My first student series post, 10 Things I Forgot To Take ToUniversity
, seemed to be popular, I hope it was helpful to a few new uni
students out there. In my University, we were encouraged to house hunt and get
the contracts for second year sorted by December. That gave us less than three
months to make friends that we were half certain we wanted to live with, go to
house viewings and pay the deposit. Now, that doesn’t sound like long, does it?
Well it wasn’t.
We actually didn’t get ours sorted until January and then we
were lucky to find a spacious, affordable house in a good area. Choosing a
house can be tricky. You feel like you’re thrown into the deep end and haven’t
got a clue what you’re supposed to be looking for and what even are the do’s
and don’ts of choosing a house?! If you are in that position, I’d like to share
some house hunting tips that will hopefully guide some of you through choosing
a house this year.
I was lucky last year, I knew the other girls I was about to
spend a year living with. When deciding whom to live with, ask yourself some questions-
do I want people on my course living with me? Because personally, it would
stress me out. Do you want all girls? Or will there be too many hormones flying
around the living room. Avoid living with someone you’re into- it usually
doesn’t end well. Are your flatmates the people you want to be with or is it
just convenient? If you feel like you haven’t made any friends that you really click
with, find people on Facebook. Your university will have lots of posts
advertising people to fill rooms, so have a look out on there.
Make sure you do some digging and find out where the
students go and what kind of students go where. Ask second and third years
where people go. . It might be the indie scene is your kind of thing with live
music or the city centre where the shops and clubs are.
It needs to be within everyone’s budget and taste. Some
housemates may not be bothered, but others may. You need to take photos of the
house when you’re looking, so you can refer back to them. When I was choosing
my bedroom, I wanted light and storage space so I choose the one with the
biggest wardrobe and a huge window (for obvious blog reasons!).
I could go on forever chatting to you all about this, but
these are some good things to get you going and will help you secure the
perfect University house.
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