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Don’t let its sober Victorian exterior fool you – Glasgow is jam-packed with style, vitality and a raucous sense of humour.

Student life in Glasgow

Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Sunday chilling
Stroll down the River Kelvin and through the Botanic Gardens.
Friday feeling
Sauchiehall Street is your one-stop destination for bars and clubs.
When Family visit
Escape the cold with some unusual teas at Tchai-Ovna.
Feeling cultural
Lose an hour or four in Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.
Grab a bite
Deep-fried pizza? See if Glasgow's calorific reputation is the real deal.
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WATCH: What students think of Glasgow

What students say about Glasgow's...

City Life
The pubs, clubs, culture and, most of all, banter of Glaswegians more than compensate for the rain. Whether you're queuing for the toilets or a taxi, there's always a laugh to be had.
Zak, University of Glasgow graduate
There's something for everyone in Glasgow: ABC for the pop regulars, Cathouse for the metal blasters, Nice N Sleazy for the 'open mic and listening' audience, and Polo for the LGBT+.
3rd year student at University of Glasgow, 2016
The Bookclub is the perfect hipster hideout - ideal for vegetarians, drinking cocktails from teapots, playing ping-pong and eating good food in a refurbished old cinema.
3rd year student at University of Glasgow, 2016
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Living in Glasgow

Housing, transport and budgeting tips

How we calculate this data
Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£67 - £140
Housing value for money
Fair deal
Where you'll find students
Local transport
City/Local 1 Week Ticket

What students say about living in Glasgow...

Living Here
We started looking around March/April. This seemed to be the best time as quite a few people are getting ready to leave!
4th year student at University of Glasgow, 2016
Living Here
The HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) regulations are awful - landlords know they can skimp on students. I've found non-HMO [two-person] flats are much cheaper and nicer.
2nd year student at University of Glasgow, 2016
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Student money tip
Enjoy music, drinks and shop discounts at the annual Buchanan Galleries Student Lock In.

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Things like rent and transport may affect your city choice.
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Where to study in Glasgow

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

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