The Move From Campus To Town – Preparing For Second Year

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I’d like to welcome you to one of the best universities in the country and although you have only just arrived in Loughborough, when it comes to your second year, moving out of halls is a vital part of student life.


As Chairman of the Loughborough Student Landlords Group, I have written a series of blogs to help give prospective house-hunters some guidance for the journey ahead of signing-up for a home for your second year.

I hope it will help to get you thinking about who to live with and how to choose a landlord.


Over the last 10 years, there has been significant investment in student housing and accommodation by corporations building large student blocks. These are generally variations on the theme of university partnered halls of residence.

Loughborough refreshers - Andrew ChellWhilst this type of accommodation is a very good model for first-year students, in my experience, after students have lived in halls and formed social circles, the natural next choice of accommodation is to live in a shared house with their friends.

If you are planning to move on from halls, then renting a shared property can be a great way of getting the most out of your time at university or college, and for many, it will be the first taste of real independence; but with independence comes responsibility.

If you follow a few simple rules your move from campus to town will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.


Find out more in our latest post about ‘What To Expect From Living Off Campus‘.


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Andrew Chell can be contacted as follows:

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