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Tips for picking the right student accommodation for you

For a student pursuing a higher degree at a distant college or university, the choices of accommodation are plenty, each with their own sets of pros and cons. It’s reasonable to assume that choosing the perfect accommodation is the stuff of nightmares and can further the complications of selecting a college in the first place!

You have the options of university halls, private student halls and private accommodations to choose from. Contrastingly you can opt for living at your home, but that will mean commuting daily and stricter house rules. This is where it gets knotty. Well, we hope to clear a bit of the confusion cloud to help every student choose wisely. May you find what you need and all the best!

For students pursuing a higher degree in Australia, Scape Melbourne student accommodations are the perfect “home away from home.”

University Halls

These are university managed and perfect in terms of forging friendships for life. They are either conveniently located or on-campus so missing classes or events due to commuting issues are next to none.

Pros
  • No complications of utility bills and landlords, though you will have to pay the fees on time
  • It's a social scene with loads of students together in one place
  • There will a group of support staff with a cook, medical staff, janitor services and university officials to help you out in distress

Cons

  • No choosing allowed for rooms, room-mates and facilities
  • University halls are noisy and messy due to the high number of residents


Private student halls

The option of private student halls has been gaining momentum over the decade as many students are opting for rooms in a purpose-built complex for student's accommodation. The set-up is similar to university managed halls, but the facilities are privately owned. A student has the provisions for a room, communal spaces like the kitchen and TV/recreation rooms.

Pros

  • Similar to a university hall but with handy modifications like the presence of WiFi connectivity and polished look
  • Located off-campus but packed with students from various institutions

Cons

  • The only drawback for having plush living facilities is the extra expenditure. However, with competitive pricing facilities you won’t be bled dry, rest assured!

Private accommodations

Many students go it alone and opt for a more privately-owned option of renting flats from a landlord or a letting agent. It is ideal for the "independent" individuals.

Pros

  • The option of sharing is on you, so is the selection of a flat-mate. However, apartment rules might apply.
  • Complete independence and much quieter as likeminded individuals make for a great team and harmonious living.

Cons

  • High expenditure due to flat rents and utility bills. That will eat up into a student's home allowance and savings
  • Dealing with a landlord might get tricky for some students; well the chances are pretty high anyway!


If you are living alone in a rented apartment you might face troubles while facing medical emergencies, so keep your provisions handy

How you choose to live affects your wallet, so do not make a wrong decision. You might ruin your university fun!

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