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    (Original post by mythtakes)
    Obviously it depends on your department/subject, but I was told all our results would be uploaded to Mycampus on the same day. I'm single Honours though, so it might vary for joint!
    I'm single Honours too. Thanks. That's preferable to having them released one by one.
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    (Original post by ArcadiaHouse)
    I was at the Buchanan View UNITE place. I had a different experience from greeneyedgirl's; I reported that the window wouldn't close online about 5pm and at 8am the next day a repair man knocked on my door and fixed it in two minutes. Also our post office was a 5 minute walk away so when things didn't fit, I didn't have far to go. Laundry room, security, huge bins so things didn't pile up, plenty of space, clean, ensuite bathroom, 100% dependable internet connection ...

    However it is REALLY over-priced and really bad for your social life as everyone locks themselves away in their rooms unless you talk in the kitchen area (which I rarely did as three girls were total bitches while the other two were the sweetest girls ever). I felt very isolated.

    So ... maybe you should choose QM, they'll probably be similarly priced but you'll be with people at your uni.
    Glad to read your comment, I am an International Post Graduate research student at the University of Glasgow, will be arriving in a weeks time and I have booked Buchanan as my choice of accommodation

    I came across your post, and was happy to read a positive comment, got me relaxed.

    I have done a lot of research about living in Glasgow, and have taken every decision after careful thought, but its that thing that we have, where we think too much about everything

    Any Advice would be a welcome... as I am new to the United Kingdom as well.
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    (Original post by Chenpan)
    Glad to read your comment, I am an International Post Graduate research student at the University of Glasgow, will be arriving in a weeks time and I have booked Buchanan as my choice of accommodation

    I came across your post, and was happy to read a positive comment, got me relaxed.

    I have done a lot of research about living in Glasgow, and have taken every decision after careful thought, but its that thing that we have, where we think too much about everything

    Any Advice would be a welcome... as I am new to the United Kingdom as well.
    I'm glad my post put your mind at rest. You'll have a good time, I kind of miss Buchanan View. It has everything you need!

    Hmm nothing specific really comes to mind at the moment, you'll have a great time in Glasgow!
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    A moment of silence for the Hive.
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    (Original post by ArcadiaHouse)
    I'm glad my post put your mind at rest. You'll have a good time, I kind of miss Buchanan View. It has everything you need!

    Hmm nothing specific really comes to mind at the moment, you'll have a great time in Glasgow!
    What was your mode of transportation from Buchanan View to the University of Glasgow?

    I plan to use bike.. trying to find a good one for a reasonable price..
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    (Original post by G8D)
    The subway is like a 5 minute walk from there. Just in case you're feeling a bit lazy one day.
    That's nice Thank you for the information ..
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    (Original post by Chenpan)
    Glad to read your comment, I am an International Post Graduate research student at the University of Glasgow, will be arriving in a weeks time and I have booked Buchanan as my choice of accommodation

    I came across your post, and was happy to read a positive comment, got me relaxed.

    I have done a lot of research about living in Glasgow, and have taken every decision after careful thought, but its that thing that we have, where we think too much about everything

    Any Advice would be a welcome... as I am new to the United Kingdom as well.
    My blog (the link's in my sig) has a whole page about University of Glasgow and the city on it. I studied abroad last year in Canada and know how useful I would have found it having something similar :yep:
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    My blog (the link's in my sig) has a whole page about University of Glasgow and the city on it. I studied abroad last year in Canada and know how useful I would have found it having something similar :yep:
    I am sorry I couldn't find your signature can you link it here?
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    (Original post by Chenpan)
    I am sorry I couldn't find your signature can you link it here?
    Yes of course, it's here http://wherethefoothillsmeettheprair...f-glasgow.html
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    Yes of course, it's here http://wherethefoothillsmeettheprair...f-glasgow.html
    Thanks for the Link.. I've already read that and have even book marked the page in my browsers for future reference, almost a week back..

    I even commented on your blog and just noticed that you have replied "I'm sure you'll love Glasgow!"" "

    Thanks for the wonderful blog
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    Got my results out today! Quick like! Any one else had theirs yet?
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    (Original post by Chenpan)
    Thanks for the Link.. I've already read that and have even book marked the page in my browsers for future reference, almost a week back..

