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Your student accommodation choices

When it comes to choosing your Gloucester Student Accommodation the options available for your university stay can seem overwhelming. But the options will depend very much on what year you are in at university, where you are studying and the budget that you have available.

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For some people living close to their university or college campus it may be a better option to stay living at home as this will help to dramatically reduce the amount of money that you have to spend whilst studying. However, you may feel that you are not able to full experience university life if you are still living under the same roof as your parents and any siblings that you may have. It depends whether the full university experience is something that you are looking for and how much independence you feel you need or are able to have whilst living at home.

The main options for staying away include:

University halls

This is most popular option for first year students as it gives you an instant community of people that you can get to know through out your time in the halls. It also helps to provide you with a safe base from which you can concentrate on our studies. Some university halls are on the same site as the campus whilst some have accommodation in the local town areas. Commuting is usually not a problem as you will tend to be within walking distance of your university site and so will find getting to and from your lectures easy, as well as to the student bar. Halls can be a great first step for those living away form home for the first time as it gives the independence you are looking for but with none of the worries about paying utility bills or having to communicate with any landlords.

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Private Student Accommodation

You can find some great Gloucester Student Accommodation options and options in many other cities where you rent from a private landlord, but one that is used to dealing with students. This is a great option when you are moving into your second and third years of study as you not only have the independence that you crave but start to learn some great life skills along the way. Again, you will find that most of these are situated within easy distance from the main campus sites as well as from the town centre areas. Once you have established a friend’s network during your first year you can harness this when looking for a group of like minded people to live with in your remaining university years.

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