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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Why is university so exciting?

It’s fair to say that September 2015 is fast approaching on us all. It’s slowly creeping back around and for some of us, that means preparing to start back to schools, colleges, sixth forms, jobs and so on. For others, it means starting back to university in our second and third years and for some lucky students, it means starting first year at university. What does that mean? FRESHERS YEAR. However, some of you may be having doubts about going, others may be questioning what they’ll do come September. Is that you? Read on and I’ll tell you just why…

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Alternative Letting Agency for Students

Have you ever had a bad letting problem? Struggled to understand what and why you are paying high agency fees? So did University of York’s Ryan Hill. During the course of setting up his second year’s accommodation, Ryan had a bad experience with a local student-focused letting agency, and quickly discovered he was not the only student struggling with them. After speaking to numerous students about their experiences, he found the agency had been dictating various aspects such as telling students they must be dressed a certain way if they wanted to be picked up and transported for the property…

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What Do Students Say about Their Landlords?

Ever wondered what other tenants think of their landlord? CIA Insurance recently conducted a survey based on tenants’ views of their landlords and their experiences of renting. Those who participated in the survey were a mixture of tenants from across the UK, including students. Take a look at what they said, and let us know if you agree. Contact The majority of tenants surveyed stated that they never contact their landlords even if they are having a major issues with the property. This means that nearly two thirds of tenants either feel as though they can’t contact their landlords or…

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