How to choose your housemates at university

How to choose your housemates at university

As your first term at university draws to a close, all the talk around campus will be of arranging second-year accommodation. As we’ve previously revealed, the best private student accommodation for your following year of studies is usually snapped up by groups of savvy students before Christmas.

Moving out of the confines of university-operated halls of residence can be an exhilarating experience. It gives you a taste of the real world as a student tenant and provides you with a dose of independence that you’ll no doubt thrive on.

However, if you make a bad choice of housemates for your second or third-year private accommodation, you could end up in a world of pain. It could affect you financially and negatively impact upon your studies too.

That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you choose the right housemates and safely negotiate the social minefield that is the private vetting of your newfound friends at university.

Avoid living exclusively with people on your course

If you have made a heap of friends from your university course, the temptation will be t