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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.