How to Organise Life in a Shared Student Accommodation

Many students live in halls of residence for their first year, but when their second year comes around, there is the urge to try something different. The cost of renting a property still remains high in many places around the UK, so the best option can be to share with others. In fact, this can often be a great way to afford somewhere more expensive than you would ever have been able to do it you were on your own. But how do you organise life as a member of a shared student accommodation?   Who should you share with?…

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Top Tips for House Hunting

House hunting can be one of the most exciting experience in your student life but also one of the most stressful, annoying and boring. Finding the perfect accommodation for you and your housemates can sometimes be difficult to find so here are a few top tips to find your student dream home! Research early Get yourselves in there early! All of the stylish, hot pads get snatched up quickly and you don’t want to be left with a hostel looking home. The best ways are to research student letting agents in the city you study. If you find a property that catches…

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Halls vs. Commuting: Battle of the student habitats

Whether you’re a prospective student or a hardened veteran of University, the question that at some point passes our minds is this: To commute or not to commute? If you have the (mis)fortune to live in close proximity to an establishment for higher education, the safety of home may tempt you. Arriving back to a freshly cooked meal and a stack of freshly laundered sheets sounds rather heavenly to me. However, rolling in from a night out at 4am with war paint streaked across your face might not elicit the best reaction from your family. Sometimes it’s safer to procure…

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Quirky Products that are a must for your student room.

So, you are about to move into halls of residents. Or maybe a student house. You’ve got socks, spoons, and all the boring items. And yes, you’ve remembered to pack your tooth brush.But there is more to a room, and a house, than those boring essentials.That is why we’ve collected a list of items that, although they’re not on your parents checklist, they are certainly a must have.These are the products that will make your room stand out from the crowd, and make everyone else go “wow!”Optical Illusion 3D Bulb Lamp:Yes, this is a lamp, but it is no ordinary…

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Five tips to keep the peace with your housemates

Not to sound like a pessimist, but when you decide to live with someone there are bound to be pitfalls. Think about it, even with your own family. I’m sure you’ve argued or even fought with your parents or siblings. Especially with your siblings. It’s not rocket science that befriending someone and living with them is a world apart. When you live together each persons’ flaws become apparent, you’re in each others’ personal space, and clashes are more likely. Here are five tips to try and keep the peace with your new housemates. Set house rules from day oneThe earlier rules…

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