LATEST ACCOMMODATION UPDATE

As the academic year continues, we know students continue to face challenges securing long-term accommodation in Glasgow. We appreciate the enormous difficulties and stress this has caused.  

We can confirm that all students who have been in touch with the university asking for and accepting accommodation support have received it. Many have also been able to secure long term accommodation. 

So, what’s next? 

Please review the following to understand what kind of support is available and what you should do, depending on your circumstances.

You are currently in temporary accommodation, either arranged by you or the university

If you have told us about your circumstances, we have been in touch with you regularly to ensure you have the support you need.  

If you need a place to live in Semester 2, you have been asked to apply for a university bed space by 24 November. You can still apply for any remaining places after this date, we just can’t guarantee you a bed space. 

Currently, we expect to have some places remaining after the 24 November guarantee deadline, so the sooner you apply, the better chance you have of moving into a university residence from 5 January 2023.  

If you do not apply at all, we will not be able to consider you for a university bed space. 

If you have sourced your own accommodation for Semester 2, you do not need to apply. 

Please note, provision of university supported emergency accommodation (hotels and serviced apartments) will end on 5 January and will not be extended into Semester 2, unless we lack the type of room(s) required for any exceptional personal circumstances. 

You have nowhere to live in Semester 2 (Jan – May 2023) and need long-term accommodation

Hopefully you applied for a university bed space for Semester 2 by the guarantee deadline (24 November).  If you didn’t, you can still apply for any remaining places we have left.  

Currently, we expect to have some places remaining after the above guaranteed deadline, so the sooner you apply, the better chance you have of moving into a university residence from 5 January 2023.  

If you do not apply at all, we will not be able to consider you for a university bed space. 

Please note, provision of university supported emergency temporary accommodation (hotels and serviced apartments) will end on 5 January and will not be extended into Semester 2 unless we lack the type of room(s) required for any exceptional personal circumstances. 

You are in crisis with an immediate risk to your physical or mental health

Please visit the Safety, Health & Wellbeing webpage and explore what support is available, including what to do in the case of an emergency.  

You can also access instant emergency support via the SafeZone app, and general Support & Wellbeing information via the UofG Life app, regardless of location. 

You are struggling financially and need support

Please visit the Cost of Living support webpage and explore what support is available, and what you should do, depending on your circumstances. 

You need a range of advice, or want to understand what support services are available

Guidance & advice on finding long-term accommodation, as well as a wide range of other topics, is available from the Students' Representative Council (SRC) Advice Centre at advice@src.gla.ac.uk, McIntyre Building (next to the Main Gate), University Avenue, 11:30 am-4 pm Monday to Friday.   

You can also explore the range of support services available from the university so you can access what you need quickly and easily. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out about other Accommodation in the City?

Last updated: Wed Aug 10 12:07


Please be aware that there has been no significant addition to student accommodation capacity in the city and demand continues to exceed supply. Should you want to continue your search, you may find the following resources helpful: 
·         The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) Advice Centre 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, should you find somewhere suitable.  

My accommodation options are now more expensive, is support available?

Last updated: Mon Aug 15 10:05


Whilst there is not specific financial support available for this purpose, there are various sources of financial aid that you may be eligible to apply for.

Can I start online and move to Glasgow later in the year?

Last updated: Wed Aug 10 12:08


The University is not offering remote study during academic year 2022/23 in the majority of its degree programmes and there is a latest arrival date for each programme by which you need to be on campus to fully begin your studies.
Therefore, once you have secured accommodation in Glasgow, you need to register, enrol and commence your programme on campus, as per your programme's published dates. Please ensure you have secured accommodation prior to completing registration and enrolment, and then make travel arrangements to Glasgow.
DO NOT travel and arrive in Glasgow without first securing accommodation. Please refer to the published  important dates for new undergraduates, or for new postgraduates. Please note that although some courses will have online elements as part of an on-campus programme the programmes as a whole will not be taught remotely which is why we cannot offer remote study while you try to find accommodation. 

I've arrived and have nowhere to live. What can I do/how can you help me?

Last updated: Thu Oct 27 22:58


If you are in Glasgow and require emergency accommodation, please visit Level 2 of the Fraser Building, 10am-4pm, or call 0141 330 7157 between the hours of 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday, so we can provide direct support and appropriate help.

