Types of Student Accommodation.
Sharing a House or Flat.
House Share is the most ideal student accommodation for students who are in university. During the first year students have made their group of friends and usually join together to rent a home or flat. Most homes for student accommodation are grouped around certain areas which are highly populated with other students. This makes it quite comforting for students to stay with and around other students.
In terms of benefits of house sharing the list is endless. Students can chose as a group in which location they want to stay so can prioritise amenities. Homes and flats vary in prices and style of home so students can chose something that is ideal and perfect for them. It also means students stay with other likeminded students allowing them to thoroughly enjoy the rest of the years at university.
University Sector Halls of Residence.
Halls of Residence are given mainly to first year students. Each university will have dedicated rooms to rent out to students and usually first year students are given priority. This ensures that new students have a place to stay in a strange place and can settle in with ease. Although most halls of residence give priority to first year students there are also rooms available for students in other years.
There are many different types of halls of residence according to the students’ desires and budget. Some halls of residence provide catering whilst others do not and some have an en-suite whilst others offer a shared communal bathroom. Each halls’ of residence services will differ and students need to enquire about internet access etc before committing to the halls of residence.
Halls of Residence are also a great student accommodation for those wanting to meet many people in a short space of time. The university halls of residence usually mix up students on different courses in one space so students get to meet other students they may normally not interact with on an educational level. This is ideal for first year students who are new to the university and may not know many people prior to attending.
Halls of Residence usually provide cleaning services and the bills are all inclusive. This means less stress on the students mind and more time to study and meet new people!
Private Sector Halls of Residence.
Private Sector Halls of Residence are a fairly new type of student accommodation. They are owned by investors and developers and unlike university halls of residence all students are given equal priority. Private Sector Halls of Residence are in other terms exactly the same as university halls of residence. You can shop around for a student accommodation that is ideal for you in terms of budget, services and the amenities in the locality. Also location with relation to the university campus could also be a priority.
Room in a Private House.
Renting a room in a private house is an ideal form of student accommodation for students who want to feel at home and for those who may be on a tighter budget. The private house will usually be well maintained and looked after. The landlord or landlady may also provide other services in the cost which will not be included in other forms of student accommodation such as halls of residence or in a shared home.
It is extremely important that the rules and regulations of the private house are settled between the student and the landlord or landlady before any commitments are made. Privacy is very important in a private house and this should be settled before signing any contracts.
Private flats are ideal for students who enjoy their own company and may be concerned about level of noise or privacy issues that come with halls of residence or sharing a home. Although having a private flat might be appealing to some students as a form of accommadation it can become very costly as all the bills including gas, electricity and internet must be paid by one person alone.
Types of student homes