Endsleigh Offers Advice to Students on Choosing Accommodation

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Where a student lives is vital, not only for their finances, but also for their comfort and of course safety, they need to find somewhere affordable without sacrificing too much. So how does one go about finding the perfect student accommodation? Endsleigh examines the possibilities and reveals a couple of top tips to help make a student's stay at University even more enjoyable.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when looking for accommodation, one of them is the kinds of accommodation available to you. Most commonly, these are the kinds of residences available to students:

  •     Halls of residence
  •     House share
  •     Private flat

That leaves a decision to be made, which suites your specific needs the best? Each has their advantages as well as draw backs, Endsleigh Student Insurance investigates.

Halls of Residence

Mostly only available to first year students, the Halls of Residence are a great place to spend a first year at University. It allows students to get to know each other and lasting friendships are often formed in the Halls. So it is definitely a good place to start! They are generally near (or on) campus, so location is perfect and having laundry facilities, etc really does make it a logical choice. Plus over 250,000 students automatically have student contents insurance arranged for them through their accommodation providers.

House share

The most common type of private accommodation for students, the share house is another great way to get to know people, or even keep a pre-existing circle of friends nearby! Although, finding a suitable house / flat will definitely not be easy, if however, you do stumble upon one that is liked by all involved parties it could pay off huge dividends! Remember to take out a student contents insurance policy to cover your valuables, just in case.

Private Flat

Don't fancy living with a whole group of people? Then the obvious choice is to find your own little flat near campus. Private flats are generally more expensive, so it's not the most popular housing solution amongst students, but at least it allows you to come home and know exactly what is (and isn't) in your fridge.

There are three housing solutions for students from Endsleigh, but remember to take out a student insurance policy regardless of where you live, because things can go missing and losing a laptop or iPod can be quite a setback.


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