I've applied to Glasgow for this academic year and am at a loss what to do about accommodation. Glasgow have offered me Murano halls, but I can't afford the £600 pre-payment required to accept the offer until my student loan comes in. Also, the lack of en-suite toilet and the consistently terrible accounts of appliances, repairs and basically anything that isn't social life is not appealing.
With the accept/decline deadline fast approaching, I've been looking at loan schemes, student banking overdrafts and also alternative accommodations. Firhill Court through Homes for Students is cheaper, a similar distance from campus as Murano, rated higher on Student Crowd, with en-suite and mostly importantly, the deposit is only £50.
However, there is a striking mix of reviews in terms of Firhill's quality, and confusingly, some reviews suggest the halls are run by a university and more expensive than standard accommodation.
Someone from who's stayed in Firhill or Murano help ASAP? I'll likely end up in Firhill because of timing but I'd like to know what I'm getting into.
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