I’ve always wanted to go to grad school and this year I started seriously looking into it. In order to do grad school I realized that I was going to have to temporarily leave home and move. It was the only way I’d be able to accomplish it. The city in question was Edinburgh so my main goal was looking for a place to live around this area. I ended up googling postgraduate accommodation in edinburgh in order to be able to find a place near my school where I would be able to stay for the entirety of my schooling.
This story can be applied to anyone really. When one is going to school they want to make sure they have the proper accommodation. While I am a grad student, an undergrad can also be in my position. My biggest advice is to look for a place to live the second you get accepted into your university of choice. The reason to do this is because you don’t want to be scrambling around last minute trying to find a place to live because what happens if you can’t and you are still expected to be starting school.
It’s pretty easy to do this. An easy google search for student flats will be able to give you some information on where to stay. Of course college campuses provide accommodations, but sometimes it’s easier to live in other accommodations depending on what your financial situation is. My main advice is just to do research and make sure you have a place to stay– a good and comfortable place to stay while you are learning. The last thing you want to do is not feel like your in a place that feels like home.
Overall, this is the biggest thing you want to keep in mind– wanting to feel at home.