Finding somewhere to live that suits you is really important. Feeling at home is a key part of your uni experience. Finding halls which fit your needs and your budget is not always easy, but where there’s a will there’s a way! A good way of working out which accommodation will suit you best is to make a list of what you want from where you live and then putting them in priority order. Here are some key factors that might help you find the right place for you:
- Budget – The right place at the right price is always going to be a key decision maker
- En-suite – Do you want a private bathroom or are you happy to share?
- On or off campus – Is it important to you that you live on site? Do you just want to roll straight out of bed and into your lecture or are you happy to stroll through Chelmsford?
- Communal living area – Is having a dedicated social space important to you or are you just as happy to have a chat in the kitchen?
- City Centre – Is it more important to you to be nearer campus or Chelmsford city centre? Or do you want to be equally distanced?
- Who you live with – Do you want to live with a larger or a smaller group of people?
- Independent accommodation – Do you want to live in university provided accommodation with other ARU students or would you rather source your own accommodation options?
Chelmsford Student Village automatically helps you become part of the student community and get to know the people around you. The houses are all arranged into flats of three, five or six, so whether you prefer living in a larger or smaller group there is an option to suit you.
All the rooms have a single bed and the majority are en suite. Pricing can be found on the Residential Services website here. Do remember you have to be a first year student to apply for this accommodation. Plus, if the village isn’t for you, it’s best to get cracking and look for private accommodation as soon as possible to help get the best deal and find somewhere that suits you. Do check out the uni’s private accommodation advice and agency list, to make sure you avoid scams and that you’re dealing with reputable landlords.
Want to find your own accommodation?
University accommodation isn’t for everyone so there is always the option to source your own. However, make sure you check out the uni’s private accommodation tips and approved agency list, so you know you’re always dealing with reputable agents and landlords.
Check out the accommodation webpage here, for more info. We’re really excited to see you soon.
Let’s do this together!