Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and also the third largest in the UK. Glasgow has truly earned the slogan ‘People Make Glasgow’. It is situated on the River Clyde and is the largest seaport in the Britain. It’s a city known for its marvelous architecture, friendly locals, and the rich history. The city is home to beautiful parks, various shopping centers and free museums to visit. Also, named as ‘City of Music’ by the UNESCO as the city witness on an average 130 music events per week right from pop to rock to traditional Celtic.
Glasgow City, Scotland
Glasgow is also the commercial center of the Scotland and is the 2nd largest retail center in the UK after London. It is centrally located in the country and easily accessible.
There are plenty of places to explore over the weekend including Museums, Galleries, Libraries Shopping centers etc. This city has something to offer to al. So, you know you can plan out your weekends exploring the city.
The city is growing rapidly, achieving more & bursting with a lot of energy and inspiration.
It is a major center of higher education and academic research and home to four universities within 10 miles of the city center:
- University of Glasgow
- University of Strathclyde
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- The university of the West of Scotland
When you are away from home, you look for a place to stay where you can feel settled, comfortable and safe. All the universities in Glasgow have student accommodations on-campus and international students are given first preference. The charges for the accommodation will vary from institute to institute and also the area you wish to stay.
Staying in these halls of residences will not only help you to save on money nut you will also have the company of other students of same age.
The other options are staying in private-rented flats, student accommodations not under any institution or home-stay with a family. There are plenty of options available and one will be able to easily find his/her types.
Glasgow Cost of Living
Other than the cost of tuition fees, students need to take into account the other expenses one need to bear towards daily utilities. The cost of living for a single student on an average is £10,000 – £11,500 annually. Giving here the approximate expenses of different utilities on monthly basis:
|Accommodation||£350 / £450|
|Energy bills||£50 / £60|
|Food / Household goods||£200|
|Telephone / Internet||£50|
|Total Monthly Expenses||£855 / £975|
Glasgow Food and Shopping
Your love for food can be satiated at cozy cafes, fine-dine restaurants, fast-food joints etc. You can always visit leafy parks, student-friendly bars, and boutique shops to explore various options over the weekend.
For shopping and to find any kind of dress as per your taste and budget, there are the best of the high street, chic boutique & vintage shops in Scotland’s shopping capital.
The city is known for the live music concerts performed live by the greatest of the world bands. The city witness on an average 130 music events per week right from pop to rock to traditional Celtic and you can attend the ones as per your interests.
There are a number of theaters, restaurants, monument, museums and galleries to visit. For night life there are a number of classy pubs and restaurants where you can just relax over the weekend and enjoy your stay in the city.
Glasgow Part-time Jobs
The non-EU students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during the semester and 40 hours per week during vacations.
As the Glasgow is commercial center of the Scotland and teeming with shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, one can easily find a part-time job as per his/her interest and requirements.
One can also go for on-campus jobs too like Open Day guides, Students brand ambassador, and library support staff. The competition will be tough because there will be students from four universities looking out for similar jobs.
Glasgow Working in Glasgow
Non-EU students need to take work permit visa to work in Glasgow after studies. As Glasgow is a commercial center there are plenty of job opportunities available and one can apply for these. You need to check the complete guidelines for the visa and work permit rules.