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Five questions to ask in a COVID world

When looking for student digs, it’s important you make sure you have everything covered — including how to keep yourself safe, and what the accommodation provider has in place to help you. Here are five questions you should ask when researching your accommodation options in a COVID world.
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Renting - ten things you need to know

Signing up to any contract — even if it’s for student accommodation — can feel like venturing into a dragon’s den, especially if it’s the first time you’ve done it. But, once you’re armed with some key bits of knowledge, you’re all set to start searching out a great place to stay and study. Here are our ten things you need to know when renting your student accommodation.
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Ten tips for keeping your student room clean and tidy

As a student, your room is your safe haven. Here’s how to keep it tidy.
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Can I live in halls in my second or third year?

There comes a time during your first or second year of university when you need to start thinking about where you're going to live next. But if you’re not sure that private accommodation is for you, is it possible to stay in halls?
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Who can be your guarantor?

There might be times during your student days that you’re asked to provide a guarantor for some transaction you want to make. This could be, setting up a financial agreement e.g. getting a credit card contract, when you’re hiring something, when you’re looking for accommodation. But what is a guarantor? And who can you nominate to be yours? Here’s all you need to know.
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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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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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How I’ve settled into uni accommodation

Moving away from home was an extremely daunting thought for me because I have never been away from home for longer than ten days. A hugely important thing for me was to make myself feel as at home as possible, and a key way of doing this was to make my bedroom feel like home.