Starting university is an exciting time for many students. And deciding where to live is one of the first considerations. Student housing halls and dorms are often popular for first year students, but these are often given out on a first come first served basis. So some students will inevitably miss out. While for others, moving into halls shared with many other people can be a little off-putting, and they would prefer to move straight into private accommodation. Either way, there are a number of benefits to choosing private accommodation in the first year. And here at Let Pads, we are Preston’s leading student accommodation providers. We provide high quality accommodation for UCLan students across Preston, with properties situated close to the university itself, and the city centre. And this is our guide to everything you should know about first year student housing in Preston.

What are the advantages of first year student housing?

So why should you choose to move straight into housing in your first year? Well, there are a number of benefits and advantages to choosing this path, including:

  • Making friends fast- when you move into university halls or dorms, you probably expect to make friends quite quickly. However, in halls of residence there are hundreds of students all moving in at the same time, and lots of people from different dorms will be together. This can make it difficult to remember everyone’s name, let alone make friendships. On the other hand, moving into student housing means that up to 8 of you will be moving in together, which gives plenty more opportunity for full conversations, so you can start making friends fast.
  • Similar environment- for many people, moving into student housing means a very similar layout and design to their old homes. In contrast, halls of residence are generally very different, with a lot more people sharing common areas. For some people, moving into a similar environment can help make the adjustment to university life easier.

Here at Let Pads, we provide stunning student accommodation across Preston, with all bills including WiFi included. With central locations, and high quality interiors, our student accommodation could be perfect for you. Why not get in touch today?