Posted in: Student BlogMarch 1, 2016 4:35 pm
Before you start University, there’s a lot of things to think about. One of the most important, is where you are going to live. There are several options for first year students when it comes to student accommodation.
As you are moving away from home, you want to find accommodation that you will be happy with. Where you live can make a huge difference to your experience as a student.
It’s definitely worth spending some time research potential accommodation options and carefully considering your decision.
Here are some tips to help you find the perfect student accommodation
Decide on a budget
The first thing you need to do is decide on a budget. What is the maximum amount you are willing to pay? Having a clear budget in mind can help you search for the best property you can get. It’s worth considering high quality student accommodation, especially if you are a long way from home.
Start searching early
Student accommodation often gets snapped up quickly. If you want to have as much choice as possible then start looking early. The last thing you want to do is delay your search and then really struggle to find somewhere suitable.
Consider your options carefully
There are a few main types of student accommodation to select from. Firstly, there’s on campus student halls. These are convenient if you want to live on campus and be at the heart of the action, but they can be quite basic.
You can also live in a rented student house with several other housemates in town, which means you are closer to everything in the city. Then there’s high end student apartments with luxury facilities for those that prefer to live alone.
Think about location
Think about where it’s going to be most convenient for you to live. Would you rather be able to get to lectures easily, or be able to head into the city? If you have a course that will be very full on, you might want to make sure you are as close to the University campus as possible. If you don’t have many lectures then you may want to live closer to town.
What facilities do you need?
In order to find the perfect student accommodation, you need to consider what facilities you want. For example, do you want your student accommodation cleaned, would you prefer to have an en suit rather than share or would you like to live in a hall with your meals included in your accommodation price? Knowing what you want will make it easier for you to find the right place.
Finding a reputable student accommodation provider
It’s also important to find a reputable student accommodation provide that will help you in your search for the perfect place. Parklane Properties is an award winning letting agency, and we have a great selection of accommodation for students including apartments in Leeds, houses and flat. Click here to find your perfect student property.
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