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Glasgow Reviews

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People in my country always said Thailand land of smile... ummm okayyy ... I think you better meet Glasgow once, here where the true nice people are. Everything is the best here except food, Thai food is the best, nobody can beat.

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By Lanthanide67
On 21st May 20

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People in my country always said Thailand land of smile... ummm okayyy ... I think you better meet Glasgow once, here where the true nice people are. Everything is the best here except food, Thai food is the best, nobody can beat.

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By Lanthanide67
On 21st May 20

Living in Glasgow

Glasgow, the home of Scottish engineering, Irn Bru and three universities. Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde are all based here.

Scotland is pretty well known for it’s cold weather but if you like to take a more active role in your sport then the Great Scottish Run, the third largest of its kind, takes place at the end of the summer. An Ice Rink is set up every year during the Christmas holidays for the public to skate on, so even in the winter there’s no excuse for missing out and staying indoors! Beginners can still take part, as there are Ice Marshals on hand to help you get started.  Glasgow is the home of Celtic Football Club. Or Rangers, if you prefer. In fact there are three professional football clubs based in Glasgow, as well as Scotland’s only professional basketball team, the Glasgow Rocks.  You’re also quite near to the coast, with Glasgow Port only 30mins away by train, and Loch Lomond (yes, the one from the song) only 40mins via Balloch station.

When exploring the town, it’s worth sparing a few hours to explore ‘The Barras’ market in the East End of Glasgow. This historic flea market (officially called ‘Barrowland’, and you’ll find the old Barrowland Ballroom next to it) is a slice of proper Glaswegian history, and you can still dig out a bargain amid the stalls and market traders you’ll find there. Just a few streets over is Glickman’s, the oldest sweet shop in Glasgow.

For the rest of your retail therapy needs, the majority of high street stores can be found around Sauchiehall Street, in the city centre. For independent shops, vintage outlets, and boutiques, go to the West End. Alternatively head south towards the river and you’ll find the Enoch Centre, which is a little more upmarket, and then the Argyle Arcade and Princes Square nearby. These last two are probably a bit high-brow for someone on a student budget, but who doesn’t love a bit of window shopping?

A must-do (or at least must-try) for Glasgow students is the Subcrawl. This involves buying an all-day Discovery ticket for the Subway and visiting the nearest pub or bar you can find at each of the fifteen stops. After a drink, it’s back on the subway and on to the next station. It’s very rare for any student to actually finish the circuit, which is marked by drinking in the same pub you started in, but the fun is in the attempt so for goodness’ sakes pace yourself!

Whether you’re living on campus or de-camped into a house in town, if you happen to come back early after your summer holidays , you’ll be just in time to catch that essential blast of Scottish culture, the World Pipe Band Championships. Take your mates along and see who can hold out the longest!

Out on the town:

  • Sauchiehall Street is the main student nightlife zone, and a good place to start if you’re new to the Glasgow. Venues like The Garage, Nice n Sleazy, and Firewater cater to different musical tastes, while Campus, an American Frat House style venue, also opens in daylight hours to show all the major football matches on their big screens.
  • Bath Street has a higher number of young professionals and bars, so when you feel you’ve outgrown the typical student hangouts, you haven’t got far to go to add a more sophisticated flavour to your social life.
  • The Curlers Rest: This pub is 600 years old and looking very good for its age. Nice enough to convince your mum that yes you are eating properly, but not beyond the limits of the student budget. Book in advance at busy times.

Good to know:

  • Subway: Glasgow’s very own subway circles the city centre and west end, so if you find yourself heading there a lot, use your degree-level mathematics to work out if it’s worth investing in one of their multi-journey tickets
  • Taxi: Black cabs run in the city centre and round the campuses. For pre-booked, try Glasgow Taxis Ltd.

 


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Student Review: 1 /5
By member752404 On 19th November 20

The place is too old full of hillbillies. The weather is terrible the environment is terrifying. The people are hillbillies with small vision.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Gallagher810 On 11th November 20

love this city, wouldn’t want to live anywhere else

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member852036 On 11th November 20

Scottish people are very friendly and kind. Glasgow is a very comfortable city to live in, not too big or too small as a city.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1351993 On 9th November 20

Such a wide selection of restaurants across the city as well as great shops to wander around. Public transport is so easy to figure out but can be a bit expensive in some cases.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member451882 On 4th November 20

Glasgow is a great city, especially for students.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member451611 On 16th October 20

Love Glasgow loads of places to eat and drink

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Student Review: 3 /5
By lararc On 11th October 20

Public Transport is super pricy and not well connected

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Nikos On 23rd September 20

Friendly city, can be sketchy at certain places and a bit dangerous at night but I would recommend it.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member951266 On 22nd September 20

Transportation to and from campus was long and expensive

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Student Review: 4 /5
By anggastaputri On 7th September 20

