WiFi - Our internet is provided free of charge with a superb 200mb speed per room. You will have received an email from our service provider - City Fibre, with a note of your unique WiFi access code. Wifi is provided by Softworx. For more information on how to connect or maybe you are having problems please see Softworx FAQs in the pdf document below.
TV License – Remember, if you bring a TV with you (or if you are watching iPlayer Catch-Up, live TV through 4TV or online) you’ll need to have a valid TV Licence too. It’s the Law. Please visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk or by telephoning 0844 414 2331 for details.
Council Tax – As a student you are exempt from paying Council Tax. The definition of a student by Glasgow City Council is;
Someone undertaking a specified course at a college or university in the UK or other EU state for 21 hours or more per week for at least 24 weeks;
Someone under 20 in non-advanced education undertaking a course or courses lasting at least 12 hours or more a week for at least 3 months.
More information can be found online here
– Your landlord insures the building, flat and contents belonging to them within the flat. As your landlord we also provide you with basic personal possession cover and you can download a copy of this document here.
Should you choose to upgrade your cover you can do so here
Setting up a UK bank account - If you would like to set up a UK Bank Account when you arrive:
You will need to make an appointment at the branch of your chosen bank. You will need to take some identification (ID) with you;
- Your Passport
- Letter from University/College to prove you are a student
- Copy of your Tenancy Agreement (which you can download from your resident portal)