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student accommodation guide:
what do you need to consider?

Embarking on the journey of finding the ideal student accommodation is both exciting and crucial. We’re here to help you escape the maze of student accommodations with our handy student accommodation guide, streamlining the crucial factors to consider as you select the perfect place to call your home away from home in 2024/25. 

In this guide, we’ll delve into the essentials you need to know when it comes to selecting your student haven. Get ready to navigate the terrain of university living and discover the perfect pad for your academic adventure!

Value for Money


Let’s kick it off with the cash talk. We all want a deal, right? Look for a place that’s easy on the pocket without skimping on quality. Urban Evolution nails this with prices that won’t break the bank but still give you a cosy spot to call home. Did you know we’ve got student & residential accommodation starting from just £95p/w? And that’s with all bills included! 

Worried about high deposit fees? Discover a deposit-free option with Reposit, saving you money on upfront costs. Instead of a traditional deposit, tenants pay a one-off fee to Reposit – it’s really that simple! 



Are you a city buzz lover? Living in the city’s vicinity allows you to immerse yourself in the unique lifestyle it offers. From spontaneous meetups with friends to catching events, you’re not just attending classes – you’re living the full city experience.

No one wants to pull off a marathon just to get to class. Check for places that won’t make you sprint for that 9am lecture. Living close to your university means you can hit the snooze button a couple more times, and still make it to class with time to spare. Extra Zzz’s equals better focus.


Safety first. Find accommodations that employ modern security systems, such as surveillance cameras, secure entry points, and well-lit common areas. These features contribute to a secure living environment. Feeling secure in your living space sets the foundation for a positive and worry-free university experience. Urban Evolution takes this seriously, making sure you can focus on your studies without stressing about your safety.



Alright, let’s talk fun stuff – amenities! We understand the importance of amenities that suit your lifestyle – after all, amenities can turn your student pad into a haven of comfort and convenience.

Check out common areas, study spots, and hangout zones. Imagine vibrant social hubs fostering connections, dedicated study spots for academic focus, and cosy cinema rooms for entertainment nights. Facilities may include fully equipped gyms and recreational areas, which provide the perfect balance between work and play. 

Room Types


Consider a range of housing options tailored to your preferences and find somewhere that really suits your personality.

Opt for a studio if you prefer your own space, along with complete privacy and independence. Moving with friends or want to expand your circle? Explore shared apartments where you can forge new friendships while enjoying a collective living experience. 

Roommates often turn into lifelong friends, so embrace the opportunity to build connections, whether it’s through shared meals, movie nights, or exploring the city together. These friendships can truly amplify your university experience!

Living with others? Check out sites that can help you find your flatmates.  



Clean living is the name of the game. After all, a clean space is a happy space. When considering student accommodations, check how frequently they conduct maintenance checks. This ensures that any issues related to hygiene, such as leaks or pest control, are promptly addressed, creating a hassle-free living experience. 

For those in shared accommodations, cleanliness is a shared responsibility, we believe that a tidy space is a happy space. After all, a little cleanliness goes a long way in creating a harmonious living environment.

So, there you have it – a student’s guide to picking the perfect pad. Your student journey is about to get a whole lot better – happy hunting!


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