But for those people who must also move out at the same time, finding the best student housing is usually at the top of their priority list. Unfortunately, there are quite a few common misconceptions about student accommodation in big cities like Sydney and Melbourne, so today we thought we’d set the record straight and tell you what you can expect from your out-of-home experience…
All the nice places are too expensive
Being tight on cash is practically a rite of passage when you’re student. Between going out, buying food, paying for textbooks and other run-of-the-mill, real-adult stuff, you’re unlikely to have a whole lot left over for rent. But before you start thinking that you’ll have to become a hermit in order to find a decent place to live, let us say one thing; not all student accommodation needs to break the bank. In fact, much of it is very affordable and provides a modern, well-furnished place for you to study, sleep and socialise.
You’ll have to put up with horrible roommates
We’ve all seen the TV shows and movies where a character has to put up with an awful roommate who makes their life a living hell. Bad hygiene, boundary issues or just plain unpleasant, we’re not going to promise you that you’ll love every person you meet in your student housing. But we will say one this; many people who live together during their uni years remain great friends for life. It’s a shared experience that brings you closer together with people from all over the country and the world, so you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who hates every minute of it.
You’ll be living in a shoebox
Okay, so the place might not be a hell-hole… but it’s going to be tiny, right? Like, can-barely-stretch-your-arms-without-touching-each-wall small? Well, we hate to break it to you, but this simply isn’t true. Our apartments are all decently sized with a wide range of options to suit your preference when it comes to the number of roommates you want to have. So, depending on what exactly you’re looking for, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs.
It’s always party time
Okay, this is a big one. It’s no secret that, for many people, the uni years are filled with alcohol, parties and late nights. So, when the words ‘student housing’ come up, you might instantly think of an apartment where the music never stops and people never sleep. And if you’re not into that kind of atmosphere? Well, we wouldn’t blame you for being hesitant when you have that idea in mind.
The good news is that whether you’re a partier or more of a chilled-out student, you can find accommodation to match. Our housing in Sydney and Melbourne provides ample opportunity for you to socialise and hang out in the communal areas but also retreat to your own space to study, sleep or get some ‘me’ time. It’s the perfect space for people with all manner of interests – and part of the fun is meeting people who you might not have become mates with in the first place!