Postgraduate Accommodation

The advantages of University and Privately Owned Accommodation

As a postgraduate, choosing the accommodation can make or break your experience. Choosing the right postgraduate accommodation will help determine your social life, improve your study time and further your quality of life. In this blog post, we will look to compare the advantages of University’s living quarters to external postgraduate accommodation. Without providing a bias, we will try to help you decide as there are benefits and drawbacks to both.

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University Accommodation

It’s trustworthy

You know what you’re getting with University Accommodation. It is rare that you ever hear of truly awful University provided student accommodation. Certainly, the University guarantee certain things as part of their contracts and you can hold a bigger organization responsible if anything goes wrong.

Included bills

We are yet to come across a University hall of residence that does not do bills included. This makes it much easier to live knowing all your amenities are available and there doesn’t need to be any stress about further bills coming out of your account or overusing your bills.

Postgraduate only Flats

This is a benefit that is often ignored or overlooked. Living with people who understand the stress of the qualification and will consequently treat you with respect. It is worth noting, however, that you might not be put in completely postgraduate accommodation.

Privately Owned Flats


Often privately-owned accommodation can be cheaper than the living arrangements Universities offer. Another way this can be the cheaper option is your control over your bills meaning you can scrimp when necessary.


Under privately-owned postgraduate accommodation, you are certainly more likely to find the perfect accommodation in size and location etc. You are not confined to what your University deems as appropriate but can find what’s right for you.

So, in conclusion, there are benefits to both and really, no one can let you know what’s right for you, just use this guide to help you decide what postgraduate accommodation is perfect for you.