Which accommodation should you choose?

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It’s the time of the year when A-level exams are finishing, the mad rush of getting ready for university begins and searching for accommodation is well underway. It can be a stressful time, but the decisions you make can be the most important of your life to date. Some students can’t wait to leave home, and some find the thought of leaving home rather nerve racking. But no matter how you’re feeling, you probably all have a few questions about starting university and finding the right student accommodation; will I need accommodation? Where do I start my search? What is private accommodation? What’s provided in halls?… and you continue to think these questions over and over again.

So, to help you make the right accommodation choices, we’ve pulled together a short list of things to consider if you’re getting ready to go to university.

Where is your university?
By now, you should know which university you will be hoping to study at in September – providing you gain the required results. So, with this in mind, think about where that university is located and how accessible it is to you from your current home. Is it close enough to travel to on a daily basis? Or will you need to relocate to study in that city? Even if it is close enough to travel to, perhaps you still want to move out so you can gain the full university / student life experience.

Living at home
It’s not required for you to move out and live away from home for university. If it’s more convenient and cost effective for you to live at home whilst at university, then that’s a great option. Not only that, but whether it’s your parents, siblings, grandparents or even the family pet, you’ll have the support of your family at home whilst you work hard towards graduating. They will be so pleased with your accomplishments, and they’ll be there for you throughout the highs and lows of university life. And with living in the comfort and quietness of your own home and having your family around you, what more do you need to get through an eventful 3 years of university?

Living in university accommodation
If you have decided to move away and live in university accommodation, what a lovely experience that will be too. University residences are lively and busy environments with students from all different backgrounds living together. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new people and make friends with students in your accommodation and around the campus. You’ll be able to join in with on-site events, contribute to organising future events, and widen your social network – it can be an amazing experience.

Living in private accommodation
As well as university halls of residence, as a first-year student you can also live in private student accommodation – like the type offered by ourselves here at Host Wembley. It may be a personal preference to opt for private student accommodation over university accommodation (due to factors such as location, on-site facilities, new and modern accommodation etc.), it could be that your university has an agreement with a private accommodation provider and therefore that accommodation is a preferred choice for students, or it may be that university halls are full and the only option left is private accommodation. But regardless of the reason why you live with us here at Host, you can enjoy hassle-free, all-inclusive student living.

If you’re looking for student accommodation in London for this September, why not stay with us in Wembley? View our rooms or contact us on +44(0) 20 3475 5952 or at wembley@host-students.com for more information.

Ready, set, book! Student accommodation now available for 2018-19

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You heard it here first, we’re now taking bookings for the academic year 2018-19! So, if you’re searching for affordable student accommodation in London, look no further than Host Wembley…

All-inclusive student accommodation
Student living at Host Wembley couldn’t be easier. Simply pay your rent and we take care of the rest. There’s no need to worry about water and electric bills, or insurance and internet providers, we’re on it. Our all-inclusive living means you can focus on what’s important; your studies and being a student.

Here to help
At Host Wembley, our team is your team. You’ll find our friendly management team available onsite during the week days, as well as security onsite throughout the evenings and weekends. So, if you’ve got any issues or questions, we’re here to help and get things sorted, quickly.

We understand that student life can be an emotional whirlwind, that’s why we’re always on hand to offer good advice, or listen, when we’re needed. We’re here for all of our students – even if it’s just to take delivery of your latest online order!

Location
Located in the Wembley Park district, north west London, Host Wembley is conveniently located for you to enjoy student life at its best.

With Wembley Park tube station – served by the Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines, just a 2-minute walk away, getting in and around London couldn’t be easier. Getting to university won’t be a hassle either as many of London’s universities and colleges are located close by including the University of Westminster, Birbeck, University of London, Middlesex University, UCFB Wembley, London School of Science and Technology and the Royal Academy of Music. But that’s not all…

You’ll find everything from designer shops and high street brands, to coffee shops, restaurants and even a cinema just around the corner at the London Designer Outlet shopping centre. And you can be sure to be part of the action when the world’s biggest sports and music stars are in town with Wembley Stadium and The SSE Arena, Wembley both right on your doorstep.

Time to rebook? Ready. Set. Go.Extend your stay at Host Wembley
If you’re already living with us, why not rebook and stay with us for another year? It’s not just first years who can stay at our student accommodation. We welcome students from all years and even postgraduates.

So, if you enjoy living at Host Wembley, why look anywhere else? You’re busy at university and meeting upcoming deadlines, and you really don’t need the added stress of house hunting. Plus, rebooking with Host is easy. Head to the online portal and log into your account, or pop down and speak with a member of the onsite management team here at Host Wembley and we’ll be happy to help.

