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For Freshers: The Top Cities for Student Accommodation in the UK

In the UK, foreign students flock to three cities for accommodation. Due to different factors, students have various reasons for choosing these three cities.

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For Freshers: The Top Cities for Student Accommodation in the UK

  1. 1. For Freshers: The Top Cities for Student Accommodation in the UK LHA London 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB +44 (0)20 3733 1077
  2. 2. For Freshers: The Top Cities for Student Accommodation in the UK The number of international students in UK universities is on the rise, no doubt about it. As a matter of fact, the 2013-14 survey of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) reveals that there are around 18 per cent of overseas students in higher education in the country. A study by the British Council, on the other hand, shows that the figure may increase by 10 per cent over the next decade. The researchers predict that India, instead of China, will send the most students. This has prompted an increase in demand for rental properties. As student accommodation is big business in the UK, industry professionals have decided to compile a list of go-to places.
  3. 3. Ida Places for Students One of the most exciting parts of studying abroad is finding an ideal place to stay. From figuring out the monthly budget to meeting new roommates, living in student accommodation can be an overwhelming experience full of passive-aggressive Post-it notes and unprepared nights outs. Above all, the right accommodation is all about location. • Nottingham – Home to the Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham, overseas students can have some bargains in Nottingham. This city offers access to quality two-bed flats, with rents starting from as low as £55 per week to £70 a week. • London – London is one of the most stable places for students. It is one of the safest cities when renting privately as well. Students can enjoy the best rates of £28.50 to £35.50 and the ultimate in flexibility. • Oxford – Property prices in Oxford are second only to London. The city offers a broad range of safe and comfortable student rentals.
  4. 4. Accommodation Options For many overseas students, part of the university life is looking for ways to reduce expenses and get the most value for money. This is the reason the type of accommodation has become a key factor when renting. In the UK, students can choose to live in a hostel or low-rise apartment. According to The Independent, “Older properties with multiple rooms are often a good bet, and many landlords choose to let the rooms on an individual basis, rather than renting the whole house to boost their income. In many cases, students are happy to forgo a living room and use it as an extra bedroom.” With the prices of houses fluctuating and tuition fees rising around the country, it is important for students to determine where they should be living. Getting the right balance between safety, quality and monthly rent can be easy with a thorough research. To have the ideal accommodation, weighing the benefits and downsides of each option can help. Resources: http://www.independent.co.uk/property/house-and-home/top-10-hot-spots-for- student-accommodation-7645626.html http://lhalondon.com/ http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/aug/15/student-accommodation-what- need-know

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