It’s time to think about the university you want to apply for but with the entire country to choose from, how do you decide? Maybe you want to study overseas.
Choosing the correct environment for you can make all the difference as to what kind of experience you will have as a student.
As well as finding a university that offers the course you would like to study you really need to think about the location. You won’t be studying 100% of the time and if you don’t like your surroundings you won’t have a good time. Remember you will be there for three years at least.
Distance – When choosing a university away from your home town, distance to and from is often overlooked. Think about the cost to get home and back whether you drive or have to travel by train or bus. You could stay in your own City and live at home, keeping living costs right down.
Cost – Check accommodation costs when choosing a City too as this will be your biggest university outlay. Don’t blow your entire budget on the accommodation either because you will need to eat also. Other than accommodation, think about the cost of general living.
The south of the UK is more expensive overall than the north but the benefits of being a student down south ay balance out with other potential discounts on such things as travel.
Community – Make sure to visit your potential chosen cities before making a final decision. That way you can get a good feel of the place and the people. Does the city feel warm and welcoming? Is there a friendly vibe?
As well as visiting, read reviews of local (to the student areas) restaurants and pubs. Have a look to see if you can find any student forums or blogs you can read through.
Employment – Choosing a city well connected to your chosen sector would be a sensible move. Think about the work experience opportunities within that city for the career you are interested in.
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I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
Highly recommend Mezzino Student living, it’s furnished to a high standard and is in the heart of the student area. Has very helpful staff and it’s well run in the office.