Do you provide insurance?

At Sanctuary Students we offer specialist insurance cover for all of our students through Cover4Students.com.

All of our accommodation is covered as Basic Cover.

Basic Cover Explained

Your possessions, desktop and laptop computer equipment are insured for theft, fire, flood, burst pipes, storm, vandalism, explosion and lightning. Cover applies within your accommodation, in any temporary residence and in transit at the beginning and end of each term.

View cover here (PDF 275KB)

What happens next?

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