Find your new home

Our top tips for finding last minute student digs

Posted on August 31, 2021

Whether you’re a first, second or third year student, choosing the right accommodation for your budget and your needs is certain to be high on your list of priorities this summer. Your student digs can after all make or break your entire university experience.

Following Results Day 2021, there’s a new generation of students just waiting to get started with the next, new, exciting chapter of their lives. But with under a month to go until the start of the new academic year, less prepared students or those who have had to go through clearing may be in panic mode about where they’ll be living.

At Hackett Property, we assist students from all walks of life and at all stages to discover their housing options. Here we share our top tips for finding student digs, even if you’re starting your search a little later than planned.

Keep calm and carry on

It’s so easy to slip into panic mode at the prospect of being without a place to call home in a brand new city. Keeping a cool, calm head is the key to negotiating the student housing scene with ease and finding your home away from home just in time for the new academic year.

Remember, there’s plenty of help out there to assist you in discovering your student accommodation options.

Write a list of your wants and needs

Student accommodation isn’t what it used to be. In today’s rental market, you don’t have to settle for a second rate property, even if you’re hunting for a home a little late in the day. Define your property priorities by making a list of the things you want and need from your new student home.

Take this list everywhere with you – to that meeting with a letting agent to those all-important property viewings – to remind you of what you really want from your student accommodation.

Explore your accommodation options

Even if it’s your very first year at university, looking outside of student halls can open up a whole world of opportunities when searching for last minute student digs. Halls of residence also tend to fill up faster with freshers, but don’t worry if you’ve missed the boat.

Outside the usual university-run halls, you’ll find private halls of residence, studio apartments, house shares and purpose-built student accommodation.

Call on the student property specialists

You don’t have to take on your search for last minute student accommodation alone. We specialise in sourcing high quality student housing throughout Sunderland, and have experience working with all tastes and budgets.

Get in touch with our team to discover your student accommodation options for the academic year ahead.