Founded in the year 1826 as London University, University College London(UCL) was the first institution to be established in London, and the 1st in England to be entirely secular. It is the oldest and largest college of the University of London, and known as ‘London’s Global University’. It has more than 12,000 staff and 39,000 students currently enrolled at the institution, 17,000 of whom are international from 150 different countries. UCL is currently ranked 8th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020) and is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength (Research Excellence Framework). The university ranks 1st in London as per QS World University Rankings, 2020 and has the largest postgraduate enrolment. The university has given this world some of the well-known personalities such as Alexander Graham Bell, Christopher Nolan, Mahatma Gandhi, Chris Martin, and a total of 29 Nobel prize winners.
Student Accommodations near UCL
All first-year international undergraduate and postgrad students have assured accommodation in the catered student halls of residence, self-catered student residence, privately managed accommodation, catered inter-collegiate halls and more. Since these accommodations are usually guaranteed for first-year international students most students prefer to stay in off-campus student housing which are located close to the campuses. These accommodations are well-furnished and are specifically designed to accommodate university students. They also offer a wide range of onsite amenities such as fully-equipped shared kitchen, coin-operated laundry, free Wi-Fi access, lounge area, games room, outdoor garden/courtyard, and more. iQ Bloomsbury is one such student accommodation which is located quite close to UCL and offers a variety of room types.
Location of Student Home
The University College London has three main campuses - Bloomsbury, Archway and Hampstead. Students opting to study in any of these three campuses can find student-specific homes available in quiet student-friendly neighbourhoods where students can live peacefully and also remain close to the campus. Students can find accommodations in areas like Euston Rd, Bloomsbury, Marylebone, Kings Cross, and more. The student homes are well-placed with a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shopping centres present nearby.
Types of Student Room
These properties offer a wide range of room types for you to choose from like self-contained studies if you prefer privacy, en-suite rooms if you enjoy the company of others. There are also one to two-bedroom apartments with individual beds available for each student. Other areas like kitchen, living area, and bathrooms are usually shared by the other residents as well. You don’t have to worry about your dirty laundry as there are laundry rooms as well with card-operated washing machines to make your task easy. Most of the properties also have a dishwasher to make washing those utensils after the party an absolute breeze. You can also play various indoor and board games such as ping pong, billiards, and more in the onsite games room.
How well-connected are student accommodations via public transportation?
Most of the student residences are located near the city centre close to University College London. It takes hardly a few minutes walk or bike ride for students to reach the campus. The city is also very well-connected via public transport so you can board a bus to reach the campus in case you are living a bit far away. For instance, there is a bus station just 3-minutes away from iQ Bloomsbury residence. Bus and train routes cover all areas of the city and run at regular intervals making students travel hassle-free.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.
What are the different types of rooms?
The major room types are:
Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.
Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.
Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.
How do I know my accommodation is safe?
All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.
Does my accommodation offer meals?
Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!
Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.
What items should I bring while moving in?
Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.
Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!