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AccommodationMoving in

Arrivals 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Strathclyde.

Our aim is to make you feel safe and welcome in your new home. Being able to live on or near the campus is part of the student experience. We’re taking steps to ensure that you are provided with a safe, clean and social space to enjoy while at Strathclyde.

In recognition of the global pandemic and the challenges we still face, the health, safety and wellbeing of all our students and staff is paramount, in response to this we are adopting a flexible arrival policy in the University accommodation.

Undergraduate students (39 week contracts) will have flexible arrival over the Welcome and Development (Freshers) week starting from Saturday 11 September 2021.

Postgraduate students (50 week contracts) will have flexible arrival over the week starting from Saturday 18 September 2021.

Scottish Government guidance confirms that full-time international students with a valid visa are permitted to travel to the UK from a UKVI red list country but are required to enter mandatory hotel quarantine for a period of 10 days from the point of arrival.

To provide support and reassurance to any student groups impacted by this policy:

We are delighted to confirm that the University of Strathclyde will meet the additional quarantine costs of up to £1,750 incurred by any of our new and returning students joining us in September.

Students arriving from a red list country who are required to quarantine in mandatory hotel accommodation will be able to access this quarantine support funding.

Further details on the process for reimbursement will be published in advance of the new academic year.

Once accepted your residence contract online and paid your rent prepayment, you can book a slot to move in.

We will send you a link to book a Check-in Appointment by email once your place in halls is confirmed (We expect this will be in August).

Please make sure that you arrive during your booked timeslot. This will enable us to  safely check in everyone   whilst ensuring that social distancing can be maintained by limiting the number of students arriving at any one time.  

Please note: Keys will not be issued if you do not book an appointment. 

 

Undergraduate students (39 week contracts) will be able to book a check-in appointment for over the Welcome and Development (Freshers) week starting from Saturday 11 September 2021.

Postgraduate students (50 week contracts) will be able to book a check-in appointment for over the week starting from Saturday 18 September 2021.

Please remember to book an arrival appointment before you collect your keys. Keys will not be issued if you do not book an appointment. 

All halls keys are available from the Student Village Reception, based in the Lord Todd Building. Find Lord Todd on our Campus Map

Please remember to bring photo ID and a face covering and have your accommodation contract uploaded on your phone/mobile device  when collecting your key 

Once you have collected your keys, please unload your vehicle as quickly as possible and you can start to bring your belongings to your room.  

To ensure appropriate social distancing, only one friend or family member is allowed to help you move your belongings, and they can only bring them to just outside of your flat. Please note this may be subject to change pending advice at the time of check in.

How do I get to the campus?

Find the Lord Todd on our Campus Map

From Glasgow Airport

The Glasgow Airport Express Bus (number 500) leaves every 10 minutes from the front of the terminal building for the City Centre. The journey takes around 25 minutes and a single journey will cost around £8. Taxis also leave from the front of the terminal. The journey will cost around £25.

From Buchanan Bus Station

The campus is a 10-minute walk or around £6 in a taxi.

From Queen Street Railway Station

The campus is a 10-minute walk or around £6 in a taxi.

From Central Railway Station

The campus is a 15-minute walk or around £7 in a taxi.

By car

From the south (M74/M73) or the north (M80), join the M8 (Glasgow). Leave it at junction 15, signposted Cathedral, go straight ahead on Stirling Road to the T–junction, and turn left into Cathedral Street.

For Andrew Ure Hall, G1 1PU

Continue along Cathedral Street until you come to the T-junction. Turn right into Castle Street/High Street. In less than half a mile, Andrew Ure Hall will be on your left-hand side. There are some car parking spaces at AUH for dropping you off. A pay and display car park is available at Duke Street - see Campus Map

For the Student Village Reception, G4 0NL

Turn right in to Collins Street. Access to the campus village is only for dropping you off. For longer stays, a pay and display car park is available on Collins Street - see Campus Map 

  • Leave the driver and car in Collins Street and come to the Student Village Reception. 
  • Drive on to campus via Rottenrow East (be aware that cars for students going to Murray Hall, Garnett Hall, James Young and block A in James Goold may be best staying on Collins Street. See map and click on Residences tab to view the campus layout).
  • Drop off luggage at point nearest to your block
  • Cars may be parked in the small John Anderson car park or taken off campus to the pay and display car park on Collins Street.

 At times the campus will be very busy – please do not block the access road through the campus.

Most PGDE students will arrive during the weekend of 14/15 August. It's a great opportunity to get to know your flatmates and neighbours.

Please remember to book an arrival check-in appontment. Keys to your new accommodation will not be issued without a pre-booked appointment time. 

 

Where do I get my keys?

All halls keys are available from the Student Village Reception, based in the Lord Todd Building. Find Lord Todd on our Campus Map

Please remember to bring photo ID with you when collecting your keys to your new accommodation.

 

Once you have accepted your residence contract online, paid your rent prepayment, and your place in halls will be confirmed via email. You will then receive your Welcome to Strathliving email to your university email address. 

Welcome to Strathliving contains lots of useful information about what to expect when moving into halls and settling into life in halls, including how to book your arrivals check in slot.  Completing the welcome to Strathclyde modules are compulsory and we will check you have completed these before your check-in appointment.

The Scottish Government student vaccines FAQ on Student Information Scotland.

General information on vaccines for international students on the NHS Inform site.

Unfortunately I cannot tell you who your flatmates are in advance of arrival. The Accommodation Service team use the information you provided on your application form to allocate you to a room and your flatmates: we match you up with people we think you will get along with and who are of a similar age to yourself.

Undergraduate students (39 week contracts) will have flexible arrival over the Welcome and Development (Freshers) week starting from Saturday 11 September 2021.

Postgraduate students (50 week contracts) will have flexible arrival over the week starting from Saturday 18 September 2021.

If you're arriving before welcome week, please note that unfortunately we are unable to allow early entry into the halls.

However, as we are based within Glasgow city centre there are a number of temporary accommodation options within the city centre, some are listed:

headphones, notepad, shoes, glasses on floor

"10 items that I can’t live without in halls" – Magda, ResLife Assistant

  1. Earplugs to make sure I don’t get disturbed when sleeping
  2. Earphones to make sure I don’t annoy other people with my music choices
  3. Sleeping eye mask for daytime naps
  4. Pins and postcards to jazz up my noticeboard with memories from travelling
  5. Battery powered fairy lights to make my room extra cosy
  6. Laptop stand for working (or watching films) in bed
  7. E-book reader to enjoy some good books without them taking up too much space
  8. Essential oils to make my room smell lovely – try lemon for a freshness and lavender for relaxation
  9. Blender to make healthy, and cheap, smoothies or frappuccinos when I’m in a rush
  10. Yoga mat for when I want to do some exercise but haven’t made it to Strathclyde Sport that day
clock, cup of coffee and calendar on desk top

Flexible Arrival Dates

This year we are offering flexible arrival over the university Welcome and Development (Freshers) Week, which means you can book a check- in appointment which suits you.