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AccommodationMoving in

Arrivals 2020

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. We fully appreciate that Covid-19 is having a particular impact on our students from around the world. In recognition of these challenges and with the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff being paramount in our decisions, we are adopting a flexible arrival policy for our University accommodation.

In line with this and with Scottish government guidance on physical distancing, students can arrive on campus from 12th September until the 26th of October 2020. We will send you a link to book an arrival appointment time by email. Please do not arrive on campus without booking an appointment in advance.  

It's currently uncertain if quarantining will be a requirement upon entry to the UK this autumn. However, if you are advised by the UK Government to self-isolate in your accommodation on arrival and in order that all students can arrive on campus safely, we request that you contact student.accommodation@strath.ac.uk to discuss your arrival requirements.

Please do not arrive on campus without booking an arrival appointment. A link to book an arrival appointment time will be sent to you via email. 

PGDE students 

 If you are a PGDE student, please seek further arrival information here

Where do I get my keys?

Please remember to book an arrival appointment before you collect your keys and arrive for your booking appointment on time. Keys will not be issued if you do not book an appointment. 

Keys are available from the student Village Reception, based in the Lord Todd Building. Please remember to bring photo ID with you when collecting your key! 

*Please note that key collection for Andrew Ure Hall students must be collected from the Student Village Reception

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 

Arriving early

If you're arriving before our welcome weekend, 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:

Please note that accommodation in Glasgow near welcome weekend may be busy so it is a good idea to book in advance. 

On campus parking for arrival

  • 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.