What type of student accommodation is there at university? 

We know how important it is to find a perfect home away from home, and with so many accommodation options for students out there it can easily become very confusing: ensuite, cluster flat, private studio? Here is a quick guide to help you get started in finding the right student accommodation for you:

Purpose Built Student Accommodation

By booking your accommodation in student accommodation specifically designed for students, you can benefit from; flexible contract terms, have 24/7 team support, in house maintenance team to quickly fix any issues, modern facilities such as a gym, cafe, study areas, games room, karaoke room, laundry room, quiet cozy corners to be able to concentrate and many more.

There is also a wide range of rooms available – so you can find something to fit your needs. Here’s a round-up:

  • Private Ensuite Room – this is probably the most common type, private room with your own bathroom/ WC. Kitchen/ dining area will be shared with other students (typically 5-8 people). The bonus is you can share with friends, so when you are looking to book this accommodation then all you and your friends need to do is sign-up on our website and when you speak to the booking consultant mention the names of your friends – and leave the rest to us! The majority of properties have a range of living arrangements – from twin rooms, to small flats of four to larger flats of six or more, there’s something for everyone. 
  • Private Studio – this is a totally private space where you have your own bedroom, bathroom/ WC and a kitchenette (or kitchen area) for your own use.
  • Twin Studio or Twin Room – this would be a shared room for 2 people, good if you are looking to move in with your friend. It will either have it’s own kitchen area like in a studio or it would be shared with other students in the cluster.

University Accommodation:

You might be staying at the university provided housing which will normally be offered to you if you are a first year student. This would typically be campus based and you either have a room and bathroom with communal living space, or the same format but with a shared bathroom. You will have limited choice in room, as it’s usually assigned rooms, and you would need to take a full years’ rent as a standard. We would suggest checking this with your university accommodation department.

To get started on your student accommodation journey, just head to www.student.com and type in the city or university you are at/heading to. Then you will be able to see available properties, prices and types of rooms. Or you can simply get in touch with our expert and friendly bookings consultants via the telephone number on top right-hand corner of the website or using the 24/7 live chat.