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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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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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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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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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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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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.