Are you looking for accommodation for students?

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Students can choose from different types of housing while studying. They can live on their university campus (halls of residence) or in a private student residence, homestay, or shared flats. However, there are some advantages and disadvantages you may consider while looking for accommodation for students.

Living On-Campus or university Halls & Residences

On-Campus: A wide range of on-campus accommodations for students are available. Usually, universities will prioritise new students in their first year at the university.  

Halls of residence: Many universities and colleges offer halls of residence or self-catering flats to students. In addition, accommodation for students can vary immensely between different universities and colleges, as well as within individual places of study. So, this might mean halls of residence that sleep hundreds of students.  Furthermore, some of them have their own bars and cafes and even small, self-catering flats.

Whether you choose to live on-campus or in a hall, you can also choose from:

  • En-suite
  • Semi en-suite
  • Standard single
  • Shared room


It’s easier to make friends. You’re surrounded by people your own age who are all in the same boat.

  • You can choose catered halls if you’re not keen on cooking.
  • There are cleaners available.
  • All bills are included in your rent. 
  • There are strict health & safety standards and guidelines that everyone must abide by.
  • There is a Residential Advisor who will always be around to help with any issues you may have.


  • Firstly, it’s more expensive than renting a shared flat in London.
  • Secondly, you will have to put up with the mess made by others, which is often in the same cooking environment. 
  • There are many possible distractions. You can bet that someone will wake you up from yelling at 3 AM on their way back from a night out.
  • You have to answer to the university and its Residential Advisor if you break something or get into trouble.
  • Finally, you may have your belongings taken – intentionally and unintentionally.

Room fees for student accommodation range from £100 per week for standard rooms and up to £400 per week for the best-equipped rooms. Additionally, all halls have an internet connection and laundry service. Bills are included too. If you decide to choose one of these options, it’s best to apply as soon as possible.

Having a landlord

Those who would be more comfortable renting in the private sector should look for an Accreditation Scheme for Student Housing. You can check if the landlord is registered with the National Code. This scheme helps ensure that any property you rent is safe and secure. For example, members of the National Code agree to maintain a set of professional standards while providing accommodation for students. Scheme managers will check if landlords are upholding these standards. Consequently, if an occupant is unhappy with something relating to their property, they can complain about it. In extreme cases, scheme managers can end a landlord’s membership.

Private residential accommodation for students

There are many private residential halls in England. This type of student accommodation can be a good option for those who cannot get an on-campus accommodation.


Typically, private residencies are high-quality buildings with en-suite rooms and studios. Therefore, they are a bit more expensive than housing provided directly by universities. Most of these private student residences feature on-site gyms, laundry facilities, and high-speed WiFi. They are also secure with CCTV coverage and staff on hand 24 hours a day. The fees can vary from £100 to £400 per week with bills included.