What Should You Consider Before Choosing Your Student Accommodation?

By on December 12th, 2022


Downing’s Guide to Choosing Your Student Accommodation

Moving into new student accommodation can be daunting and there’s a lot to think about before you move. To help you choose your ideal student accommodation, we’ve compiled a list of things that can make or break your student accommodation decisions.

The Ideal Student Accommodation Location

Find the Ideal Location!

Location is one of the most important things to consider when looking for student accommodation. Your home away from home will be your base and it’s worth considering how you will be able to commute when living in university.

You don’t want too much of a journey home from those well-deserved nights out, so it is a good idea to consider easy routes with central transport links.

Downing Students provide student living in the best central locations in the top University cities including:

Student Activities and Events

Your nearest Student Union will never be too far from your university campus. Home to all campus events, activities and clubs that you can participate in.

Our Downing Students halls teams arrange regular events from DJs, open mic and quiz nights to skill workshops, games nights and well-being sessions to ensure there is something for everyone. The perfect opportunity to connect with your friends and get to know fellow neighbours too. There are even free treats available too- what is not to love?

Take a look at our latest event highlights and let us know if you spot any familiar faces!


Student Accommodation Safety and Security

One of the many bonuses about living in private student accommodation is that there is always somebody on hand to help, including friendly halls teams and on-site security. If there are ever any queries you need to log any maintenance queries via your Downing Students’ portal.

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Book Early


Secure your student accommodation as early as possible. By booking early for next year with Downing Students you get the best rates, along with:

  • All bills included with no added costs
  • Modern rooms that you can make your own
  • Luxury spaces perfect for hangouts and studying
  • Amazing central locations close to your university campus

Group Bookings

Can’t live without your flatmates? We got you. Choose to live with the people you love in the city you love for 2023/24 and take advantage of Downing Students’ group booking offer. Book as a group for a minimum of three people or more and all members of the group will receive £200 cash back.  See our full Terms & Conditions here.

Refer A Friend

Know somebody who would love living at Downing Students? Refer a friend to live with Downing Students for the 23/24 academic year and claim £200 cashback for every friend you refer. Your referred friend(s) will also receive £200 cash back. There’s no limit to the number of friends you can refer. Read our full Terms & Conditions here.

Shared Student Accommodation

Shared ensuite flats are ideal if you love both studying and socialising. There is so much storage space too for your personal items, take a look at how our Vega resident Simran stores her belongings. Communal kitchens and living areas are a great way to spend quality time with your flatmates, especially if you are missing home and in need of friendly faces!

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Studio Student Accommodation

Prefer your own space but still want to be part of a community? Our studios are perfect for you, with plenty of living and dining space to enjoy. Take a look at the various studios we have available for you to book for the academic year ahead.


On-site student living Facilities

There are so many fantastic reasons to live at Downing Students, starting with all bills included, living spaces to enjoy and take advantage of when living at Downing Students, read on for more.

Social & Study Spaces

Perfect for running through presentations, group studying with course friends, you name it.



No membership required, and with no extra costs! Get ready to burn of that built up study stress with regular fitness sessions!

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Cinema & Games Areas

The best social spaces for some well earnt down time!

Private Dining Spaces

If nights in are more your thing, our private dining spaces are just for you.  Host dinner parties and more for you and your friends in our exclusive spaces.


Stay Connected

Keep up to date with regular student living activity and join our exclusive WeChat and Facebook resident closed groups.


Content Creators

If you have a love for social, are OBSESSED with the latest Tik Tok trends and enjoy being creative, becoming a Downing Students Content Creator is just for you! You will work with us to create content for Downing Students social media channels. This could be anything from room tours, capturing events, exploring your city or showing us around your accommodation.  The perfect opportunity to share and document your university experience. Want to know more? DM us today @downing_students

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