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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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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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How can parents support students researching accommodation for 2022?

If you’re supporting a student who’s currently thinking about which universities to apply to, there’s also the question of where they’ll live during their course.
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What is included in student accommodation?

Before move-in day, you’ll want to pick up some household supplies so you don’t need to go shopping on day 1. Your accommodation will have a range of amenities though – make sure you check what’s already there so you don’t end up with three toasters or paying too many bills.
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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.
Settling in to student accommodation

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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Parent help: The top 5 priorities when you’re researching accommodation

There’s are lots of questions you’ll want answered when it comes to researching accommodation – here are 5 of the most important to consider.
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Good AND cheap nutrition to stay healthy at uni

Sure, some students eat chicken nuggets, chicken nuggets and chicken nuggets, but their health, fitness and concentration levels probably don’t thank them for it. If you’re wondering how you can eat well on a budget, here are some ideas.
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What to expect from shared kitchens and bathrooms

If you’ve never shared a kitchen or bathroom with a bunch of strangers, your first year of studenthood could be an eye-opener. Here are some ground rules.
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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.