student housing crisis Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

Housing crisis looms as University refuses to accept responsibility

8th September 2023

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to students still unable to secure accommodation at the beginning of the academic year. As the academic year begins, students are still struggling to find accommodation. The housing crisis has steadily worsened over the last few years, all while the University refuses to commit to a cap on student numbers or ...

SRC criticise University’s plan to raise rents

21st February 2023

The student representative council has released an open letter calling the University’s plan to raise rent in University-owned student accommodation by 9.5%, calling the increase a “shocking imposition”. The rise in rent was, according to the SRC letter, brought on by the University benchmarking its rent prices against those of privately owned accommodations- which typically ...

Glasgow University was blindsided by student housing crisis

22nd November 2021

Recent freedom of information requests that the University did not collect data on student housing prior to the start of this year. A freedom of information request, sent on behalf of The Glasgow Guardian, has revealed that the University did not conduct any surveys or studies in advance of the housing crisis. Some have accused ...