Everything on your doorstep: The benefits of student accommodation


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Image: Liberty Heights, Manchester (Premium Studio)


Student accommodation offers a certain lifestyle that might be right for you during your time at university.

Whether you’re completely new to it, or considering staying in student accommodation for a second year, check out our list of benefits to see if any are must-haves for you.

Read more: Here’s everything you’ll find in student halls 




Coming to university is as much about meeting people and making life-long friendships, as it is studying and getting a good degree.

A great thing about living in student accommodation is that you have hundreds of fellow students living alongside you, and often from all walks of life.

At Liberty Living, our staff arrange events and activities designed to help students meet one another and get bonding.

Fostering a sense of community and helping students feels at home is a hugely important part of what we do.

If you’d like to live in an environment that’s set up to help you meet others and make friends, staying in student accommodation might be a good shout.


Ideal location


Unsurprisingly, student residences are built close by to cities’ main universities, or in the centre where transport links make travelling around easy.

Of course, the shorter the journey into uni, the longer you can snooze in bed before your lectures. Non-morning people – this might be the biggest plus of student accommodation for you!




A huge advantage of staying in student accommodation is the support and services you have access to.

These will differ depending on the student accommodation you stay in, but at Liberty Living’s residences these are usually:

  • Security (reception staff, security officers, CCTV)
  • Maintenance (on-site staff that’ll fix any faulty appliances or furniture)
  • Cleaning (Shared bathrooms and kitchens may be cleaned professionally once or twice a week)



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Image: Liberty Point, Southampton


Student accommodation offers something close to an all-inclusive living situation. Good for those times when you might need to lock yourself away from the outside world for a solid study session.

Again, these will vary from residence to residence but some of the facilities Liberty Living offer include:

  • A common room complete with TV area, table football and PS4/Xbox
  • Laundry room
  • Gym

Access to all these are included in the price of your rent.


Bonus features

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Image: Liberty Gardens, Liverpool (Classic En-suite)


And finally, if you’re not great at keeping on top of life admin, staying in student accommodation may mean that certain important things are taken out of your hands and organised for you.

For example, you’ll usually have WiFi set up and running when you move in (no waiting around for 2 weeks as you’d likely have in a privately rented house), and at Liberty Living we also sort out content insurance for items locked in your room.

(Note: this cover might not include all your valuables so make sure you inquire before booking, or consider adding these to your policy.)


And there you have it – 5 benefits of staying in student accommodation during your time at university.

Liberty Living have residences in 19 cities across the UK with a variety of room types available for both individual and group bookings.

Simply pick your city from the list and browse everything we have on offer. Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to give one of our local teams a ring too.

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