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    Founded in the year 1413 by the blessing of Avignon Antipope Benedict XIII, issued a papal bull to a small founding group of Augustinian clergy. Located in the heart of the east coast town in the Kingdom of Fife, the university was Scotland’s first university. It is also only the third to be founded in the English-speaking world. The University of St Andrews is the third-oldest public university in the United Kingdom following Oxford and Cambridge. At present more than 900 courses are offered at the university, organised across four disciplines: Arts, Divinity, Medicine, and Science. The university has a student population of around 8,000 students of which ⅓ comes from Scotland itself and remaining are international, hailing from 120 different countries in total. Students will be glad to see and know that the university has its own farm, making St Andrews self-sufficient for electrical energy. It has a strong and excellent alumni network which include some prominent personalities such as the inventor of logarithms John Napier, Prince William and Catherine, politician Alex Salmond.

    Student Accommodation Close to University of St Andrews
    The university has a very good reputation around the world which makes it one of the most sought after university among students. Thousands of students enroll into it every year and the university is able to provide accommodation to a handful of first year undergraduate students. This makes it quite necessary to build a perfect student accommodation which provides them a good place to stay and socialise. This is why University Living, a global student housing platform offers purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs), to help students find a perfect, safe and comfortable student home. With no compromises done in terms of quality, University Living offers the best properties any student can just dream of. For example, Buccleuch Street Loft Apartments are one such accommodation ideal for those who are looking to make the most of their university experience. They are close to the university campus and offer a wide range of room types.

    When to look for student accommodations?
    Student accommodation search is not that easy and should be done well in advance so that you can avail some of the early bird benefits. here are various intake seasons as per which you should start looking for your accommodation like the september intake is usually the biggest so the students start looking for accommodation in June/ July or before that. In St Andrews, students usually move-in, a week before the orientation week known as the freshers week. With University Living, students can land in this beautiful city all prepared for their stay as everything is pre-booked to avoid any last minute arrangements.

    What are the types of student housings?
    Students can find varied types of student-specific homes in different parts of the city. There are one to two bedroom apartments with shared living spaces and individual beds available for each resident. Other common areas like kitchen, living room and bathrooms are usually shared by the occupants in such types of accommodations. Another choice of student room is a private studio for a single occupant who prefers a more private living space. These accommodations are also provided with facilities such as a laundry room so you can wash your clothes onsite anytime, games room for some entertainment, and private study areas as well.

    Where are the student homes located?
    These student homes are located in the prominent locations where students can stay while they study in the University of St Andrews. Most of them are placed near the city centre so students can enjoy both their academic and social life. The best part of living in these properties is that they are at a walking distance from the university so students can save some money on their daily commute. Since the city centre is nearby, there are plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars located in the vicinity where you can enjoy the evenings with your friends.

    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!