Living Guides: Quick Tips for Your Student House This Academic Year

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Student Guide time again here at Young Academic today.

We have put this quick and handy guide together for any students a bit worried to moving into what could be a little bit of a dive this year. Anyone who has seen Fresh Meat will know that student accommodation is far from ideal, but there are things you can do to make your house feel that little bit more welcoming.


Due to the fact that their properties are far from top standard, many student landlords are quite relaxed when it comes to what you can do to your property. As such, they may well allow you to decorate yourself. So, if you want to give your living room or bedroom a little lick of paint at University, there is often nothing stopping you and this can make a world of difference. Your favourite colour as opposed to a from grey or white could make you feel more at home and even mean you want to spend more time at home studying instead of out on the razz… Yeah, right.

Kent Blaxill, Dulux and Crown all sell good quality paints such as Farrow & Ball and if you get this done before fresher’s week, you can rest assured knowing you have one of the nicer rooms in your house!

Invest In Some Equipment

Like it or not, there are going to be times this academic year when you are going to have no money and therefore no choice but to stay in. Therefore, having some decent kit for your student gaff is a very good idea. Before you go and blow you student loan on beer and threads, why not all club together and get a decent television and even a console. If there are four or more of you in your student house, then the cost will not be too bad, even if you go for something quite snazzy, and come January when you can’t afford to go out and play, you will definitely appreciate the investment!


For any of you who have had their head in the social media sand for the last few years, Pinterest is great. It is an image based platform similar to Instagram but with far more features and the boards on there can be incredible if you are looking for thrifty inspiration. From food to interior décor, there are literally thousands of boards out there that could help you through the year. In fact, there will be dedicated student sections for you to peruse. So, if you are sat there wondering how you can turn £10 into a lovely meal or even kit out your living room on a budget, this social media site could be the way forward for you.

If you have just finished your studies or are well into your course, and have some tips for students moving into their accommodation quite soon, then Young Academic wants to hear from you. Just send in your news and views to [email protected].

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