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    Welcome to the Official University of Glasgow Accommodation Questions and Answers thread for 2017/18.

    Whether you’ve received an offer, already applied or are just thinking about applying for University accommodation, members of our Accommodation Services team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about student life at our residences.

    To get things started we have selected some of our most frequently asked questions and answered them in the drop down menus below so hopefully you will find lots of useful information here. You'll also find a lot more on our Accommodation Services website, and through our social media channels, UofGLiving, Facebook and Twitter, so they are definitely worth a look. For anything else, please feel free to get in touch and we look forward to hearing from you.

    How can I apply for accommodation?

    To make an application for accommodation you need to register at onlineapps.accom.gla.ac.uk/

    The online application system can be used by all students who have firmly accepted either an unconditional or conditional offer of study from the University of Glasgow. It can take up to 72 hours after accepting your offer of study for you to be able to make an application.

    Accommodation is guaranteed to all new students in their first year of study who have applied and met the conditions of their offer of study prior to 22 August.

    For more information check our Application Process FAQ



    What types of accommodation are available?

    We provide a wide variety of accommodation to over 3,500 students, from self-catering flats to more traditional catered halls of residence.

    To check which residence is best for you have a look at our residence profile website:





    What is included in the fees?

    • Utilities
    • Internet access in rooms, 50Mbps – cabled and Wi-Fi throughout
    • Telephones in rooms (except Student Apartments)
    • Basic group insurance cover for possessions
    • Free access to GU Sport facilities
    • Access to 24 hour UofG Living Support




    How do I pay for my accommodation?

    All Accommodation fees will be paid through your MyCampus account. http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/registry/support/registration/

    On accepting your offer of accommodation students pay a one-off prepayment of £600. The remaining balance can be paid by Direct Debit in 7 equal instalments between October and April.

    For information on payment of fees go to: http://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/fees/selffunding/#d.en.27796



    What happens after I apply?

    Offers are sent out from April onwards for those students holding an unconditional offer and from August onwards for students holding conditional offers, once the conditions have been met.



    When will I be able to move into my accommodation?

    Full details of times and dates of arrival are available on our Halls of residence arrival information & frequently asked questions page.



    What happens if I am not happy in my flat?

    All of our residences have Wardens and Senior Residents who live in residences and are there to help with any issues that arise out-with office hours such as health, safety and student emotional support and discipline.

    The Accommodation Services team is also here to assist you throughout the year with any issues which may arise during your stay with us. Room transfer applications are available for students who wish to move within our residences; all transfers are subject to availability.


    Best wishes,

    Accommodation Services Team
    University of Glasgow

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    Hi!
    I understand that new accomodation has been built for students from Glasgow University such as IQ Elgin and St Mungoo's but information about this accomodation is not available on your website? Does that mean the buildings are not available yet? I am a bit confused, would these places be available as a choice if I applied for student accomodation to Glasgow University?
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    (Original post by F.SA)
    Hi!
    I understand that new accomodation has been built for students from Glasgow University such as IQ Elgin and St Mungoo's but information about this accomodation is not available on your website? Does that mean the buildings are not available yet? I am a bit confused, would these places be available as a choice if I applied for student accomodation to Glasgow University?
    By the looks of things, I think that is private accommodation but I may be wrong.
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    (Original post by Pedaw1)
    By the looks of things, I think that is private accommodation but I may be wrong.
    Yeah I got an email from the uni saying the accommodation was private. Thanks tho!
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    I have a place to start a master's in September. Do masters students usually have accomodation for the full 12 months or have the standard term that finishes in June?
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    (Original post by JW1247)
    I have a place to start a master's in September. Do masters students usually have accomodation for the full 12 months or have the standard term that finishes in June?

    Hi @JW1247,

    Apologies for the delay in responding. Congratulations on getting your place at the Uni.

    The length of your accommodation contract will probably just depend on the requirements of your course. A lot of our postgraduate students will have dissertations and exams to complete during the summer months so will need the full 52-week contract. On the other hand, students who may be researching and writing their dissertations and coursework away from campus may find that they will only require their accommodation for the 39 week period up to June.

    Although, should you sign up for a 39-week contract and then discover as the term progresses that you need accommodation after June we usually offer students the option of extending their stay over the summer in February/March of the following year.

    Hope this helps.

    Best wishes,

    Alexander
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    what is the usual way of transport from Queen Margaret accomodation to the uni?
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    (Original post by tyson69)
    what is the usual way of transport from Queen Margaret accomodation to the uni?


    Hi tyson69,

    Most students who are staying at Queen Margaret tend to walk to campus as it only takes around 20/25 minutes. There are a number of buses that will take you along Great Western Road and down to the Byres Road area but with the Botanic Gardens just around the corner from the residence it’s usually nicer just to go on foot.

    Best wishes,

    Alexander
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    Hello, so i have received an offer from glasgow and whilst reading the terms i came across the £600 fees that has to be paid after accepting application. What would be the end date for paying the fees? As i get my results in May and would like to finalize payments right after the results...
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    (Original post by Dynee)
    Hello, so i have received an offer from glasgow and whilst reading the terms i came across the £600 fees that has to be paid after accepting application. What would be the end date for paying the fees? As i get my results in May and would like to finalize payments right after the results...


