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A great place to study
Glasgow is a vibrant, bustling hub. It’s one of the UK’s friendliest cities, full of culture and pride. Art, music and theatre make up the bones of the city, although with an abundance of other things to do, you’ll never be spoiled for choice.
Students in Glasgow make up a large proportion of the growing population – approximately 45,000, to be exact.
Students and locals alike get along swimmingly, which is just as well, considering that there are five universities - University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of Strathclyde and University of the West of Scotland
Food and drink
As a student, it’s important to refuel. Glasgow is the perfect place to eat as a student because there’s simply so much choice. In the city centre, you’ll find your usual chains like Nando’s and Pizza Express, but there’s even a TGI Friday’s, which is especially popular on weekends, and a Five Guys’ Burgers and Fries, which has been the latest craze throughout the UK.
Down in the West End (the hip hangout for students), there are loads of delicious places to eat. Here, you can find Café Andaluz, with its delectable Tapas range, as well as the Black Sheep Bistro for traditional Scottish food and more casual places as well. Glasgow does Indian cuisine really, really well, and Ashoka is famous for being one of the best in the area.
Of course, there are some super fancy places you can go to impress a date (or your parents when they visit)! Try top rated independents like Ox & Finch.
Sports and leisure
Glasgow – the host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games – is a city which integrates sport into its heart seamlessly. There are facilities which remain from this event, open to the public and of course, students.
Of course, for those who’d rather ‘do’, there are loads of different sports to get involved with in the city including skiing on one of the city’s two dry ski slopes.
If you fancy a bit of a venture on out, The Trossachs and Loch Lomond are easy enough to get to, as are the islands and highlands Scotland is famous for – perfect for cycling, skiing, hiking and more.
Culture and music
Whether you want art, theatre, music or something else, Glasgow has you culturally covered! Home of the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, there’s loads to do to try something new, or even to impress your parents when they visit.
Cinemas aren’t lacking, either – there are four multi-screens and two independents, meaning you’ll be able to catch the newest and biggest releases throughout the city. There are also loads of theatres and visual arts venues as well as 35 different museums and galleries, so you really never ought to say you’re bored!
Glasgow has some incredible architecture, and it’s something the city is famed for, as is Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the revered artist.
Live music is a major deal in Glasgow, reflected in the sheer number of concert venues. The SECC hosts many major international artists, but there’s also Barrowlands, the O2 Academy, and King Tut’s Wah Wah hosting a diverse array of acts.
Glasgow’s Garage is probably a bit bigger than the one your mum and dad might have at home – which isn’t surprising, considering it’s Scotland’s biggest nightclub!
There are loads of student friendly night spots throughout the city, and on Sauchiehall Street, ABC’s Jellybaby night is just one of them! If alternative stuff is your thing, you should also try The Cathouse, or ‘The Catty’, as it’s affectionately known to insiders. With several floors of lots of different types of music, everyone in your Liberty Living student accommodation in Glasgow will be kept happy!
Glasgow has plenty of options for getting around cheaply and efficiently, so you can make the right decision to suit you.
The buses are cheap and reliable, and there’s a safe and easy-to-catch underground system throughout the city, too.
Although not many people cycle (due to traffic and hills), walking is possible.
Trains are also available to local destinations and those further afield. You can use your national railcard if you've got one on loads of routes in and around Glasgow and beyond.
Glasgow benefits from a unique Subway system which you can use, taking you around the city limits for a very fair price.
Glasgow also has its very own airport, which will take you to UK destinations as well as those much further away.
Health and wellbeing
Whilst you’re staying in our Glasgow student accommodation, we at Liberty Living want the absolute best for you and your fellow students.
At your University, you’ll be able to receive a wealth of care in addition to the pastoral support we’ll provide. You can talk to someone about any financial, emotional or spiritual concerns you may be having, in complete confidence.
We hope you don’t need emergency care, but if you do, you can put your mind at rest in the knowledge that there are two 24-hour Accident and Emergency departments in the city - Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Western Infirmary. You can even speak to GPs in the healthcare areas of both hospitals.
Glasgow is honestly one of the best locations in the UK for shopping, and so you’ll never, ever be forced to panic buy with simply so many choices!
It has all the high street chains you could ever want, right through to exclusive, chic boutiques, up-and-coming designers, independent stores, and more. Head to Buchanan Galleries, Princes Square and Merchant City for some fantastic selections, but if you’re a little more budget conscious, try one of the markets like the Barras Street Market instead.
