Start your Smart Move

If you are a student about to start looking for somewhere to live in the private sector, download our House Hunting Guide on this page. Whether you’re looking for accommodation straightaway or thinking about finding a place to live for the next academic year, this guide should help you through the whole House Hunting process and give you all the information you need to make a Smart Move. It has tips on where to look, a map of popular student locations, a handy pull out checklist for viewing a property and contract information.

If you are about to move in or out of a rented property, then you may want to check out the Moving In and Out guide for tips and information to help you settle in and sort out all the important admin stuff. It could help save you time and money so make sure you make a Smart Move.

If you are moving out, look out too for the Donate Don't Waste campaign' which runs from May-July to help you recycle any unwanted items.

If you have specific housing needs or problems and require further advice, the Student Advice Centre is here to help. We have specialist housing advisers who can advise you at every stage of your housing journey, from checking over a new contract through to getting your deposit back when the tenancy ends. Email or tel 0114 2228660. Additionally, you can find comprehensive information and advice on a wide range of housing, money, academic and immigration issues on the Student Advice Centre pages.


House hunting guide

Moving In and Out Guide