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Student Article - Student Accommodation in Manchester.
Author: Christopher Cooper
It is a simple and undeniable fact: finding student accommodation in your second and third years is nigh on impossible. While universities (and the University of Manchester especially so) will attempt to offer you support, guidance, and "peer mentor" events (whatever those are), the challenge of approaching the numerous companies offering rented accommodation to students i nevertheless impossible. Unless you have some sort of handy website, which can offer you hundreds of immediately comparable properties in one location... A website like this very one.

The top tip for anyone investing in student accommodation is to start early. Manchester is often declared Britain's most popular student city, so properties are snapped up relatively quickly. And the second tip (perhaps also the most important) is to set your unmovable budget. Remembering that rent is a weekly occurrence, you need to know what exactly you can afford to spend. The Money Advice Service has a useful budget calculator.

Finally, students must remember that, regardless of what they think they will be getting, they must lower their expectations. New, recently refurbished, penthouse properties are too expensive for students. Fact. Slightly pokey looking tiny places you will grow to love for their quirks and the fact that they might get a little chilly in winter are more in the student price-range. A student property is just a place to stay...
 

 
 
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