Right about now, thousands of international students are headed to study abroad destinations. Getting here has not been for the faint of heart, as many students fall prey to the next high-anxiety issue – settling into their student accommodation. Whether you find a roommate on your own or through the accommodation provider, there are some ways to manage this particular round of university-induced anxiety and have a positive roommate experience. Here are some ways to foster a good roommate relationship.
1. Learn About New Countries And Cultures
If you and your roommate are from different countries, then you can enjoy the cultural diversity of your two nations! There might be some cultural differences and language barriers at first, but soon, you’ll learn so much just from being around each other. This includes new foods, new music, and new slang.
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2. Respect Personal Space
Always remember that your student accommodation is your ‘fortress of solitude’. When you’re having a rough day, your living space can provide you with much-needed solace. So, if your roomie is wearing headphones while staring at their phone, they most likely don’t want to talk about their day. And don’t take it personally if they lock the door to their room – even the most social person needs a little space every now and then.
3. Clean Up After Yourself
When you’re living the university life at your student accommodation, you won’t have the luxury of mom cleaning up after you. You never know when friends, family or guests come by for a spontaneous visit. Nobody wants to have a reputation as the sloppy roommate, after all. So make sure you clean your room frequently.
4. Communicate Honestly And Openly
When you live with others, you must be honest and open with one another. If it irritates you when someone leaves dishes in the sink or clothing on the chair, speak up! Allowing your ideas to be heard prevents future problems and puts you on the fast route to best-roommate-forever status.
5. Ask Before Bringing Guests Over
There may not be much room for visitors depending on the size of your room or apartment. So it’s always best to ask before bringing someone around, especially if they are staying overnight. If you have the opportunity, entertain your friends in your room and instruct them to follow the rules.
6. Embrace The Experience
Living with someone new might be a bit scary at first, but there are countless stories of roommates from totally different backgrounds and parts of the world becoming unlikely friends after having shared a room. You just need to be open to the experience and be as outgoing as possible.
If having a roommate isn’t your thing, then that’s perfectly fine. For students who really value their privacy, booking a studio room or full-fledged apartment is your best bet. Lucky for you, UniAcco has a huge selection of studios and apartments all over the UK. Here are just a few of them –
Somerset Court provides students with a wide range of studio rooms, en-suite rooms and even apartments! Residents at Somerset Court can enjoy amenities such as free Wi-Fi, contents insurance, social events, CCTV security and 24/7 on-site staff. Many popular universities in London like SOAS, UCL, LSHTM, Birkbeck, LSE, UAL, King’s College London and the University of Westminster are located close to Somerset Court.
Address: Aldenham Street, London, NW1 1AS
Rent: £321 – £559/week
Hydrogen is a unique student accommodation located in the heart of Nottingham. This student accommodation provides students with fully furnished studio rooms at really attractive prices. Amenities include study space, bike storage, a games room, onsite laundry facilities and an outdoor courtyard. A really cool feature of Hydrogen is that students can choose a colour they want their room painted in, for free!
Address: 1 Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5ND, United Kingdom
Rent: £199 – £279/week
The Heights student accommodation in Birmingham offers students up to 6-bed en-suite and studio rooms, the studios can host dual occupancy at no extra cost. There’s a laundry room, a Wi-Fi connection, a bed and 24/7 on-site staff at this property. It also has ANUK and National Code. Aston University and Birmingham City University are the two universities located nearby.
Address: 30 Staniforth Street, Birmingham B4 7DR, United Kingdom
Rent: £155 – £229/week
Heald Court is a chic student accommodation in Manchester that is located very close to Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester. Students living here can enjoy on-site laundry, car parking, social events and all-inclusive utility bills. This property is surrounded by many restaurants, pubs and cafes like Fresh Almalaky, Toro’s Steakhouse, among others.
Address: Heald Court 6 Heald Grove, Manchester, M14 4PE
Rent: £149 – £152/week
Foundry Courtyard is simply one of the best student accommodations in Glasgow. This student accommodation in Glasgow is loaded with amenities such as an on-site gym, a games room, a communal area, a study area, CCTV security, vending machines and much more. Students can choose from a variety of fully furnished en-suite rooms and studio rooms.
Address: 214 Kennedy Street Glasgow G4 0DB
Rent: £120 – £176/week
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