You have chosen the university, chosen the course you want to study and now all you have to do is decide where you want to live for the time you are there. Here are three different options for you to consider.
You may have already decided to stay at home for the time you are at university and you may have chosen the site you want to study at accordingly. This can be a good option if you want to keep the costs down as you may not have to worry about rent and bills. Make sure that you will not spend this money travelling from home to university though as it may work out cheaper to live away after all.
Halls of residence
Many colleges offer their students halls of residence, but this may all be different. For example, googling student accommodation Cheltenham might give you different options than student accommodation Manchester might in terms of the type of rooms the campus can offer you.
Halls of residence may be a great idea for your first year. You won’t know anyone when you arrive, and this will give you a good chance of knowing who you are going to be friends with. You could then decide who to rent a house with in the following years as a lot of universities will only offer a space in halls for the first year.
You may decide to opt for a shared house. This can be good, but it means that you will be living off campus and you might not get on with the people you have been put in a house with. There are many different types of houses. See student accommodation Cheltenham for ideas of shared houses here but other areas will have their own lists of houses too.
Some landlords are better than others so rent though a landlord that your university recommends so that you know you will receive a good service.
There may be other choices that we have not covered here depending on what university you have decided on – See https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/student-life/undergraduate-accommodation for any additional options you may have.
Make sure that you choose the accommodation that suits you best to start with. You can always change your mind at a later date if you want to.