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Riverside, Glasgow
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Riverside, Glasgow

Clyde St, Glasgow, G1 4JH, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Nestled in the North Bank of the River Clyde, Riverside Glasgow student accommodation is a budget-friendly and popular student accommodation in Glasgow. The student residency offers a range of contemporary studio apartments within proximity to the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University. Also, the University Of Glasgow is just a brief bus ride away, making Riverside Glasgow student accommodation an amazingly affordable option for students looking to find private accommodation close to their university campuses.

This student accommodation in Glasgow, located on Clyde St. G1 4JH is a no-brainer for anyone looking for affordable housing options near some of the best universities that exist in the UK. With historical landmarks and the best historical and cultural spots the world has ever seen, this city has also marked its seal on being one of the best educational hotspots for international students in the UK. Why wouldn’t it be? Glasgow, in Scotland, is the guiding light for international students looking to pursue their UK dreams via academics. This student-friendly city is home to some of the best student accommodations, such as Riverside student accommodation Glasgow. The amazing part of Riverside Glasgow student accommodation is that this student accommodation in Glasgow is located just 0.8 miles away from the city centre and is in the midst of some of the most fun hangout spots and recreational activities the city has to offer. What’s more? You get to live within a stone’s throw of some of the best educational institutions in the world, such as but not limited to the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the University of Glasgow. Therefore, with Riverside Glasgow, you get the complete package. So what’s stopping you from making Glasgow your higher studies destination?

Features

Riverside Glasgow student accommodation provides students with a host of features at affordable prices, which can give luxury housing options a run for their money. When we look at room amenities present in the base studio, the City Studio, students get access to a range of features such as a 3/4  bed, desk and chair and a private kitchen. Students also get to enjoy their own hob, fridge and freezer. Students can use the microwave and oven to reheat leftovers or bake their favourite cuisines.

Riverside Glasgow student accommodation does not skimp out on common amenities. Enjoy up to 100 Mbps internet speed, a central location that lets you explore the city at your will and bike storage. In addition, students get a communal lounge and laundry room. Not just this, students can relish the safety on offer here with their CCTV monitoring system. Students can breathe easy knowing that bills such as Wi-Fi, electricity, heater, water, and contents insurance are all included in their monthly rent.

Location and What's Hot?

Located in a picturesque setting right along the city's happening shopping area, Riverside Glasgow student accommodation places right at the doorstep of amazing culture, best pubs, restaurants, cafes, and a thriving social life. Riverside student accommodation Glasgow is rated so highly not just because of its amazing amenities and features but also because of its incredible accessibility to the tons of things to see and do in the city of Glasgow. Riverside Glasgow student accommodation is in close proximity to some of the most iconic tourist attractions in the city, such as the Glasgow Science Centre, The Tall Ship at Riverside, the Glasgow Police Museum, and the Glasgow Necropolis. This student accommodation in Glasgow also lies in close proximity to educational giants such as the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University, which are both located a brief walk away.

There are so many things to do in Glasgow that it is quite a difficult task to exhaust your to-do list. Glasgow is known for serving some of the most mouth-watering cuisines known to man, and its rich food and cultural history are a major plus point for most international students. Some of the must-visit restaurants, cafes, and pubs in Glasgow include Glasgow Argyle Hotel, Premier Inn, Malmaison Glasgow, and Ibis Glasgow City Centre. For all your grocery and shopping needs, students will be delighted to learn that stores such as WHSmith, ALDI, Swarovski and Clarks are all located a short distance away. Additionally, you can explore the magnificent views of everything near Riverside Glasgow student accommodation using the city’s excellent public transport at quite affordable rates.

Commute

Student accommodation in Glasgow is perfect because students can easily explore the city using its excellent public transport facilities. If you are in the mood to explore the city to your heart’s content, you will be served well by boarding a bus at bus stops such as Trongate and Central Station (Stop HB), which are just a brief walk away. Additionally, the Central Station railway station is also located nearby for relatively longer journeys.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Wifi
Electricity
Heater
Water
Contents Insurance

Common Amenities

Up To 100Mbps* Internet
Central Location
Bike Storage
Communal Lounge
Laundry Room

Cancellation Policies (4)

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    This property requires security deposit.
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    This property offers 1, 3, 4, 10 flexible instalment plans.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for dual occupancy?


Dual occupancy is available on most rooms over 23sqm. Both occupants would need to apply and mention in their application that they are applying for dual occupancy so that the price can be amended. The price would be the total rent plus an additional £50 and then divided by two for each occupant’s weekly cost unless otherwise stated.

Can I book if I'm under 18?


