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Students Share Biggest Accommodation Concerns 

Students Share Biggest Accommodation Concerns 
21 October 2021

What are the biggest concerns shared by students when it comes to their time spent in purpose-built student accommodation?

Manor Interiors, a provider of build-to-rent furnishing solutions, has revealed the biggest concerns shared by students when it comes to their time spent in purpose-built student accommodation.

1,000 current and former students were surveyed and found that 94 per cent of them generally felt safe while staying within the university or privately owned student halls.


Secure Access a Concern


However, 28 per cent did state they found the ability of non-residents to gain access to the building concerning, with 23 per cent also worried that there was often no one immediately on hand to help in the event of a problem or emergency.

18 per cent also felt the property could be more secure to prevent non-residents from gaining access, while the ability for residents of their block to gain easy access to other floors was also a worry.


Transport Links


When it came to the wider area in which their halls were located, the main concerns for 28 per cent were the fact that their accommodation was hard to reach via public transport at night and that it was also in a more secluded part of town.

In terms of general university life, initially living with flatmates they had never met before was the main concern for 47 per cent, while 34 per cent were also worried about living away from family and friends for the first time.

To read more about how university teaching buildings are being designed to encourage the next generation, click here.

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Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 21 October 2021


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