Glasgow Student Housing Co-operative

Trading address:
Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre
57 Belmont Road
Glasgow, City of
G72 8PG

We are the Glasgow Student Housing Co-operative, formed in November 2016. As a group of 10 students from various universities in Glasgow, we have been working hard to offer a real alternative to the current housing provision for students in the city. Glasgow is the most expensive city in the UK for students* so we are really excited by the prospect of co-operative housing, where we can regain autonomy over our living situation, learn a host of invaluable skills, and foster a community built on mutual aid and co-operation.

Since getting incorporated in March 2017, we have conducted surveys with students to gauge interest in co-operative living, received financial, governance, and media training, networked with other co-ops both in the city and further afield, including Student Co-op Homes and Students for Co-operation, collaborated with Glasgow City Council, held a number of fundraisers and public events, viewed properties, and written our secondary policies, as well as keeping the co-op ticking away on a day-to-day basis!

With three universities, an art school, a conservatoire, and numerous colleges in Glasgow, there is a huge demand for affordable, collectively run housing and the sense of community offered by co-operative living.

We are currently working to secure a building to house the co-operative and would love to welcome new members!