How to find flatmatesWatch
Hi, I'm a first year student at Aberystwyth and have just been informed by my current flatmates that they have found a house for themselves for next year and I'm not included. I feel a bit let down but could see it coming as not in hindsight i knew we didn't click. Due to the current covid situation i haven't had chance to meet people and are unlikely to with the current rules. U got any suggestions because i don't want to be a second year living in uni halls but I feel like thats my only option. Also I feel a bit awkard around my current flatmates and I will have to live with them for the next few months.
Do you have a facebook student housing group for your uni?
There will more than likely be people on there looking for people to live with next year
I hope this helps you!
Eloise - Official Student Rep
There is a section on our website which helps connect students in the same area with other students who have a space room available in their house. There is no commitment and you are able to chat with the other students to make sure it is the right fit for everyone. Our website is https://www.accommodationforstudents...housemates.asp
Hope this helps!
I am a 3rd year Media and Communication student at Aberystwyth University.
I have been in your situation twice and both times I managed to find new flatmates using Facebook groups. There are 2 main groups: Angry/Homeless Aberystwyth Students and Aberystwyth Rooms & Accommodation. It is worth trying there. It would be good to specify whether you already have a flat you are interested in or if you are looking for a group of people to start searching for a flat. This method turned out to be very effective for me.
However, remember that if you don't find flatmates, it doesn't mean you will have to move to uni halls. Many letting agencies let individual rooms. You can ask if they have any rooms available using mentioned FB groups. It is also a good idea to check websites such as spareroom.co.uk. The other option is to find an existing group that is looking for 1 more flatmate.
Either way, I would recommend starting from Facebook groups.
I hope it helps! If you have any more questions – let me know.