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True Glasgow, Glasgow

New City Rd, Glasgow, G4 9BB, United Kingdom
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About the Property

True Glasgow at 221 New City Rd, Glasgow G4 9BB, United Kingdom, stands as a popular choice among students looking for premium living experiences. This exceptional accommodation offers a variety of room types, including True Apartment 5-Bedrooms, True Sky Studio, True Superior Studio, True Accessible Studio, True Studio, and True Apartment 6-Bedrooms. It is conveniently located near several educational institutions such as Glasgow School of Art, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the University of Glasgow, ensuring students have easy access to their respective campuses from their True Glasgow student accommodation.

Glasgow is a vibrant city teeming with student life and cultural diversity. Known as an educational powerhouse, it is home to world-renowned universities that attract students from all over the globe. With a rich history in academia and consistently high rankings, it's easy to see why Glasgow is a sought-after destination for students. The proximity of this student accommodation in Glasgow to these institutions is not the only perk; the city offers a myriad of tourist attractions, an impressive arts scene, and a warm community spirit. From the historic grandeur of the Glasgow Cathedral to the picturesque beauty of the Glasgow Green, students at True Glasgow will find they have an abundance of options for leisure and exploration. This property, offered by a true student, is not just about premium living spaces; it's about immersing oneself in the thriving heart of a dynamic city that's beloved by its student populace. Overall, True Glasgow is a dynamic and growing city that offers a range of opportunities for education, employment, and recreation. With its rich educational heritage, world-class institutions, and commitment to fostering learning and innovation, Glasgow is an excellent destination for students seeking a high-quality education and a vibrant cultural experience.

Features

Designed for student comfort and convenience, True Glasgow stands out as one of the premier choices for student accommodation in Glasgow. Each room type, including the True Apartment 5-Bedrooms, True Sky Studio, True Superior Studio, and various others, is equipped with top-notch amenities to ensure a home-like experience. For instance, students can enjoy their private bathroom, relax in their lavishly fully furnished rooms, and entertain with high-definition smart TV. The kitchen buzzes with modernity, featuring top-line appliances, including a microwave and fridge, perfect for crafting delicious meals or a quick snack. Plus, with ample room storage, space is never an issue. Whether in an accessible studio or a sprawling 6-bedroom apartment, students never need to worry about where to put their belongings. Outside the comfort of the rooms.

True Glasgow accommodation provides incredible common amenities that promote both study and social life. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the state-of-the-art gym and free fitness classes, while the academically inclined can dive into their studies in the sky lounges & study zones. Social butterflies aren't left out, with regular social events fostering a vibrant community. Other facilities, such as an in-house cinema room, on-site laundry facility, and even a cafe, elevate the living experience at True Glasgow. Connectivity is a breeze with complimentary unlimited WiFi throughout the property, ensuring that students stay plugged into their studies and social networks. Meanwhile, the property's proximity to top universities like the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art makes it an ideal location for students in the city. Managed by the trusted true student group, one can be assured of a remarkable stay at True Glasgow student accommodation.

Location and What's Hot?

Right next to the bustling heart of Scotland's largest city, True Glasgow student accommodation offers a desirable location with an array of conveniences tailored for a thriving student life. Students are within reach of premium educational institutions such as Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Strathclyde, The Glasgow School of Art, the University of Glasgow and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

For daily necessities, supermarkets such as Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Local are conveniently placed just outside your door. For medical services, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is readily accessible, providing peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Green spaces like the serene Kelvingrove Park and Glasgow Botanic Gardens are ideal for a quick escape into nature or for jogging trails. When it comes to academia, the location of True Glasgow accommodation is unmatched when compared with other off-campus accommodations. Culinary explorers living at this accommodation are spoiled for choice, with an array of restaurants right around the corner, like The Hanoi Bike Shop, Mother India's Café, and Ormazabal that showcase flavours from all around the world. For caffeine aficionados, the quaint Papercup Coffee Company and the artsy Artisan Roast serve as perfect nooks for a morning brew or a study session. This proximity allows for sleep-in mornings, less travel hassle, and more opportunities for on-campus engagement. Culture enthusiasts will appreciate living near landmark attractions such as the Riverside Museum and the iconic Gallery of Modern Art. As the evening sets in, social night owls can flock to student-favourite bars and clubs like Sub Club and BrewDog Glasgow to unwind. With plenty of hip spots in the vicinity, True Glasgow is an exceptional choice for those keen on immersing themselves in their educational journey.

