As a postgraduate law student it is essential that you have comfortable, safe and secure accommodation as will play a large part in your success as postgraduate student and help enhance your time studying in the UK as well as your downtime. Postgraduate law student face some serious study time – which although challenging will also be extremely rewarding – and to ensure you can study to your best ability you will need to be happy in your surroundings. So, whether you are a UK student moving to a new location for your law school or an overseas student moving to the UK specifically to study your Master of Laws program – you want to make sure you find yourself some great student accommodation.
There are several student accommodation options open to postgraduate law students in the UK – these mainly fall into university-owned halls of residence, privately owned purpose built accommodation, private student house rental, and renting a room in a house. Different types of accommodation suit different types of people and it’s important that you find the type of accommodation that suits you best.
UK law schools will be on hand to assist with your a postgraduate accommodation arrangements, and will have an accommodation office to help you with this. Halls of residence are a great way to settle into to life in a new university – they’re always based near to the law school facilities and are a great way to meet other students. Although you will usually be given your own personal room – and in some cases an en suite bathroom, your law school halls of residence will probably have communal facilities like a common room, TV room, convenience shop and laundry facilities. You may find that as a postgraduate student you, a) feel you have outgrown this kind of student living, or b) are not given priority for the university-owned accommodation as this is often reserved predominantly for the first year undergrads. If you feel either of these is the case but you still want guaranteed safety, security and convenience in your accommodation, then you may well be suited to privately owned student accommodation.
There are some great options for privately owned postgraduate law student accommodation in the UK, and one company offering such convenient accommodation is Fresh Student Living.
Fresh Student Living provides excellent facilities in the form of privately managed purpose-built student accommodation in student cities all over the UK. Fresh Student Living has well-located accommodation in Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Chester, Derby, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Ipswich, Kingston, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Newcastle, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, Swansea and York – so if you are planning on being a postgraduate law student in any of these cities this is a fantastic option for you. It’s the ideal alternative to halls of residence and private housing as it offers more privacy and comfort than traditional university-owned accommodation, whilst retaining the social aspect and convenience.
Fresh Student Living has a huge choice of accommodation options available, including self contained studio, shared apartments and en suite rooms, with all bills included, CCTV and on site accommodation teams for your added peace of mind.
Fresh Student Living is one of many potential private accommodation options for international postgraduate students. Other private student accommodation options are available and Postgrad.com advises you to research all your options thoroughly before making such a commitment. Postgrad.com accepts no responsibility for your choice of student accommodation and does not endorse or support Fresh Student Living. Fresh Student Living Ltd is registered in England and Wales under company number 07268209.
If you want to live in a house – sharing with other students or even your family – your law school accommodation office should be able to give you a list of properties that students can rent from private landlords. In many cases these will have been inspected by the accommodation office to be sure they are of a suitable quality and that the rent is fair. Similarly your law school accommodation office should be able to give you a list of suitable rooms within housed that are available to rent to postgraduate law students.