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Glasgow welcomes new students - find information about council services relevant to you

Published: 24 August 2021

Information for students

The start of the academic year can be an overwhelming time for students moving into a new city. We have created an information page detailing all relevant Glasgow City Council services contact information which you may find useful.


Council Tax

You may have already received a letter in the post to pay you council tax - do not worry. Follow the advice and guidance linked below to learn if you are entitled to a Discount or Exemption for Council Tax. 

Please note discounts/exemptions are not automatically applied when you become a student.

For Council Tax information and to apply for discounts/exemptions, click here


Parking Permits

We appreciate that many students have cars. Some properties may offer private car parks, but if not you have the right to apply for a parking permit so that you can park on the street near your new flat.

Check what type of parking applies to you and apply for a parking permit here.



Unsure of your bin collection date or what can go in which bin? Bin collection days vary across the city. Find out more information regarding bins and recycling here.

Got something too big? There are Household Recycling Centres you can take items to, but you can also book a Bulky Waste Collection here.


My GlasgowCC App

A quick and easy way to report problems and issues that occur near your home or in your local community.

You can report:

  • Missed bin collection
  • Potholes
  • Road sign faults

Download the app here.


Useful Contacts

  • Glasgow City Council: 0141 287 2000
  • NHS Direct (non-emergency NHS Number): 111
  • Police (non-emergency): 101
  • Emergency Services: 999

You can keep updated on Council matters and other things happening in Glasgow by following our Social Media Channels.


We would like to wish all new and returning students good luck on their academic journey. We hope you enjoy the city of Glasgow and all it has to offer.

Published: 24 August 2021

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