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    I've just accepted my place to study English Literature at Glasgow Uni & when I was looking at accommodation my friends & I found Victoria Halls. I have looked at the place and I think it looks really nice, but some of my friends believe that it's too far away from Glasgow Uni & are really skeptical about it.

    Does anybody know if it's a good place to stay at for going to Glasgow Uni? I know that it's about a 45 min walk/ 20 min cycle but it doesn't seem that bad.

    If anybody can help with this I'd be so grateful thank you!

    Hi ohmygosh_emma!

    When I applied for Glasgow uni halls 4 years ago (feeling old), they were oversubscribed and as a result rented a block from Victoria Halls, and put me there. The accommodation is pretty nice - en-suite and all! It's secure and the staff are friendly enough. I had a great time there, and made some good friends.

    As far as the travel goes, it can be a pain. To get to the main campus I usually took the subway from Buchanan Street (about 10 mins walk from VH) to Hillhead, right beside main campus. It's a bit of an added expense but definitely the quickest way. If you've got a bike and don't mind the cycle it's not bad either. Walking would get a bit tedious I reckon.

    Something to consider is that you'll be with a mix of people from other unis. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but you might feel like you're missing out bonding with other GU students in GU halls. I suppose that depends how sociable you are on campus! An advantage is that you're in town where most of the clubs are, and friends can stay over after a night out.

    Any other questions, ask away! Hope that helped.
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