Commute

For students living at True Glasgow, the commute around the city is defined by convenience and excellent connectivity. The central location offers a plethora of public transport options within easy reach. Trains from nearby stations such as Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow) ensure that residents can efficiently navigate the city. Additionally, subway stations like St George's Cross and Cowcaddens are part of the exceptional transport network available to students. This prime location ensures that whether it's getting to university or exploring the vibrant city streets, residents of True Glasgow student accommodation are well-connected to Glasgow's many offerings.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

WiFi
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Water
Heating

Common Amenities

True Life Events calendar
Heart of the city
State of the art Gym
Sky Lounges
On site laundry facilities
Free Unlimited Printing

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    This property offers 1, 4, 11, 12 flexible instalment plans.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be my guarantor?

A guarantor is someone over the age of 18 who takes joint financial responsibility for your tenancy and is liable to pay your rent if you are, for any reason, unable to pay an amount owed to the Property You will need to name a guarantor when you make your booking if you select to pay your rent in instalments. This person will need you to choose to be your guarantor will need to be UK based and sign a guarantor agreement they have the right to pursue this person for any outstanding payments and it is, therefore, important your guarantor understands the liability.

Do I need to be a student?

Yes developments are only for students.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

No, they do not charge deposits. However, to reserve a room you will need to pay a £150 advance rent payment. This will be taken off your first month's rent.

I only have a conditional offer, can I still book?

Yes, you can secure your room for a £150 advanced rent payment and if you don’t get into the University of your choice or decide to go to another city where there is no property then this will be refunded.

Can I book with friends?

Yes! You can book with friends and they'll try their best to position your rooms as close to one another as possible – please let us know after you book online.

Do you offer short term lets?

Most of their rooms are occupied throughout the year but they might be able to accommodate your needs. Please contact us to see if they can meet your short-term accommodation needs.

Can I see who else has booked in my flat?

They have a closed Facebook group set up for each of their accommodations– the best place to find the answer to this question is to join as soon as your booking is secured and start socialising with your new housemates!

Do I need a guarantor?

If you would like to pay in either 4, 11 or 12 instalments, they do require a UK guarantor. If you are unable to provide a UK guarantor, then please get in touch with us to discuss your options.

How old do I need to be to live at the accommodation?

They accept all full time students over the age of 18.

Can a dual occupant be added to my tenancy?

Dual occupants need to be arranged and approved before check-in by email. They can not be added on once the tenancy has started. Where possible, all dual occupants need to be arranged at the time of booking. Once a dual occupant has been approved, any changes to this need to be sent for approval before changes to the booking can be made. Dual occupants need to be full-time students and residents for the full tenancy (along with the main tenant). Any exceptions to this need to be arranged and agreed upon by the team prior to booking.

Can I cancel my booking for free?

You can cancel for free if… You fail to get the results to attend the university you selected Your VISA is declined You choose to move to another university in a city where they are yet to have Property accommodation  T&Cs Apply There is a 48-hour cooling-off period once the Tenancy Agreement has been signed, after which the Tenancy Agreement is legally binding. This applies to all 22/23 contracts.   In some cases, they will cancel the booking if a replacement tenant is found who will take on the rent liability. This decision will be made by the management team at their discretion. The property guarantee only covers your booking prior to check-in, once you have moved into a property - you are no longer able to cancel your booking for the reasons stated above.

Can I get someone to take over my Tenancy?

If you want to be released from your tenancy agreement, licence agreement, or SAT (Scotland) and you do not meet the requirements of a tenancy release, it is your responsibility to find a replacement tenant. The replacement tenant must agree to the existing rent and term conditions of the existing tenant. If you find a replacement, you will be released from your tenancy from the start date of the new tenancy, however, you may be charged to the Friday nearest to this date. You will be responsible for paying a £160 administration fee, paid directly to the property.  This fee covers the deep cleaning of the room in the period between you and your replacement, as well as the administration relating to issuing a new contract.  A tenancy takeover will be deemed complete to the point where a replacement is found when the following criteria are met: The new tenant has paid any current due rental charge, and this has been confirmed as received by the property The new tenant has signed their AST or Licence Agreement The new tenant has confirmed receipt of keys The new Tenant has moved into the building and completed an inventory form. The property will not refund any advanced rent payment until all the above criteria are met. This policy will be reviewed regularly as the situation surrounding Covid-19 develops. The property reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of this cancellation policy at any time.

What bills do I need to pay when I stay with the property?

All utility bills including broadband Wi-Fi and contents insurance for your belongings are all included. You are responsible for the purchase of a TV license if you intend to watch or record live terrestrial TV programmes or use BBC players, even if you have been provided with a TV by Property.

