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West View, Glasgow
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West View, Glasgow

Beith St, Glasgow, G11 6EH, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Located at Beith St, Glasgow, G11 6EH, West View Glasgow stands as a popular choice among students looking for quality living spaces in the heart of the city. This student accommodation in Glasgow offers various ensuite and studio room types tailored to suit students' needs, ranging from Standard Plus Shared Apartment to Silver Studio. Each option is well-equipped, promising a comfortable stay. The universities closest to this sought-after student accommodation in Glasgow include the prestigious University of Glasgow, Glasgow International College, and the Glasgow School of Art, all in a convenient proximity to ensure minimal commute time.

Glasgow, the vibrant cultural capital of Scotland, offers a rich educational environment complemented by its storied past and dynamic social scene, making it an excellent city for students. With a student population spread across world-renowned institutions such as the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University, the city truly celebrates academic excellence and diversity. The history of Glasgow spans centuries, reflected in its Victorian architecture and the iconic cloisters of the University of Glasgow. Ranked high for its overall student satisfaction and living experiences, the city also hosts the annual West End Festival, drawing crowds for its arts and music. One of Glasgow's defining features is its stunning architecture, ranging from Victorian and Edwardian buildings to modern structures like the Clyde Auditorium, affectionately known as the "Armadillo" due to its unique shape. For those residing at West View Glasgow student accommodation, enriching cultural experiences like the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum are moments away. It's not just about studies; it's about embracing a lifestyle full of discoveries and moments to cherish. West View Glasgow is proudly provided by Downing Students, ensuring top-notch services and amenities to support every student's journey.

Features

When choosing their ideal student accommodation in Glasgow, students will find West View Glasgow not only conveniently located but brimming with amenities that are sure to make their student life comfortable and enjoyable. The property offers a range of room types, each fully furnished to meet all needs, from the cosy Standard Plus Shared Apartment to the more private and luxurious Platinum Studio and Silver Studio. Each room is furnished with a cosy big bed, study desk and chair for organised study, flatscreen TV for a movie night, free Wi-Fi for undisturbed study, fridge and freezer to store food and drinks, microwave to heat food, a washbasin and many more.

Those living in West View student accommodation can benefit from the variety of common amenities designed for both convenience and recreation. Stay active and eco-friendly with our convenient cycle storage, or enjoy some downtime in our games areas. With on-site laundry facilities, you can tackle chores with ease, while our state-of-the-art gyms provide the perfect setting for your fitness routine. Socialise with fellow students in our welcoming social lounge, or find your focus in our dedicated study zones. Rest assured with our CCTV security and contents insurance, ensuring your peace of mind throughout your stay. Plus, our 24/7 on-site support team is always available to assist you whenever you need it. Glasgow West View is an ideal location for students.

Location and What's Hot?

West View Glasgow offers students the best of Scotland's most vibrant city. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity to the Glasgow School of Art, while those at the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University will benefit from the short commute.

You'll find the lively Byres Road, a hotspot for the student community, teeming with cosy coffee shops like By Chance and buzzing bars such as Smiddy Bar and Lismore. Culinary delights abound with a diverse array of restaurants like the famous Non Viet Vegan and Celino's, ready to tantalise your tastebuds. Essential groceries are just a stone's throw away at Morrisons and Tesco Express, making daily errands a breeze. For nature lovers, the picturesque Kelvingrove Park and the tranquil Botanic Gardens await your exploration, providing a serene escape from the hustle and bustle. Health care is conveniently accessible with nearby hospitals, including the renowned Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history at iconic sites like Glasgow Cathedral and enjoy the world-renowned exhibits at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The West View student accommodation is not just about convenience; it places you right next to several esteemed educational institutions. Whether you're studying at Glasgow Clyde College, the University of Glasgow, or the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, you are just around the corner from your classes. Glasgow's welcoming atmosphere and friendly locals contribute to its appeal as a destination for tourists and residents alike. Whether you're exploring its cultural offerings, enjoying its culinary delights, or simply taking in the sights, Glasgow offers a dynamic and memorable experience for visitors. Promising a comfortable and convenient university life, West View Glasgow not only delivers immediate amenities and leisure options but also ensures you're well-connected to your academic and social engagements.

