Student Life in Glasgow: What to Expect

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Your university and college years are undoubtedly some of the most exciting, rewarding, and challenging years of your life. It’s a time of new experiences, learning, and really forging the path for your future. All those feelings and experiences are amplified when you move to a different town, city or even country to attend school, as everything will be brand new.

If you’ve enrolled in a university in Glasgow, you are not alone in feeling a mixture of excitement and worry over making the move to a new city. There are plenty of other students who will be in the same boat, and as the saying goes, people tend to be most afraid of the things they know nothing about. So, let’s look at what you can expect from student life in Glasgow, and hopefully ease away any worries.

Student Accommodation

One of the first things you will likely want to look into before you even arrive is the student accommodation in Glasgow. While you’ve got a number of options, Claremont House is one that specialises in providing students with plenty of space, stylishly furnishings and decor, and a secure environment so they feel safe at all times. As for its location, you’re literally a 12-minute walk from the University of Glasgow campus, which means commuting isn’t an issue.

No matter what accommodations you choose, be sure to be mindful of how far/near it is to campus, what’s in the neighbourhood (dining, shops, attractions, etc.), the cost and of course, its safety.

Getting Around the City is Simple

Another worry that you can erase from your mind is how you’ll get around the city. The great news is that Glasgow is incredibly simple to navigate and get around. The city uses a grid system, which makes navigation very straight-forward. Some of the most popular ways to get around include walking (the city is highly walkable), the subway, and by bike.

To make transportation simple, be sure to download the Traveline Scotland app, as it will give you all the scheduling and route information you need.

Dining Out on a Budget Is More than Do-Able

You’ll be pleased to learn that dining out in Glasgow on a student budget is more than do-able, as there are all kinds of budget-friendly places available. Glasgow prides itself on offering a wide array of cuisines, which also means you’ll get lots in terms of taste and flavour variety as well.

You Can Stay as Busy as You Like

If you’re the type that wants to explore the city, meet new people, and take part in new experiences, Glasgow again won’t disappoint you. The sightseeing opportunities are endless, plus there is a lively nightlife scene, shopping centres, outdoor parks, a thriving music scene, as well as museums and art galleries.

Make It a Memorable Experience

As you can plainly see, Glasgow is a wonderfully welcoming city when it comes to students, offering them all kinds of fabulous ways to stay busy and explore, while getting around with ease.

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