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YOUR GUIDE ON HOW TO RENT AS A STUDENT

Navigating the world of student lettings is tricky, especially if you’re in your first year. On the Student Places website you’ll find a wealth of information, but to make it easier for you, we’ve repackaged all of our best advice in this handy guide.  Find your next student home today   What are the best … Continued

WHY MOVE TO CHATHAM IN KENT?

Chatham in Kent is (arguably) the best town in Medway for students. Not only are the University of Kent AND Canterbury Christ Church University Medway campuses based there, it’s also home to the University of Greenwich as well as the University for the Creative Arts.  A mere 42-minute train ride to London Victoria, its excellent … Continued

Three changes students can make to save the planet

Is your inner Greta wincing at your housemates’ failed recycling efforts? Do you want to make a conscious effort to do more to save the planet? We’ve three easy changes you can make today to become more environmentally friendly.  Find your next student home today   Recycle… properly Ever lived in a house-share with someone … Continued

Seven ultimate student kitchen essentials

Deciding what to include in your weekly (or termly) food shop is tough for students and parents alike. A fine balance needs to be struck between healthy, easy and cheap. Oh, and a long shelf life is essential for the less organised among us. Luckily help is at hand with Student Places’ guide to student … Continued

Best part-time jobs for students

Tuition fees, food, rent, utilities, books, clothes… your student loan will only take you so far. If time allows, you may be thinking about finding casual work, or a fixed-term contract somewhere to earn a few bob. But what are the best part-time jobs for students?  Find affordable student housing today If you don’t mind … Continued

How to study at home?

With the recent school and university closures, chances are you’ve been doing A LOT of studying at home. Whether it’s all gone swimmingly or you’ve hated every moment, the past year will have taught us all a thing or two about how to study at home. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a … Continued

What will happen in your first year of uni?

Moving to university for the first time is full of unknowns. After all, this may be your first time away from home, and with no friends, no familiar haunts and a whole higher learning course to get to grips with… it’s only natural to feel jittery about it. To help you prepare yourself, we’ve compiled … Continued

Why move to Northgate, Canterbury?

Ahhhh… Northgate. Arguably Canterbury’s most popular “gate” for students due to its proximity to town, the Canterbury Christ Church campus, and the University of Creative Arts (UCA). Northgate is packed full of lovely independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, but that’s not all these cobbled streets have going for them.  From how long it’ll take to … Continued

Why move to St Stephens, Canterbury?

Close to the University of Kent, St Stephen’s is one of Canterbury’s quietest residential areas. And despite being in the ‘burbs, it’s a popular area for students and has great transport links into the city. There are a few pubs in the area and a couple of local shops but what St Stephen’s really has … Continued

Refer a friend

You can earn big when you refer your friends to live with Student Places. When your friends move into a Student Places home, you’ll be rewarded. Earn £100 for the first friend you refer.   Then £50 for every friend you refer after that up to a maximum of 5 friends (including the first referred friend). … Continued

Which questions should I ask during a viewing?

Student accommodation viewings are essential to find the right home for the year ahead. Not only are they a good excuse to have a nose around the property and local area, viewings let you ask your letting agent, and perhaps even the current tenant, questions about the place.  So, what should be at the top … Continued

How to get your student deposit back in full

Hands up who’s ever had a sleepless night worrying about when, and if, you’ll get back the deposit you paid for your home? 🙋‍♀️ Making sure you get your deposit back is easy-peasy. In fact, last year 99% of our tenants received theirs back in full. Follow this checklist and we’ll pay every penny back … Continued