Most colleges and universities have an accommodation office or student welfare officer in the students’ union who can help you find a place to live.
You could also search online. Popular websites that advertise private house shares and homes to rent include :
Check student notice boards around the campus for vacancies in shared houses, or place an advert yourself saying what you are looking for. Shop windows, local newspapers and magazines may also have adverts.
Not all options are available in all areas, so you’ll need to be realistic about what you are prepared to accept and be as organised as you can early in the year.
If you haven’t started your studies and are not moving into Halls of Residence, don’t be afraid to contact the accommodation office or students’ union of the institution you’re going to and ask for assistance in advance. Their contact details will be on their website.
Whatever you decide to do, below is a list of the different types of accommodation that may be available to you.