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Private halls for students: What do students want?

Posted on February 22, 2016 by kristine in Private Halls

A survey of students has revealed what they want from their accommodation and private residential halls, it appears, meets most of their needs.

The research was conducted by a real estate firm which questioned 500 students about their needs.

The top three requests from students is for security, followed by Wi-Fi and then clothes washing.

Indeed, 89% of respondents said that secure accommodation was important to them though the need for a good Internet connection came close with 88%. For 76% of students, a washing machine is considered vital.

Private residential halls for students

All of these three issues feature largely for anyone considering private residential halls for students as indeed does the next most important need from student tenants.

That’s because in fourth place, the location of their accommodation was crucial and 72% wanted to be close to their campus.

The next most important issue is for the accommodation to be of high quality for 59% of respondents and 47% wanted their home to be close to amenities.

For anyone who has considered living in private residential halls for students, these issues again rate highly since most private halls are close to a campus, amenities and are of very high quality.

Indeed, there is usually 24/7 security and a manned reception desk to help tenants living in private halls as well as a range of mod-cons and other facilities which help make the accommodation stand out.

Rooms in private halls can be for students living alone

The rooms in private halls can be for students living alone or for those who want to share and they come with a large bed, good Wi-Fi connection, ensuite facilities and usually a small kitchen too.

They help give a home-from-home feel for those who want to share with others and there are also some apartments that are in a cluster formation so the tenant gets to enjoy shared communal areas with fellow flatmates.

In addition, private halls for students have study areas, cinema rooms, games areas and some even have cafes and, as we have reported previously, one private halls have a 10 pin bowling alley.

There’s no doubt that the standard of accommodation for students in the UK is improving and it’s being led in a large way by the providers of private student halls.

A spokesman for the firm behind the recent research said: “Most students want to live in shared accommodation with their friends.”

For those who want to live in private halls for students then this is one of the benefits along with all-inclusive rent so there are no unexpected bills that will be landing.


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