Private halls or shared accommodation?

Once you’ve completed your first year of University, it’ll be time to move on to your second-year accommodation, often meaning a decision between living in private halls or moving into shared accommodation.

Being realistic with what you can afford

Before you can even begin to think about where you want to live it is useful to figure out what you can afford by factoring in costs associated with renting and any other outgoings you may have.

Choosing who to live with and where

Picking who to live with and where is an important decision. Here we go through all the things you will need to think about.

Viewing and securing properties

Once you’ve decided who you’d like to live with and where you’re ready to start viewing properties. An important section to check out, make sure you print a copy of our viewing checklist.

Moving in and out of a property

This can be a stressful and tiring experience as there are so many things to remember. Follow our advice to help take the edge off your next move.

International students

If you’re thinking about studying in the UK, make sure you familiarise yourself with laws and rules that may apply to you.