When moving away from home to university, many prospective students feel daunted by the task of searching for accommodation.
Halls of residence are where most students live in their first year of university or college. They’re a great place to start your student life because you’re in your own place but still have a support network of peers and university staff around you.
Some first year students, and most students from later years, will go into private rented accomodation. When going into the world of private rented accommodation for the first time there are several important decisions to be made; where to live, who to live with, how much to pay, and so on. We've put together a series of information covering the main issues that we hope will make the whole experience a little less stressful.
Our house hunting section has information on what contracts and the deposit you will need when searching for a place to live.
There are a few things to watch out for when moving in and out of a property. Use our guide so that you don't get stung for unessesary charges.
When renting a property, you will either deal directly with the landlord or through a lettings agent. Our guide to dealing with Landlords and letting agents has information on who’s responsible for maintaining the property and conducting repairs, what to do if you don’t get your deposit back and the fees that agents charge
For information on how you can save money on council tax and untility bills, see our top tips section.