If you turn 18 in the first semester of university, they can accept your booking with no restrictions other than an adult over the age of 18 must be a co-signatory on your tenancy agreement and must accept the terms of it. They can accept under 18s in some of our properties subject to the Policy for Students under the Age of 18.

How do you allocate rooms?


When applying for a room you will be asked a series of questions to determine the type of room/flat that you require, along with any special requests you may have. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed except where you have disability as defined and covered under the Equality Act 2010. They will attempt to meet your allocation needs as far as practicably possible, should you have a defined disability. If you have a disability, medical condition or special request that affects your accommodation requirement please inform them in the additional notes section when completing your application, either online or by paper form. You are encouraged to disclose any special requests for your stay such as your preferences regarding culture, religion, sex, gender, etc. to enable them to make an informed decision about your room allocation. Where appropriate, an applicant may be prioritised through the allocation categories as a result of disclosing a disability to them.

Does the property management comply with the scottish letting agent code of pratice?


Yes they do and their Scottish Letting Agent Registration Number is LARN2005009.

Can I live at the management property?


You must be a full-time student to live with them. You can book with them whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of their cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

Does my rental price include room cleaning?


Room cleaning services are available at some properties for an additional charge, unless stated as being included with the rent.

Are pets allowed?


No pets of any kind are permitted at the property management except registered assistance dogs.

What can I bring?


You can bring most of your belongings but some electricals aren't suitable for the properties. Non UK compliant electricals such as rice cookers are not suitable for use with UK power outlets and this can cause fire risks.

Can I choose who I live with?


If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you follow our ‘create application’ link , list the friends that you would like to live with and they will then contact them and make the arrangements for you!

Can I choose my room?


If you follow the ‘book now’ process you can select the room of your choice or you can make special requests within the ‘create application’ route which we will do our best to accommodate, however all requests and subject to availability and conditions.

Can I request to move rooms during my tenancy?


You would need to make a formal request to the accommodation team of the property you are residing in. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy you will also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move which you will need to sign or accept online. Should your new room be more expensive, then you and your guarantor shall be liable for the higher rent from the date you are given access to it.

Do you provide Summer Accommodation?


Yes, their summer bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information or contact.

Do I have to move out during the holidays?


Your room is yours for the full contract period and you don’t need to move out during academic breaks.

Can I move in before my contract?


If you wish to arrive earlier than your contract start date, you need to email or call. If early arrival is possible your contract will be adjusted and you will need to accept it then pay the additional charges prior to arrival. Please note, not all requests can be accommodated.

Does my rental price include insurance?


Contents insurance is included at some management properties, which will be shown on the property page and details of the insurance can be obtained from the property manager when you check in. If you wish to confirm whether the property offers contents insurance, please contact the property team directly. Please note they advise taking out contents insurance if it is not included at your property and management is not liable for the loss or damage of your personal belongings and room contents.

Do I need to pay council tax?


If you are a qualifying full time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. You must provide them with your council tax exemption certificate which your university will be able to arrange. If you do not have this when you move in because you have not yet enrolled on your course, please ensure that you bring with you the name of your university and your university student ID number.

Does my rental price include car parking?


On-site car parking is available at some properties, but is not included within the rental price unless explicitly stated and confirmed in writing. Payments for car parking permits are separate to your tenancy agreement. Please speak to the property team if you wish to purchase a car parking space. Car parking spaces are very limited and are strictly on a first-come first-served basis.

How do I pay my rent?


Your rent can be paid in a number of ways:
  • Online via by logging into your student account
  • At the property reception desk
  • By telephone to the property team
  • By bank transfer (please ensure you use your name and student ID as the payment reference). International bank transfers may incur a charge from your own bank, so please make sure you account for this amount.
They always recommend making your rent payments through your account page in our web portal. You may also make payment by bank transfer. Please contact your property team directly or request bank details here. Please note, you will never be asked to make a payment to any other bank account for any reason. They do not accept cash payments for any reason.

Can I pay in installments?


If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

When do I pay my rent?


If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

What's included in my rent?


All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water are included in your rent. Unlimited Wi-fi* is also included. Your TV licence is not included in your rent as this is not classed as a utility and is your responsibility to purchase. All of our properties offer a Wi-fi connection at the stated level** included within the rent and there is no additional charge for use of the on-site internet. Some providers may offer more services and packages at an additional charge which you are under no obligation to use. If you choose to add additional features to your internet package, that relationship is with you and the service provider directly and does not fall under the terms of your tenancy. For information on the speed of your internet connection, please ask your Property Team for more information. *a one off connection fee may apply dependent on property. Please see your property page and your tenancy agreement for more information. ** the internet speed is the maximum stated speed available into the property.

Can I move-in before I pay my rent?


