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    I'm hopefully studying at UWE in September 18 but looking at the UWE halls in the city centre (as I'd be at Bower Ashton) the prices are all crazy? I came on here to ask if many students turn to private accommodation instead & would I be missing out on much? It seems much cheaper to privately rent compared to the £6385.50 for most rooms (save a few) and I'm not sure how most student loans can cover this as it'd only leave a couple of hundred pounds to stretch across the whole year for everything else?

    Any feedback/advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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    Yup, the cost is ridiculous. I’m currently living in the city centre at Marketgate where I pay £149 a week for an ensuite room and a shared kitchen with 6. I’ve been told it’s the price you have to pay to live in the most popular city in the UK after London. It definetlty is a great buzz living here with city centre right on your door step ... but yes some students do live in private accommodation. I know of 5 people on my course who do - the majority live in student halls though. If you take to facebook groups and find other people to rent a house with then youre all sorted. - it’s just difficult to do so. A lot of students chose to live of Gloucester Road - it’s lively and not too far from the centre.
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    Yup, the cost is ridiculous. I’m currently living in the city centre at Marketgate where I pay £149 a week for an ensuite room and a shared kitchen with 6. I’ve been told it’s the price you have to pay to live in the most popular city in the UK after London. It definetlty is a great buzz living here with city centre right on your door step ... but yes some students do live in private accommodation. I know of 5 people on my course who do - the majority live in student halls though. If you take to facebook groups and find other people to rent a house with then youre all sorted. - it’s just difficult to do so. A lot of students chose to live of Gloucester Road - it’s lively and not too far from the centre.
    Hi, thanks for your input! The price is mad, student accommodation where I was in London last year could cost only £110/week (with the bigger loan too)! Do you know if those students privately renting found it any more difficult to socialise & was freshers week/the uni generally pretty inclusive & good at introducing you to new people? Private renting is very tempting, especially as I have family there who could help, but I wouldn't want to miss out on the socialising that halls brings (personally I found freshers at my last uni no help in meeting new people outside of halls)
 
 
 
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