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Base Glasgow, Glasgow
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Base Glasgow, Glasgow

McPhater St, Glasgow, G4 0HN, United Kingdom
0 mi from City Center
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About the Property

Welcome to Base Glasgow, the ideal student accommodation in Glasgow! This accommodation promises an exceptional student living experience, where the perfect location, high-quality amenities, and safety measures come together to create an unforgettable chapter in your academic journey. It's a short 5-minute walk from Glasgow Caledonian University and a 6-minute drive to the University of Strathclyde. The room configurations offered are various en-suite and studio-type rooms.

Features

One can indulge in an array of communal facilities, including a cinema room, social space, gym, music rooms, study rooms, and a roof terrace. For added convenience, laundry facilities, outdoor social spaces, a cycle store, and an on-site Residents' Team that organize engaging social events, fostering a vibrant community spirit are available. Furthermore, the rooms are designed to provide comfort and functionality. Enjoy shared kitchen/living spaces and a mini-kitchen in all studios, granting you flexibility in meal preparation. Each room features an en suite shower room, spacious storage options, and a dedicated workspace, ensuring you have everything you need to excel in your studies. Relax on a small double bed, stay connected with high-speed wifi, and take advantage of free dual occupancy, ANUK accreditation, secured deposits, and contents insurance. Furthermore, your safety is a top priority and thus, the accommodation has CCTV surveillance and a diligent security team to ensure a secure living environment for all our residents. To simplify your living experience, all bills are included in your rent, allowing you to focus on your studies and embrace the full Glasgow experience without any financial worries.

Location and What's Hot?

The housing is Right in the centre of all the action and is surrounded by all of the cultural hotspots, restaurants and shops. If you are looking for a great place to grab a quick lunch, the Ardnamurchan Scottish Restaurant and the Di Maggio Italian Bistro are 5-minute drive away. Additionally, pubs like the Molly Malone’s and The Atholl Arms are both 3-5 minutes away, making this housing the ideal location for a productive study environment and a fun locality for hanging out with friends after university lectures.

Commute

West Graham Street and Rose Street bus stops are both 3-4 minute drive away and the Cowcddens and Buchanan Street subway stations are both 4 minute drive away, making commuting to the universities and other city attractions very convenient for students.

Distance

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

3 MINS Walk


Distance to Glasgow Caledonian University

7 MINS Walk


Distance to Glasgow School of Art

9 MINS Walk


Distance to University of Glasgow

16 MINS Walk


Distance to University of Strathclyde

14 MINS Walk


City Centre

10 MINS Walk



What will you get

Bills Included

Water
Electricity
Gas

Common Amenities

Cinema room
Social space
Free Gym
Music Rooms
Study Rooms
Roof terrace

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling off period
    Free booking cancellation in stipulated time
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  • No visa no pay
    Free Cancellation if student visa is not secured
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  • No place no pay
    Cancellation policy if admission not confirmed
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Payment Policies (3)

  • Booking deposit
    Secure booking with this amount
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  • Mode of payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.
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  • Guarantor requirement
    Guarantor requirements and policy.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose a certain room?

Absolutely! You can choose the floor, flat and room numbers should you wish to.

Can we book as a group?

Of course. For locations with cluster flats, booking with your friends can easily be arranged. You just need to let us know who you want to live with and we can make sure you live together.

How do I find out who I am living with?

When booking your room you can see your flatmates’ gender, what year they’re in and where they’re studying. They don’t give out names for data protection, but you can always get in touch with the Residence Team to find out where you can join the resident’s chat to give you a chance to meet people virtually before you move in.

When can I move in?

Around four weeks before the big day, you will be invited to book a move-in slot. You can choose the time that works best for you. If you have specific needs around accessibility or travel arrangements, please let them know at this stage.

What deposit do I need?

Unlike other providers, They do not ask for a deposit to secure your booking. They do, however, require a £99 advance rent payment which will be deducted from your first rent instalment (think of it like a present to yourself when September rolls around!).

What do I do if I am not totally satisfied?

They want you to love your time living with them, but they understand they might not always get it right. They take all complaints seriously and will try their best to fix any issues as soon as they are made aware of them.

Can I have pets?

No pets are allowed – sorry!

Can I order bedding and kitchen packs?

Yes. Anything you order will be delivered straight to your accommodation.

Do I need a TV Licence?

Yes, if you want to watch TV (including online) in your room you’ll need to have a valid TV Licence – unless they tell you they’re covering it.

What is the policy on guests staying in my room?

You can, but please don’t invite someone to stay for more than 3 consecutive nights.

Will my student flat be cleaned?

Your student room and any shared areas within your apartment will be spotlessly clean when you arrive, after that point it’s over to you!

How do I log repairs?

Log an issue in person, with an email or call to their Residence Teams – they will ensure their dedicated on-site team will resolve it as soon as possible. Take a look at the Student Handbook on your chosen location page for our managing repairs policy.

Can I smoke?

All their student accommodation is smoke-free, and this includes all types of E-cigarettes. You can find designated smoking areas outside the buildings or in the courtyards.

