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Student Accommodation Blackburn

Home to University Centre at Blackburn, this Northern English town benefits from excellent transport links and proximity to Manchester. Search our website for the latest student accommodation.

Student Properties in Blackburn

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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Spare room
  • A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.

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Living in Blackburn as a student

The town of Blackburn, is home to many students from the Blackburn University Centre, situated within Blackburn College. There are approximately 3,000 students at the Blackburn University Centre. Blackburn is an industrial town, with strong transport links into larger cities such as Manchester.

The town of Blackburn has many accommodation options for students. Although the university itself does not provide accommodation, there are plenty of options available. Private accommodation companies offer students a variety of choices, from en-suite rooms to studio apartments, and may include amenities such as a TV licence and private laundry facilities.

However, many students choose to move into house or flat shares with their peers. There are many student houses across Blackburn, and these are often provided by landlords or letting agents who have years of experience in student housing. Most of the student properties include double bedrooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities and may even include private gardens or patio spaces. This property type is usually attractive for second- and third-year students, and often will accommodate groups of three or more students.

If you wish to find out more information head over to the guides on our website. If you’re looking to find a student property today, simply start searching on With over 20 years of experience, accommodation for students have plenty to offer students who are looking to find their ideal student home. If you have a specific request, you can contact a member of our team directly and someone will get back to you with more information.

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