Find inspiration at every corner in Scotland’s second-largest city.
Discover everything Glasgow has to offer from Vita Student accommodation.
Glasgow has a rich history. You can unfold its story by simply walking down the street and admiring the architecture. Vita Student accommodation is in the heart of the West End, one of the most popular student areas in Glasgow.
Voted the friendliest city in the world, Glasgow makes an amazing place to study for international and local students alike. Live moments from a picturesque waterfront and immerse yourself in the progressive culture that the city has to offer.
Our building in Glasgow
Our West End building is close to university and home to people of all cultures and nationalities. Take your pick from 10 floors of luxury studio apartments and experience the best of student living in Glasgow.
Set in the heart of the city’s West End; with its legendary bars and its boutique shops, it’s the place the city’s students frequent most.
Living at Vita Student Glasgow
Vita Student West End is situated less than 10 minutes from the University of Glasgow. With the bustle of the city at your feet, our student rooms in Glasgow are quick to sell out.
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
Vita Student is for students that want it all. For students that want to live without limits.
With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.
Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.
Named as one of the top 10 best cities in the world, and it’s easy to see why so many people love living in Glasgow.
The city is a perfect blend of history, modernity, and quirkiness. At every corner, there’s something interesting to see; iconic Mackintosh architecture, shiny glass buildings, and bright graffiti all visible on a single street.
Glasgow is a place you’ll need a camera. One of the best places to go in Glasgow as a student is the West End. Students flock here for it’s relaxed vibe and endless choice of things to do.
See history unfold at Kelvington Art Gallery and Museum. See your new favourite musician at The Record Factory. You’ll never be short of food venues in the West End.
Particularly good for vegans and vegetarians, Glasgow’s growing food scene is some of the best in the UK.
Expect some of the best coffee and meals you’ve ever had while living in this city.
Vita Student accommodation is Glasgow sits in the heart of the West End, putting you at the centre of the fun.
University of Glasgow Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is one of the most reputable places of study in the UK.
UoG ranks 2nd in Russell Group for student satisfaction, due to its excellent teaching quality, and because the city is said to be one of the world’s friendliest.
This prestigious university is home to almost 30,000 people from 140 different countries, making for a diverse and inclusive student community. Some of the university’s notable alumni include Professor Robert Edwards, who co-founded the world’s first IVF clinic, and current First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.
“My three favourite things about living at Vita: the weekly events, the gym and the independence I get from living on my own”
“The reception was really welcoming and helpful”
“A place where I can learn new things and feel comfortable”
“I wanted to move into a place where I can feel really secure”
What is there to do in Glasgow?more
With its rich mix of history, culture and fun, you won’t be stuck for things to do in Glasgow. Visit the Botanic Gardens to take in one of the prettiest green spaces you’ll find in the city – full of history and great architecture. If you’re a whisky drinker (and even if you’re not), Clydeside Distillery is a must-visit. It’s Glasgow’s first dedicated single malt whisky distillery in over 100 years, hidden in the old Pumphouse building that once controlled access to the famous Queen’s Dock. The city is also home to one of the UK’s most visited galleries – Kelvinsgrove Art Gallery and Museum – which has a vast collection of items, from natural history to civic art. Other popular spots include the Scottish Football Museum, Glasgow Science Centre and the Gallery of Modern Art.
How long does it take to get from Glasgow to London on the train?more
If you fancy a trip to the UK’s capital city, you can jump on a train at Glasgow Central train station, and you’ll find yourself in London in around five hours for as little as £22.70 with a railcard.
Where should I go if I want to experience live music?more
There’s a huge range of places to watch live music for free in Glasgow. From blues and jazz bars like Avant-Garde, to Irish themed pubs like Waxy O’Connor’s, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Glasgow has many independent spots, including The 13th Note where you’ll find bands of different genres almost every night. Slouch also offers a daily dose of live music, with a weekly acoustic session every Monday night. And if you’re looking for a legendary venue, look no further than King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. Having hosted the likes of Pulp, Oasis and Manic Street Preachers in the past, King Tut’s is home to some of the most exciting new musical talent.
What art galleries or museums should I visit to find out more about Glasgow’s history?more
Glasgow has many world-class museums and art galleries. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is considered Glasgow’s finest museum, with over 8,000 pieces. The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is Scotland’s oldest public museum. Sitting in the heart of the University of Glasgow, the building’s treasures reflect the university’s long and rich history of discovery, research and innovation. Another must-see is The Burrell Collection which is a vast collection of over 8,000 objects, gifted to Glasgow in 1944 by Sir William Burrell, a wealthy shipping merchant and philanthropist.
What are the best outdoor spaces around Glasgow?more
Glasgow’s name is derived from the Gaelic work “Glaschu”, meaning “dear green place”. The city is a haven for outdoor spaces and greenery, with over 90 parks and gardens. Some of the best include Kelvingrove Park in the West End area – close to University of Glasgow, this 85-acre park has been around since 1852; Pollok Country Park is another favourite, full of Highland Cattle which have been bred on the grounds since 1830; Rouken Glen Park is a family-friendly gem in the city’s South Side – this 58-acre park was gifted to Glasgow’s people in 1906 by the city council. If you have time to venture further afield, Loch Lomond is a beautiful area which is just a 50 minute drive from Glasgow. With such stunning scenery, it’s definitely worth the trip.
Where do students in Glasgow live?more
Glasgow’s unique culture attracts thousands of students to its three large universities every year. Many students live in Glasgow’s West End, around the Partick or Hillhead area. This fashionable spot has loads of delicious restaurants, cute pubs and plenty of shopping nearby. Another option is Finnieston – between the main shopping district, Kelvingrove Park and the River Clyde, it’s a great spot for musical and entertainment events.
If shared housing isn’t for you, Vita Student Glasgow might be. Situated just a 10-minute walk to the University of Glasgow and a short stroll from the city centre’s best spots. We offer a variety of apartments to suit all student budgets and lifestyles, whether you want the privacy of living alone or the laughter of living together. Think first-class facilities and service. Big apartments and communal spaces. A welcoming student community. All-in student living.
Where can I eat and drink In Glasgow?more
Glasgow has an award-winning food scene, catering to all tastes and budgets. It’s known to be one of the world’s most vegan-friendly cities, with the likes of Rose & Grants, ViVi’s Deli and Picnic offering great, plant-based menus. If you’re a seafood fan, head to Shucks in the West End between Wednesday and Friday for £1 Oysters. Rated one of Europe’s top pizza spots in 2021, Paesano offers authentic Neapolitan pizza with speedy, friendly service. On top of great food options, Glasgow has a great selection of pubs and bars. Head to The Pot Still for a choice of over 800 whiskies and numerous cask ales. The Ben Nevis Bar is one of four traditional pubs in Finnieston, known for their live folk music and great whisky selections. If you’re a coffee lover, Papercup Coffee Roasters in the West End is a local favourite for ethically and sustainably sourced speciality beans.