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Finding Housing

It can be tricky finding somewhere to live. Check out our helpful tips for getting started on house hunting.

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Accommodation Crisis

The accommodation crisis means that students are finding it very difficult to find Private Rented Accommodation in the city centre of Glasgow. We advise using the websites listed on page 5 of our House Hunting Starter Guide and searching in areas that are further out from the city centre. Then have a look at Google Maps to explore the transport options from the property to campus - you may find that an apartment 10 miles away from campus is next to a subway station, for example, and can get you to campus in 20 minutes.

Transport in Glasgow

Don't come to Strathclyde without accommodation.

All students must arrive with accommodation booked before arrival. You should only rely on temporary accommodation where you've arranged permanent accommodation to begin when your temporary accommodation comes to an end.

Remember arriving with no permanent accommodation is a risk.

Purpose Built Student Accommodation

This type of private accommodation, known as PBSA, in Glasgow is in many cases all fully booked for year 2023/24. However, you can add yourself to waiting lists for this type of accommodation by visiting their webpages which are linked on page 4 of our House Hunting Starter Guide.

Starter guide

Finding somewhere to live while you study can be a big, but often exciting prospect. As there are often a lot of people looking for somewhere to stay at similar times of the year, we've compiled a lot of information into our helpful house hunting guide.

Starter Guide

Remember that if you want advice about any of the properties you've found you can come in and speak to an adviser about it.

University Accommodation

Strath Union is a separate organisation from the University and so we cannot answer specific questions relating to campus accommodation, e.g., if you will receive an offer or how you can change your preferences. However, the University's accommodation team can respond to enquiries like these and you can get in touch with them.

Allocation policy

In order to allocate rooms as fairly as possible, the University's Accommodation Service uses the Accommodation Allocation Policy. Therefore, if you would like more information on the room allocation process, you can find the Accommodation Allocation Policy here.

Cost of living

It is sometimes necessary for students to live in temporary accommodation when you first move to Glasgow because you've been unable to find somewhere permanent before arriving. However, it is important to prepare for this by ensuring you have sufficient funds. The University has published a comprehensive breakdown of the expenses you need to consider in line with the UK cost of living.

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Bringing your family to the UK is a big undertaking and so the University has also published information to help you make an informed decision on whether moving to the UK is the right choice for your family.

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Book an appointment

We’re open Monday to Friday all year round other than a Christmas closure and on public holidays. You can book an appointment by visiting the link to our booking form or you can email us.

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Find us

You can find us on Level 1 of the Union based in the Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell Wing of the Learning and Teaching Building. We are fully accessible.

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