A guide to finding your perfect student room

Student.com knows how important it is to find a home away from home, and with so many accommodation options for students out there, it can easily become very confusing: single room, twin, ensuite, cluster flat, private studio? Here is a quick guide to help you get started in finding the right student accommodation for you.

Purpose Built Student Accommodation

By booking your accommodation in student accommodation specifically designed for students , you can benefit from flexible contract terms and having a 24/7 support team; giving you the peace of mind to focus on your studies and social life, rather than worrying about housing issues. What is more, our selection of modern facilities feature some awesome facilities including: gyms, cafes, study areas, games rooms, karaoke room, laundry rooms, quiet cozy corners to be able to concentrate and many more!

There is also a wide range of rooms available – so you can find something to fit your preferences. Here’s a round-up:

  • Private Ensuite Room – this is probably the most common type, private room with your own bathroom/ WC. Kitchen/ dining area will be shared with other students (typically 5-8 people). The bonus is you can share with friends! Just mention your friend’s names when you speak to the booking consultant. The majority of properties have a range of living arrangements – from twin rooms, to small flats of four to larger flats of six or more, there’s something for everyone. 
  • Private Studio – this is a totally private space where you have your own bedroom, bathroom/ WC and a kitchenette (or kitchen area) for your own use.

Twin Studio or Twin Room – this would be a shared room for 2 people, good if you are looking to move in with your friend and become proper roomies! It will either have it’s own kitchen area like in a studio, or shared with other students in the cluster.

Student Housing or House Share:

If you’d rather stay in a home-like set up – a house or flat share option is the one to go for. This would typically be a house/ flat in a more residential area with various rooms for students where you might have a private or shared bathroom and a shared communal living space and kitchen. 

You would normally have to sign a long term tenancy agreement and in some cases you would have to split the cost of some of the utility bills.

To get started on your student accommodation journey, just head to www.student.com and type in the city or university you are at/heading to. Then you will be able to see available properties, prices and types of rooms. Want to talk to us directly? Get in touch with our expert and friendly bookings consultants via the telephone number on the top right-hand corner of the website or using the 24/7 live chat. Happy house-hunting! 

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