The 4 best things about moving out of halls
To spend the first year of your university in halls make a lot of sense. You’re probably going to be new to the city of Sheffield, just like the majority of first-year students. Halls give you the chance to meet many new students and to develop relationships with people just like yourself.
While halls ease you into university life there are many options available to you after your first year. Private student accommodation can enhance your overall university experience. Here we take a look at the four best things about moving out of halls and what you can look forward to.
You’ll save money
In your first year of university life it makes sense to be with fellow students who are in a similar position: new course, new city and a new life. However, this does come at a cost and living in halls can be become relatively expensive. Private accommodation offers a much larger price range, more tailored properties. You can expect plenty more options to suit all student budgets.
You’ll have more freedom
You’ll gain much more freedom in so many areas of your life. Who you choose to now live with is by far one of the most exciting parts of uni life! You can now live with the mates you made in your first year, people you actually want to live with.
Also, the private student sector of Sheffield, or probably any city, offers much more variety. How about living in a converted steel factory? What could be more ‘Sheffield’ than that? You’ll be fully immersed in Sheffield culture. That’s just one example of private student accommodation with an edge.
You’ll become a real adult
One of the biggest reasons to look forward to renting privately is that you will get to make your own decisions. Yes, that’s right, you are turning into a real adult.
You’ll need to learn how to budget for one thing. The cleaning, shopping, and basic maintenance is also up to you, or you and your housemates collectively. This may also be your first experience of understanding and signing contracts. It’s a great opportunity to learn how to communicating and develop relationships with professionals that provide a service to you, such as a maintenance team or a letting agent.
You’ll get to know Sheffield better
We hope you’ve noticed by now, but there is so much to Sheffield. Living in private rented accommodation does allow you to feel more involved in the city. You can live in the very part of the city you want to.
Is there a particular pub you love? Well you can now look for a house that just around the corner. Staying in halls in your first year, but in your second year, private student accommodation will give you more choice while saving you money. What’s not to love about that?