You've moved into student accommodation and the first few days, or even couple of weeks, have been great. But now things are settling down and the work is beginning, you find that some of your new housemates aren't what you thought or were expecting.
That’s it, the results are in, the summer’s almost over and you’re packing for University. Exciting, right? Well yes, but daunting too. Afterall, for many UK-based Uni students, you’re moving away from home for the first time, going to a University where no other friends from home are and it can feel a little overwhelming. But don’t worry because freshers’ week is coming up and it’s designed for first-year students, just like you.
Labour’s shadow chancellor has suggested that a Right-to-Buy scheme could be introduced into the private rental sector (PRS). While few details have been mentioned and its not clear if it’s an official policy from the opposition party, if such a scheme were to become part of the PRS, then there are fears it could have a detrimental effect on PRS landlords and the availability of rental homes across the UK.
The Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) industry is growing, which is great news for students up and down the UK. Indeed, research shows that for students choosing to live PBSA, they’re more likely to note a higher academic performance and personal well-being, when compared with other housing options.
Moving to college or University often means moving away from home for the first time. Among the many details you need to consider are what insurances you need to help keep your belongings and yourself, safe. Contents insurance is one that springs to mind, while for others health insurance could also be something of interest.
If you’ve secured a place at a UK university as a student from overseas, then congratulations! The UK is well-known for its excellent education system and is home to may Universities that are considered among the best in the world. However, even though you’ve done the hard work of winning your place there’s still the small matter of getting ready for your term, year or entire course based in the UK.