Apart from figuring out finances, worrying about fitting in and stopping your mum from buying all the unnecessary kitchen utensils under the sun, finding the right place to live while at university can be an equally confusing and daunting task. There are a couple of different options available but it's important to consider them early and arrange them as soon as possible in order to get your first pick. Here are four of the main types and some key details that will help you to choose which place is right for you.
1. University Student Halls
One of the most popular choices for many students, university halls offer a great transition from home to independent living. All the costs of bills, internet and sometimes food if you choose the catered option, are included in a complete fee each term. However you'll still have to do your own laundry, wash your dishes and look after your room. Some rooms are en-suite, but many include shared bathrooms. It can be unnerving if you're moving in with five to ten other people that you don't know, but halls are a great way to make friends quickly and settle into your university together as everyone is in the same boat and you're likely to be quite close to campus.