The river Clyde in Glasgow

Living in Glasgow

A friendly, exciting city

Want to study in the heart of a major Scottish city? You’ll find Glasgow to be friendly, exciting and full of beautiful architecture. With two universities, it has a vibrant student community. There’s always something new to try in a city packed with museums, shops, art, music and culture.

What makes Glasgow unique?

Excitement and peace

The lively Scottish city

You'll find it an exciting place to be but within easy reach of peaceful countryside with the Highlands nearby.

Legendary nightlife

Culture, bars and clubs on your doorstep

It has a fantastic cultural scene. And a vibrant nightlife with hundreds of bars, clubs and restaurants to explore.

A great base for exploring the UK

Outstanding transport links

It's a great base for exploring the UK. Glasgow International Airport is just 20 minutes from the University campus.

Food in Glasgow

You’ll find food from across the globe in Glasgow's cafes, restaurants and food shops. For students with special diets, you can also find halal meat, kosher, vegetarian and vegan foods in the city centre. Traditional local specialties include haggis, whisky, cullen skink (smoked haddock soup) and shortbread. And, best of all, there are plenty of budget options with meals for under £5.

Nightlife in Glasgow

Fancy a night out with your new friends? There are plenty of bars, clubs, music venues and comedy in Glasgow. Favourites include The Stand Comedy Club, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Oran Mor, The Art School and Bloc.

Getting around Glasgow

The city has strong, inexpensive public transport including a quirky subway, buses and trains, with discounted tickets available for students. The University campus is walking distance to the city. And, the international airport is close by with flights to London taking just over an hour.


Employability in Glasgow

Glasgow is home to many top companies. Many of the UK's largest employers have offices here, including Lloyds Bank, Albion Motors, Scottish Power, Royal Bank of Scotland and British Polar Engines. The Scottish Capital is also close by, with many other major employers.

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