It hopefully won’t be long until things start to turn a bit more normal in our lives again – so, if you’re planning a return to uni life, here’s a guide to student living in Leicester.
The COVID 19 vaccinations are getting rolled out more and more and we can all breathe a bit easier, while still taking care to follow official advice on the pandemic situation.
So, as university life becomes a more familiar face again, what are the essentials to ensuring you get the most out of Leicester student living?
Give some thought to what you’ll take with you
If you’re heading to uni in Leicester from your hometown or overseas for the first time, you may be wondering what to take with you. There are several areas to focus on, when it comes to the essentials of student life, so make a list of what you need, based on the following categories:
- General electrical items (phone, laptop, printer etc)
- Kitchen goods (utensils, plates, cups, glasses and saucepans etc)
- Bedroom (sheets, duvet and pillows)
- Bathroom (towels, toiletries etc)
- Vital documents such as your passport and driving licence
The way to make the most out of student living is to find yourself a good place to call home during term time. That means finding the right accommodation and flatmates for you. After all, the last thing you want is to be stuck in terrible accommodation with great people, or vice versa.
Once you’re settled firmly into your accommodation, find ways to make your money last longer, learn how to look after yourself properly, keep healthy and look forward to meeting and making new friends.
Get viewing those properties
Hopefully, in the months leading up to your move to university, you will have already set yourself up with somewhere great to live that offers everything you need, from safety and security, to comfort and affordability.
If you haven’t found the perfect place to live yet and you’re still on the hunt for your Leicester student accommodation, be sure to still check out a wide range of properties and once you’ve created a shortlist of the ones you like, remember to view those properties first.
Book your viewings well in advance and when you’re there, ask plenty of questions, look for signs of wear and tear and do your checks on the location before signing up to living anywhere.
Ask yourself things such as, will you be able to get to university easily from there and is it an area that other students live in, will you be able to afford the utility and food bills on top of the rent. It’s also important to ensure that the landlord complies with their legal obligations, such as keeping the gas safety certificate up to date.
Book your viewing today
At Westmanor Student Living, we are proud to say that we have the best selection of student accommodation in Leicester. Take a look through the absolutely fabulous variety of properties there are available to suit single students and groups of students of all sizes, whether it’s a house share, or student flat that you’re looking for. Get in touch today to book your viewing and find out more.