1. WHERE TO START
1A. WHEN AND WHERE TO LOOK
1B. BUDGETING AND TRAVEL
1C. CHOOSING HOUSEMATES

WHEN AND WHERE TO LOOK

Most students want to live reasonably close to UCL but properties around Bloomsbury can cost more. Luckily, when it comes to commuting UCL is one of the most accessible universities in London. This means you have a wide range of areas to choose from to suit your budget.

London is a big, diverse city with excellent transport links. So, moving a little further out can help you save on your rent. Just remember to factor travel costs into your budget.

In reality, there’s no single ‘best place to live’. Each area has its own appeal. So, if you feel the property is good value, enjoy the location and feel the area is safe, that’s what matters.

Advice from UCL students

Three main ways to look:

  1. Online services (Zoopla, RightMove, Gumtree).
  2. High street letting agency.
  3. Word of mouth – talk to any people you know in years above!

Student.com

If you’re looking for student housing then Student.com is a great place to start. Their website is available in 19 languages and has verified user reviews. At Student.com you can compare rooms for all budgets from £109pw through to penthouse apartments. With more than 500 properties listed in London, some within walking distance of UCL, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it on Student.com.

Free Housing Guide

There’s no better place to look for student housing tips than the University of London Housing Service (ULHS) guide, and best of all it’s completely free! You can also get in touch with ULHS for any student housing questions, or for help with your contract. Call 020 7862 8880 or email housing@london.ac.uk to arrange a 1- hour appointment with an advisor.

5 Tips to securing accommodation for the next academic year

As we approach the end of the current academic year and your time at UCL Accommodation comes to an end, you may be wondering what you need to do to secure your place from September. To help, UCL student Tomi Haffety gives the first 5 of her top tips for the process.

5 More tips to securing accommodation for the next academic year

Finding a house in London can be daunting due to the scale of the property market in the city compared to others. UCL student Tomi Haffety provides 5 more tips to help you secure your second-year home.

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