Good morning everyone! We hope that you’ve had a lovely week. Last weeks blog looked at private houses for the next academic year. Today’s blog is looking into alternatives housing options. Many students choose to live in a shared house. However, this isn’t the only option for you so please do see a couple of our alternative options:
Purpose Built Student Accommodation
Similar to halls you may have lived in in your first year, there are many private halls across Exeter available for students in their second year onward. They are designed and fully equipped to meet the varying demands of today’s students, ranging from studios to shared apartments. Exeter has many companies that manage a variety of properties:
- Collegiate (Bonhay and King Edward Studios, Point Exe, The Neighbourhood)
- CRM Students (Atlas House, Central Living, The City Arcade, The Depot and West Gate)
- Downing Students (The Kingfisher)
- East of Exe (The Leat)
- Fresh Student Living (Cricket Field Court, Queen Street Studios and The Barn)
- Hello Students (Clifton Place, Dean Clark Lofts, Isca Lofts, Library Lofts, Picturehouse Apartments and Bishop Blackall School)
- Homes for Students (Exeter One)
- Platform (Platform_ Exeter)
- Prestige Student Living (Renslade House)
- UNITE Students (Northernhay, Northfield and Exeter Trust House)
- Host (The Printworks)
- Vita Students (Portland House)
- The Student Housing Company (Clifford House)
Our student accommodation map shows the city and its residences and their distance to our campuses.
Many of these properties have shared areas within the larger student accommodation buildings and can include TV and cinema rooms, laundry facilities, games areas, study rooms and fully equipped gyms along with other modern multipurpose social spaces. Many providers arrange events throughout the year that promote and encourage the student atmosphere and help tenants integrate into the student community.
The residences tend to be situated in central locations close to the city centre and within a short walk to the University. Bills are also generally included in the rent which can be incredibly useful and a real weight of your shoulders, remember that it is worth checking what you may be required to pay and any deposits that may be required whilst booking.
The onsite management teams are there to support you through your journey with them. They can assist with booking and arranging viewings, answering your questions and act as your main point of contact from the initial stages right through to looking after you and being there to support you when you move in.
Resident Landlord/Host Family
Another option to consider is to live in a house with the landlord as a lodger. These rooms are often short-term lets and are suitable for students who will not be in Exeter for the full academic year, or who want to secure accommodation for a short period whilst looking for longer term accommodation. However, some landlords simply want to rent out a room and will take you for a longer contract!
If you are considering a house with a live in landlord in a self-contained flat we recommend you look on the Studentpad website and search under the ‘Resident Landlord/Host Family’ category.
Remember to think about what is right for you when it comes to new houses. Be sure to take your time and ask all the questions you need to! Thanks very much for reading today’s blog, if you have any more questions or need to speak to one of our team please do get in contact with us as we’re here to help you.
Have a lovely week and we will (shockingly) see you next in December!