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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Is Your Student Home at Risk?

With the security of student accommodation still a great concern, we spoke to Brian Thomson, Manager at Protect My Property, about how we can keep our properties secure, even when we aren’t around for the summer. When do burglars strike the most?According to this report from security commentator Safe Zone, almost 70% of recognised student accommodation is left vacant during the summer months. This can leave these properties vulnerable, particularly as they are usually built in close proximity to each other, making it easier for a burglar to target more than one property at a time. Burglars aren’t usually very clever,…

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What grinds students gears

Getting that letter from UCAS saying that you are through to uni, is one of the best feelings ever. However, we soon learn that feeling is short lived, as university life has so many problems that are not addressed by the government or the university itself. By problems, I do not just mean not getting on with your housemate, but problems like:Student car parkingIf you are a local student, or you simply have a car, there’s nowhere to park the car! You have to try to find somewhere free to park your car that will probably be a least 10-15…

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Brand new modern student accommodation in a prime London location!

Finchley Road Studios have just launched their brand new student accommodation facility in a prime London location designed to suit your every requirement, providing stylish and comfortable living a stone’s throw from central London. The studios share a fully kitted modern kitchen with one other studio and their luxury rooms come furnished with a comfortable storage bed, contemporary en-suite bathroom, study area, full-length mirror and plenty of storage space. If you’re looking for that extra bit of independence and privacy, Finchley Road Studios also offer a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom flats that have their own kitchen and reception…

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The Triangle Leeds: Stylish city living

When moving into years two and three of student life, you begin to take control of your ideal living location. Whilst some prefer to locate themselves in the trendy suburbs of Headingley, there are plenty who prefer to stay central and enjoy all the benefits of living in the city. If you’re weighing up your options, take our advice on board before you take the obvious decision to live in a city centre property like The Triangle next year. Convenience There are plenty of housing options when it comes to being a student in Leeds, however if it’s convenience you’re…

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