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Not all student halls are the same! What is more, not all of them look like temp dorms at Purdue University we told about in Why “Typical” Temp Dorms At Purdue University Look More Like Prison or Boot Camp? It's no secret, students love boasting the goodies they get from their dorm life on Instagram. The majority of students face the trouble of living with sputtering showers and shared kitchens. They often dine in the communal dining rooms located in university halls.
Things are WAY TOO different for the lucky ones residing in the private university residences. These students can truly enjoy themselves on the rooftop terraces, luxurious living rooms and reception rooms. The Typical Student team sneaked a peek at the 10 MIND BLOWING student halls in the UK universities that are sheer masterpieces! These student accommodations and residencies are worthy of being on a student's Instagram. Just take a look and luxuriate!
#1 Ernest Place, Durham
The Earnest Place in Durham University has been placed on top of the list for a reason! Just imagine living in a student residence with a roof terrace and glass-walled Sky Lounge. And that's not nearly all: here, students can enjoy a sauna, an onsite cinema, and a private gym.
If they wish to throw a party, they can do it in any of the two private dinner party rooms providing the 24/7 concierge service! Apart from the above luxury, there are a couple more goodies like a 32" flat screen TV, a double wardrobe, fridge and an en-suite bathroom.
The pleasure is quite costly for a typical student: £139.50 per week or £6,138.00 for 51 weeks to rent a room in a 6-bedroom ensuite. Meanwhile, a Luxury Studio costs £10,348.00 for 51 weeks (£199 a week)!
#2 Vita Student, Edinburgh
The Vita Student private residence belongs to University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Herriot-Watt University. This residency offers a vast variety of amenities including a 40" SMART TV, microwave grill, and lightning-fast Wi-Fi! For the pickiest students, their bed can be made on arrival. All is sorted around the residency thanks to the housekeeping service and a 24/7 security! There are also perks like a weekday grab-and-go breakfast, free-to-use bikes and spacious social hubs. So, if you're interested to rent a suite with a canal view, get ready to pay £216 per week!
#3 True Student, University of Glasgow
True Student can be enjoyed by the enrollees of University of Glasgow, University of Strathcylde, Glasgow Caledonian University and Glasgow School of Art. Students can luxuriate in a suite that comes with a double bed, supplied by an en suite bathroom, and a fitted kitchen. As for the other amenities offered by the residency, there's a cooker, hob, oven, fridge, and microwave. Also, there is a gym membership, cafe, cooking classes, a Picture House with a 4K screen and more. If you want to live in a place like this, get ready to pay £150 a week, or £7,650 a year for the luxury of it all!
#4 Hox Park, Surrey
With Royal Holloway university just minutes away, Hox Park is a cosy yet trendy student accommodation. If you wish to be the one to luxuriate in this loft-styled residence with a private gym, cafe, and plenty of other goodies, get ready to pay £285 a week or £12,540 a year.
#5 Crown Place, Cardiff
This gorgeous residency is for the enrollees of Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and University of Wales. Stylish apartments supplied with all possible amenities, it's just the thing for students who can afford themselves the luxury! At that, a club studio costs £145 a week (£7,395 a year). Meanwhile, a standard one-bedroom apartment is £321 a week (£14,124 a year).
#6 Nova, Nottingham
Students in University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University can enjoy the pleasure of living in this gorgeous residency. Still, some say it reminds them of a boutique hotel rather than of a student accommodation! The amount of services and features includes such perks as a private cinema, gym, 24/7 concierge, and party room. So, if you wish to reside in the Ultra Studio, get ready to pay £228 per week (£11,628.00 for 51 weeks). Looking for a cheaper option? Then, it's a six-bed en suite room for £145.00 per week (£7,395.00 a year).
#7 iQ Shoreditch, LondonThe iQ Shoreditch accommodation lies within walking distance of City University, The University of Law, London Metropolitan University and London College of Fashion. It comprises of a vast range of "self-contained studio flats" supplied with a gym, cinema, laundry, cycle storage, and a concierge. To live in a beautiful place like this, a student must prepare to pay £436 per week (£22,236 for the academic year).
#8 Eclipse, Cardiff
This amazing student residency is available to the enrollees of Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and University of South Wales. Rooms at Eclipse come packed with double beds with Hypnos mattresses and a bunch of gadgets and electronic devices. What's more, Eclipse residency can boast its own nightclub where they hold community events, a private cinema, gym, and 24/7 concierge! All of that luxury doesn't come free - it costs £237 per week (£12,087 for the academic year).
#9 Dun Holm House, Durham
The enrollees of Durham University can enjoy Dun Holm House to the fullest with an en-suite shower room, mini kitchen in all studios, and an on-site work space. Naturally, there's a gym, cinema, and a quiet study room. The Platinum Studio River View being the most expensive option would cost you £215 a week, while the most affordable bronze en-suite - £145 a week.
#10 Vita Student, Sheffield
The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University enrollees can enjoy Vita Student residency. Packed with a number of amenities like 32" flat screen SMART TV, lightning-fast Wi-Fi, en-suite shower room, VIP exclusive store and more, it's much more than just a regular accommodation. Say, you wish to enjoy a studio with a city view, then get ready to pay £205 per week!
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