Tag Archive > student housing

20
Nov

How to find the right housemates for you

In Features

When it comes to choosing where to live there’s a lot more to be considered than the house itself – good or bad housemates can make or break your student housing experience!

Living in student housing is very different at the moment compared to previous years. You’ll find yourself spending a lot more time with your housemates, possibly without any visits home, not attending lectures on campus and maybe not even being able to leave the house for part time work. You need to be absolutely sure that you can spend intense amounts of time with your housemates comfortably. 

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20
Nov

Make sure you Rent Right this year!

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We’ve all heard horror stories from student housing – whether it’s nightmare landlords, houses with damage and disrepair or housemates you’d rather not be living with. But if you take time to choose your house carefully it can be a great experience! All this week we’re bringing you our advice and top tips on how to Rent Right this year.

Research Letting Agencies

You only need to ask a few friends and at least one will mention an agency that they have had issues with (perhaps one name will crop up more than once!) so it’s important to research who … Read the rest

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14
Sep

Welcome 2020: Top Tips For Living in Halls From Students, To Students

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Living in halls is a whole new world of people, experiences and opportunities, and it is such a great way to broaden your horizons, have fun and really immerse yourself in university life. It can be a total change from your life at home, and can be pretty daunting, so we want to give you some advice from the people who have been exactly where you are, about to move into halls, unsure of what to expect. 

We asked students past and present what advice they would give someone moving into halls and here are just a few of the … Read the rest

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11
Jun

6 things you must do before moving house

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Are you moving house? Make sure you’ve ticked off these important steps first: 

  • Create a moving out inventory, including detailed photos
  • Donate or recycle any unwanted items
  • Contact utility companies for final meter readings
  • Get your full deposit back! Click here to learn how to do this
  • Rate your crib by clicking here 
  • Rate your landlord with Marks out of Tenancy by clicking here

Find more info at susu.org/housing or speak to our Advice Centre.

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25
Oct

Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.3: Don’t Rush to Rent

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Boo! It’s almost Halloween! Which means it’s almost that time of year where the student housing nightmare begins. Every year the rumours about all the good houses being gone begin to circulate, the rush of panicked house viewings start and deposits are begrudgingly handed over.

But what if we told you it didn’t have to be this way, that it’s OK to take your time, choose your new housemates wisely and that you don’t have to rush to rent?!

Sounds pretty good huh? Listen to our Welfare Wednesday podcast below to hear some student housing horror stories, sound advice Read the rest

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14
Sep

What to pack for university (and what to leave behind)

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Congratulations, you’ve secured a place at University! Now the excitement and nerves of moving to a new city begins.

It can be tricky to know what’s needed in your student home. For many of you this is the first experience of fending for yourself and it’s easy to pack too much, or forget something important. We’re here to help! Check if you’ve packed:

Important documents. A form of ID, your University admissions letter, accommodation documents, bank details and bank card, and some passport-sized photos.

Device charger cables. Think they’re packed? Check again.

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21
May

Rate Your Crib to win one month’s rent

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Like your lounge? Love your bedroom? Bored of your kitchen? We want to hear about your student home.

Take our Rate My Crib survey to tell us about your student housing experience this year, whether it’s been expensive or cheap, dirty or clean, great or terrible.

Everyone who takes part will be entered into a prize draw – the winner will receive one month’s rent (£350) and runners-up will receive IKEA vouchers!

Your feedback will help us support future students, whether they live in Halls, private rented accommodation or at home. All students can complete the survey.

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20
Feb

Finding your home from home

In General

Finding a new place to host those legendary pre-parties can be difficult, time-consuming and stressful. There’s always a huge pressure to get it done as soon as possible out of fear that all the good houses will go! Below are a few tips to make finding your new digs a walk in the park.

Before you start

Before you start viewing houses you need to decide who you are living with and specifically how many of you there will be in the house. 4/5 is the most common number, which on the one hand means there are a lot of … Read the rest

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