Choosing somewhere to live is an important consideration.
The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of student accommodation from University catered halls to self-catered student villages which are owned and managed by external developers.
If you are looking for accommodation in the private rented sector, the University of Nottingham can provide you with assistance in finding the right property for you through Unipol.
Watch our video on UNIPOL accommodation options and read the questions and answers below. Please note that the costs and figures quoted in the video are updated in the question and answer section to reflect inflation and increased cost of living in the UK.
For an overview of what is available listen to Jamie Woolley from Unipol
What is Unipol?
Unipol Students Homes is a student housing charity which is based in Leeds and Nottingham and has been in existence for about 30 years. Unipol have been in Nottingham since 2007, offering our citywide solution to student housing in the private sector.
What are the options for students when it comes to accommodation?
There are several types of accommodation to look at:
accommodation that is owned or managed by the University (both on-campus and off-campus)
accommodation in the private sector (provided by private Landlords)
What factors should students consider when choosing accommodation?
Location tends to be quite important - how close to the University or city you want to be?
Cost is important - this will vary quite a bit depending on what is actually included in the rent
The type of property that you want to live in - some students have lived in Halls before and want to try something different
The people you want to live with- whether you want to live with other postgraduates or undergraduates
Whether you want to cook for yourself or have catering provided
What are the costs in the private sector?
In the private sector there are two main categories to consider:
large developments or blocks of student flats tend to include gas, electricity, and heating
shared houses do not tend to have gas, electricity, power and heating included
This is worth considering when you are looking at costs. A typical monthly rent would be approximately £300 per month.
How can I find other students to share a house with?
The Unipol website has a 'Student to Student Noticeboard'. There is a green button on the website homepage which takes you to five different boards:
Forming a group to look for housing
New first year students
How can I find accommodation for me and my family?
There is a limited amount of family accommodation in Nottingham. The University has a list of accommodation for families. Or on the Unipol website you can specify if you want to have a property that is suitable for families. We have landlords who particularly like going into their properties.