Moving to uni can be scary; you’re going to be living with a bunch of strangers. The likelihood is that some of these strangers are going to become your best friends, but you do need to be careful (especially when you worked all summer to buy yourself a laptop that will mean you don’t have to spend every waking moment in the library).
I’m not at all suggesting that your flatmates are going to steal your stuff (although you might find yourself in a few predicaments that begin with ‘who used the last of my milk?’).
What I am suggesting is that, now you’re moving out on your own, you need to be responsible for your belongings and take the necessary precautions to keep them safe.
This is a big one. If possible, find yourself a house or a flat where there are locks on each of the bedrooms. When you leave your property, you want to be able to lock your door knowing that all your stuff (including your laptop) is safe.
It’s not just when you leave the property though. Imagine if you’re having a party. Sure, you trust the people you live with, but you’re potentially going to have a load of people milling around your house or flat, some of whom you might never have met before.
Now, once again, I’m not saying that everyone you meet is trying to rob you, but do you really want strangers snooping round your room?
Curtains or Blinds
Curtains or blinds on your windows are essential, especially if you’re on the ground floor. The last thing you want is someone walking past your bedroom window, seeing your laptop sat unattended on your desk; it’s almost like sticking a sign in your window saying ‘look at all the cool stuff you could steal’.
On a similar note, don’t leave windows open. Even if you think they’re way too small for anyone to climb through, someone might find a way and be off with that precious laptop.
Moving into a building that has CCTV will, first of all, scare away anyone thinking of breaking into your flat. If the worst does happen: you get broken into and your belongings get stolen, CCTV will help to catch, identify, and prosecute the person responsible. The main thing, though, is that it’s a deterrent.
Why bother with a block of flats that has CCTV when there’s a house round the corner with the bathroom window constantly open?
Keep your stuff secure
Our properties are all equipped with top-notch security measures: from lockable doors, to CCTV, and even staff onsite throughout the year. Keep your stuff safe at uni by moving into a Mezzino property.
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What our students say
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.
I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
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.
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.
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.