How do I connect to the internet?

All of their sites have a wireless network covering the whole building. On arrival, simply connect your devices to the wireless network. They also offer the option to connect using an Ethernet Cable, which you just plug into the network wall socket in your room.

Are my possessions insured?

Yes. They include free Cover4Insurance content insurance with every room. Individual locations explain how you can view the Contents Insurance cover certificate online. To upgrade your insurance, you can also contact Cover4Insurance directly.

Are any items banned on site?

For health and safety reasons, They don’t allow the following items: candles, incense burners, deep fat fryers and any electrical appliances that don’t comply with British standards and statutory regulations. Please do not bring any of these on site; you will be asked to remove them.

Will anyone else access my room?

They carry out room inspections 3 times a year and occasionally health and safety checks. When they do, they’ll need access to your room. But they’ll always give you at least 24 hours notice and they’ll knock and announce themselves before entering your personal space.

How big is the fridge in the studio? And is there any freezer space?

All studios come with a small fridge with a freezer compartment.

Can I bring my rice cooker/electric pressure cooker?

Please avoid bringing either of these items (or items of similar voltage).Their high voltage is dangerous and can cause electric shocks.

Do you do airport pick up services?

They don’t. However, all of their locations have excellent transport links. Depending on where you’re staying there will be buses, trains and taxi services available to you.

Will my room be inspected?

There will be a maintenance check at least three times during your tenancy. They’ll log and resolve any maintenance and address any damage or missing items. After each visit they will let you know if we found any issues and can advise if any charges will need to be made to put something right.

Do I need to move out over Christmas and Easter holidays?

No, your room is yours for the whole of your tenancy. You only need to move out at the end of the agreement.

Can I stay in my room over the summer?

Yes, you can either book your room for a whole year (51 weeks) or, where available, on a shorter tenancy and then extend for the summer period.

What size is a small double bed?

Also known as a 3/4 size bed, small doubles measure approx. 120cm wide x 190cm long.

How do I collect my post?

Depending on your location, post may be delivered directly through your door by Royal Mail or collected from on-site post boxes. They accept larger parcel deliveries at reception, but they accept no liability for loss or damage.

Is visitor parking available?

Most of their buildings do not have allocated visitor parking, but in all cases there is a nearby location for you to park.

Is there laundry on-site?

Yes, there are on-site laundries with washers and dryers at all of their student accommodation locations. Simply pay for the use of the laundry machine each time you use it.

What happens if my student loan is late?

If it’s late, please contact the PMG's Residence Team at your location as they will be able to advise you.

How can I pay for my rent?

You can pay by logging in to the Fresh Student Portal using your reference number and password. From the left-hand menu select Financials and then Payment Online. Payments can be made via debit or credit card using the online secure payment system, RBS Worldpay.

How can I pay if I’m an overseas student?

As an international student you can pay via bank transfer or on credit card.

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Student Accomodations in Glasgow

Glasgow Student Accommodation

Every year, Scotland welcomes over 48,000 students from more than 185 countries who come to pursue their education. The city provides a warm and inviting environment, making it an ideal destination for students. Finding student accommodation in Glasgow can seem overwhelming, but at amber, we strive to simplify the experience. We offer a diverse range of Glasgow student accommodations that cater to both luxury and budget-conscious preferences.

Students can explore our collection of fully furnished ensuite rooms, studios, student halls, and private rooms to discover their ideal student accommodation in Glasgow. At amber, we prioritise simplicity, and our three-step booking process ensures a hassle-free experience for students seeking student accommodation in Glasgow.

Students have a variety of Glasgow student accommodations to choose from when searching for a place to stay. Properties like Merchant City House, Kyle Park House, and Blackfriars are popular choices among students due to their proximity to the university and the array of utilities and amenities they offer. Amber strives to provide students with the perfect home away from home during their time in Glasgow, such as Canvas Glasgow, West Village, Vita Student West End, iQ Elgin Place, Glasgow and many more.

About Glasgow

Glasgow, the most populous city in Scotland, holds the distinction of being the fourth most visited city in the United Kingdom. What once began as a small rural settlement has transformed into one of the UK's largest seaports and a significant centre for transatlantic trade with the West Indies and North America. Glasgow is teeming with excellent restaurants, bars, and captivating tourist attractions. The warmth and friendliness of its residents create a welcoming environment for both new students and tourists. One of Glasgow's notable features is its remarkable Victorian architectural heritage. Landmarks such as Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the main building of the University of Glasgow exemplify the city's Victorian architectural splendour.

For shopping enthusiasts, Glasgow is a true paradise. The city offers a diverse range of options, whether it's exploring the charming lanes of the western neighbourhoods for unique vintage items and independent businesses, discovering locally made goods along the southern route, or immersing oneself in the vibrant weekend markets found on the eastern road. Notable streets like Ingram Street in Merchant City showcase rare and exclusive fashion labels. At the same time, Buchanan Street is renowned for its retail malls, solidifying its reputation as one of the city's premier shopping destinations.

