When to start looking for second year uni accommodation

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I’ve recently started my first year at uni and was just wondering when I should start looking at a place to live for my second year. I’ve heard a lot of people start looking before Christmas or even now (october). I don’t mind of course, but it just seems so soon considering I’ve not long met my flat mates! but I also don’t want to be left with the short straw and limited options.
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I’ve recently started my first year at uni and was just wondering when I should start looking at a place to live for my second year. I’ve heard a lot of people start looking before Christmas or even now (october). I don’t mind of course, but it just seems so soon considering I’ve not long met my flat mates! but I also don’t want to be left with the short straw and limited options.
Hi Lauren,

As a current second year student, I looked for my house around this time last year! It helps to just have a look at what is out there and have a think about who you would want to move in with. The people I live with now I lived in the same block as last year, and share a course with one of them!

Hope this helps
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I’ve recently started my first year at uni and was just wondering when I should start looking at a place to live for my second year. I’ve heard a lot of people start looking before Christmas or even now (october). I don’t mind of course, but it just seems so soon considering I’ve not long met my flat mates! but I also don’t want to be left with the short straw and limited options.
Hi there,

I hope you're well

This was also a really big shock to me when I moved to Uni as well - because I thought 'surely it can't be that soon!' but it was!

We looked for ours before Christmas, as we all wanted to get it sorted before Christmas time. Usually, student houses become available at the start of October, so it might be worth having a look and seeing if there are any you like. As well, see if your University has a housing fair, as often you can speak to different agencies / landlords which can introduce you to a few homes and let you know about any perks they have (for example, cleaning services).

I hope that's helpful - good luck in your search

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I’ve recently started my first year at uni and was just wondering when I should start looking at a place to live for my second year. I’ve heard a lot of people start looking before Christmas or even now (october). I don’t mind of course, but it just seems so soon considering I’ve not long met my flat mates! but I also don’t want to be left with the short straw and limited options.
Hi, I am also a first year and I was told to start looking around Christmas time/early next year which is what I am gonna do. I am in halls and its not the best loll but oh well, I was very disorganised when it came to picking my accom, the uni sent out some email like a month or 2 before results day telling us to do our research etc but I did none of that and as a result, when reserving my room I missed out on a lot of the good rooms but yeahh just gotta firm it.

I am planning on either moving into a student house with my mates or getting a studio flat, just a bit undecided rn but I have been looking at the prices for studio flats and its not too bad. I was initially gonna just go for a student house but was then told sometimes bills are not included so might go for studio flat and see if my mates do the same we can try and be in the same block but I shall see how it goes
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I’ve recently started my first year at uni and was just wondering when I should start looking at a place to live for my second year. I’ve heard a lot of people start looking before Christmas or even now (october). I don’t mind of course, but it just seems so soon considering I’ve not long met my flat mates! but I also don’t want to be left with the short straw and limited options.
Hi Laurencarrington,

It really is dependent on where you are studying and what sort of place you may want. Here at Hull there seems to be more availability than demand, so I tell the current students here not to panic too much, even though a lot of the letting agents are already sending messages that students should start looking now.

If you were after something unusual with 14 of your friends, then okay that is worth booking early, but for most of us I would say take your time, maybe visit some places just to take a look and judge the market.

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I’ve recently started my first year at uni and was just wondering when I should start looking at a place to live for my second year. I’ve heard a lot of people start looking before Christmas or even now (october). I don’t mind of course, but it just seems so soon considering I’ve not long met my flat mates! but I also don’t want to be left with the short straw and limited options.
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I can't speak for every city personally, but it tends to be the case that the good houses start getting taken around Christmas and early new year time. So there is no harm in looking as soon as possible. I wouldn't leave it too late because you may end up with a house in a worse location or of a lower standard than you would like.

The earlier the better i would say!

Hope this helps

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