What happens if I can't pay my rent on time?

Please come and talk to us, they know it can be stressful to manage your finances when studying and their team will be able to help if you are prompt in letting us know.  they will always work with you to find the best way for you to pay your rent.

When do I need to pay my rent?

your rent may be due before the contract begins and the dates may not coincide with student loan dates. This should be taken into consideration when planning your accommodation as late payments may be subject to interest charges and, in some cases, legal action against the resident and their guarantor.

What happens if my rent payment isn't made within 14-days of the due date?

You will be required to pay interest at the rate of 3% above the base rate of Bank of England (calculated on a daily basis) on the unpaid amount of any sum due to property which is not received within 14 days of the due date (whether demanded or not and without prejudice to any other remedy) for the period beginning on the due date until the date it is received in cleared funds inclusive of both dates.

Can I pay cash?

At present, they are unable to accept cash payments. Their preferred payment method is via a card transaction through their online portal. It’s 100% safe and secure. they also accept bank transfers – you can find their details through your property account.

What if I run into financial difficulties before or during my stay?

Their onsite teams are dedicated to providing you the support you need. If you run into any kind of financial difficulties before or during your stay, please reach out to a member of the team for advice.

How do I pay my rent?

There are two options to pay your rent (bank transfer or card payment). Bank Transfer or Card Payment.

When is the Welcome Hub open?

A team member will be available 24 hours per day. If a team member isn’t available at the Welcome Hub when you visit, just call the number at the desk and someone will assist you.

Do you have staff at your properties?

The property has a team of trained staff on-site to respond to your needs. Their job is to make your property experience as enjoyable and safe as possible 24/7. Their on-site management offices are open Monday to Friday and will answer any questions, respond to any issues, offer advice and ensure a friendly face is there to greet you every day. Outside of these hours they also have a team of ambassadors on call for guests. They also have a highly skilled maintenance team available around the clock. They’re there to resolve any maintenance issues quickly and efficiently – keeping the site safe and secure.  While most students settle into living away from home quickly, they understand it can take a little longer for some than others. So, while their tenancy agreement limits how far they can get involved, their people are trained to offer advice that helps residents to overcome a range of issues.

What is there to do at Property?

The real question is what isn't there to do at the property! Here are just a few of the ways in which they give their residents a truly unforgettable experience during their stay: Weekly events calendar  Gym with class timetable and personal training Picture house with regular movie nights and presentations Social lounges with ping pong, pool and table football Private dining rooms Gaming areas Away Day the property Trips Skills Workshops from Industry Experts.

Is food and drink available onsite?

Yes! Oaka is an Asian cafe and supermarket on-site at Salford which serves fresh dishes including; dumplings, steamed buns, sushi and also warm food, including; chicken curry, pork ribs and ramen. Otherwise, they're lucky enough to have some of the city's best bars, pubs and restaurants located right on their doorstep. Unfortunately, Oaka is not available across all locations.

How do I get to know people at Property?

Their communal zones and weekly events calendar mean that getting to know like-minded people at the property won't be an issue! Keep an eye on their social media channels to see what they get up to.

Can I bring pets?

Unfortunately not however they do have dog therapy workshops for those who miss their pets.

As a disabled person I have specific living needs, can the property cater for these?

they make every effort to ensure that their accommodation is accessible for all and they will always do everything they can to find you suitable accommodation. All the property buildings have step-free/level access. Adaptations can be made to their studios including grabrail provision in bathrooms, stair lifts in accessible rooms, visual fire alarms and assisted door opening devices if required. they can provide information on the availability of disabled parking for customers, there are accessible toilets in the communal areas for visitors.

Do I need to bring any furniture?

All their rooms come complete with high quality furnishings that provide space to store your belongings. Because of fire restrictions, you are not allowed to bring your own furniture or large appliances.

Will I get a cleaner?

You will receive a free clean each semester and also when you move out, meaning it is hassle-free for you. If you would like a more regular clean then you can upgrade at an extra cost.

Can I bring my car?

Some of their sites have additional guest parking available, to check this please check the facilities section on the location pages. All their developments are in great city-centre locations that are close to the University and have great links to public transport so they hope this reduces your need to have a car on site.

Where do I wash my clothes?

All their residences have an on-site laundry room with washing and drying machines that can be used at an extra cost. The laundry rooms are also open 24 hours a day.

Do I need to move out during the holidays?

