Going to university, and leaving home for the first time is exciting and daunting in equal measure.
For the majority of students, going to university is the first step in leaving the family home completely. For the first time in your life, you will be completely responsible for all aspects of your life – even laundry! In the run up to your undergraduate year, you will have lots of big decisions to make, perhaps the most important of which, once you’ve been accepted, is where you are going to live. You’re also going to be inundated with important documentation, oodles of advice, and several rainforests worth of guidance leaflets. With all this in mind, what follows is an easy guide to the many accommodation options, universities, student finance, the pros and cons of renting, and moving out of home.