All rent that is due must have been paid when you check in. If you are having difficulties or this will be a problem, please contact the property as early as possible who will assist you.

What if I don't have a UK guarantor?


If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, they recommend the service of Housing Hand you can find further information, prices and how to apply on their website.

Who can be a guarantor?


To be a guarantor you must:
  • Be resident in the UK (or Ireland if Aspen) for a minimum of 1 year
  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Be a homeowner or in full time employment
  • Provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving licence or ID badge
  • Provide a copy of proof of your UK address which must be less than 3 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.

Can I pay my rent from overseas?


You can pay your rent either online by logging in to your student account, by bank transfer or by credit or debit card over the phone.

Do I need a guarantor?


If you wish to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a UK guarantor or an Irish Guarantor for Aspen.

What can I do if my student loan hasn't arrived yet?


You can defer your rent instalments to be in line with your student loan payments if you wish. All requests for deferred payments must be made by 1st August in each academic year to the property team. You will be required to provide evidence of your student loan schedule to the property team in order for the payment plan to be set up. You will be required to pay two weeks rent 14 days prior to your contract start date, which will be deducted from the balance of your first instalment on the agreed date. A one off admin fee of £50 will be charge and payable with the initial 2 week rent payment and this £50 admin fee will not be deducted from the balance of rent due. Please note deferring your rent must be pre-arranged and agreed with the property manager prior to your move in date. If no arrangement has been made, rent is due as per your tenancy agreement.

Do I need a guarantor if I'm a sponsored student?


They may be able to accept sponsors in place of guarantors in some cases, however this depends on the terms of your sponsorship and whether your sponsor is willing to guarantee rent payments. If you are a sponsored student, please contact your chosen property directly to enquire about using a sponsor in place of guarantor.

Can I pay my rent weekly?


Weekly rent payments are not available, however management offers a number of instalment options for students to pay their rent.

When does the discount come off my rent?


All discounts offered will be deducted off your final instalment of rent.

How do I book a viewing?


You can book a viewing using the online viewing tool or by contacting

How do I cancel or re-arrange the viewing?


Please use the link on the viewing confirmation email or contact.

How long does a viewing take?


A viewing usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes, however you can spend as long as you wish viewing the property.

What will I be shown on my viewing?


The property team will guide you around the building and show you the social areas, outdoor spaces and on-site facilities as well as the rooms you would like to see (dependent upon availability). Please be aware that some rooms and apartments that you view may be occupied by the current residents.

I'm in a different country how do I view a property?


They offer a Online viewings for those who cannot view in person. Just click 'Arrange a Viewing' and from there you can choose the Online option and organise a time and date that suits you. A member of the team will skype call you at your arranged time.

What do I need to bring with me?


When you come to pick up your keys you need to bring some photographic ID. To find out what else you may need to bring check out.

Is there car parking facilities for when i move in?


Some properties have car parking facilities available for a small charge, please speak to your property team directly if you would like to reserve car parking.

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Finding the ideal Glasgow student accommodation can be a daunting task for many. With the rising demand for quality and affordable student accommodation in Glasgow, amber has emerged as a pivotal platform that simplifies the process for domestic and international students alike. One of the main advantages of opting for off-campus Glasgow student accommodation over on-campus options is the liberty to choose from a diverse range of room types and locations, from studio apartments to shared flats, ensuring every student finds their perfect fit. Amber seamlessly offers Glasgow student accommodation in locations convenient for attending key educational institutions such as the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow School of Art, and City of Glasgow College. Students can readily explore comfortable and secure lodging located near academic hubs and social centres, ensuring a well-balanced student life. 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 largest city in Scotland and the third most populous in the United Kingdom, boasts a vibrant atmosphere steeped in rich history and cultural dynamism. The city is not only famous for its impressive Victorian and art nouveau architecture but also for its contribution to the Scottish Enlightenment, which transformed it into one of the most significant cities in Britain for trade and manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Today, Glasgow stands as a hub of culture, teeming with museums, galleries, and iconic music venues, making it a truly cosmopolitan locale. The student demographic in Glasgow is a thriving community, breathing life into the city's streets with its international diversity. Glasgow's cultural patchwork is also reflected in its neighbourhoods, each with distinct characteristics. From the bohemian West End, flush with quaint cafes and boutiques, to the more contemporary Merchant City, which is known for its stylish bars and rich history, students have a variety of localities to choose from when looking for accommodation in Glasgow.

Best Student Accommodation in Glasgow

Finding comfortable off-campus student accommodation in Glasgow can be a critical decision for those who are relocating for their studies. Student apartments in Glasgow offer an exceptional balance of independence, affordability, and a sense of community that dorm life often cannot match. With options ranging from cosy ensuites and vibrant student halls to self-contained studio apartments, every student can find their ideal home. Glasgow student accommodation boasts properties that cater to various preferences, many of which are conveniently located near top educational institutions like the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde, ensuring that students are never far from their classes and campus resources. Here are some of the top student accommodations in Glasgow.