    I even commented on your blog and just noticed that you have replied "I'm sure you'll love Glasgow!"" "

    Thanks for the wonderful blog
    Aha! Glad you found it useful! Reminds me I need to do one for Calgary when I get the chance!
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    Aha! Glad you found it useful! Reminds me I need to do one for Calgary when I get the chance!
    That would be nice.. Wish you had done that earlier or any time within the week.. so I could use to plan

    Also, I was searching the forum for tips, and found your post regarding that in a thread.

    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    If you don't tip at all then it is pretty scandalous, even if you get served in a nightclub you tip, you tip in taxis, you tip delivery guys even when you pay for delivery etc. etc. tis very frustrating
    I will be using the taxi from Airport to Buchanan View, and searched online for pre-booking, I was wondering how much Should I be paying him as tip? The cost of journey is £26. Cause in my country we often pay 10% or a fixed denomination of 20 or 50. But that's an acceptable amount there.. If i do the same here, it would mean a lot when you look at the conversion. So an idea on the percentage or just a nominal amount for the £26 would be very helpful.

    Also which one should I pick for the drop of point among the following to get to Buchanan View?

    Popular Locations

    Pick up: Oban

    Pick up: Ardrossan

    Pick up: Carlisle

    Pick up: Fort William

    Pick up: Renfrew

    Other Locations

    Pick up: Ardrossan

    Pick up: Ballantrae

    Pick up: Blantyre

    Pick up: Carlisle

    Pick up: Comrie

    Pick up: Dalry

    Pick up: East Kilbride

    Pick up: Fort William

    Pick up: Glasgow City Centre

    Pick up: Greenock

    Pick up: Kilmarnock

    Pick up: Oban

    Pick up: Renfrew

    Pick up: Troon

    Pick up: Turnberry Resort


    Glasgow City Centre would be fine right?
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    (Original post by Chenpan)
    That would be nice.. Wish you had done that earlier or any time within the week.. so I could use to plan

    Also, I was searching the forum for tips, and found your post regarding that in a thread.
    My comment about tipping was in Calgary, I wouldn't normally tip that much in Glasgow...I'd tip in cafes and restaurants but not in taxis...there I'd just round up to nearest pound :yep:
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    (Original post by G8D)
    :lolwut:

    https://maps.google.co.uk/

    You literally have one option. Work it out.

    Also re: tips. I think tipping is more important with smaller fares.
    I did check the map million times.. I know where Buchanan View is located and also know its near the City center, but when i was using the post code in some other website, it said Lanarkshire and I was wondering if Glasgow city center is right...

    Now that was the reason I asked here.. I am normally a person who Googles a lot and plans everything thoroughly, as well i keep updated with maps, I ask for help only when if I am either not sure or need an opinion from someone of experience

    (Original post by G8D)
    :lolwut:Also re: tips. I think tipping is more important with smaller fares.
    And sorry I didn't get what you meant by that, Do you mean to say £26 is a larger fare?
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    My comment about tipping was in Calgary, I wouldn't normally tip that much in Glasgow...I'd tip in cafes and restaurants but not in taxis...there I'd just round up to nearest pound :yep:
    I was thinking the same, I thought rounding up to £30 would do good, but had doubts that was meager..

    Thank you very much for the input It really took a point of worry away from my planning
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    (Original post by G8D)
    I don't know where you're booking your taxi but I'm pretty sure I've gotten to/from the airport for less than that using http://glasgowprivatehire.com/

    At the very least you could call them up and ask how much it would be from the airport to Buchanan View.
    I was planning to book it from here,

    http://www.city-airport-taxis.com/ai...FUFT4godfTAAlg

    And Thank you very much for the link.. Will look it up
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    (Original post by LSD)
    Got my results out today! Quick like! Any one else had theirs yet?
    Not yet The first year Biology have theirs and now your class do. We want ours now!
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    (Original post by GermanScientist)
    Not yet The first year Biology have theirs and now your class do. We want ours now!
    Are you 2nd year life sciences? We got ours out 30th may last year I think
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    (Original post by LSD)
    Are you 2nd year life sciences? We got ours out 30th may last year I think
    Yeah. Aw man. I just want them now so that it's over with The last 2nd year life sciences exam was the 16th so I'm thinking their meeting might be next week (hoping), so might be on track for the 30th May again :P I do chemistry too and the last exam for that was nearly 2 weeks ago. I just want the results basically

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