Commute

Convenient travel options are a cornerstone of the West View student accommodation experience. Nestled within the vibrant city of Glasgow, students here are privy to an array of public transport options that facilitate easy exploration and commutes around the city. Dumbarton Road Dowanhill Street, and Partick Bus Station (Stance 6) are the nearest bus stops. The Patrick line is the nearest metro link. Those residing at West View Glasgow benefit from the strategic location, poised for convenience and effortless connectivity to all parts of the city.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Water
Electricity
Heating
Wifi

Common Amenities

Cycle Storage
Games areas
On-site laundry facilities
State-of-the-art gyms
Social Lounge
Contents Insurance

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get a Council Tax Exemption Certificate or Registration Certificate?

This is usually given to you when you enrol at University, or you can apply to your Students Services/Registrations office.

Do I need insurance?

Contents insurance is free and is provided by Endsleigh Insurance. You can take a look at the policy terms and conditions and find out what’s covered here. Any enquiries about contents insurance must be directed to Endsleigh.

Do I need a TV Licence?

Yes, you will need a TV Licence. Anyone in the UK watching or recording television as it’s being broadcast or simulcast on any device – including mobiles, laptops and PCs – must, by law, be covered by a valid TV licence. Buying a TV Licence is your own responsibility and is not included in your rent.

Is there Car Parking?

Unfortunately there is no car parking available on site.

Is there a Cycle Store?

Yes, all our accommodation has ample storage for bicycles.

Do I need to be a student?

Only full time students can live. You may be asked to provide proof of your student status and it is very important that you notify us immediately if this changes.

What if I fail my end of year exams/A Levels and the University does not offer me a place for September?

If you provide written evidence from the University, within SEVEN days of your results being published and no later than 1st September (which ever date is the sooner), that you do not have a place they will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

What if I cannot get a Visa to study in the UK?

Provided, you have NOT collected the keys, and that you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused they will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit. If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ to the date you provide us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until they can find a student to rent your room.

How will I pay my rent?

Rental is paid termly, in advance, by debit or credit card. Tenancy agreements cannot be completed by the Landlord until your payment card details have been provided. This information is needed to complete your online booking and can be given by yourself or by your guarantor. Students who can’t provide a Guarantor who permanently resides in the UK, are required to pay their rent in advance in August, October, December and February.  Please see the tariff for more details. If you’re awaiting a student loan and can’t meet payments as scheduled you should contact us at least 48 hours (Monday to Friday) before the payment is due. You will be liable for all bank and administration charges incurred by the Landlord for failed payments and will be expected to reimburse the Landlord for these charges upon demand.

What date are rental payments due?

Once you have signed up for a room log on to the Accommodation Hub to check your tenancy agreement for the due dates.

Do I need a Guarantor?

Yes, a Parent or legal Guardian resident in the UK must stand as Guarantor. The Guarantor is legally bound to pay any debts accrued during the tenancy if the tenant refuses to pay. Overseas Students who cannot provide a Guarantor please refer to the options provided on the payment tariff.

How long will the tenancy be for?

All accommodation is let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and the length of the tenancy will be set out in the Tenancy Agreement.

Can I live in a female only apartment?

We do have a number of shared apartments where rooms are occupied by females only. If you book one of these rooms and wish to re-let it at a later date, it can only be let to a female student.

Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

When can I move in?

You can move in on or after the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ as specified in your tenancy agreement. they will write to you near to the time with more information about collecting your keys and our Reception opening hours.

What items do I need to bring for my room?

All our shared apartments and Studios will be furnished but bedding and personal linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels etc.) is not provided. ‘Double’ size bedding is suitable for beds in all rooms. Standard en-suite beds (in shared apartments) measure approx. 120 x 200cm, while Premium, Deluxe and Studio beds measure approx. 140 x 200cm. (Please note that a small number of Studios have beds that measure 120 x 200cm) In a shared apartment there is a TV in the lounge area, while all studios have a Smart TV. All kitchens include microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer. Irons, ironing boards and vacuum cleaners are available. Kitchen utensils (crockery, cutlery, pans, etc.) arenotprovided. You will not be allowed to bring your own fridges, tumble dryers, portable heaters or other large electrical appliances. Chip pans and deep fat fryers are forbidden, as is the use of candles.

