Student Tips for Moving into Private Student Accommodation

First of all, let's start by congratulating you on this milestone of moving into your private student accommodation.

Whether moving from student halls or home, it is all never easy, but I would like to assure you, that this is the first step towards your full independence, and you will love it. We have compiled a few tips to help you make a smooth transition and settle into your new home.

Create a Checklist:

You will need to make a list of essential items you'll need, such as bedding, kitchenware, toiletries, and any academic supplies. It is important to check with your accommodation provider to see if they provide any items, so you don't bring duplicates. At Unihousing, our properties come with a double bed, and 100Mb Broadband along with other student essentials like a study desk, storage wardrobes and many more. Be sure to check out our website for accommodation that suits your needs.


Pack Efficiently:

You ought to pack strategically and prioritize essentials. These can range from clothes to medical supplies if you need any. You can always buy non-essential items later. There are always cheap student discounts on a wide variety of items. You can also make use of storage bins or boxes to keep your belongings organized and to keep your new accommodation neat.


Personalize Your Space:

Now that you are in your new space, you can start adding personal touches to your student accommodation to make it feel like home. You can bring photos, posters, or decor that reflect your personality. If you are a nature lover, you can consider bringing small plants or other items that can add a cosy touch to your new home.


Safety First:

Take time to locate the emergency exits and procedures available for your accommodation. This information can be asked from your landlord or in your tenancy agreement. You should have somewhere to keep important contacts, including emergency numbers and contacts for your accommodation provider, readily available.

Fire Exits

Get to Know Your Roommates:

If you’ve got roommates, you can use the first few days to get to know them. You can start by introducing yourself and establishing open communication from the beginning. This will help you get along and resolve any issues, should any develop in the future. As roommates, discuss shared responsibilities and expectations to avoid conflicts later on.


Budget Wisely:

Truthfully, for most students, finances are always tight. You should create a budget for your living expenses, including rent, food and groceries. If finances allow, stock up on healthy snacks and make an effort to maintain a balanced diet. Be mindful of your spending and look for ways to save money where possible.


Explore the Area:

During your free time, you should try and familiarise yourself with the local area. Find shops, doctors, pharmacies, post offices or the nearest post box, leisure centres, gyms and all other essential places you might need. You should also locate public transportation options for when you will need them. Keep an eye out for community events or resources that may enhance your living experience.


Have Fun:

Take advantage of opportunities to socialize with other students in your accommodation or nearby. Explore local attractions and make the most of your time as a student in a new place.

Having Fun

You should keep in mind that moving into a new space can be both exciting and challenging. Give yourself time to settle in. Ask for help or advice whenever needed and hopefully this will enhance your whole university accommodation experience.

Looking for Student Accommodation? Unihousing Can Help!

Unihousing is a student accommodation provider near the University of Birmingham, operating since 1984. All of our accommodation in Selly Oak is owned by us, so we can respond quickly to any requests using our qualified team of tradesmen. Our property office is located on Bristol Road, only a short walk away from all of our accommodation. This means we can deal directly with our tenants.

Unihousing was selected as the Number 1 Student Letting Agent in Birmingham by the UK's biggest fresher community, Unifresher.

Contact Unihousing today to find out more!