UniversitiesGlasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow, Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, University of Strathclyde
Student Population:[From UCAS or individual websites]Under GraduatePost GraduateTotal
Glasgow Caledonian University12915227015185
Glasgow School of Art12052301440
University of Glasgow19380508024465
Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama555120675
University of Strathclyde14035893522975
Campus Capacity(6375)(1125)(7500)
 Size of Market417151551057240
Drop out rates:Glasgow Caledonian University17%
Glasgow School of Art8%
University of Glasgow12%
Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama6%
University of Strathclyde12%
Student AreasAnniesland, Bridgeton, Broomhill, Charing cross, Clydebank, Garnethill, Hillgrove gardens, Hillpark, Maryhill, Queens park, Shettleston, West end
Accommodation Officer Contacts:UniversityTelAddressWebLandlord Accreditation Scheme?
Glasgow Caledonian University0141 331 3980Caledonian Court
202/222 Dobbies Loan
G4 0JF
Glasgow School of Art0141 332 7683Accommodation Office
Margaret MacDonald House
89 Buccleuch Street
G3 6QT
University of Glasgow0141 330 4743Accommodation Office
University of Glasgow
73 Great George Street
G12 8RR
Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama0141 332 4101100 Renfrew Street
G2 3DB
University of Strathclyde0141 548 3454/3561Residence & Catering Service
Graham Hills Building
50 Richmond Street
G1 1XP
Planned development for cityScotland's first casino resort is set to be built in Glasgow as part of a £562m development on the banks of the River Clyde. The redevelopment will take place on the site of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in the city.At the same time Glasgow-based developer Elphinstone will transform the western end of the SECC into a £350m sustainable urban village.Subject to planning consent, work on the village could be completed by 2011. The development will provide housing, a primary school, nursery and mini-supermarket with a proposed new £50m, 12,500-seat arena also in the pipeline.
Planned development for universitiesGlasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgow Caledonian University and the University of Glasgow have initiated the evaluation of a new joint School of Nursing to develop new and innovative ways of delivering nurse education and research in Nursing and Midwifery in Glasgow.Initially, both institutions would continue to award their own degrees but would rapidly move to rationalise the provision.
Glasgow School of ArtThe Glasgow School of Art has appointed new staff with Roberta Doyle appointed a Governor of the GSA.Her interests include the visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture and design
University of GlasgowThe University of Glasgow is to share in a £20M cross-research council investment in stem cell research.A major, international collaborative project between the University of Glasgow and Motorola Ltd is set to develop the next generation of microchips. Backed by £4.5 million funding.SHEFC (Scottish Higher Education Funding Council) has just announced that the University of Glasgow has been awarded £22.627M from the second round of the Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF).

The University's Medical School is one of the largest in Europe with over 200 doctors graduating every year. In summer it opened multi-million pound addition to the medical school.

Royal Scottish Academy of Music & DramaThe RSAMD School of Music has been rated No1 in the UK for music education. The School of Drama is ranked No5 in the same league table for drama. The Guardian eduction university guide surveyed over 100 Universities and Colleges throughout the UK, and the RSAMD did particularly well.
University of StrathclydeThe University of Strathclyde has been awardedover £4M to set up the UK’s first DoctoralTraining Centre in medical devices.The £4.3M award is part of a £25M investment being made by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Life Sciences Interface programme, which aims to foster and strengthen collaboration between physical scientists, engineers and life scientists. Four similar centres will be established, at Imperial College London, University College London, the University of Strathclyde, the University of Warwick and a consortium made up of the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield.
Campus room rental**:MinimumMaximum
Yield range11.9 – 14.4%
 3 bed house (i.e. 2 bed upstairs + 1 converted other)4 bed house5 bed house6 or more bed house
Entry Price£69,000£79,000£98,000£124,000
Median Room Rate£58£59£60£58
Average Yield B*11.9%14%14.4%13.2%
B - Estimated Annual Profit£3,438£5,319£6,870£7,505
Financial ScoresTotal(out of 10)Capital Growth(out of 5)Yield(out of 5)
Description:The city has been dogged with the closure of the steel and ship building industries. Throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, Glasgow fell into a depression, and images of dark buildings and poverty still rest in the minds of many. But in recent years Glasgow has flourished and a grand clean up program has been part of the process. There are still rough areas and there is a serious drug and violence problem in these areas and it is best to stay clear.There is plenty to do in Glasgow, especially if you are interested in art. There are over 30 museums and art galleries, and Glasgow was awarded the 1999 City of Architecture and Design.Pubs are everywhere in the city centre with trendy bars like Bargo, Candy Bar, and the Buddha and Monkey, to established Irish theme pubs.
Websites to advertise on:Local and national student listings: www.student-accom.comCity information for students: www.accommodationforstudents.comStudent room finder:

