Accommodation

Accommodation Archives

This category features everything you need to know about your student accommodation. Whether it’s the easiest way to get around from your area, how to personalise your student room or how to deal with frustrating flatmates, we’ve got it covered.

We believe your university accommodation is your safe haven from all the stress and difficulties student life brings, so we want to help you make the most of your room and your student flat or house. That’s why we provide advice and tips and tricks so you can enjoy student life in the UK’s capital city and make your room and living situation as comfortable as possible.

At The Journal, we’ve been where you are and know all the trial and tribulations of student life, especially when you’re thrown into accommodation with complete strangers. To add to our own advice, we regularly reach out to experts, from interior designers or psychologists, to give further thoughts on how make the most of accommodation for students.

Browse through all our articles to find solutions and advice. The topics covered include how to get around Westminster, how to declutter your student accommodation and how to split the house bills without confrontation. Whether you want advice on anything from how to befriend new flatmates to the best colour schemes for your bedroom, we aim to cater to all of your accommodation needs.

To find more useful content relating to life as a student, check out our other categories. These include Study, Careers & Finance, London Life and News & Events. Or simply click on an article to read our accommodation-related advice.

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What to Expect from Your First Year at University

What to Expect from Your First Year at University

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What to Take to University: The Freshers’ Week Checklist

What to Take to University: The Freshers’ Week Checklist

Is your big student accommodation move imminent? Are you totally at loss concerning what to take to university? You’ll no…

Top Tips for Living in a Shared Flat

Top Tips for Living in a Shared Flat

Moving into shared accommodation is an incredibly exciting time, with new people and new opportunities a-plenty. Most often, your new…

Student Life In London – A Guide To St Pancras

Student Life In London – A Guide To St Pancras

If you’ve chosen London as your place to study, it probably has something to do with the amazing diversity in…