The Pros and Cons of Living in Student AccommodationJune 4, 2019
Going to university is an incredibly liberating experience. Not only are you going to study a subject you love, but you’re also going to gain some much-needed independence. After years of feeling cooped up at home with your parents, you’re finally going to be fending for yourself in student accommodation. You’re going to be sharing kitchens (and potentially bathrooms, if you’re unlucky) with other students. There are many fantastic things to look forward to, but also several things to look out for as well.
Pros of Living in Student Accommodation
In most student accommodation, bills will be included in the price of your room. This means you don’t have to worry about taking a slightly longer shower or worry about leaving your bedroom light on (though you should probably be mindful of this anyway, let’s think of the environment). Thankfully, this means there is no need to regularly read the water and gas meters, a job that isn’t enjoyable for anyone.
You Get Your Own Space and Your Own Stuff
One of the greatest things about shared student accommodation is finally having your very own space to call home. Not only do you have complete freedom from your parents, but you also get to choose how to decorate your place. Despite being restricted by furniture and space, you usually get to add personal touches like curtains, bed sheets, rugs, lamps and art for the walls.
Cons of Student Living
Moving your Belongings Out
Unfortunately, student accommodation is usually only available to students during term time. After your first year is over, you’ll have to move all your stuff home for the summer. What an inconvenience. Instead of lugging all your belongings back to your parents’ house for a couple of months, and then having to bring it all the way back when term begins. Instead of struggling to squeeze all your stuff into your pal’s car, or worse on public transport, you can store your stuff with GVM Facilities student storage. We even have a team you can hire to help you move your belongings. Then, when you move back to university in September, your belongings will be right there waiting for you.back to news
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