Your LLM year is a challenging and potentially difficult one, so you’ll want to have your accommodation sorted out right at the start.
If you’re returning to full-time studies after working for a while, you might not want to live in halls of residence, as you might feel you’ll be more mature than your surrounding students. However, living on your own might not appeal either. So let’s take a look at your chief considerations when trying to work out what sort of accommodation you should choose as an LLM student.
Do you want to socialise?
Before you commit to anything you need to consider carefully how much socialising you want, or need, to do as an LLM student. What is your ideal lifestyle?
If you are planning on sharing a house or flat, then you’ll want to make sure that the other students understand the volume of work you have to do. Being miss-matched as housemates will not help make your LLM year any easier. Alternatively, you may feel that the ability to easily socialise will help you to relax outside of your studies – and therefore perform better on your course. In this case a private student accommodation provider like Fresh Student Living could be the perfect solution. They not only offer private student rooms so you can enjoy your own space, but they also organise social events for their residents. This way you’ll get to meet a whole new set of students from the surrounding universities and be able to retreat when you need to.
Do you value silence?
If you know that you need a bit of quiet, then you should think about accommodation away from the student areas. Sharing accommodation, whether it’s a flat, house or halls of residence shouldn’t mean you have to compromise on the behaviour of your neighbours. Fresh Student Living has codes of conduct and behaviour that is expected of their residents in the rental contract. As everyone has to adhere to this you could find yourself surrounded by friends but still with the ability to enjoy the sounds of silence.
Are you on your own?
Is anyone joining you? If you’ve got a significant other, then you’ll want somewhere for them to be able to stay either permanently or for visits. If you’re opting for a private rental then you’ll need to check with your landlord before you rent a room to make sure you can have someone come to visit, and if you’re bringing a family, it’s probably a good idea to enlist the help of your law school when you start searching for accommodation.
Where are you going to study?
To be a successful LLM student you need to make sure you have a good place to study. Do you prefer to study at the kitchen table, living room, sitting on your bed or a desk in the corner of the room? Rooms with Fresh Student Living all come with a place to study and a great internet connection.
What is your budget?
If you’re on a tight budget, then consider accommodation that comes with all bills included so you know exactly how much you’re going to spending every month. This will give you a little extra head space and peace of mind for your LLM studies and make budgeting easier. Fresh Student Living rents all of their accommodation out this way taking the hassle out of sharing a flat or renting a room.
What makes you happy?
Here’s what other students think makes them happy with their accommodation in the UK: