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I'm going to Glasgow uni this upcoming academic year and I've been struggling to decide what accommodation I'd want to apply for. I'd like to have an en suite and I'm attracted to Kelvinhaugh gate due to the short walk to the uni and the city center however I've been told by many current students that marano is much better for making friends?? Would it be difficult to have a good social life in accommodations such as Kelvinhaugh gate and queen Margaret and any other related insight would be much appreciated 😁
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Murano is party city
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it's def easier in murano bc that it's the biggest one (has like 2000 students or sth??!!) thus it's pretty social but i know ppl from other accommodations and they managed to find friends just fine
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Murano is the biggest of all the halls so logically it easier to make friends because there is simply more people. However each residence if what you make of it and they're much the same. They're all much of the same distance give or take a couple of minutes. Queen Margaret is more expensive and quieter than the other halls and is located in one of the most expensive parts of Glasgow. Other than that there is much differences, a lot of the blocks at each residence have been refurbed but there's no guarantee you'll be placed in one of these.
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There are only 2 bathrooms for 10 students in my sister's flat in Murano (Pentland). The flats are pretty basic, and the students in the flat below are noisy. They have had loads of complaints from other residents.
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(Original post by Ben Mckinnel)
I'm going to Glasgow uni this upcoming academic year and I've been struggling to decide what accommodation I'd want to apply for. I'd like to have an en suite and I'm attracted to Kelvinhaugh gate due to the short walk to the uni and the city center however I've been told by many current students that marano is much better for making friends?? Would it be difficult to have a good social life in accommodations such as Kelvinhaugh gate and queen Margaret and any other related insight would be much appreciated 😁
Hello Ben,

Another option of accommodation for you would be Gibson Street, which is owned by Student Roost. Just a wee 7 minute walk from the University of Glasgow campus our accommodation offers both en-suite and studio flats. We host events all year round which is a great way to make friends
Here is the link to our website for you to have a look - https://www.studentroost.co.uk/accom.../gibson-street
Also, here is the link to our instagram account for Gibson Street, to give you an idea of the kind of events and social space we have for our students.
https://www.instagram.com/srgibsonstreet/

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch !
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(Original post by Ben Mckinnel)
I'm going to Glasgow uni this upcoming academic year and I've been struggling to decide what accommodation I'd want to apply for. I'd like to have an en suite and I'm attracted to Kelvinhaugh gate due to the short walk to the uni and the city center however I've been told by many current students that marano is much better for making friends?? Would it be difficult to have a good social life in accommodations such as Kelvinhaugh gate and queen Margaret and any other related insight would be much appreciated 😁
Hi Ben,
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Tbh Ben I’ve been in private halls and I don’t recommend them at all. Absolutely sh*t for meeting people and there’s no social life. My experience of them has been terrible and it’s resulted in me basically being so down and depressed being trapped in my room with no one to talk to really, and it’s also had a big impact on my diabetes as well. I’m at college atm so unfortunately I can’t go into uni halls to meet people in places like Murano. If I was you, for the social life and to make friends, go to Murano.
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I’m in Student Apartments, they don’t do ensuites but we have 18 rooms in my flat and 5 bathrooms! It’s very social here! We all get on so well and the flat below has a huge party at least once a month! Plus we’re next door to the library so basically on campus! Which is perfect cause we’re like a 3 minute walk from either student union which is so good for Freshers!
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(Original post by Ben Mckinnel)
I'm going to Glasgow uni this upcoming academic year and I've been struggling to decide what accommodation I'd want to apply for. I'd like to have an en suite and I'm attracted to Kelvinhaugh gate due to the short walk to the uni and the city center however I've been told by many current students that marano is much better for making friends?? Would it be difficult to have a good social life in accommodations such as Kelvinhaugh gate and queen Margaret and any other related insight would be much appreciated 😁
Murano is regarded as the 'party halls' but is also an absolute **** hole. Every accomodation block is social enough to get you some friends. Pretty much all my friends in first year were from queen margaret where I was staying. Murano is only worth if you're insistent on having near-constant drinking oppurtunities at the cost of your general quality of life.

Private halls that aren't affiliated with the uni are the only halls choice that risk actually ruining your social life. Better value for money in terms of general living conditions, but that's about it.
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(Original post by Ben Mckinnel)
I'm going to Glasgow uni this upcoming academic year and I've been struggling to decide what accommodation I'd want to apply for. I'd like to have an en suite and I'm attracted to Kelvinhaugh gate due to the short walk to the uni and the city center however I've been told by many current students that marano is much better for making friends?? Would it be difficult to have a good social life in accommodations such as Kelvinhaugh gate and queen Margaret and any other related insight would be much appreciated 😁
I'm having the exact same problem!
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Murano is regarded as the 'party halls' but is also an absolute **** hole. Every accomodation block is social enough to get you some friends. Pretty much all my friends in first year were from queen margaret where I was staying. Murano is only worth if you're insistent on having near-constant drinking oppurtunities at the cost of your general quality of life.
That's what my sister says. No-one goes to bed before 4 am.
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That's what my sister says. No-one goes to bed before 4 am.
Sounds like a pain in the ass. I'd recommend Queen Margaret, myself.
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I'm having the exact same problem!
Hello,

Another option of accommodation for you would be Gibson Street, which is owned by Student Roost. Just a wee 7 minute walk from the University of Glasgow campus our accommodation offers both en-suite and studio flats. We host events all year round which is a great way to make friends
Here is the link to our website for you to have a look - https://www.studentroost.co.uk/accom.../gibson-street
Also, here is the link to our instagram account for Gibson Street, to give you an idea of the kind of events and social space we have for our students.
https://www.instagram.com/srgibsonstreet/

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch !
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