A question that every student will ask themselves!
So lets help each other and reply with you views on the benefits of your preference!!! Or complete the poll to showcase what is more of a benefit to you as a student!
Convenient location was the most important to me. Especially being in uni often and for long hours.
The most important factor for me wasn't on your list which is cost.
So I chose bills and utilities included because doing them yourself when you're moving every year is such a headache and hassle in a number of ways.
If I hadn't have chosen that I would have chosen close to university, but my city has excellent bus links so it doesn't make much difference and the accommodations/ housing closer to uni are out of my price range anyway.
Private halls of residence! None of the universities I've applied to offer accomodation that cater to my needs, and includes what I want/expect within my budget/price range.
Having already lived on my own for two years, and rented in a town that competes with some British cities, I have made up my mind about what I definitely should be able to expect for a certain price. No university accomodation offer this, and I don't feel like any of them actually do offer any value for money other than being close to uni.
I can understand that affordability is always going to be a major factor, and you do see a lot more Student Accommodation around now that is built for luxury, we are one of them, we build all our centres to provide a hotel style service. I guess there is a fine line between to cost of living and the living conditions.
We do our best to be competitively priced within luxury accommodation, and can understand that the need for affordable student accommodation is a requirement across both private and University halls.
Our aim is to try to provide a living environment that is really beneficial to students, both UK and International.
Its helpful to understand exactly what a student wants and expects from accommodation both halls and private, what is an acceptable budget? From this budget what would you expect as standard living to make your accommodation easy for you? this type of information for accommodation providers is very useful as it can be difficult to fully understand during a student journey through university for your accommodation what really do you want from it??
I considered staying in the study inn but they go in your room to clean it or something and I can't be having any of that. I do not like anyone to come in my flat. Other people agree with this.
for me when i visit my friends student houses they are proper dumps. personally i dont mind paying more so i can live better. its like anything we all have different budgets so we have different priorities.
it says on the list 'includes all bills and utilities' for me this should included as standard and not an extra to entice me in. everyone i;ve looked at has all bills included so if someone didn't i would not be interested.
i think the people you are with are important but houses are too small and halls are too big.