As you might expect, our Glasgow student accommodation is super close to loads of huge name grocery stores – you name it, we’ve probably got it. Think Aldi, Morrison’s, Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s; there’s not a giant we’ve forgotten!
Of course, if you’re after a bank, a Post Office or something else useful for errands, we’ve got loads of those, too, and there are libraries on each campus for your studies, too.
Finally, the city is alive with takeaways, so if you’re ever short on time or just fancy a treat, there are loads to choose from (but Indian might be an especially good shout!).
Edinburgh is just a one hour train ride from Glasgow. With its Castle and incredible shopping and food, you’ll never be short of things to do. Glasgow is also located relatively close to some true Scottish beauty points: beaches like Troon, and of course, even further north, the beautiful mountain regions.
London is just 4 hours by train, and can be reached directly from Glasgow Central, as can many other UK cities. The coach station on Buchanan Street also allows easy transportation far and wide, at a good price for students. Finally, if you’re looking to really head off on an adventure, Glasgow’s International Airport will take you almost anywhere you want to go.
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it with Liberty Living in Glasgow.
Accommodation available in Glasgow
Liberty Park - Glasgow1.9 miles (walking) 0.3 miles (walking) 0.6 miles (walking)from £108.00 pw
Liberty Park is located close to Glasgow’s city centre, and is also just a stone’s throw away from Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde.
Liberty Park itself is an exciting student hub and so is the city, which provides an abundance of things for you to see and explore from shopping, museums and galleries to bars and local eateries.
When you stay with us, you’ll be safe and secure throughout the residence. We have CCTV as well as 24 hour staff, plus contents insurance is included as standard. In fact, everything is included in your rent – how cool is that, right!
Liberty House - Glasgow2 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking) 0.7 miles (walking)from £120.00 pw
Liberty House puts you in a prime position if you're studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and just a short distance from both Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde, too.
Situated on Miller Street, right in the heart of the city centre, the residence is within easy reach of all local amenities and transport. Liberty House's closeness to the town centre allows you to get right into the action, and you’ll never be stuck for things to do or people to do them with.
If working and playing hard leaves you no time to worry about the finer details, don’t worry. We have on-site teams to look out for you 24/7 and your bills are inclusive in your rent, too, so there’s no time wasted in stressing out.
Why choose Liberty Living?
We welcome group bookings
Want to live with your friends? We can make it happen! At Liberty Living, we’re happy for you to book with whoever you like. So, if you can’t bear the thought of being separated for even one moment, now you don’t have to be. We know how social University is and we don’t want to split anyone up who’s quite happy in their own little group. We’d also be the last ones to split up a relationship, so you can even share a room with a partner thanks to our room shares – in residences that have double rooms or studios.
Perhaps you’re coming back for your second or third year with us, or maybe you all met on your course – it doesn’t matter, we’d love to have you stay with Liberty Living. We’ll welcome you (or welcome you back!) with open arms. As an added incentive, we’ll even help you settle in, too. Book in a group of four or more people and we’ll give you a £100* shopping voucher for a supermarket of your choice. Better get sharpening those cooking skills – you’ll all have to do your fair share!
It’s super easy to make a booking together, so follow the link to find out more about group bookings.
*Shopping voucher offer of £100 differs in some residences and is only available at selected residences.
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010
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We have great relationships with UK universities
Our student accommodation is endorsed by some of the UK’s leading higher education institutions and we work in partnership with many of these to ensure that you have somewhere safe, clean and fun to stay throughout your time with them. If you want find out more check out our University partners page.
Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Liberty Living follow a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, (membership of which is voluntary), is to provide students with professional housing services.
The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.
What does being a member of the codes mean?
- Both parties can enjoy the benefits of good standards of housing management and practice.
- Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced.
- If problems do occur they can be promptly resolved.
- The independent complaints procedure operated by the Codes can be used for complaint resolution.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
We have summer accommodation available in great destinations for you to book for just a few nights or the whole of summer – extend your stay with us or book at any one of our 53 residences in 21 cities across the UK and Europe.
Whether you’re planning to start an internship, summer school, language school, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield – we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and we have a wide range of summer accommodation options available.
Plus, you don't even have to be a student to stay with us over the summer… all bills and internet access are included in the rent, and you’ll feel safe and secure with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
It’s super easy to make a booking, so follow the link to find out more about our summer accommodation in Glasgow.