Why are luxury student digs so in demand?

“Luxury student digs” sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, right?  You hear the word ‘digs’ and conjure up the images of mildew-ridden showers, toxic wasteland kitchens and paper thin walls. Indeed, if you ask your parents what their uni halls were like, you’ll probably receive descriptions of the same kind. Now though, the small, shared spaces we’ve come to expect of student properties are on the decline, and demand for high-end rooms and services are taking over. But why, when we’re constantly told that finance-related student stress is at an all time high, are university students opting to spend…

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Don’t panic, there’s plenty of student housing around

For most second and third years, you’ll already know that booking your house for next year doesn’t need to be done in November. Plenty of freshers already think that they have found their best mates, found a huge house to fit them all in and put their deposit down… but a lot can change after Christmas. I’m not saying don’t worry about your housing arrangements, because obviously you’d like to know where you’ll be living. I’m just saying don’t rush into anything yet, it’s far too early to know who you’re going to be friends with by the time summer…

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Student housing advice: how to pick the best bedroom

When it comes to moving out of your halls after first year, it’s highly likely that you will be looking at renting a house with a bunch of new friends you have generated over the past year. Let me give you a few tips which are tips for you, and for you only (this will not work if you share with your potential housemates, so be cunning) Sunlight: Try going house viewing on sunny days, and detect which rooms let the most sun light in. Sunny rooms = happy rooms, potentially with no damp, free warmth and free light. Room Locality…

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