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How to find the right student accommodation for you

This is it. Life is good. You’re going to uni. Is it going to be the party paradise of on-campus halls, or a flat-share right in the middle of town? Maybe the cost of rent will decide, what supports on hand, or whether there’s a bus stop nearby. There’s lots to consider, so let’s break it down and make the decision easier.
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Five activities for meeting new people at uni

Something students think about a lot when they move to uni is making new friends. Having a few activities in mind can give you a good head start.
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Is student accommodation first come first serve?

Universities and colleges usually have a wide range of accommodation options. In most cases it’s worth applying for a place to live as soon as you can. There’s a lot on offer – and most students are able to live in one of their preferred kinds of accommodation.
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Tips for cleaning your student accommodation

Whether you’re thinking ‘how can I make my room look nice?’ or you’re worried about living somewhere messy or unclean – here are some tips for making student cleaning easy.
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Accommodation for disabled students or those with individual needs

If you’re a disabled student or have different learning needs, and are thinking about your university accommodation options, there are a few things you’ll want to consider. ​​​​​​​In this guide, we look at the different housing choices for students with disabilities, arranging for adjustments where necessary, and the funding options available to you.
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How to apply for student accommodation

If you’re working on your UCAS application or thinking about universities for next year, you might also be wondering where you’ll live when you move to your new uni town.
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Student rights – what you need to know before you sign your contract

Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds. But there are some things to be aware of – including differences in contract length, bills and regulations.
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Your uni shopping list – 10 things you won't want to leave behind

People forget all sorts when they start university, from laptop chargers to bedding, food – even clothes. So it’s a good idea to make a list of what you’ll need to get before you head to uni.
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Tips for settling in and getting on with your housemates

Once you make the move to university and get through the first-day unknowns and excitement, students often focus on settling into their new surroundings and getting to know the people they’re sharing accommodation with.
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Preparing for the big move

There’s often a lot of anticipation building ahead of a student moving to university – probably for parents just as much as their children. Here’s a checklist to help you make sure they’re all set for moving in day.