Home is where one is most emotionally attached. That’s what the proverb “ Home is where the heart is” tells us, but what happens if you are trying to find somewhere to stay during university, that too in a completely new city and country!
Well, there is a whole wide world of possibilities out there with student accommodation and trying to pick the perfect student housing, even with provided pros and cons list, can get tricky at times. So, no matter where in the world you are- here are the top 5 pointers to consider while selecting your ideal student accommodation near your University
Know your housing options:
Before even getting started with the accommodation hunt, it is always better to know all your options. While all the major universities do provide on-campus student accommodation to its first-year students, there is also a variety of private student accommodation options available out there.
Whether you opt for University accommodation or go for a private apartment with roommates or find a place by yourself, there are loads of options available. So, depending on the availability of rooms and your budget, you can choose what kind of room would work best for you. To assist you with student accommodation, there are many online platforms available. You can get assistance from these sites and find the best accommodation for you. One of the popular student accommodation amongst the international students is AmberStudent. Thus, with the help of these online platforms you can book your accommodation within one touch of your keyboard.
Before booking your new home, get to know the locality using the Street View of Google Maps. Find out what all restaurants, student hotspots, amenities and hangout spots are there in the neighbourhood and decide whether it fits your needs. Also, consider factors such as whether the area has excellent public transport links, how long would it take to reach the university from the accommodation and how are your neighbours. It is also worth doing online locality research to make sure the area you intend to stay at is student-friendly and safe. It is also suggested that the accommodation you are planning to move in should be conveniently closer to your universities. For example, if you are admitted to the University of NTU, you are advised to look for an accommodation near Nottingham Trent University. Amberstudent will help you with many luxurious yet budget-friendly accommodation namely IQ Newland House, Nottingham square which are 10 minutes walking distance from NTU.
Plan a budget and choose accordingly:
Student accommodation is currently the number one expense, and people usually tend to take it lightly. Plan a budget, prepare a list of your requirements and all the facilities that you need in your accommodation and look for accommodation accordingly. “Do not” go for accommodation only depending on their looks, they might surely be one of the best looking accommodation, but they could also break your bank balance in a long-run. Stick to your budget and pick accommodation that fits into all your requirement boxes.
Space, design and light:
When looking around student accommodation buildings, think about how you might use the spot and if it could work for you. Do you like more open spaces? Or do you prefer staying in cosy rooms? Considering what works best for you and how much you enjoy the area is important.
It may sound really pernickety but agreeing to live somewhere, which has lots of small closed spaces when you know you prefer open spaces can have a significant impact on how much you enjoy your stay. Also, if you are seeing many places, make sure that you click pictures of the rooms and make notes so that you could compare all the possible contenders and make a decision in the long run.
Check out those online reviews:
Always know what you are getting yourself into. Ask your university friends and classmates about the related area and property. Also, search and compare the rent on various websites and check those online reviews before settling in on any of the property.
Be clear of any questions and doubts! We wish you a great stay!