I like Glasgow. The city has a good range of things we can do.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member550251 On 4th August 20

Amazing food, beautiful scenic routes short distance away. people very friendly.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By daphnerozenburg On 21st July 20

I love this city and everything that it stands for. I hope to be able to visit Glasgow for many more years to come, even long after my graduation!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member649945 On 17th July 20

Great city to live in, very lively

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member949882 On 13th July 20

Cheaper cost of living than England, good range of restaurants

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member749589 On 30th June 20

i relly like the city. Glasgow is beautiful and it doesnt smell that bad

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member549215 On 10th June 20

The most incredible city, you will never have a boring day in Glasgow

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member949172 On 8th June 20

gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1049035 On 4th June 20

The city itself is beautiful, so many sites to see everywhere you turn.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1048799 On 28th May 20

I have met nice people here. It was a great exprerience.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member948712 On 27th May 20

A good bustling city with lots to do

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member648703 On 27th May 20

Glasgow has been a great city to live in

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member548631 On 22nd May 20

Have enjoyed staying in Glasgow and being close to west end

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member548606 On 22nd May 20

The cost of living is not bad. Eating out is great, however with international food it is mostly only Asian cuisine. Public transport could be better as in the bus system could be better in some areas of Glasgow.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Lanthanide67 On 21st May 20

People in my country always said Thailand land of smile... ummm okayyy ... I think you better meet Glasgow once, here where the true nice people are. Everything is the best here except food, Thai food is the best, nobody can beat.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Kawtaressadeq On 20th May 20

Glasgow is a nice city especially for internationals like myself as it is not hard for us to integrate with others.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Ulwap On 19th May 20

Glasgow is a great city, I love that it manages to be beautiful and full of great people while still holding onto its gritty edge.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By MILKSHAKE On 19th May 20

gLASGOW IS OK I guess , could be a lot better. they need to have more variety of restaurants like different cuisines and more shopping outletsss!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member848454 On 19th May 20

Glasgow is a brilliant, diverse city to live in, especially for a student with such an affordable cost of living compared to other cities in the UK.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member848257 On 15th May 20

Love Glasgow. Best placed I've moved to. Great for a few drinks and eating out.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member948045 On 13th May 20

Shopping and eating out is good, the public transport is a little expensive at times and the bus service could be better

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member447535 On 26th April 20

There is a lot of parties and great people any day of the week

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member647451 On 21st April 20

Lovely city, and easy to travel

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Student Review: 5 /5
By ArbitrageAndy On 15th April 20

Glasgow is a great city for student life. Highlands are close if you wanna do a trip on the weekend and the city offers everything you expect or want.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member646929 On 24th March 20

Love the night life and the people everyone is so friendly

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1146924 On 23rd March 20

The subway is amazing and the best way to move around Glasgow. Night life is amazing, great range of shopping from high end to affordable. I love the city

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1246920 On 23rd March 20

The best city to live in outside of London!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1346566 On 7th March 20

Buses are a bit s***, blame the snp for privatizing it

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1346541 On 6th March 20

Good place, really love the place, except this student accommodation. Truly bad

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1146539 On 6th March 20

I love it. I love it. I love it. I love it.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member446532 On 6th March 20

My student accommodation St Mungos is so poor that make me uncomfortable!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1246485 On 6th March 20

Really good for shopping , food and nights out , really good night lit fe

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member746431 On 5th March 20

Great city with great music scene and restaurants

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Sav On 5th March 20

Good public transport but eating out very expensive

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1246133 On 26th February 20

It is great that Glasgow contains most of the cuisine from around the world although it might be costly sometimes. Most of the shopping are located within the city center which requires most of us to spend on the public transport back and forth to the city center.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1346096 On 25th February 20

I love here because of good environment and friendly people

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Student Review: 5 /5
By SelSel On 25th February 20

Everything you can find as a student and very safe place

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Student Review: 5 /5
By AK123 On 25th February 20

Very handy in all respects, and great transport links stand out

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member745824 On 18th February 20

Glasgow is a great city for those creatively inclined. You can usually find a part time job to hold you over while you study and the night life is usually on 5 out of 7 days a week and is always eventful. Depending on what area you live in the rent will differ but the cheaper options tend to be just as well kept if not better than some of the more pricey west end flats. The people are nice but like most cities it has its vices but nothing on a level that will ruin your experience here or that will be noticeable for anyone not looking for them. The bad rep that Glasgow has is starting to soften and rightly so, it feels very much like the city is entering a new age but what that will be like no one can say.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Winn On 16th February 20

If you like shopping and nightlife, then first to London, then Glasgow. If you like a peaceful place to live, I think, it is Glasgow, except for Edinburgh in April.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By GenuineReview On 14th February 20

