How to Find Flatmates For Your 2nd Year of University
Your second year at uni is a great time to build on the knowledge and relationships you’ve already made. Those first-year jitters are in the past, you can navigate your way around the campus or city with ease and you’re ready to live student life to the full. Finding the best accommodation and flatmates for your second year at university is an essential part of the experience.
So how do you find the best flatmates for your second year at uni?
If you’ve already made some good friends, then grouping together to find accommodation is an obvious place to start. There might also be people you get on well with on your course. Living with people you know, like and trust is a brilliant way to make a home from home because you’ll share all your highs and lows together.
But be cautious. Sometimes living with friends can change the dynamics if one of you doesn’t pull your weight with chores or who won’t contribute to household expenses. The best thing to do is to chat it through and establish a few ground rules before you commit to anything.
If you don’t have an obvious group of people to share your space with, that’s no problem. There are lots of ways to meet new people in Project Student accommodation – we can help you to find a space in a studio as well as help groups of friends to book together in a flat.
Here are a few other things you might do if you’re wondering how to find flatmates in your second year of university.
- Ask Around
Word of mouth is often the best way to find out about potential flatmates so ask around and see if anyone you know is also looking for accommodation. If they are, team up and look for the right place together.
- Use Social Media
Online platforms are a great way to find potential flatmates. Facebook even has groups that are dedicated to helping students find accommodation so post here or use hashtags related to your uni on Twitter or Instagram.
Just make sure that you meet any potential flatmates in person and get to know them before you commit. You might also ask for references from a previous landlord. Above all, trust your instincts. If anything feels off, then look elsewhere.
- Look Online
There are lots of websites dedicated to helping students find accommodation, including SpareRoom and Gumtree. It makes sense to find flatmates by looking in the same places as others in a similar situation.
Create your own profile and browse the listings or make your own listing and let others come to you.
- Attend Events
At the start of the year, keep an eye out for freshers fairs or student housing fairs. You may well find local letting agents who can give you advice and introduce you to potential flatmates.
You might also see notes or adverts in local shop windows in areas with plenty of student accommodation. Just picking up the phone can help you to find what you’re looking for.
- Contact Project Student
At Project Student, we’ll help you to find the best accommodation in a range of cities and locations. If you do want to live with mates but feel like you need a little bit of personal space, we can book you a whole flat to share.
Alternatively, if you don’t yet have a group of people to share with, moving into Project Student accommodation is a great option to meet others.
Whatever your situation, just get in touch for a chat. If you want to know how to find the right flatmates for your second year at university, we’d love to help.
Contact us today by email or give us a call on +44 (0)333 050 0099.
Posted on March 28, 2023