The three things you need to consider about on-campus accommodation
Updated: Jan 30
by Samantha Holden
Accommodation is an important feature of university life. Here are the three things you need to consider:
1. Do you want an en-suite or do you not mind sharing
En- suite is what most people prefer but it is important to note that you are likely to have to share a bathroom in year 2 and 3. By sharing a bathroom you can save a lot of money. A got in between is Claycroft accommodation which is sharing a bathroom but with only one other person- a good compromise.
2. How long do you want your let to be?
35 weeks is the shortest let which reduces the overall price but means that you will need to move your stuff out at Christmas or Easter- the university will let you know which one- then once the holiday is up you can move back in- some see this as good because of the saving but others see it as a hassle. Home students tend to find it easier as they can take their belongings home whereas international students usually have to put their stuff into storage. Accommodations that have this policy tend to be Arthur Vick and Jack Martin- both have places to store a small amount of stuff.
Other accommodations are usually 40 weeks. This means you can keep your stuff in your room until the end of the academic year. I choose this option for convenience.
3. What kind of person are you?
I believe that Warwick is unique as they ask you to write a paragraph about yourself and match you with likeminded people. They even ask what time you go to bed and wake up- which ensures that you have a place to relax and recover from a sometimes stressful/busy day.
Please see this link to watch mini room tours of all the accommodation:
<a href="https://warwick.ac.uk/services/accommodation/studentaccommodation/undergraduate/ugresidences " target="_blank">https://warwick.ac.uk/services/accommodation/studentaccommodation/undergraduate/ugresidences </a>
If you have any questions about accommodation please comment them below and I will do my best to answer.