When I found out I was accepted into University of Glasgow, accommodation was one of the first things I needed to get sorted.
I looked at the options available to me and put Murano Street Student Village at the top of my list. Fortunately, I got my first choice.
My halls are a 20-minute walk to University and the gym, and a 15-minute walk to the subway station, which was very handy for travelling to training and into the centre for a transfer to the train station or a connection bus to the airport for any competitions, which could be anywhere in the UK and beyond!
I train at the University gym, mainly working in the powerplay section, which has excellent facilities that has newly opened this year. Moreover, Judo training takes place twice a week in the Stevenson building, a good sized hall. Everyone is very welcoming and I have made some good friends through the University’s Judo Club. The short walk to the subway station means I can travel to clubs in the local area to train with ease. The local bus to the city centre also runs along the road just down from Murano street.
Living in halls has been great fun and I have met some very good friends, who I believe I will be friends with for a long time and I intend to live with some of them next year again. I travel to and train at the gym with them, which is great as we can help and motivate each other. There are also often gym trainers on hand to advise and help with various things regarding gym work. I usually go to the gym after or in between lectures before a walk back to halls.