1. Buchanan View

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3. True Glasgow

4. Merchant Studios

5. iQ Elgin Place

6. St Mungo's

7. Vita Student West End 

8. Merchant City House

9. Kyle Park House

10. Foundry Courtyard

Cost of Living

Understanding the average anticipated cost of living in Glasgow is crucial for students planning to study and live in the city. This consideration is not only vital for budgeting but also impacts daily choices relating to lifestyle and spending. Glasgow's cosmopolitan vibe comes with a reasonable living cost compared to other UK cities, making it an attractive destination for students. On average, a student might expect the cumulative monthly cost of living to be roughly £800-£1,200, with variations based on personal lifestyle and choices.

1. Food & Groceries: £150 - £200/month

2. Transportation (with a student discount): £50 - £70/month

3. Utilities (electricity, heating, cooling, water, garbage): £120 - £150/month

4. Clothing: £40 - £90

5. Sports & Leisure: £50 - £100

Student Travel Glasgow

Ensuring that students have easy access to public transportation is a key factor when considering student accommodation in Glasgow. The city offers an efficient and budget-friendly network, perfect for students who need to travel to and from university campuses, shopping areas, and cultural hotspots. Glasgow's transport system is robust, with a plethora of options available for savvy students wanting to explore the city or commute to their place of study.

1. Buses

Students can take advantage of First Glasgow's extensive bus network. Frequent services operate throughout the day and night, connecting various parts of the city. Fares start from just a few pounds, and students can benefit from discounted rates with a travel card.

2. Subway

Known locally as the 'Clockwork Orange' due to its colour and circular route, Glasgow's subway is the easiest way to traverse the city centre and West End. A single fare costs around £1.75, with day and season passes also available.

3. Trains

Trains are a great option for longer distances or trips to neighbouring towns. ScotRail provides frequent services, and with the Railcard, students can save up to 1/3 on travel fares.

4. Cycling

With the introduction of the nextbike Glasgow, cycling has become a convenient option for those looking for some exercise on their commute. Prices start from only £1 for the first 30 minutes, and annual memberships offer unlimited 30-minute hires.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Glasgow

Glasgow, a vibrant and bustling city in Scotland, offers a dynamic student lifestyle complemented by its rich cultural tapestry and historical charm. As a student in Glasgow, you can expect a blend of safety, community spirit, and an educational environment conducive to both academic rigour and personal growth. Known for its amiable residents and inviting neighbourhoods, the city stands as a preferred choice for students seeking Glasgow student accommodation due to its affordability and convenient access to top universities. The city buzzes with student-friendly spots, where cosy cafes, trendy restaurants, and spirited bars frame the social scene.

For a caffeine fix or a study break, students often frequent the popular artisan coffee shops sprinkled throughout the city. Those in search of a casual meal or a spot to unwind with friends can explore Glasgow's myriad of eateries, offering everything from local Scottish fare to international cuisine, often at student-friendly prices. With university life being sometimes hectic, the proximity of these hotspots to Glasgow accommodation in Glasgow is a boon.

Moreover, Glasgow caters to students' leisure and recreational needs with its numerous green spaces and parks, like the Glasgow Green and Kelvingrove Park, both perfect spots for picnics, jogging, or a leisurely study session outdoors. The Glasgow music scene is also a huge draw, with events and festivals showcasing everything from indie bands to classical ensembles contributing to the city's lively atmosphere. Cultural attractions abound as well, from the contemporary galleries showcasing local art to the historic museums that narrate the city's storied past.

Glasgow Tourist Attractions

Glasgow, Scotland's bustling cultural capital, is famed for its stunning architecture, vibrant art scene, and rich history. With an array of tourist hotspots ranging from awe-inspiring museums to lush green parks, Glasgow is a haven for locals and visitors alike. Immerse yourself in the city's charm as you explore its numerous attractions, all easily accessible from Glasgow student accommodation.

1. Glasgow Cathedral

2. The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

3. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

4. George Square and the Merchant City

5. Glasgow Science Centre

6. The Necropolis

7. Pollok Country Park

8. Botanic Gardens

9. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Universities in Glasgow

Glasgow, illustrious for hosting some of the most esteemed and renowned universities, offers students a wealth of academic opportunities in the heart of Scotland.

1. Glasgow School of Art

2. University of West Scotland (Paisley Campus)

3. City of Glasgow College

4. Glasgow International College

5. University of Strathclyde

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