Emergency Accommodation support from the University
If it’s an emergency and you need a room for the night, or you are facing homelessness within the next few days, the University may be able to offer you short-term emergency accommodation.
You should follow the process below to apply for emergency accommodation from the University:
Within normal University working hours (Monday to Friday between 9am - 4pm)
You should complete the University's Emergency Accommodation Enquiry form.
If you indiciate on the form that you require accommodation for tonight you should be contacted the same day by a member of the University's Emergency Accommodation Team. If your enquiry is less urgent, for example you will require accommodation but not immediately, you will normally be contacted by the team within 2-3 working days.
Outwith normal working hours
You should complete the University's Emergency Accommodation Enquiry form but also make contact with University Security by either going to the Gatehouse at the Main Gate or calling them on 0141 330 4444.
Security will then arrange emergency accommodation for that night and liaise with Emergency Accommodation Team on longer-term emergency accommodation support.
If you require any assistance with completing the form or applying for Emergency Accommodation support from the University please reach out to the Advice Centre for support at email@example.com.
Nightstop provides free emergency accommodation for young people aged 16-25 who are facing a night on the streets or sleeping in an unsafe place.
Phone: 0141 418 6990
Alternatively, you can try contacting the following organisations to see if they have rooms vacant.
Hostels in Glasgow
Glasgow Youth Hostel
8 Park Terrace
Phone:+ 44 (0) 141 332 3004
Euro Hostel Glasgow
318 Clyde Street,
Phone: 0845 539 9956
Other hostel booking sites are online and can be searched by typing ‘Glasgow, Scotland’ in the search box at Hostelworld.com.
Hotels in Glasgow
There are over 100 hotels in Glasgow, some of which offer "budget rates" for rooms. We are unable to recommend any particular product or service but have included a link to the Google search results for "low cost hotels in Glasgow" here.
Glasgow City Council
You can also contact the Local Authority who may have a duty to help you but be aware that access to temporary accommodation for homeless people is very limited: Glasgow City Council Homelessness pages
For more information about emergency accommodation please see the Shelter Scotland website.
None of the emergency accommodation is free, so if you have no money at all, you may need to try and access Discretionary Funding, Hardship Fund or a Crisis Loan from Financial Aid, or speak with the SRC Advice Centre for further advice.
If it is out of hours you can call the University Gatehouse Crisis Team on 0141 330 4444 and ask for help.
See also our information on Out of Hours and Emergency Help.