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Student accommodation

Halls, private, stay at home? Weigh up your living options

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Should I choose university halls? Top tips from students

Living in uni halls of residence is a great choice for most undergraduates. Get expert advice from students who have already made the move on to campus.

21 April 2022

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What's the difference between university halls and private halls?

The experience of living in university halls or private halls can differ, including available facilities, location and cost.

21 April 2022

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How to pick the right student accommodation

While most first-year students go straight into university halls, there are a variety of housing options available to you.

24 February 2022

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Applying for student accommodation: Q&A

How do you apply for student accommodation? When do you apply for student accommodation? We’ve got all the answers for you.

24 February 2022

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Halls vs home: should I stay at home and commute to university or move out into halls or other student accommodation?

Students share their experiences of living at home and commuting to uni vs moving out into halls

23 February 2022

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University halls: 10 things you'll only learn after moving in

Let's face it, moving in with a bunch of strangers isn't the most natural of experiences – and one uni student, Katie, knows all too well. Welcome to university halls.

24 August 2021

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How to find private off-campus student housing

For those looking for private student housing after living in halls, here's how to make it as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

18 July 2019

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Student housing checklist: 12 key tasks when moving in

Use our tips to quickly power through the dull but important admin tasks you need to do when you move into a student house.

08 December 2018

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Choosing the right housemates for second year of university

Nobody to live with in your second year? Or can’t decide which friends would make the best housemates? This is what you need to think about when picking who to house-share with.

08 November 2018

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Student survival guide: electricity and gas bills

Moving into off-campus housing as a student means dealing with energy bills. Here's what you need to know, from how to cut costs to switching gas and electricity suppliers.

07 November 2018

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What should you do if you don't get a place in student halls?

You’ve applied for halls of residence - but there’s no space left. Don’t panic, get help with our expert advice on finding alternative student accommodation.

26 June 2018

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Student accommodation guide #4: living at home

Thinking about staying at home and travelling into university, to save money on rent?

17 May 2018

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Student accommodation guide #2: private accommodation

Don’t panic if you find yourself living off-campus with strangers from day one of university. Read our guide to renting privately from a landlord or agent in your first year.

16 May 2018

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Student accommodation guide #1: university halls

Thinking about living in university halls? Our helpful guides will help you with all your uni accommodation decisions.

16 May 2018

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Student accommodation guide #3: private halls

Considering the private hall option? Some universities will refer you to 3rd party providers if they don't have enough spaces in their halls. This is what you should know.

07 May 2018

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Should you choose catered or self-catered accommodation?

When choosing accommodation, how do you know if catered halls will suit you? Here are some comments from current students on the catered vs. self-catered debate.

01 March 2017

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Student accommodation pros and cons [video]

We sent our roving student video reporter into university campuses to find out the pros and cons of student accommodation. Watch the video to see what students said…

12 June 2015

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