When looking for student accommodation, there are a number of important considerations to bear in mind. What is your budget? Are you looking for shared accommodation? How far from campus are you going to live? What is the local transport like? What amenities does the area have? These are all important questions to ask yourself when considering living in a particular location – so that once you start your course you are comfortably settled and ready to focus on your studies!
There are some important things you should know before looking for student accommodation. Wolverhampton is one of the most cost-efficient places for UK students to live, according to myfinances.co.uk. Wolverhampton also has a thriving nightlife and arts and music scene, as well as being conveniently located in the middle of the country – with Birmingham less than 20 minutes away, and Liverpool, Manchester and London all a handy distance away on the train.
Areas to look at
Wolverhampton has some particularly good areas for students to live in, and the local transport links are excellent – with regular buses between the different campuses of the university. The Whitmore Reans/Staveley Road area is located close to the city centre campus, and the area has some great facilities for students, such as an Asda superstore for shopping, and there is also the Newhampton Arts Centre nearby, as well as the Wolverhampton Wanderers football ground if you are more of a sporty type.
There is excellent accommodation right in the centre of Wolverhampton within walking distance of the train station, and conveniently close to the city’s fantastic bars and nightclubs so you are only a short distance from home after a wild night out! And for those who want to live centrally but also like some peace and quiet to study there is the Compton Park area, with its leafy greenery which is perfect for relaxing walks and quiet contemplation.
For those who study at the Walsall campus, there is the Gorway Road area of the town. This part of Walsall is close to the campus building and has great transport links between the Walsall campus and the main campus in Wolverhampton. So wherever you choose to live in or around the Wolverhampton area, there are sure to be excellent facilities, great accommodation, and convenient public transport links to get you to your lectures on time!