Best Student Accommodation in Glasgow

Student Accommodation plays an important role in every student’s life. Finding the best student accommodation Glasgow can be challenging and daunting for students new to the city. It can make or break a student's living experience. Hunting for student accommodation in Glasgow can be challenging. Students must consider several aspects when looking for student accommodation in Glasgow.

We know how toiling it might be, so we make the process of booking Glasgow student accommodation easy for you with our simple three-step process of Pick-Pay-Book, with which you can easily book your student accommodation with us. Glasgow has a really good transport system in place, making the student's commute a lot more efficient and economical. With so many universities in place, there are multiple student accommodation Glasgow. Here are some of the best student accommodation in Glasgow:

1. Kyle Park House, Glasgow

2. Merchant City House, Glasgow

3. Blackfriars, Glasgow

4. Gibson Street

5. Buchanan View, Glasgow

6. West Village

7. St Mungo’s, Glasgow

8. Dobbie’s Point, Glasgow

9. True Glasgow, Glasgow

10. Merchant Studios, Glasgow

Cost of Living

While living in the city, your Glasgow student housing cost will likely be the largest of your expenses, but there are many other costs to consider. The cost of living in the city will likely vary on many different factors like where you live, where you study and personal preferences; however, we have tried to provide some approximate values so you can get a rough idea of the different expenses during your Glasgow student accommodation.

1. Food: £200-£300 per month

2. Entertainment and social activities: £100-£200 per month

3. Travel (local): £30-£50 per month

4. Clothes and toiletries: £60-£200 per month

Student Travel Glasgow

This city offers a range of transportation options for students, whether they need to travel from their Glasgow student apartments to their university or simply explore the city. Choosing student accommodation in Glasgow near the university can help reduce travel costs and commuting time. Additionally, students often have access to discounts on bus and train passes. Students have multiple Glasgow student accommodation options which they can use for their day-to-day travelling. These options include:

1. Bus services

Several primary bus services operate throughout the city, including First, Stagecoach, City Bus, and McGill's Bus Services. Tickets can be purchased directly on the bus, or students may opt to buy a ZoneCard, which can be used across different transport services.

2. Subway

Glasgow's subway system provides an efficient means of transportation, bypassing on-street traffic. The city's subway holds the distinction of being the third oldest underground railway in the world. It operates on a single circular route with 15 stations, allowing for easy access to various parts of the city.

3. Cycling

The roads in the city are smooth and suitable for students commuting to their universities by cycle.

4. Tram

For student accommodation in Glasgow, the tram system provides convenient and fast transportation. Buying a Rida card can make unlimited trips on trams and buses. The tram network connects key places such as universities, shopping malls and tourist attractions, giving students the confidence and convenience of travel. A ticket for a single day will cost you around £4.50.

These transportation options ensure that students have convenient ways to get around their Glasgow student accommodation, whether it's for daily commuting or exploring the city's attractions.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Glasgow

Glasgow, a vibrant city in Scotland, is a hotspot for students with its lively atmosphere and diverse offerings. The city is known for its welcoming people, rich history, and thriving arts scene. Students often enjoy exploring the West End, home to the University of Glasgow and trendy cafes. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a must-visit, showcasing art and artefacts. For shopping and socialising, the bustling Buchanan Street is the go-to spot, filled with shops and restaurants. Additionally, Glasgow's music scene is legendary, and students can catch live gigs at iconic venues like the Barrowland Ballroom.

The city has a variety of restaurants to choose from where students can try food from different cuisines. Some of the best restaurants in the city are Hanoi Bike Shop; his Vietnamese restaurant in Ruthven Lane is beautifully decorated and has a range of delicious dishes for students to choose from. Gusto is located in the Sauchiehall Street Area. This Italian restaurant is perfect for anyone who wants to try exquisite Italian Food. Bread Meats Bread is an award-winning burger joint that is a student favourite. One of its most famous dishes is its classic Cali burger, filled with a mustard-fried beef pattie and mouth-watering sauces.

Apart from restaurants and bars, the city also has an exciting year-round calendar full of fun events for students to visit during their time off. One of the annual events in the city is the Glasgow Film Festival, which is perfect for film lovers. Over one hundred films are shown within ten days at this successful new festival. Glasgow Art Fair has grown in stature since its inception to become one of the UK's most prestigious contemporary art fairs. Glasgow Whiskey Festival brings all the best Scotch whisky to one event for the enthusiast and the novice alike.

Glasgow Tourist Attractions

Students living in Glasgow can easily use public transportation from their Glasgow student accommodation and visit the many must-see tourist attractions on their days off from college. Here is a list of a few popular tourist attractions in Glasgow:

1. The Glasgow Cathedral

2. Kelvingrove art gallery and museum

3. The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

4. Glasgow Science Centre

5. The Necropolis

6. The Burrell Collection

7. Celtic Park

8. People’s Palace

Universities in Glasgow

There are many well-known and respectable universities in and near Glasgow that provide various degrees and courses to students. Several universities are listed below:

1. Glasgow Caledonian University

2. City of Glasgow College 

3. Glasgow School of Art 

4. University of Glasgow

5. Glasgow International College

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