When entering the university or college, most students leave their homes and move closer to the campus. There are several available options to consider depending on your finances and personal preferences.
One of the most popular places for students of UK universities to live is Hall of Residence. It is the easiest way for freshmen to find accommodation. Usually, halls owned by the university itself are available for freshmen only because of little number of rooms.
If you opt for the hall of residence, you surely have to be ready to follow the rules and norms that have been established a long time ago. This type of accommodation is perfect for those who are just settling down and starting making friends. Among other benefits of living in hall you will have your linen washed every week, your bathrooms will be cleaned on regular basis, and the hall itself will not be far from the campus, or even on campus itself, so you will not have to wander about. Usually, all students living in halls are asked to sign the Residence Agreement for about 40 weeks.
House or Flat Share is one of the most common types of private accommodation available for students to live while proceeding with their studies. Here several options are possible, again — everything depends on your preferences and your finances.
The times are gone when you could only find a room in private house owned by old lady. Today, because of needs to pay mortgage and other financial needs many people prefer to take in lodgers.
Though sharing a house with some other people that are usually older than you is not the type of accommodation you were thinking about when dreaming of crazy student’s life, thus you will always have well maintained property, no extra bills to may except for your rent.
When renting the room, make sure you have rights in the house, and landlord cannot enter your room without your permission. Nevertheless, remember that landlord can terminate your tenancy any time on considerable reasons, so make sure you have good relationships with them.
After living for some time in the state of sharing the personal space with other people, many students start dreaming about their own Private Flat. Unfortunately these dreams rarely come true because of high costs of such accommodation. This makes anyone appreciate the pleasure of living with housemates. But if you are able to pay rent by your own, of your family can afford it, you can look through local classified ads and find the place for you.
The recent addition to the list of accommodations available all over Britain is Private sector Halls of Residence. Not long ago some enterprising people understood that most universities offer accommodation in halls only for first-year students, and what about others? This question has led to creating same Halls of Residence that are situated all around the cities. Surely, they are not that cheap as those owned by the university, and because it is private, random people can go there, so you should be ready for this.
Situated mostly in new multi-storied blocks, halls are designed as sort of shared house where several rooms are grouped around communal kitchen and bathroom. If it is OK for you to live in three-star hotel, you will feel comfortable there.
Some parents cannot stand their children leaving home and paying rent, and thus other type of accommodation is available due to this — Parent Purchasers. That means, parents of the student child become buy-to-let landlords for their child’s friends that share the flat together. This may sound great, but mostly for parents. And vice versa, child can have troubles with his or her mates, as long as psychologically they would consider him to be the landlord representative.
Summing up, we may say that now you know the most popular and easy ways for you to find accommodation for the time when in university or college. The choice depends upon your needs and your finances only.