Student information:

Flathunting & rooms to let:

Estate Agents:AddressTelWeb
Allen And Harris560 Alexandra Parade Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G31 3BP0141
Barton And Hendry8 Ettrick Walk Cumbernauld, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G67 1NE01236
Ckd Galbraith1 Hillfoot Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 3QL0141 942
Clyde Property145 Byres Road West End, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G12 9TT0141 5761777
Letting Agents: AddressTelWeb
Countrywide Estate Agents107-111 Byres Road West End, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G0141
Fpd Savills163 West George Street, Glasgow, G2
G S PropertiesWest End, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G10141 9501919
Seal Estate Agents450 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G51 1PX0141 4271112
Slater Hogg And Howison3 Spey Walk Cumbernaud, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G67 1DS01236 458468

** This includes catered, non-catered, on-campus and university owned accomodation nearby campus.

UniversitiesSurrey Inst of Art & Design Univ College, University of Surrey,
Student Population:[From UCAS or individual websites]Under GraduatePost GraduateTotal
Surrey Inst of Art & Design Univ College2890752965
University of Surrey9825584515670
Campus Capacity(3150)(550)(3700)
 Size of Market9565537014935
Drop out rates:Surrey Inst of Art & Design Univ College17%
University of Surrey9%
Student AreasCentral, Near Station, Park barn, Stoughton
Accommodation Officer Contacts:UniversityTelAddressWebLandlord Accreditation Scheme?
Surrey Inst of Art & Design Univ College01252 722 441Accommodation Office
Falkner Road
University of Surrey01483 689092Accommodation Office
Planned development for cityBusinesses in Guildford pump approximately £2 billion into the economy every year and forecasts suggest that the number of people working in the borough is set to rise from 71,300 to 85,100 by 2010. Unemployment is at 0.9 per cent. The services sector dominates the local economy, fuelled by the decision to locate the regional development agency and the Government Office for the South East in Guildford. There is also a growing technology sector.
Planned development for universitiesSurrey Inst of Art & Design Univ CollegeThe Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College is submitting an outline planning application for future long-term improvements to its campus in Falkner Road, Farnham, following a successful presentation of its proposals to local residents as part of a public consultation process. Aimed at upgrading facilities as The Surrey Institute works towards attainment of university status, the proposed developments will be realised over a period of several years.
University of SurreyThe Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has recognised and rewarded University of Surreys commitment to industrially focussed research and training with an £8.8m grant. The 30% increase in revenue, the maximum increase allowed, will fund a new Collaborative Training Account (CTA) to continue the university’s world-class research and training programmes.
Campus room rental**:MinimumMaximum
Yield range6.6 – 7.8%
 3 bed house (i.e. 2 bed upstairs + 1 converted other)4 bed house5 bed house6 or more bed house
Entry Price£150,000£180,000£250,000£285.000
Median Room Rate£75£75£70£70
Average Yield B*7.1%7.8%6.6%6.9%
B - Estimated Annual Profit£1,710£3,180£1,910£2,967
Financial ScoresTotal(out of 10)Capital Growth(out of 5)Yield(out of 5)
Description:Guildford is a pretty place for the most part. The town centre has some nice old buildings and cobbled streets. Going out wise there are plenty of decent pubs. Heading into London is probably your best chance of finding some decent entertainment after 11pm. This is relatively easy but trains don't run late so you will either have to drive or club till dawn.However, Guildford boasts over twenty-five pubs and bars and a variety of restaurants to suit every taste and budget.
Websites to advertise on:Local and national student listings: www.student-accom.comCity information for students: www.accommodationforstudents.comInformation provided by the University pf Surrey:

National Letting Portal:

The Letting Office:

Estate Agents:AddressTelWeb
FPDSavills8 Quarry St,
01483 796
Curchods4 London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AF01483
Callards Estate Agents19 Epsom Road, Guildford, GU1 3JT01483
Bradford & Bingley255 High Street
GU1  3BS
Letting Agents: AddressTelWeb
Meldrum Salter EdgleyPilgrim House, 254 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3JG(01483)
Wellers70 Guildford Street, Chertsey Surrey KT16 9BB01932
PrincipalPrincipal House, 6 Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 5AB01483
Alliance Property ManaagementMatrix House, 2b Merrow Business Centre, Guildford, GU4 7WA01483 211