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Posted Dec. 20, 2021

Where should you live in 2022 as an LLM student?

LLM student accommodationAs you pursue your Master of Laws you have to be comfortable and safe as you go on with your studies.

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One of the best ways to achieve this is by looking for the best accommodation for you in the UK or wherever else you are studying. You should look for a home that enhances your study time and the same time, you will be happy in socially. Whether you’re a UK student or a student from overseas coming to the UK to study, you should find yourself somewhere great to live. It could be university-owned halls of residence, private student house rental, privately owned purpose-built accommodation or renting a room in a house.

Different types of accommodation for LLM students

1. University-owned postgraduate accommodation

Some UK law schools go an extra mile to assist their postgraduate students with accommodation arrangements. The universities all have an accommodation office that can help you as you look for a place to settle. Halls of residence owned by the university are often the easiest places to settle into your new life at law school. What makes this sort of arrangement good is the fact that the halls are usually based near the law school and it’s an easy way to meet fellow students. Although you will have your own room, there will be communal facilities such as the common room, TV room and a laundry facility.

2. Privately owned rentals

Fresh accommodationIf you feel that university owned halls of residence offer a way of living that is a bit too much like your undergraduate student life, but you still want some of the social element, you should consider privately owned student accommodation, such as that offered by Fresh. This privately owned accommodation provides the residence with excellent facilities meaning you can live very comfortably, and they are also very safe and secure. If you’re planning to study in the UK, then private housing could offer you more privacy and comfort while still giving you the social aspect and a lot of convenience. Check out their website to see the different types of accommodation available, including en suite rooms and studio apartments – you can even book your room online.

3. Private housing and room rental

If you think you would prefer living in a house, for example sharing with a family or other students, then your law school’s accommodation office should be able to help you find the perfect people to stay with. Most law schools have a list of different housing options that students can rent from landlords. The good news is that the school inspects the property to ensure that they provide quality accommodation to students. The accommodation office should also be able to provide you with a list of available rooms within a house that are ready for renting. Be sure to check the tenancy agreement before you sign the rental contact though.

How to choose an ideal LLM student home

For all full-time LLM students, accommodation is an important part of starting off the journey, and ideally you will find a comfortable, convenient home with great neighbours. Here are some of the things you should look out for when finding your LLM accommodation:

1. Type of accommodation

As we have seen, there are several different types of accommodation options available to LLM students and it’s up to you to choose the type of room or home that suits all your needs. Whether it’s the university accommodation, privately owned halls, or some other kind of rented accommodation.

2. The nature of your housemates

It’s important to get along with your housemates so you should whoever you’ll be living with careful consideration. Remember this person will be part of your life for at least one year, if not more. You should go for someone that fits your personality and someone that is (hopefully) easy to live with – this way you can avoid some disagreements and live amicably.

3. Location

If you’re new to the town or city that you’re moving in for your studies, it’s a good idea to get in touch with former students or the students association to find out what the best location is for you to live. Ideally, it should be close to law school, near good transport links, and most importantly, comfortable and safe. Fresh accommodation is always well connected to its local universities and law schools, with great transport links to the campuses. Choose a place that is convenient in the sense that you can easily access the gym, law school library and the shopping centre.

4. Study area

Obviously, you will need to spend much of your time studying, so you’ll need a dedicated study space with a desk and good lighting. As well as this, you will need access to reliable internet and space to store your books. The rooms available at Fresh offer a great study space and high-speed WiFi, so are ideal in this instance.

Fresh is one of many potential private accommodation options for international postgraduate students. Other private student accommodation options are available and advises you to research all your options thoroughly before making such a commitment. Postgrad Solutions accepts no responsibility for your choice of student accommodation and does not endorse or support Fresh. Fresh Student Living Ltd is registered in England and Wales under company number 07268209. The VAT number is 142920528.

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