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    Hey I'm hopefully going to be starting philosophy and Spanish next year and I've applied for Murano accomodation.

    I know people in Murano at the minute and also in Queen Margaret; apparently Queen Margaret is super nice and really nice rooms and all but smaller apartments and apparently the craic is better at Murano.

    It's not as spacious or en suite like Queen Margaret but apparently it's the best for getting to know people in first year and all, and my friend said once she moved to Queen Margaret in her second year, she actually missed the banter in Murano.

    Hope to see you there
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    Anyone know the best place to stay if you doing nursing?

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    (Original post by kirstyboobyer)
    Anyone know the best place to stay if you doing nursing?

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    Hiya, im doing diability nursing in cale and staying in buchanan view
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    I'm an incoming exchange student and have accepted an unconditional offer to study at Glasgow University for semester 1 (starting in September 2015). I need to apply for accommodation and was wondering if someone could please outline the differences in terms of social life and quality of the rooms (or lack of). I'm more interested in the self catered houses.
    Cairncross House

    Firhill Court

    Murano Street Student Village

    Queen Margaret Residences

    Student Apartments

    Winton Drive


    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by Andread14)
    Hiya, im doing diability nursing in cale and staying in buchanan view
    I'm staying there too :3
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    (Original post by ThatDamnTrain)
    I'm an incoming exchange student and have accepted an unconditional offer to study at Glasgow University for semester 1 (starting in September 2015). I need to apply for accommodation and was wondering if someone could please outline the differences in terms of social life and quality of the rooms (or lack of). I'm more interested in the self catered houses.
    Cairncross House

    Firhill Court

    Murano Street Student Village

    Queen Margaret Residences

    Student Apartments

    Winton Drive


    Thanks in advance!
    All of them are pretty overpriced... I've been told Murano is a party sh*thole. I know most people want to stay at Queen Margaret.
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    hey, I'm a first year student and I have just been offered student apartment accommodation!

    I'm happy, but my one worry is that student apartments will be unbearably dull.

    Anybody have an stories/experiences about student apartments and what the overall atmosphere is like?
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    So my accomodation is firhill court, anyone on here in firhill court too that is studying psychology/ chemistry? (My official course subject and hopefully one of my other modules)
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    (Original post by aoifemaguire)
    Hey I'm hopefully going to be starting philosophy and Spanish next year and I've applied for Murano accomodation.

    I know people in Murano at the minute and also in Queen Margaret; apparently Queen Margaret is super nice and really nice rooms and all but smaller apartments and apparently the craic is better at Murano.

    It's not as spacious or en suite like Queen Margaret but apparently it's the best for getting to know people in first year and all, and my friend said once she moved to Queen Margaret in her second year, she actually missed the banter in Murano.

    Hope to see you there
    Had a few friends staying at Muranos, pretty chaotic, really noisy and a bit of dump. However if u want to go to lots of parties, that's the place to go :nutcase:.

    One of my friends stayed there for a few weeks, got sick of all the noise and never having a good night sleep, so moved back home and now commutes a couple hours a day.

    Other friends absolute loved the place, mainly because of all of the banter -craic- and parties.
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    (Original post by ThatDamnTrain)
    I'm an incoming exchange student and have accepted an unconditional offer to study at Glasgow University for semester 1 (starting in September 2015). I need to apply for accommodation and was wondering if someone could please outline the differences in terms of social life and quality of the rooms (or lack of). I'm more interested in the self catered houses.
    Cairncross House
    Firhill Court
    Murano Street Student Village
    Queen Margaret Residences
    Student Apartment
    Winton Drive

    Thanks in advance!
    Cairncross House: I don't know much about it if I'm honest...
    Firhill Court: Freaking overpriced but better than Murano - it's close to Murano so both get kinda mixed up when there's a flat party.
    Murano Street Student Village: Dump for what you pay, can't sleep, shared areas are complete and utter sh*t and it's so noisy it's impossible to sleep sometimes. But lot of parties.
    Queen Margaret Residences: Apparently good. Never been there.
    Student Apartments: Not that expensive, great location but a huge meh. However, you're close to gorgeous areas, clubs, coffee shops... The entrance is beautiful, does it help?
    Winton Drive: where???? :ahee:
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    (Original post by rachelsmith1411)
    Anyone else going for Cairncross??
    My first choice, but I have a conditional so I'm not sure if there will be any rooms left when we get our results

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    (Original post by Emilyd1997)
    I got an offer for Firhill Court today! 😊 I put it as my first choice though! 😁


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    I applied to firhill court buy I've got a conditional for Glasgow university so won't hear back till August. However it looks really good with good facilities
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    Hi, does anyone know how long it takes for the uni to get back with an offer of accommodation? I've got an unconditional and I applied over a month ago but still haven't gotten anything... wondering if that's normal?
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    r1234b
    Hi, I think it depends on your category. I was "category A" because I'm an exchange student outside EU and I received an offer after about a week. My offer was for Kelvinhaugh St. (not 1st preference, but hey... at least I have somewhere to stay and I'm sure it'll be great!).
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    Would somebody explain to me why accommodation is so expensive?

    As far as I can see, the very cheapest alternative is a shared room in Cairncross House, which is about 90 quid a week. For the same price or less (I've seen some for 60) it seems reasonably easy to find a single room to rent in somebody's apartment, which also includes the permission to change one's mind and move out (as opposed to Cairncross House which requires a full 9-month deal).

    To sum up:
    Official accommodation: Terrible price, terrible deal
    Private accommodation: fair price, fair deal

    Why do people put up with it? Is it that amazing to have hundreds of other students around you?
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    (Original post by KarlK)
    Would somebody explain to me why accommodation is so expensive?

    As far as I can see, the very cheapest alternative is a shared room in Cairncross House, which is about 90 quid a week. For the same price or less (I've seen some for 60) it seems reasonably easy to find a single room to rent in somebody's apartment, which also includes the permission to change one's mind and move out (as opposed to Cairncross House which requires a full 9-month deal).

    To sum up:
    Official accommodation: Terrible price, terrible deal
    Private accommodation: fair price, fair deal

    Why do people put up with it? Is it that amazing to have hundreds of other students around you?
    If you want to have a good social life then accomodation definitely helps.

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    (Original post by Charlotte_0)
    Anyone looking into West Village student accommodation (downing students)? I'm thinking of getting a studio there, but I haven't heard anyone else talking about it.
    Hi, yes me and my friend are looking at it. It looks amazing and brand new! I was going to go for the shared apartments though so I could try and meet more people.

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