Like the sound of our student accommodation at Host Wembley? Book your room today for 2018/19 or contact us on +44(0)20 3475 5952 or at wembley@host-students.com to book a viewing and for more information about living with us.

Flexible student living in Wembley

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Studying in London next semester? Still need somewhere to live? At Host Wembley, we understand that some students prefer contract lengths with greater flexibility. That’s why we have studio and penthouse rooms available on short-term contracts from 7th January 2017 – 1st July 2017; ideal for the second semester of the year.

Both our studio and penthouse rooms come fully furnished and with their own en-suite bathroom and kitchenette. And with our accommodation being all-inclusive, you don’t need to worry about the bills. Along with free Wi-Fi to keep you connected, and the communal TV, study and games areas, you’ll also get free access to the onsite gym.

In terms of location, you won’t get much closer to the action than our student accommodation in Wembley. Situated in Wembley Park, with Wembley Stadium, designer outlet, shops, restaurants, cafes and leisure facilities right on your doorstep. Making Host Wembley the perfect choice for those looking to enjoy student life in London.

And we couldn’t be better located if you’re studying at UCFB Wembley. Only a short 4 minute walk away, you won’t have far to go to attend lectures and classes. But that’s not the only one. Other nearby universities include the Royal Academy of Music, University of Westminster (Harrow Campus) and London School of Science and Technology – all of which are just a short journey away.

To find out how you can join our thriving student community at Host Wembley please contact us today on 0203 475 5952.

Top tips for international students adjusting to London living

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London is like nowhere else on earth (well, it’s a little bit like New York, but our taxis are black, not yellow), and settling into this bustling metropolis can be quite a shock to the system.

Here at Host Wembley, we’ll do everything we can to help you feel welcome and adjust to your new London student accommodation, and that includes blogging our top tips for settling in to the ‘big smoke’.  So here goes nothing…

Attend your University’s welcome events.  You’re tired, you’ve barely unpacked your suitcase, and all you want is to lie back and catch up on some sleep – why on earth would you abandon your lovely student accommodation to attend a welcome event with a load of people you don’t know?

We know, we know, but the only way you’re going to learn your way around student life and make new friends is by putting yourself out there.  Your university will offer orientation days/weeks, which will teach you about important issues like healthcare, immigration rules (for international students), welfare, opening a bank account, and police registration. There will also be social events to help you meet new friends and introduce you to the surrounding areas, such as social evenings, talks, campus and local tours.

Don’t forget that we’re also around 24 hours a day, and if you need any advice on anything, we’ll do our best to help, just pop down to reception and talk to us.

Personalise your room.  Ok, so we’re not talking about refitting your studio apartment with a Mezzanine level and hot tub, but little touches really do help keep home sickness at bay.  We provide pin boards for posters and mementos of home (postcards from loved ones work a treat) and personal items, like flowers, or keepsakes, really make a home your own.

Stay in touch. Here at Host Wembley we offer free Wi/Fi to all residents, so there’s really no reason not to drop your loved ones a quick Skype from time to time, just to let them know you’re settling in and enjoying your student living experience.  It’s also a great way to keep track of the gossip!

Join (start) a society. If you miss spending time with people from your culture, why not join an international society? Most London Universities have one where you can find friendship, intelligent conversation, and news of things going on back home. Remember, though, that you will get more out of your time in London and improve your English if you mix widely with all cultures and don’t just stay with people from home, so try your best to make friends with other Curve residents (they’re not a bad bunch, we promise).

There are many weird and wonderful student societies, beyond international ones (most will try and get you to sign up to them during Fresher’s week!) – whether you want to discuss economics, build the Death Star out of Lego, raise money for charity, practice Origami, or even play football with robots!  Whilst not all the examples featured in education UK are London based, there’s nothing stopping you setting up your own!

Come and live at Host Wembley.  Ok, if you’re already a current resident, you’ll know this already, but here at Host Wembley we take all the stress out of student living, so you can concentrate on learning and enjoying your time studying in London.  Our custom built student apartments are safe and secure (we have a 24-hour staff presence, CCTV in all access areas, and secure key fob access to both the main entrance and your studio), and our all inclusive costs mean you won’t have to worry about paying utility bills on time.  We’re also incredibly popular with international students, so you’ll quickly find new friends and settle right in.

We hope you found our guide useful – if at any time you’d like to book a viewing of Host Wembley, just fill out this form and we’ll come right back to you.