Your property contract is for a fixed length of time – so your room is yours throughout that period. That means that you don’t have the hassle of moving your belongings out during the Christmas or Easter vacations, and you can choose to stay in your property over these holidays if you want. It’s usually possible to book additional accommodation over the summer period if you want to stay then too. But they advise booking early to ensure rooms are available.

What should I do before I move out?

Before moving out, it’s best to arrange an inspection with a member of the management team. You have joint responsibility for shared living areas, and individual responsibility for your own room. On the moving out day, you’ll need to vacate the premises before a certain time – just ask if you’re unsure.

How do I make a complaint?

The property is committed to delivering great service at all times. However, they accept that there may be times when they don’t get things right the first time. If you wish to make a complaint, please take a look at their complaints policy to follow the correct procedure.

Can I have overnight guests?

Yes of course. The property is your home, so you can have guests staying over from time to time but they do ask that you let the on-site team know and for health and safety reasons, you will need to sign overnight guests in at the Welcome Hub. They ask that overnight guests, stay no longer than 2 consecutive nights per week. If you have any longer-term requests, please discuss this with the accommodations General Manager. they ask that you respect your fellow residents as you are responsible for the behaviour of any guests you bring to the property. If you are residing in a shared apartment, please first consult with your flatmates to ensure they have no objections.

Is there free WiFi at Property?

Yes, there is! they have free superfast WiFi around the building, which allows you to stay connected no matter where you are at the property. The speed of wireless connectivity is up to 50mgb per device, and up to 100mgb for wired connectivity.

Will I need to buy my own TV licence?

Here at the property, they pay for all TV licences in the shared areas, so this includes their shared kitchens/lounges and their TVs in social spaces. If you wish to use the TV in your room to watch Freeview channels or on-demand services, then you will need to purchase your own TV licence, you can do this via TV Licence - TV Licensing ™.

How safe are the accommodations?

The accommodation takes safety seriously. they have a dedicated member of staff or security guard on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give you peace of mind. Their electronic door entry systems, intercoms and CCTV ensure that everyone who lives with us benefits from the highest security standards, so the only thing they have to worry about is your studies.

What happens if I have a maintenance problem?

The property has a dedicated caretaker team to respond to and solve your maintenance issues. they respond to every issue quickly and, if possible, will complete the repair during the first visit. Of course, this isn’t always possible and there are times when parts need to be ordered or external contractors arranged. When this happens, they’ll keep you updated on the progress.

What does a fully fitted kitchen mean?

The property designs homes that provide everything you need to enjoy living with us. Their apartments and suites come kitted out with all your cooking appliances: cooker, hob, oven, fridge, and microwave.

Do I have to share my bathroom/kitchen?

Their studios have an ensuite bathroom and kitchen area within the room meaning you won’t have to share a thing. If you have booked a shared apartment, then you will have a private ensuite but share a communal kitchen and lounge area perfect for relaxing with your friends. There is a communal student area outside of your studio that has individual and group study spaces, pool tables, gym facilities and huge comfortable social areas for you to enjoy whenever you need a break from university work.

Is contents insurance included?

Contents insurance is automatically included with your rent. When you arrive, they’ll provide you with details of the policy and, if you need anything extra adding to the cover, you can contact the provider to make an upgrade.

Does the property offer bike storage?

They have plenty of secure bike storage space at all of their residences.

Can I smoke in my room?

No. As per your tenancy agreement, it is not permitted to smoke inside any building. There are designated smoking areas which you are welcome to use.

What happens if I lose my key fob?

They have an accommodation staff member of a security guard on the premises 24 hours a day to help with any enquiry. Their team are more than happy to help with any issue, especially helping you accessing your room when you get locked out!

What is the floor layout of my accommodation?

You can see the floorplans for all of their locations.

What are the House Rules?

You will receive a copy of their House Rules via email before moving in, please ensure you read through them prior to your arrival.

Where can I get additional bedding and kitchen items from?

Take the hassle out of buying and transporting your bedding and kitchen items by preordering from their friends at UniKitOut. choose the items you want, select your residence, and then confirm and pay for your goods. The pack will then be pre-delivered directly to your residence so it is there ready and waiting for you when you arrive, leaving you to quickly settle into your new and exciting environment.

Do I need a visa?

If you are a foreign national, in order to take up your offer at your preferred University, you will need a UK visa.

Where can I register a bank account?

Whilst living in the UK, you will find it a whole lot easier having a UK bank account. Many British banks offer students a range of deals for setting up an account, so do a little research before making a final decision.

What are the best ways to get around?

