Moving out to university

Our expert chat on moving out to university is a great place to start, with a breakdown of all the most common questions people ask when they’re moving out of their family home for the first time.

How to choose student accommodation

Our guide to student housing and student accommodation will then break down for you the different types of student accommodation and the pros and cons of each. Typically in the first year people tend to go for halls of residence, but not all uni’s have them, in which case you might end up in a student house.

If that’s the case, our five tips for choosing the right student house will give you some idea of what to look out for and how soon to start thinking about getting this arranged.

Housemate problems

Hopefully, you’ll end up meeting some great people and making friends you’ll stay in touch with for a long time. But of course, not everyone has the same standards of cleanliness and behaviour. If you end up trying to navigate awkward situations with your housemates, read our article on what to do if your housemate won’t clean.

If you get stuck with some really horrible people, we’ve also got an article on how to deal with bullying housemates.

Get support for student life

But usually, the experience is somewhere in between. It’s always a bit hectic moving into student accommodation for the first time. There will be people you gel with and people you don’t. The main thing is to try to make the most of your time. If there’s anything you have trouble with, remember there are tons of options for support. Your uni will have student welfare services and people to support you if you have questions or concerns about where you end up living. You can also talk to us here at The Mix if you have questions about university or student life.

What Freshers week is really like

If you’re starting university, you’ll either be dreading or loving the idea of Freshers week. The Mix visited Leeds to get some practical advice on surviving your university or college freshers’ week.

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