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by admin Posted 28 January, 2021

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by Posted 27 October, 2020

Deciding where to stay while studying in the UK can leave you feeling overwhelmed, but don’t fret, every year students face similar worries and fears. Whether you are considering a student hall or have your sights set on private accommodation, there are a few things to consider. 

 Student halls or halls of residence are provided by the universities. They are large buildings often divided into individual flats where you may have the option of taking a single room or sharing with another student. Student Halls are a safe, comfortable, and affordable option. Although basic, the rooms are usually furnished with a bed, desk, and chair. There is an option for a private ensuite room with a separate shower and toilet, but most often, the kitchen and bathroom are shared with other students. Other communal facilities include a common room, a tv room, a small shop, and a laundry. Sometimes men and women share the same hall, however, most universities will also have single-sex halls for those who prefer such arrangements. Student halls have a self-catering option or you may want to include catered meals as part of your overall accommodation cost, where you will be able to eat in a designated dining room or cafeteria. Access to all university facilities including after-hour programs like on-site tutoring, counsellors, or mentors. Travel costs are minimal as these buildings are often in or near the campus. Student halls offer security, along with basic maintenance and access to Wi-Fi.

 Private accommodation can be found in large buildings where students can rent rooms within shared flats. This means that you can rent a private room while sharing communal spaces such as a kitchen, bathroom, and lounge with your housemates. You will have the option to select the housemates that you are going to stay with – they are often like-minded local or international students that have the potential to become your life-long friends. Unlike student hall accommodation where the university includes additional costs as part of the rent, household costs such as water and electricity and even maintenance will need to be divided between all housemates within the home or apartment. Depending on your lifestyle and study needs, the location of your home is your choice. Some advantages of private accommodation include - signing a lease contract with a landlord means you do not have to leave the room during the holidays and you are not surrounded by hundreds of other rooms filled with potentially rowdy students, so it is usually a lot quieter. Although you will have a lot more freedom, along with a sense of independence, you will have to do your research and understand all that is involved with private rentals.

 When it comes to choosing where to stay, you will have to decide which aspects are most important to you, such as location, safety, finance, or social needs.

by Posted 24 June, 2020

Moving away from home and into student accommodation, is an exciting step, yet daunting step. It is easy to find accommodation in the UK as a postgrad student. The key is knowing where to start your search and then what do you need to do. Requirements for accommodation applications could involve filling in a form that may need to be submitted along with identity documents, course information, etc.

It is important to choose the accommodation that suits your personality and lifestyle. Most universities to which you’ve applied will provide various options. These might include:

Student Halls

Halls are large blocks of flats with many student bedrooms. This is a reliable option because it is close to the campus grounds and facilities like the library, as well as your lecturers. Bedrooms in student halls, most often have a bed, study desk, storage cupboards, and sometimes a private bathroom. A communal kitchen/living area is shared between 5 and 10 other students. It is best to start looking into this option as early as possible. 

Private accommodation

These are rented houses or large apartments built especially for university students. They are often shared with 5-7 students. The location can vary depending on the provider, but they are generally located close to transport links, allowing you to quickly gain access to the campus. 

Home-stay

To home stay means living with a local family, for a fee. This short term experience is an affordable option and gives students time to adjust to their new life within a warm family setting.

Take your time to decide. Every British University has its own detailed list of accommodation options. This makes the chosen university website a good place to start. 

Irrespective of what you decide, you need to meet application deadlines. Applications can be found online or are available by request via email. Be sure to check when the process for 2021 will start (possibly June/July 2020 depending on the university you have applied for. Bear in mind that with the current COVID19 pandemic, things might have changed). Remember to read the terms and conditions. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email outlining the necessary details within 6-8 weeks.

Whether this new phase of life means living as an independent student with a place of your own, or life in a university hall, you will have support if you reach out to someone. Remember happy homes mean happy students.

by Posted 24 June, 2020

Deciding where to stay while studying in the UK can leave you feeling overwhelmed, but don’t fret, every year students face similar worries and fears. Whether you are considering a student hall or have your sights set on private accommodation, there are a few things to consider. 

 Student halls or halls of residence are provided by the universities. They are large buildings often divided into individual flats where you may have the option of taking a single room or sharing with another student. Student Halls are a safe, comfortable, and affordable option. Although basic, the rooms are usually furnished with a bed, desk, and chair. There is an option for a private ensuite room with a separate shower and toilet, but most often, the kitchen and bathroom are shared with other students. Other communal facilities include a common room, a tv room, a small shop, and a laundry. Sometimes men and women share the same hall, however, most universities will also have single-sex halls for those who prefer such arrangements. Student halls have a self-catering option or you may want to include catered meals as part of your overall accommodation cost, where you will be able to eat in a designated dining room or cafeteria. Access to all university facilities including after-hour programs like on-site tutoring, counsellors, or mentors. Travel costs are minimal as these buildings are often in or near the campus. Student halls offer security, along with basic maintenance and access to Wi-Fi.

 Private accommodation can be found in large buildings where students can rent rooms within shared flats. This means that you can rent a private room while sharing communal spaces such as a kitchen, bathroom, and lounge with your housemates. You will have the option to select the housemates that you are going to stay with – they are often like-minded local or international students that have the potential to become your life-long friends. Unlike student hall accommodation where the university includes additional costs as part of the rent, household costs such as water and electricity and even maintenance will need to be divided between all housemates within the home or apartment. Depending on your lifestyle and study needs, the location of your home is your choice. Some advantages of private accommodation include - signing a lease contract with a landlord means you do not have to leave the room during the holidays and you are not surrounded by hundreds of other rooms filled with potentially rowdy students, so it is usually a lot quieter. Although you will have a lot more freedom, along with a sense of independence, you will have to do your research and understand all that is involved with private rentals.

 When it comes to choosing where to stay, you will have to decide which aspects are most important to you, such as location, safety, finance, or social needs.