If you are a UK student, you are entitled to travel discount cards that apply to national train and bus networks across the country. Here are some travel options to help you get started: Young Persons Railcard - If you are 25 and under, these cards are £30 for the year and save you 1/3 off train travel Young Persons Coach Card - If you are 26 and under, these cards are only £10 for the year plus p&p or £25 for 3 years plus p&pSpecial to Glasgow, these cards are a flexible, reusable and quick way to travel on the subway. You can register for a smart card free of charge online. Uber - If you wish to travel by taxi, Uber is a simple App to download and order taxis straight from your smartphone.

How do I set up a UK mobile phone?

If you are an international student coming from abroad, they recommend buying a UK SIM card for your phone to help keep bill costs down.  There are two options you can choose from if you are looking to set up your phone here in the UK.  Pay-as-you-go - This is the easier option as most phone providers offer SIM cards that allow you to top your phone up as and when you need too Contracts - If you haven’t lived in the UK, starting a contract may prove more difficult but there are a range of providers who offer different deals so shop around before making a decision.  Here are some UK phone providers to help you get started, however talk to any of their staff who will be able to help: EE O2 - As an O2 customer you can receive priority tickets to gigs and events across the UK Vodafone Three.

How do I register with a local doctors surgery?

It is important that whilst you are living in the UK that you register with a doctor. As a full-time student, you may qualify for free NHS treatment. Depending on which university you are with, they will be able to provide you with details of medical and dentistry practices in the area.

Can I visit my son/daughter living at the accommodation?

Of course! They love having their guests’ friends and family come to visit us. At the moment, though, due to Covid-19 legislation, there are local restrictions on visiting other households so please check with their management team to check what's possible.

I'm worried about my son or daughter living away from home?

They pride themselves on providing a safe and supportive environment for your son or daughter, and their teams are trained in first aid and mental health awareness, and actively encourage healthy lifestyles through their calendar of social events and activities. If you ever have concerns for your child, they are here to listen and provide help in any way they can.

How can I prepare my son/daughter for university?

Help your son/daughter pack for university with their easy packing checklist. This outlines all of the useful bits and bobs they will need to make their room feel like their home away from home. Rest assured that they provide complimentary contents insurance, find out more about what's covered.
They understand that your son/daughter may also feel nervous meeting new people, so they create a Facebook Group for each of their developments, so they can 'virtually' meet their new flatmates before arriving. they also provide regular events and updates on these groups throughout the academic year, helping to build anticipation.

How can I get in touch if I'm concerned about my son or daughter?

They're always happy to pick up the phone and have a chat. If you have any concerns or questions about your son or daughter.

Will my son/daughter be safe at the accommodation?

All of their accommodations have CCTV and are only accessible with a secure fob, while each and every room has its own individual locking system. Their accommodation team are also ready and prepared to support you 24 hours per day no matter how big or small the incident may be.
I'm worried about my son/daughter's well-being mental health and well-being are so important to us. Whilst living with us, your son/daughter will be surrounded by amazing opportunities and experiences that boost their well-being, personal network and life skills. And they hope to make them feel energised, connected and inspired. They also work with Dr Dominique Thompson from Buzz Consulting, she’s an expert in student mental health and works with us to improve their student’s wellbeing. Whilst they cannot provide counselling for students, they can refer them to a specialist for further support.

How can I keep up to date with what my son/daughter is up to?

It might be difficult getting much conversation out of your student, but this way you'll feel reassured that they're probably busy having a great time at all the events and activities going on at the accommodation.

Can I view a room?

Of course, our properties are open 24/7 and we always have somebody at the Welcome Hub to greet you.

How do I complete onboarding with two bookings?

Our Management will help guide you through the necessary steps to complete the onboarding process and confirm your bookings, if you have more than one reservation.

How does my guarantor complete their section of the booking process?

Our Management shows you what your guarantor needs to do to complete their section, allowing you to pay your rent in instalments.

Please note, for your guarantor to be approved, they must provide us with valid ID and proof of address in the form of a utility bill dated within the past 3 months.

Will you contact my guarantor directly about my tenancy?

As you are in a tenancy agreement with us, we will use you as the first point of contact and contact you directly. We will only contact your guarantor if there is a delay in payment or we have concerns over the terms of your tenancy agreement being followed. If you have specifically given consent or stated otherwise, we will of course follow your preferences and provide your chosen person with the right information.

How do I complete my booking?

You can book directly with Management using our website. In order for the booking to be confirmed, all required documents must be returned including guarantor agreement, tenancy agreement and provision for your rent payments. A booking will only be confirmed by Management once the On boarding process is complete and all the necessary documentation has been supplied.

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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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