How do I order a bedding or kitchen pack?

You can order kitchen and bedding packs online to be delivered direct to your accommodation. The range of packs include bedding, linen, towels, cooking equipment, crockery, cleaning and stationery. You will need to allow time for delivery so place your order as soon as possible! Remember to use discount code RAILYARD10 at checkout to receive 10% off your order.

When do I have to move out?

You have to vacate your accommodation by 11am on the ‘Tenancy End Date’ as specified in your agreement. Anything left in your room after this time will be removed and disposed of.

What if I want to terminate my agreement and move out?

If you wish to terminate your tenancy, they must be notified in writing and you must complete our Re Let Form. You will remain responsible for the rent until a new tenant is found or until the end of the tenancy (whichever is sooner). they will aim to find a new tenant who is both acceptable to us and who is prepared to meet the financial and legal requirements of the tenancy agreement at the current prevailing rent. they can’t always guarantee finding another tenant, as obviously this becomes more difficult as the academic year progresses, however, you are able to suggest a replacement to us. Please note that you will also need to cover all administration charges incurred in reassigning the tenancy.

How do I get my refund?

All authorised refunds are returned to source i.e. the bank or card the payment originate from, and where source can be established. It is recommended that the account/card from which payments are made remains in operation for the duration of the tenancy and a short time thereafter to facility a timely refund. All refunds will be calculated in UK Sterling. The Railyard will not refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank /agent, or other charges incurred. No refunds will be made in cash.

Can I have visitors?

Unless otherwise stated, bedrooms are for single occupation only. Occasional overnight visitors will be allowed, at the discretion of the management, provided that no disturbance or inconvenience is caused to other occupants. You will be held fully responsible for the actions and behaviour of your visitors.

How fast will my internet be?

Internet (and WIFI) is included in your rent. In the unlikely event it's not fast enough you can upgrade.

Please see the information below:

• Wired Base Speed shall be up to 950Mbps with a typical average of 600Mbps and standard deviation of 110Mbps during peak hours of 20:00-22:00. • Wireless speed are a minimum speed of 100Mbps (subject to device performance).

My Partner and I are both Students; can we share a room or Studio?

At West View there are a number of Studios available for double occupancy at an additional charge of 25% of the total rent.

Can I have parcels delivered to reception?

Property will be happy to accept parcels on your behalf. They won't accept anything they think may contain offensive, dangerous, illegal or illicit material, anything that's too big or heavy for them to store or food deliveries. To pick up your parcels you'll need to bring along some photo ID and sign for it. They'll do their best to look after parcels safely but, in the unlikely event of something going wrong, they won't be liable for any damage to, or loss from, any parcel that you've authorised them to accept on your behalf.

How can I get my deposit back?

You will need to make sure that property have evidence that you have been exempt from paying Council Tax during your stay with them. You can get a Council Tax exemption certificate from your university to prove this.

Once property have this, and they have inspected your room and found no damage they will release your deposit to the Deposit Protection Service or in Scotland the Lettings Protection Service. You can then claim your deposit back from this service (this is a legal requirement in the UK).

How do I return my keys?

You can return your keys to reception in person or you can post them through reception's post box in a key return envelope which you can collect from reception. Please make sure the keys are labelled with your name, room and flat number. If the keys are not returned you will be charged for a replacement key and fob.

You may return your keys before the end of the tenancy, this will not constitute the termination of the agreement and tenants will waive their right to return to the property, to access the accommodation or request keys at any time prior to the end of the tenancy.

Can I store belongings at the property if I am returning next year?

You will need to discuss this with the reception team as it will depend on when your current tenancy ends and the new one begins, and whether someone else will be staying in your room over the summer.

They normally advise students to contact a storage company in the area if they cannot keep their belongings in their room.

What do I need to bring?

• Bring your key collection pass and valid photo ID when you check in (you get your key collection pass by completing your online induction on our website)

• Your accommodation fees must be paid before arrival. If there’s any outstanding money on your account, you’ll have to pay this before you check-in.

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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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