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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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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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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A simple guide to the standard student house

Living in a student house is hectic, messy, noisy and probably one of the best times in your life – or so they say. You’ve moved out of halls, made the step from fresher to fully fledged second year and for the first time in your life need to know what day it is the bins go out.It’s getting around that time of year, the keen ones amongst you are creating house group chats and signing contracts. Whilst the more relaxed ones will leave it till after christmas and hope for the best. You should probably bare in mind that these…

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The First Few Minutes of Loneliness

This article purely targets those going off to live in halls or shared housing. If you are living at home then it may not particularly apply to you. What does the title mean? ‘The First Few Minutes of Loneliness’, well, it’s all about how you deal with those first few moments of feeling lonely when your parents and friends leave after moving you into halls/shared housing and you don’t know what to do with yourself.  This article is important because it’s going to highlight the fact that no matter who you are, you may have a feeling of extreme loneliness…

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