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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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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 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.
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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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Accommodation and maintenance loans: How does it all work?

What are student accommodation and maintenance loans and how do they work? From applying to paying it back, here’s all the information you need.
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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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Make your student accommodation feel like a home from home

It can take time to get used to any new place to live – which is just as true if you’re moving to university or college. One way to settle in is to make your new place feel like home.
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When should you apply for student accommodation?

When you apply to study at university, you might also need to apply for a place to live (and maybe a student loan). So exactly when do you apply for accommodation at university?
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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?