I am starting at the University of Nottingham in September. I am a single parent to a 1 year old and currently live in council housing in a different city. I will need to move to the area near the University as I have lessons every day and my son is enrolled at nursery there so it makes logical sense to move.
However, if I apply for family housing on campus I have to wait until mid August to even apply (it isn't guaranteed and there's limited places). And if I apply in the private sector they don't accept students/ housing benefit tenants. I also have all of my own furniture etc so moving to a furnished student accommodation (either on campus or private) seems kind of pointless as I would have to store everything I own for 3 years. Ideally, I would like to move to privately rented, unfurnished house nearby.
Has anyone else been in a similar situation? I have no idea what to do.
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