Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is renowned for it’s lively social scene, friendly residents and affordable living. In fact living costs are up to four times cheaper than London and university tuition fees are among some of the lowest in the UK.

Downing Student’s West Village and West View student halls in Glasgow are based just five minutes walk away from the University of Glasgow and Kaplan’s Glasgow International College (GIC) and fifteen minutes by Metro to the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University, and both have been purpose built for student life. Offering first class student accommodation with a fantastic choice of shared and studio flats equipped with the latest technology, security and modern facilities it’s easy to see why these are proving a popular housing choice for Glasgow students.

Both West Village and West View provide first class student accommodation complete with gym and cinema room. Both venues are just a few steps away from Byers Road where you’ll find everything you need in the way of entertainment, shops and cafés to help you settle into student living.

If you prefer a more peaceful lifestyle, you’ll be pleased to learn that Glasgow is one of Europe’s greenest cities with over a quarter of the city being made up of green space. Living and studying in this vibrant modern city whilst being surrounded by beautiful Scottish scenery will ensure you get the very best from your university experience. And Downing Students will help support you every step of the way as you settle in to your new student home and enjoy your life as a Scottish student.



Plenty to do

As the UK’s fourth largest city and with a social scene to rival London, it’s fair to say that Glasgow has plenty to offer its students. With an exciting history, a proud sporting culture, a diverse and extensive choice of restaurants and cafés, boasting more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs, an impressive seven cinemas including the tallest cinema in the world, and as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music playing host to over 130 music events every week, Glasgow is a student’s dream.

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