Finding the right hall

When you’re trying to find the perfect hall, there are a number of factors to consider. Most universities have a dedicated office to help students find accommodation such as private halls, and can offer impartial advice on things like popular student neighbourhoods nearby.

One important thing to think about is the distance of the halls from the university itself. Because these buildings are designed for students, they are almost always near to the campus and facilities, but you should consider how close you want to be and the maximum commute time you’re comfortable with. You should also consider the location in relation to the noise pollution in the area.

Transport links are another significant factor, as you’ll likely want to get out and explore the city in which you’re studying. The size of the hall will dictate whether there are a large number of students or a small group residing, which can be important to think about depending on your study/work schedule and social habits. Of course, one thing to be aware of when deciding on any student accommodation is the price.