Once you know what uni you are going to, it’s time to make the exciting decision of where to live! Here is the place where you will live out most of your student days, and create memories that last a life-time. However, it’s easy to let all of the excitement distract you from picking the best student accommodation for your practical needs.
Here are some of the most important things to look for when choosing your student accommodation:
No matter what your budget is, researching how your bills compare with other student rooms should be a top priority. Shop around for the best possible rate, and find out if utility bills are included with your rent. This will help when it comes to budgeting for other daily essentials like food, drink and entertainment.
The best kinds of university rooms will offer added facilities to make your day-to-day life easier. So whether it’s laundry services, a gaming room or a free gym, it’s worth finding out exactly what you’re getting for your money. If you are someone who hates picking up a mop or a dustpan and brush, a student home with cleaning services is a no brainer!
Safety and security
When you move into your student room, confidence in your safety and security means everything. As well as researching the crime rate in your new area, it’s also worth checking if your accommodation offers CCTV and security cameras. If you are prone to the occasional (or regular) drunken night out, this could make a world of difference.
Proximity to campus
When it comes to picking your student accommodation, location is everything. If you are someone who struggles with waking up early in the morning, knowing you are moments away from your lecture hall or classes is a life-saver. Pick your student accommodation well, and you can hop straight out of bed at 8.59am, without missing a minute of class!
Are you moving to a new area? Your student accommodation can be a great place to meet new friends and make bonds that last a life-time. Look out for student rooms that offer communal areas, and you’ll be able to break the ice without any awkwardness.
Strong Wi-Fi connection
Having a strong internet connection isn’t just for watching Netflix and replying to your friends in seconds. It’s also vital for keeping on top of your studies, and doing research for your assignments! So if you notice the internet is slow during your apartment viewing, steer clear!
Speak to the current tenants
Want to get an honest insight into your student accommodation? Why not ask the people who live there already? This is the best way to get an unbiased view of your new home, as the current tenants will have nothing to lose from giving their opinion. That is, unless the landlord is listening in on your conversations!
With affordable prices, security systems, and plenty of on-site facilities, Every Student gives you the perfect outlet to enjoy University life. Starting at £83 per week, find out more about our all-inclusive accommodation here.