Results Day Tips: Finding Student Accommodation

Results Day Tips: Finding Student Accommodation
2nd August 2017 James Brooke

Results Day Tips: Finding Student Accommodation

Mystudenthalls.com shares the questions you should ask yourself to find the best accommodation.

It’s not just the lead up to Results Day (and wondering what grades you’ll get) that can be stressful. Once you know which university you’ll be going to, there’ll be lots of planning to do. When you’ve secured your place, one of the most important things you’ll need to organise is your student accommodation for the year. For those who have to go through the UCAS Clearing process to secure their place and will have less time, this can seem even more daunting. But, it doesn’t need to be stressful.

Here, Dan Roberts, Managing Director and Founder of Mystudenthalls.com – the original dedicated student halls search engine – suggests a few questions you should ask yourself to make finding your student accommodation stress-free:

  1. When do you need to start planning?

“Your student accommodation is one of the most important things you’ll need to plan for when getting ready to go to university so don’t procrastinate. To prevent the stress of a last minute panic, start thinking about some of the options available to you early on.”

  1. What are the deadlines?

“Find out whether there’s a cut-off point for applying to your student accommodation and mark it in your diary. These dates might differ depending on course and university so make sure you allow plenty of time to plan, decide on and apply for your chosen halls.”

  1. What’s your budget?

“Budget will have a big impact, of course. But whatever your budget, make sure you’re clear on how much you can afford before you start looking so you’re not searching out of your price range.”

  1. What’s included?

“When working out your budget, make sure you’re clear on what’s included in the cost of your accommodation. Many private halls offer all-inclusive rent packages so you don’t need to worry about things like utility bills and paying for Wi-Fi. It’s always a good idea to check out whether there are hidden costs to avoid any nasty surprises.”

  1. What are the dates on your contract?

“You’ll need to be clear on how long your contract is, as some will vary. Some university halls ask students to move out during the Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays so if you don’t want to clear out all your stuff during the holidays, it’s best to avoid these options.”

  1. Where do you want to be?

“Think about the location of your student accommodation. Are the halls close enough to your university (so you’ll be able to get to lectures easily) or the city centre? Remember, being more central will help save on lots of Uber fares even if the rent is slightly higher.”

  1. What are your non-negotiables?

“You’re the one that’s going to have to live here so make sure you’ve thought carefully about your non-negotiables, as well as what you are happy to compromise on. Each person’s criteria will be different so have a think whether a fast broadband connection, central location or a private bathroom is all-important for you.”

Mystudenthalls.com is the original dedicated student halls search engine. Mystudenthalls.com saves hours of legwork for those looking for the perfect student accommodation across the UK. The super-fast, responsive site can be searched and filtered in seconds and allows students to contact their desired halls directly at the click of a button without having to create a user account.

Every month, tens of thousands of students use Mystudenthalls.com to choose from thousands of high-quality rooms and pinpoint their perfect student accommodation. Users simply enter their chosen city or university, hit search and start checking out options from the comfort of their living room. Results, which can be filtered by location and budget, display those all-important smaller details crystal clear; from proximity to the shops, to secure bike storage, super-fast Wi-Fi or availability of an en-suite.

For more information, visit https://www.mystudenthalls.com.

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About Mystudenthalls.com
Mystudenthalls.com is the original dedicated student halls search engine. Mystudenthalls.com saves hours of legwork for students looking for the perfect student accommodation across the UK. The super-fast, responsive site can be searched and filtered in seconds and allows students to contact their desired halls directly at the click of a button without having to create a user account.

Mystudenthalls.com is the UK’s first and most comprehensive student halls search engine. Every month, tens of thousands of students use Mystudenthalls.com to choose from thousands of high-quality student rooms and pinpoint their home-from-home. Users simply enter their chosen city or university, hit search and start checking out options from the comfort of their living room. Results, which can be filtered by location and budget, display those all-important smaller details crystal clear; from proximity to the shops, to secure bike storage, super-fast Wi-Fi or availability of an en-suite.

For more information, visit https://www.mystudenthalls.com, https://www.facebook.com/mystudenthalls or https://twitter.com/mystudenthalls.