Winton Drive

Winton Drive Flats are exclusively for University of Glasgow students and are within walking distance of the main university campus and the West End. Our student accommodation is in a great location and offers everything you need to make the most of student life in Glasgow.

Winton Drive 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 application:

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Floor plan


Winton Drive Flats offer purpose-built accommodation for both undergraduates and postgraduates, studying at the University of Glasgow. The flats are located just a 20-minute walk from the main campus. The building contains 188 single study bedrooms, all furnished with everything you need for student life. The flats also offer large kitchen and dining areas which are fully furnished.

Undergraduates and Postgraduates are housed in separate blocks, however this accommodation is not usually offered to first-year undergraduate students. Other features of this property include an on-site laundry, security and caretaking services, 250MB Wi-Fi, free contents insurance and all inclusive bills for hassle free student living.

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?

Situated only 20 minutes walk from the University as well as being close to the West End and Botanic Gardens, Winton Drive Flats offers a fantastic base for studying and seeing everything Glasgow has to offer.

There are supermarkets on the nearby Byres Road and Maryhill Road, as well as some local independent grocery stores.

There are also many transport links nearby including main bus routes and the Glasgow subway system.

Additional information

Money matters

All accommodation fees must be paid through your MyCampus account.

To confirm your booking a non-refundable prepayment of £450 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 rooms are brilliant value and are fully furnished with a single bed and shared bathroom facilities.


Wi-Fi and broadband internet are available in all bedrooms. These services are provided by Keycom. The cost for this is included in your rent.

You will also have the option to upgrade your broadband service.

Moving day

Students can collect their keys from 4pm on the day the contract starts. The reception used is at Queen Margaret Central Services Building and is open from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. All students must provide photo ID upon collection, either their driving licence or passport.

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


Parking is available and cars and motorbikes are parked at the owner’s risk. You will need to register your car or motorbike with reception. Do not block the entrance to the car park.


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.

If you move rooms, you will be charged a £25 administration fee.

For more information on the UOG’s cancellation policy, please refer to their Sample Tenancy Agreement.



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

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.

From September 2016, you’ll need a TV license 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.


Winton Drive 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.


Student possessions insurance is provided through Endsleigh for all students. This covers a range of belongings such as laptops, sports and electrical items and clothes.

This has been arranged by the University of Glasgow at no extra cost. For more information on the insurance certificate and to check your policy details, please visit the University website.

What happens next?

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