Housing Support

Housing Support

 

Choosing where to live in a new city can present tricky decisions - and the potential to make or break a student experience.

Should you live in Halls or live out in a privately rented house? Which part of town? Our accommodation booklet can help you.

Also, during your search, be sure to keep the NUS House Hunting checklist nearby to help you with your final decision. Download it here.

 

Housemates

Your housemates are a crucial part of what makes university such a fantastic and varied experience.

Getting the right mix is a dream come true – everyone adds something to the group and despite your differences you’ll find that you’re more or less on the same wavelength.

But getting the wrong mix can be a recipe for unwanted drama, boring nights in and being jealous of that ultra-cool house along the road.

That’s where the Endsleigh Housemate Quiz can help – what type of housemate are you? And who suits you best? Find out now

Whoever you live with, your accommodation is one of the most important parts of your life as a student – as well as one of your main expenses.

Living a more independent life is exciting, but it can be daunting too. The NUS Homes Fit for Study survey found that students paid (on average) more than £400 to start up their tenancy, and that 66% had suffered a negative experience when signing for their property.

Luckily, you don't have to go to an external landlord if you don't want to...

 

Money

If you're a university student from an average-income family, you'll have a mere £11.15 a week left in student support to live on after paying for your rent and utility bills, according to an NUS survey.

Managing your budget then is a vital skill and we know it's not easy.

We'll be posting regular news, tips and advice in this section, so do keep coming back to see what’s new.

In the meantime, if you are worried about money or run into difficulties, contact Student Welfare to make an appointment to see a Student Welfare Officer.

 

Main Areas of Support

Pro Bono (Student-led)

A student-led society offering support in various legal areas to the Leicester Community.
Students, in particular, can seek advice from the Legal Advice Clinic regarding any issues they have with tenancies. We promote greater access to Legal Aid and help secure a better understanding of the law for the future.

 

General Email: su-probono@le.ac.uk
Legal Advice Clinic Email: lawadviceclinic@leicester.ac.uk
Website: https://www.uolprobono.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/leicesterpb/

 

SULETS (student specific Letting’s Charity) (Community)

Sulets are a trusted provider and the only accommodation agency recommended by your Students' Union. This means you’ll get a great place to stay, that fits your budget and our friendly staff will take all the hassle away from you.

 

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00am to 05:30pm and Friday 09:00am to 05:00pm.
Phone: 0116 223 1173
Email: enquiries@sulets.com
Website: https://www.sulets.com/

Visit the Student Specific area on the Money Saving Expert
Available here: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/