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    Any opinions on private accomodation like Unite students / CRM students / student.com?
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    (Original post by nicktheo07)
    Any opinions on private accomodation like Unite students / CRM students / student.com?
    I wanted to know this too. I've looked at vita students as well. their accommodation seems nice too and it's brand new, opening for september.
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    Anyone know why Glasgow have taken Firhill Court off of their accommodation list?
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    Considering renting a place with Vita Student for my first year.
    I just happen to be one of those people who cannot stand the thought of not having my own private kitchen or bathroom, so their studios are a perfect fit.

    Anyone here who knows of cheaper places to live in/very close to the city centre, with mostly the same facilities? (I'm thinking kitchen utilities etc included. The gym and cinema room aren't important.)
    I've looked at uni accommodation, but I don't feel satisfied to be honest...
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    (Original post by suhwaki)
    Considering renting a place with Vita Student for my first year.
    I just happen to be one of those people who cannot stand the thought of not having my own private kitchen or bathroom, so their studios are a perfect fit.

    Anyone here who knows of cheaper places to live in/very close to the city centre, with mostly the same facilities? (I'm thinking kitchen utilities etc included. The gym and cinema room aren't important.)
    I've looked at uni accommodation, but I don't feel satisfied to be honest...
    I'm considering Vita too for the same reasons as you. They seem to be the most reasonable with the amenities that they provide.
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    (Original post by Chateaudee)
    I'm considering Vita too for the same reasons as you. They seem to be the most reasonable with the amenities that they provide.
    My main problem is how I'll be able to afford rent and tuition fees...
    I don't think I'll be getting a part time job, because the hourly pay is like half of what it is in my home country, so I don't feel like it'll be worth it.
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    (Original post by suhwaki)
    My main problem is how I'll be able to afford rent and tuition fees...
    I don't think I'll be getting a part time job, because the hourly pay is like half of what it is in my home country, so I don't feel like it'll be worth it.
    I understand. I'm waiting to hear about a scholarship, that's when i'll know what I can afford so I haven't booked anything yet
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    (Original post by Chateaudee)
    I understand. I'm waiting to hear about a scholarship, that's when i'll know what I can afford so I haven't booked anything yet
    Just booked my studio with Vita. Now I'm just waiting to hear back from uni.
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    I'm going to Glasgow Uni in September and i'm applying for first year accommodation at the moment. I'm really considering Student Apartments but haven't really found too much information out about them.

    What are they like from a social point of view? And if I apply for a single room (as all six of my choices will be when I apply), would I be given a twin room instead if there are no more single rooms available or would they go straight onto my second choice?

    I'd be really thankful for any help!!
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    Murano seems to be quite sociable, how ever it does look slightly like a prison and you have to share bathrooms which is a bit grim. Im in firhill now which is quite nice you get an en suite and a queen size bed and the kitchen/living room area is also nice. They're both roughly a 20/25minute walk to the uni, and around 30minute walk to the main city centre. Think queen margaret is a bit closer to the uni and you also have an en suite but I've not heard much about it. Also for firhill it said for me 134per week but i pay 599 per month which is quite a lot.
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    Hi guys, can somebody who has been in the student apartments share some information? There isn't much mentioned about them...
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    (Original post by livshaw2408)
    Anyone know why Glasgow have taken Firhill Court off of their accommodation list?
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    (Original post by black.cherry)
    Hi guys, can somebody who has been in the student apartments share some information? There isn't much mentioned about them...
    Hi!
    I didn't stay at the student apartments, but some of my friends did. The flats I visited seemed nice, and the best thing is that they are located so near the uni. If you can't find information on TSR, you can fill in a "Ask a student" form on Glasgow Uni website at http://www.gla.ac.uk/studentlife/askastudent/ to ask students who stayed in the student apartments about their experiences. Also, there is some practical information available here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_127833_en.pdf
    Hope this helps.

    Essi
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    (Original post by black.cherry)
    Hi guys, can somebody who has been in the student apartments share some information? There isn't much mentioned about them...
    Hi there,

    I am currently in fourth year and I lived in QM for my first year. I had a really enjoyable experience. For me, the best thing was the ensuite bathroom! The size of the flats are quite good in my opinion, the room is spacious and the kitchen-social area is also a good size. There were 5 students (including me) in my flat and if I remember correctly, there are 8 flats per block.

    I didn't find QM boring because I got on with my flatmates. I went out from time to time into the city to try different nightclubs as well. I would say that QM is not known for being 'party central'. Murano has more of a reputation for that.

    I found that QM was slightly far from the medical school which is where I spent most of my time, however walking through the Botanic Gardens made the walk quite scenic. It was approximately 20 minutes walk but probably achievable in 15 minutes if you're seriously power-walking!

    If you are looking for uni accomodation that is peaceful but still allows for socialising and has an ensuite bathroom, I would really recommend QM.

    I hope this helps and I'm happy to answer further questions.
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    Hi, so i have been accepted to study at Glasgow and have applied for Queen Margret, however i have been told it is quite boring and not many parts. Now i am not just going for party however i wouldn't complain if they were there. Can someone enlighten me as to if this rumour is true and where would be a better alternative
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    (Original post by livshaw2408)
    Anyone know why Glasgow have taken Firhill Court off of their accommodation list?
    think its because firhill got bought over by someone else so its going to be private halls and not glasgow uni halls
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    (Original post by frakak)
    Hi, so i have been accepted to study at Glasgow and have applied for Queen Margret, however i have been told it is quite boring and not many parts. Now i am not just going for party however i wouldn't complain if they were there. Can someone enlighten me as to if this rumour is true and where would be a better alternative
    I stay in firhill and i would say its pretty good but apparently its not on the accommodation list anymore. I would say murano is where the most partying and socialising goes on and yea i heard QM is quite boring and wolfson is pretty far away
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    Hi,
    Does anyone know what the deal is with the private hall accomodations?
    West Village for instance I've been looking at and they look amazing (and slightly too good to be true) so I was wondering if there was some catch or something - like they're incredibly dull for instance.
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    Hi I was thinking of applying for Queen Margret, but I noticed that it's quite far away from the city, so I was wondering if any of you guys know what the area is like, is there a lot going on? or do you feel like you have to spend ages on a bus to get everywhere?
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    (Original post by Lia54)
    Hi I was thinking of applying for Queen Margret, but I noticed that it's quite far away from the city, so I was wondering if any of you guys know what the area is like, is there a lot going on? or do you feel like you have to spend ages on a bus to get everywhere?
    Hi Lia54,

    Queen Margaret Residences is approximately 20 minutes walk to Campus. It's a very scenic walk through the Botanic Gardens.

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    To get to the city centre you can get a bus from Great Western Road, 5 minutes walk from Queen Margaret. Buses to the city centre run very frequently and the trip will take you around 20 minutes. Hillhead Subway station is approximately 15 minute walk from the residence.

    It is quite likely that you'll spend most of your time shopping and socialising around the West end, along Byres Road. You can be there in 10 minutes!

    Have a look at our Know Your Area Guide to get a feeling about what to do around Queen Margaret

    Regards,

    Sandra
    Accommodation Services

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