Although not yet fully confirmed, I am leaning towards attending the University of Glasgow starting September 2013 as an undergraduate international student.
With university accommodation as a second option, I have been looking at apartment possibilities, hoping to find something cheaper yet still convenient.
Is anyone familiar with the city, and could perhaps pinpoint me the safest and closest areas to the university? If certain area codes could be specified, I would be most grateful
Anything within a 20-30 minute walk radius from the university itself would be optimum.
I have been using Google maps with almost every apartment address to virtually orientate myself. If there are any other small pin pointers I should look out for when looking at apartment addresses, I would be grateful if you could let me know these.
Another question I would like to pose may seem a little stupid, but for someone coming from Bikeland itself (Denmark), it is an important matter in my book. How safe and common is it to bike around the city in Glasgow? Are there bike paths? Over the years I've noticed it to be a very Scandinavian trend to use a bicycle as a method of transport -- in the least, it tends to be much less common in other countries, so I would just like to know what a bike is perceived as in Glasgow ^^
Lastly, if there is anyone out there who is leasing an apartment, either alone or with a friend, and could give any comments or suggestions, or perhaps even compare living in a private apartment to university accommodation, please feel free to speak up
And actually passed?