27 Aug 2021 - Student Accommodation Update

Dear Student,  

We understand the concern students have about finding accommodation for the new semester. 

The University guarantees accommodation for all first year and international students. 

While we are unable to guarantee UofG accommodation for returning or later year students, we are liaising with private accommodation providers who advise that a limited number of options are still available. There are also new private providers in Glasgow this year.  We will continue to check regularly on the availability of private provider accommodation and will share updates via the Students’ Representative Council Advice Centre. 
We appreciate searching for a flat, particularly in an unfamiliar city, can feel daunting. Students still looking for accommodation may find the following resources helpful: 

  • Students’ Representative Council (SRC) Advice Centre offers advice on a range of subjects, including accommodation 
  • The SRC have compiled some advice and top tips on how to get started with your flat hunt.  
  • You can also download their Fearless Flat Hunting guide which includes a useful checklist of everything you should be aware of before signing a lease. 

Any student concerned that the availability of accommodation may impact on arrival in Glasgow and their studies is encouraged to please speak to their School/Programme convenor as soon as possible. 

Take care everyone, 

 David Duncan   

Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary    



First published: 27 August 2021