Choosing which type of university accommodation is right for you can seem like an overwhelming task.
Do you want to live with other students, or is being on campus more important? What if you want to live by yourself, but don’t want to be completely on your own?
Add not even being able to visit the accommodation options because you’ll be studying abroad into the mix and choosing your accommodation can seem impossible.
We know what it’s like when you’re faced with so many options and considerations. Luckily, our accommodation quiz can help you work out exactly what your priorities are and match you with the best fit for you.
1. Do you want to live with other students?
2. Do you enjoy cooking?
3. How do you feel about big parties?
4. Is being near campus a deal breaker for you?
5. Is cost of accommodation important to you?
Which university accommodation should I choose? - Quiz
Self-catered studio flat
Unlike most students, you thrive in your own company. You enjoy doing your own thing when it comes to cooking, cleaning, chilling and sleeping. You treasure your own space and can't think of anything worse than having to rely on canteen dinner or share a bathroom with people you barely know. Yes, it may be a little more expensive - but it's a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Self-catered shared flat
You're ready to form a new family at university and live like they do in 'Friends'. Sharing a kitchen with a few other people is a small price to pay for joint movie nights and group brunches. Sure, you might have to deal with some washing up wars, but you'll make some lifelong friends in the end.
You want the classic university experience. Roommates, cafeteria food and common areas are what you've always envisaged your uni life to be like. If you're lucky you might even have a cleaner and en suite, meaning you can skip all that rubbish about cooking and cleaning rather than socialising and studying. You may end up sharing your room with another student, but this can be a great way to meet people - and even if you don't get on there are tons of other people right next door!
You thrive from independence from the watchful eye of university accommodation staff and can't wait to rent your own place. You may have a longer walk to campus than other students, and yes the landlord may be a nightmare, but it's all worth it