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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Paying a premium for student living?

With student rents at an all-time high, many students have taken the option to share accommodation with more people than they would like in order to keep costs to a minimum.  Rising costs of everyday items like food, clothes and tuition fees mean that the more you have to pay out in rent, the less you have left for fun. Students have to be really savvy to find decent accommodation at an affordable price and this means starting the property search early.  It may seem ridiculously premature but you actually need to be sorting your second or third year accommodation…

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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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Have you got a student work space FROM HELL?

Being a student can be seriously difficult. With all your lectures, tutorials and assignments, favourite TV shows, not to mention keeping up with your social life, we know it’s tough to stay on top of the little things…like cleaning your room! But like it or not, it’s important to have an ordered and tidy work space available for your studies, but for many, that’s not possible when you’ve barley got enough space in your room to open the door! Here at Student Wire, we want to help. We’re offering you the opportunity to win a professional cleaner, a powerful Adobe…

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