    Hi @Dynee,

    Congratulations on receiving your offer Yes, the £600 prepayment is made as part of the contract acceptance process and will be taken off your overall accommodation fees. The remainder of the fees will be added to your MyCampus account after you have checked in to your accommodation in September and at that point, you will be able to decide whether you would like to pay with a Direct Debit, in monthly instalments or in one lump sum. To avoid any confusion with the payments it is probably best to have your financial plan set up as early as possible so within a couple of weeks of moving in would be ideal.

    Hope this helps.

    Best wishes,

    Alexander
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    Hi, I am planning on going to UofG this year to study dentistry. I'm unsure what accommodation to choose between QM and Kelvinhaugh gate with respect to social life and commute to campus?
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    My son has an offer from Glasgow and we will be visiting the town mid April. Will it be possible to visit the different student accommodations ? Do we need to take appointments ?
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    (Original post by niamh_ritchie)
    Hi, I am planning on going to UofG this year to study dentistry. I'm unsure what accommodation to choose between QM and Kelvinhaugh gate with respect to social life and commute to campus?

    Hi niamh_ritchie,

    Excellent choice! Queen Margaret and Kelvinhaugh Gate are very well placed for commuting both to the main University campus and to the Dental Hospital in the city centre. Kelvinhaugh Gate is the closer of the two being around 10/15 minutes walk away from both the Campus and the Dental Hospital. Queen Margaret is about 20/25 minutes’ walk away from the main University campus and about 40/45 minutes’ walk from the Dental Hospital but there are also good transport links on the nearby Great Western Road and the subway at Hillhead so you wouldn’t have any problems with getting to and from class.

    Queen Margaret and Kelvinhaugh Gate also have a very good reputation for sociability. They are similar in size and layout and both are made up of five-person flats with shared kitchens so there are lots of opportunities to make friends and socialise. The Living Support teams at both sites also work hard to ensure that there are lots of social events going on throughout the year. If you have a look at both Queen Margaret and Kelvinhaugh Residences Facebook pages you should get a better idea of the kind of events that are on offer.

    Hope this helps with your decision

    Best wishes,

    Alexander
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    Hello, I was wondering when the accommodation applications will open for 2018/2019? Also, will I have a better chance at getting my first choice if I apply really early?
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    (Original post by Hundeschule)
    My son has an offer from Glasgow and we will be visiting the town mid April. Will it be possible to visit the different student accommodations ? Do we need to take appointments ?

    Hi @Hundeschule,

    Yes, depending on dates and availability we will hopefully be able to organise a tour of the residences for you. We will unfortunately not be able to offer any viewings after 13 April as the University exam period will be commencing and we cannot disrupt our current residents but if you will be in Glasgow before that we should be able to get something arranged.

    If this will fit with your travel plans just drop us an email at [email protected] with the dates that you will be in Glasgow and the residences that you would like to view and we will hopefully be able to organise the tour.

    Best wishes,

    Alexander
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    I have a question regarding the Student Appartments in Hillhead and Gibson Street. Price and location wise they seem to be a very good deal. Are they in high demand? Why are they comparatively cheaper than Kelvinhough Gate and Queen Margret Residences?
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    (Original post by Pedaw1)
    Hello, I was wondering when the accommodation applications will open for 2018/2019? Also, will I have a better chance at getting my first choice if I apply really early?
    Thanks,
    Peter


    Hi Pedaw1

    Yes, we allocate rooms on a first come first served basis so the earlier you apply the more likely you are to get one of your top choices.

    The applications for 2018/19 should be opening at 10am today (Thursday 5 April) so if you log on to onlineapps.accom.gla.ac.uk you will hopefully be able to create your account and select your choices.

    Best wishes,

    Alexander
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    (Original post by Hundeschule)
    I have a question regarding the Student Appartments in Hillhead and Gibson Street. Price and location wise they seem to be a very good deal. Are they in high demand? Why are they comparatively cheaper than Kelvinhough Gate and Queen Margret Residences?


    Hi @Hundeschule,

    Yes, Student Apartments is always a very popular choice amongst our students but the difference in price is only due to the fact that Queen Margaret and Kelvinhaugh Gate have ensuite rooms whilst both twin and single rooms in Student Apartments are standard with shared bathroom facilities.

    Best wishes,

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    Hi,I have an offer to Glasgow Uni, and I am currently deciding between Glasgow and St Andrews. As a current resident in Glasgow, what is the likelihood that I will get accommodation within Glasgow Uni, as I am looking to move out?
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    Hi,I have an offer to Glasgow Uni, and I am currently deciding between Glasgow and St Andrews. As a current resident in Glasgow, what is the likelihood that I will get accommodation within Glasgow Uni, as I am looking to move out?


    Hi @emil1234,

    Well done, that’s an exciting choice to have! Unfortunately, at this stage, we have to give priority to students who live outwith reasonable commuting distance to the Campus so it is unlikely that we could offer you accommodation at the moment. This can change once everyone who cannot commute has been allocated so, come September, we would hopefully be able to start looking at options for more local students. Equally, if there are any extenuating circumstances that may affect your ability to travel please get in touch with us and we can look into that for you.

    Best wishes,

    Alexander
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