Everything is near here, especially when you live in the city centre of Glasgow. But the rental here is expensive, and the student accomadation (Eg: Student roost) keep increasing their rental every year.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Yannan On 13th February 20

Glasgow is a wonderful city in Scotland. Although it is not the capital( it is Edinburgh), Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland. The environment is great, people here are friendly.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member645635 On 13th February 20

I am born and raised in Glasgow, highly recommend.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member645604 On 12th February 20

Glasgow might be a low-cost city to live compared to London. However, it is not cheap. My monthly spending could be up to 2000 pounds. Many bars are opening at night. Many choices of shopping can found in the city centre.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Demon On 12th February 20

Big and clean. I feel comfortable about living here.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1145582 On 12th February 20

Glasgow is a modern city with kind people.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member945577 On 12th February 20

The west-end is the best part of Glasgow to live in.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member445561 On 11th February 20

The whole city is beautiful and safe. Everyone I met here is very friendly. I enjoy every moment in Glasgow.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Ellen Jennings On 11th February 20

Love it, always something to do and something going on. Subway is great for getting around. Endless food options and nights out

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Student Review: 3 /5
By Ivy718 On 11th February 20

Lots of different countries restaurants can be chose, but the subway line only a circle, maybe can build more lines in Glasgow

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1045538 On 11th February 20

wonderful city and good lifestyle

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member249612249612 On 11th February 20

It is ideal area for me to study and basic social. Compare to London, I would prefer Glasgow as I don’t really like too crowd.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member745521 On 11th February 20

nice and friendly city that I love love love so much.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member645516 On 11th February 20

If you need to move somewhere move to Glasgow!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member945506 On 11th February 20

Good just expensive if coming from third world country

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member445416 On 10th February 20

I like everything in Glasgow except shopping. Maybe Edinburgh is a better shopping city in Scotland.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Romero M On 9th February 20

The cost of living in Glasgow is actually quite high. The price is a little higher than that of other cities except London. But the Scots are really good. Most of them are really friendly. Apart from the slightly higher consumption, the other experience of living here is good, whether it is eating, transportation or shopping. All in all, coming to Glasgow is not to be regretted

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member945391 On 9th February 20

Public transport connections are good but so expensive

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member445364 On 8th February 20

Great network using the subway. what is more you can use buses trains and taxis in a descent price

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Theresasiyu On 7th February 20

The cost for transport is a little bit high.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Ethan92 On 6th February 20

Had a flat with a friend in Glasgow after my first semester in the student accommodation. I enjoyed the city a lot and it is super easy getting to Paisley (10min train to central, 10min train to Gilmour Street). Great place to stay for me.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member645190 On 3rd February 20

I love Glasgow. People are very kind and welcoming. The city’s vibe is awesome.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1345143 On 1st February 20

Public transport is excellent and reliable. Glasgow is a relatively cheap city in the UK and prices are fair. There is little options for good food. Most places offer some sort of fast food.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member645082 On 30th January 20

Small city but more than enough to feel like home

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member645011 On 27th January 20

Nice size so not hard to get about

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member744924 On 20th January 20

My accommodation was a costly one, but with little efforts, one can find cheaper options. I liked the warmth of the people of Glasgow and was amazed with the freedom and night life. Things are cheaper if they could be searched and eating out gives a lot of varieties. Weather is a bit of concern, but appropriate clothing can prevent getting too bothered by it. Travel to nearby tourist spots like Loch Lomond and Loch Ness is a must for any visitor of Glasgow.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member744904 On 18th January 20

If cook by myself,it is really cheap for living

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1144891 On 17th January 20

Glasgow is a great city, people are friendly to guild you when you don’t know something

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member844887 On 17th January 20

We mostly walk here. Everything is in walking distance.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member444884 On 17th January 20

Lovely place to live with different areas offering differing things. Great for shopping not only in the city centre but also at the malls.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member844882 On 17th January 20

Very happy in Glasgow only thing I don’t like is the weather!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1044878 On 17th January 20

Best city ever. Definitely recommend visiting.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By AngelaWeihanNg On 17th January 20

"people make Glasgow" – truly

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1044748 On 11th January 20

Good experience, difficult to find nice accommodation

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member444740 On 11th January 20

Easy to get around town centre, very cheap food and loads of shops

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member844654 On 6th January 20

Great city -- but go to Glasgow Uni, not here.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member1144650 On 6th January 20

Transport is super expensive, meal price is ok, always wet.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member944133 On 1st December 19

Shopping and nightlife are pretty good, and the city is beautiful in general.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member743947 On 22nd November 19

it is a city most cities are the same

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Boris0901 On 22nd November 19

it is amazing and almost everything was good

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1043711 On 16th November 19

It is a very nice city. Even though the weather is not quit good, all of people in here are very lovely and warmhearted.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member743710 On 16th November 19

