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Welcome to Maclay Residences - 2023/2024

By EThompson 11 Dec 2023

Welcome to Maclay - Your Glasgow Home!

The Management and Residence Life Team are delighted that you have made Maclay Residences your Glasgow home for this academic year and we look forward to welcoming you to the residence. In coming to Maclay you will be joining a diverse and energetic community that will encourage you, support you, and inspire you.

We are excited that you will soon be part of it. In order to help you get off to a good start, we have compiled some useful information to ensure your arrival goes as smoothly as possible.

Barbara Leyden, Residence Manager  and Chelsea Gordon, Site Warden

Arrival/ E-Induction

You should complete your online E-induction prior to arrival, which contains useful information about many aspects of residence life including fire safety and student welfare. The E-Induction goes live a few weeks before arrival and can be found on the same page you logged into to apply for accommodation (

You can move into Maclay Residences from noon on Thursday 4th January, which is also listed in your contract. This is due to previous residents checking out the day before your contract begins, so cleaners will have to enter afterwards to clean your flat and make it ready.

On arrival at Maclay you will be able to collect your key and check-in at reception, located at:

Maclay Residences, 9 Cooperage Place, Glasgow, G3 8QP

Depending on the date and time of your arrival, the office may be closed; however, the ResLife team will be on duty overnight and at the weekend to issue your key and direct you to your flat. Simply use the buzzer at the reception door or call the number displayed there to contact onsite staff if the office is unmanned. It would be helpful if you could advise us of your expected arrival date/time by emailing us at if you are arriving after 4th January.

We are unable to confirm your address until you arrive as it may change last minute. Reception is also unable to accept mail or packages for residents in advance of arrival.

Residence Life

The Residence Life team are current University of Glasgow staff and students who live on site and are here to provide out of hours support. They were all new to the University at one point too and have lots of advice and experience to share with you. The team are fully trained and happy to help with a range of issues:

  • Settling into university life and independent living
  • Getting to know the halls and local area
  • Physical and mental health first aid and accessing medical help
  • Listening and signposting to helpful services
  • Noisy neighbours and getting along with flatmates
  • Fire safety and responding to fire alarm activations
  • Arranging emergency repairs out of hours.

The ResLife team hosts regular events so that you can meet new people, try new things, and make the most of your time in halls. They also organise ResLife Adventures, which are hassle-free day trips to exciting locations across Scotland that give you the opportunity to explore our beautiful country alongside your peers. You can find out more on the ResLife website.

The team are on duty from 6pm to 8am Monday to Friday and 24 hours at weekends.

Tel: +44 (0) 141 339 6272

Email: (Non-Urgent)

Drop-in : 6pm to 7pm daily at reception


There is always lots going on at Maclay so if you’d like to keep up to date with everything that's happening you can check out our exclusive UofGLiving channel and stay in the loop about site events, sports, life in halls, life in Glasgow and the latest offers to save you money across Campus. The Maclay FAQs are also found here. To find out more about UofGLiving visit You can also find @UofGLiving on X and Instagram 

Useful Contacts

Maclay Residences: Tel: +44 (0) 141 339 6272 Email:

Accommodation Services: Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 4743  Email:

If you would like more information on Maclay Residences or the accommodation process in general, please visit the Accommodation Services website.

Should you have any further questions before arriving please do not hesitate to in touch with us. We look forward to meeting you and wish you every success during your time at the University of Glasgow.