Finding the right place to live while at university is hassle enough without weighting in the problems that coming from a foreign country poses. So here’s what I’ve learnt from my experience and the issues I’ve faced.
When I was looking to go to university, I noticed that many of my friends were excited about the prospect of moving to a new city and the thought of immersing themselves into completely new surroundings.
One of the most daunting things about moving to the university, is not knowing what your accommodation will be like.
Living away from home is part of the university experience, but how do you know which accommodation is going to suit you?
When you move out of your family home and into your own flat/house with your flatmates one of the biggest things to change is chores. You may have done cleaning or chores at home with your family, but most families share the jobs out; but when you’re at university, nobody else is going to do it for you!
Living in halls is an experience, and that’s the only way I can describe it. For the first couple of months I was overwhelmed by my new found independence and I was enjoying living my life with what felt like no boundaries or any cares in the world.
I often get asked by mature students ‘What is it like living in university accommodation?’ I find this question really hard to answer as I never lived on campus, but rented a house privately whilst I was at university.