You’ve probably been told time and time again that being a student is the most exciting time of your life, and here at Study Inn we’re inclined to say we agree. Student life is a time full of both fun and personal development. Aside from your studies you’ll have unforgettable memories, invite amazing new people into your life and learn a number of important life skills.
For many people going to university means living away from family for the first time, bringing lots of new responsibilities to handle, and also a lot of freedom. The transition from home to student accommodation can be very exciting, but also rather scary – so make sure you’re prepared.
From finding the right student accommodation to understanding the complexities of student housing and life, there are a few things you need to be aware of in order to ensure that your journey as a student starts off right. Here’s some important student accommodation advice to help make your transition to independent living as smooth as can be.
Whether you move into university campus student halls or private rent accommodation, a certain set of guidelines should always be followed, else you can find yourself in very undesirable situations. Follow these student accommodation tips and you should get on just fine in your new home.
Whether you’re thinking of moving into private accommodation or student halls, moving out for the first time is definitely exciting. It’s very important however that you don’t rush into any agreements until you know exactly what you want, and what you’ll be paying for.
Before moving into your new accommodation, ensure you have a solid knowledge what your money actually buys – will you have a room to yourself or will it be shared? Do you have your own personal bathroom facilities? Make entirely sure you’re comfortable with the place you choose before you make any legally binding agreements.
Both private rent properties and student halls are going to have some form of rules and regulations that you’re required to follow. Renting a property means you don’t own it, so you must take care of everything in there if you want to avoid fines and legal issues.
University halls provide a sense of independence without the loss of authority – dormitory rules and regulations are often stricter than private rent properties, and there is usually on-location staff at hand to help out should an issue arise. Are you aware of your rights and responsibilities? What happens if the toilet stops working? What about your safety? Knowing the regulations and safety procedures of your accommodation is crucial.
We all know that students have somewhat of a reputation for being a little too care free at times but there are rules and boundaries in University accommodation that you need to be aware off, cross those and you risk a lot of trouble! Make yourself aware of the student accommodation rules, understand the disciplinary procedures and make sure you know just what could get you evicted.
If you chose to stay in student halls, you might find that you’re ready to find alternative accommodation at the end of a year. Whether it’s alone or with your new University friends, do you know what you need to do to end your living agreement with the Student halls? Do you have a fixed term or periodic agreement? Are you able to easily get your deposit back? Brush up on everything before you make any commitments – it might be easy to get in but you don’t want it to be a nightmare to get out!
If you’re considering moving into university accommodation, make sure you stick to all of our student accommodation musts, to ensure a smooth transition into independent living and to make sure that your living experience is one to remember for all the right reasons!
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