Thousands come to Glasgow from other areas and have to live in flats, with areas like the west end a popular choice.
Specific student accommodation has become more common and the number of applications for new build developments is a trend that is becoming more common.
However, while the students are obviously welcome and bring much to the city in terms of youth, vibrancy and diversity, a balance needs to be struck in residential developments.
In some areas permanent residents are concerned their community is being eroded by the high number of students creating a transient population, and in some cases the student lifestyle can be at odds with families living in the same block.
So separate student flats may be preferable in that sense but too many large-scale student developments may not be the answer concentrating so many young people in the one location.
Local people need to be consulted in these planning decisions and their views made known, but they must also remember how beneficial our three universities and our colleges are for a modern city like Glasgow.