If you need emergency accommodation outside these hours, please speak to our campus security team at our Gate House or call 0141 330 6887.

Guidance & advice on finding long-term accommodation is also available from the Students' Representative Council (SRC) Advice Centre at advice@src.gla.ac.uk, 11:30 am-4 pm Monday to Friday.

What should I do if I want to complain?

Last updated: Wed Aug 10 8:48


If you have explored all your options and wish to complain to the University, you may do so.
You can find out about the
complaints process here. Please note that in the event a complaint is upheld, it is unlikely to result in an offer of accommodation due to the lack of residential capacity in the city of Glasgow already highlighted.

How could this happen as I was guaranteed a place?

Last updated: Wed Aug 10 8:51


The University has significantly increased its own bedspaces for the new academic year, however with no significant addition to capacity across the city, demand for accommodation citywide continues to substantially exceed availability. In addition, we have experienced an unprecedented number of applications for University accommodation this year. The scale of the increase was not known at the time our accommodation policy was written, and the guarantee was offered. We acted as soon as the situation became apparent and we're working hard to provide clear information, advice, and guidance on your options.

I am a Postgraduate Research student, what should I do?

Last updated: Thu Aug 18 12:45


PGRs are encouraged to secure accommodation in advance of travelling to Glasgow. If you are unable to do so, or are concerned about your ability to engage in your research in person from the start of your PhD, please contact your Graduate School or PGR Administrator.
The Graduate School/PGR Administrator team will offer advice regarding the commencement of your studies, based on your personal circumstances and the nature of your research.

I must defer my place as I have no accommodation, can I defer my UofG Scholarship also?

Last updated: Mon Aug 15 10:04


Yes, your scholarship offer can also be deferred, but please note that Erasmus Mundus scholarships cannot. 

Can the costs I've incurred be reimbursed?

Last updated: Wed Aug 10 8:47


If you applied for accommodation prior to the guarantee deadline and are unable to secure accommodation, are not able to defer, and wish to decline / withdraw your place, and have already incurred costs that cannot be reimbursed, refunded, or transferred to a later date, the University will consider making a contribution towards them. To do this, submit the enquiry form, attaching all applicable receipts, and requests will be considered on a case by case basis. We will provide further detail on this process in due course.

Is there a waiting list I can join?

Last updated: Wed Aug 10 8:49


Unfortunately there is not a waiting list for university accommodation.

I'm going to be arriving late, will I lose my accommodation?

Last updated: Wed Aug 10 12:11


No, you will not lose your place, providing you advise accommodation so that they know when you will arrive. If you do not keep them up to date on your travel and arrival plans, they may allocate your room to someone else.

How do I request a deferral?

Last updated: Thu Oct 27 23:04


If you are unable to secure your accommodation, you may wish to defer your place. You can defer your offer on Applicant Self-Service or by submitting the Admissions enquiry form.

Postgraduates
You can apply to defer your place to September 2023 if you have accepted your course and have paid any required deposit through Applicant Self Service.
The deadline for deferral requests is 31 October 2022.
You will be issued a new Offer letter for 2023 entry by 15 December 2022.

Undergraduates
You can apply to defer your place to September 2023 if you have accepted your course and have paid any required deposits.
UG applicants must make a request for a deferral through our Enquiry Form
The deadline for deferral requests is 31 October 2022.
You will be issued a new Offer letter for 2023 entry by 15 December 2022.
We will also continue to update you with the latest information on our webpages.
Please note that Erasmus Mundus scholarships cannot be deferred.

Visiting Students (study abroad and exchange)
Please note that visiting students cannot be automatically deferred by us to the next academic year. A new nomination would be required for September 2023. Please contact your home university to discuss what is possible.

Can I request a deposit refund?

Last updated: Wed Aug 10 12:08


Admissions deposits will be refunded to any applicant that has been unsuccessful in securing University accommodation.  To request this, please:  
Complete our Enquiry Form - select the Category: Accommodation Enquiry, then select the Sub-Category: Accommodation Refund 
Advise us that you are requesting a 100% Admissions Deposit refund on the basis of being unsuccessful in securing University accommodation.  
Your request will be passed to Finance, but may take up to 8 weeks to action.