How to choose your student accommodation
Choosing where to live can be a big decision. Before you apply for accommodation, here are some things you should think about.
Living in the campus halls of residence is a great way to make friends and you won’t need to worry about travelling. It’s an excellent way of easing you into living away from home and you will be supported by the University – no utility bills to worry about and always someone around to talk to. Whilst we can’t guarantee that you will get your preferred choice of accommodation, you will be surrounded by lots of students who are also getting used to living away from home!
Similar to living in University halls, this is another good way of making friends but with travel to and from University each day – remember to factor in the travel time and costs.
Often preferred by returning or mature students who want their own space. You can choose where you live and who you live with, share as a group or rent just a room in a house. But remember to only choose University accredited landlords via our keelestudentpad search engine.
Living at Home
This can reduce your costs considerably but you may have to make a little more effort to meet other students, but there are plenty of events and societies you can join.
What can you afford? Be realistic
We have a range of options to suit most budgets both on and off campus. Remember that once you accept a contract with either the University or private landlord, it is legally binding and you will have to pay for the accommodation even if you change your mind.
Do you want a room term time or beyond?
You may have a job locally and need to stay longer. All of our accommodation covers the Christmas and Easter vacations. If you are living off campus, there is the option to move in on to campus for the summer by booking vacation accommodation.
Single gender accommodation?
All of our en-suite rooms are mixed gender but we have single sex standard blocks.