I enjoy living in Glasgow apart from weather :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By ali43708 On 16th November 19

it is the best city in Scotland i am enjoying my time here in GLASGOW

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member943645 On 15th November 19

Glasgow people are very friendly. They would say hello to you. If you have any problems, they often give you a hand. I like Glasgow people.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1343644 On 15th November 19

Overall, Glasgow is a very friendly place for students.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member843615 On 15th November 19

really good experience The location is great and staffs are really kind helpful and responsible ! By the way, the heater is not warm enough

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member943595 On 14th November 19

Pretty weather and great hangout spots

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Student Review: 4 /5
By erinerin115 On 11th November 19

An amazing city!! Lot's of fun and very friendly, just getting a bit expensive in some areas.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1043397 On 10th November 19

There are diversity of restaurants / Regarding public transport there are buses, trains and subways / everyone can spend a really great time in Glasgow

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1042883 On 23rd October 19

Glasgow is a fantastic place to live as a student. Lot's of diffrent areas to live in so you can find what works best for your budget and great public transport (aside from the buses being kinda expensive). There's always something going on at a night so if you live close enough to the city centere you'll never be bored in the evening. Lots of options for grocery shopping though it's all well spread out so getting one of those old lady shopping trolleys wont hurt ya.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By ivanka On 21st October 19

Utterly superb city to study in. Easily walkable with a fantastic Subway system, diverse array of boroughs and areas, endless array of food and drink places, Kelvingrove/Pollok Park provide wonderful green space, easily navigable city centre with every shop you could need. Nightlife is second to none - relaxed, friendly, superior bookings and venues. And when this all gets too much then the tourist trail of Edinburgh or the rural delights of the highlands are both less than an hour away. Just invest in some good coats!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member742838 On 20th October 19

Fun city to live in with lots going on

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1242808 On 18th October 19

Best way to describe Glasgow is 'London without all the people'. Worthy of the friendliest city in Europe

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1042805 On 18th October 19

My favourite city in the world! So beautiful, full of life and an exciting art & music scene.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member542777 On 16th October 19

Dont get buses - they just don't come on time but the trains both scotrail and subway are very reliable

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member842771 On 16th October 19

Glasgow is great, same as anywhere else really. If you search for things and speak to a diverse set of people then you'll have a great time.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Kato On 11th October 19

Glasgow truly is a students city, you can walk every where and you are never too far away from what you need

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member842658 On 10th October 19

Best place in the world for an art student

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Student Review: 4 /5
By MasterMcIntosh On 9th October 19

Glasgow is a great city and ideal for students, it is very cost effective compared to London and has a friendly and forward thinking style that resonates into the Glaswegian culture

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member842416 On 26th September 19

I think compared to other major cities in the EU you can get better value. But people here are friendly and nice which is a big plus.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member442378 On 24th September 19

Great city. Shame about the university

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member442324 On 21st September 19

Glasgow is an amazing metropolitan city full of shops, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs where toy can very easily carry out your life from day 1.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Mei On 21st June 18

I love Glasgow! Especially since I'm a big fan of HP!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member510429 On 6th July 15

Glasgow is AMAZING. It's got to be the best place in Scotland for students. So many deals for students in clubs and restaurants, it's definitely the right choice.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1010307 On 5th July 15

The city for everyone's taste! Cheaper than London, Manchester and Liverpool but on the same level of entertainment. Since I have discovered its night life, I haven't seen much of the sun!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By RuariMac14 On 5th July 15

Cheap to live in, with a lot for your money. Not very many down trodden student places - mostly vast Victorian buildings, with huge rooms (perfect for big parties). I really cannot emphasise enough how amazing the nightlife is in Glasgow! It has something for all tastes. You cannot talk about nightlife in Glasgow without mentioning Sub Club, even if it isn't your scene. It is the oldest sub culture club in Europe, quite possibly the world. Drawing in the biggest DJs on a monthly basis, as well as having two very high standard resident DJs - who on their own right are renowned world wide.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member610277 On 5th July 15

Excellent variety for food and clubs and the cheapest taxi service in the country by a long way

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1010187 On 4th July 15

Good night life Great for shopping and eating out

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1010173 On 4th July 15

Great, great city. So many student nights available which allows people living on a budget to still have amazing nights out. Huge range of resteraunts and food places to cater for all need, preferences and budgets.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member109901 On 3rd July 15

Wonderful City that is so liberal. Thriving nightlife and even better gay scene.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member89859 On 3rd July 15

Great people and a lot of stuff to do

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member99824 On 3rd July 15

Depending on location, living can be relativity cheap for such a huge city. Restaurant and bars are amoung the best and highest rated in the country. Shopping... Well Glasgow is the 2nd best place for shopping in the whole UK (London being 1st).

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