The new semester is on the horizon, and you can almost smell those crispy new textbooks and questionable life choices. Perhaps you’re hoping to organise a flat share, and imagining life in your new nest akin to your fave episodes of New Girl, or maybe you’ve just got a room in student halls and you’re eager to relish your flourishing social calendar. Whatever your choice for accommodation for the academic year, there’s no need to stress if you haven’t yet found your student dream home.
Freshers’ Festival is excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with the folks at CRM Students, who’ll be at the festival this year with offers and information on their varied and diverse range of student accommodation. So we’ve rustled up our top tips on finding the best student accommodation with the help of CRM Students! Enjoy!
Take your time
Since you’re looking for a place to live that’ll serve as your home for the next year, it’s crucial that you don’t rush into making decisions too quickly, and that you take your time when it comes to flat viewings, contracts and leases. CRM Students provide accommodation starter packs and can help you choose the perfect room and easily organise viewings. So don’t jump into something you’re not 100% happy with, make sure to explore all of your options and enjoy the hunt.
Find the right location
You could be studying slap bang in the middle of the town, or your building could be on the outskirts of city, finding the right location will save cash and time, meaning you’ll get to have a lie in here and there and avoid forking out unnecessary amounts of your loan on transport or multiple buses. CRM Students provide accommodation all across Glasgow and Edinburgh to cater to the needs of all students. So get friendly with the locals pick a location that’s within easy walking distance to your classes.
Keep to budget
It can be a challenge finding a place to live that fulfills your expectations and satisfies your need for homely comforts without being on the pricey side. CRM Students has loads of affordable and sophisticated properties across Glasgow and Edinburgh; their student homes come complete with free Wi-Fi, all-inclusive bills and a massive range of communal spaces.
Flat share or independent living
Whether you’re the type of student that rolls into bed at 10pm every night and then awakens for a sharp 7am coffee, or you’re the kind to appear in the wee hours and emerge from your haven in the late afternoon, it’s important to find the right kind of accommodation to suit your lifestyle. CRM Students have flat shares and properties to suit students with different interests, schedules and priorities.
Security and Safety
Stay away from dodgy landlords or confusing Gumtree ads, since unfortunately there can be people out there looking to scam new students or take advantage of young people who aren’t yet totally savvy when it comes to contracts, leases and legalities. CRM Students luckily has an enviable reputation for student welfare and security. As well as offering great locations and facilities, every one of their student sites is covered by 24/7 CCTV and/or secure-entry systems, and expertly managed by dedicated and friendly on-site teams. So make sure you find somewhere that’s safe and secure to avoid hindering your university adventures.
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