Getting settled in a new country as an international student will always be complicated. Your need to learn to find your way around. Understand how public transport, registration for classes and many other things work. You also have to learn about, and how to integrate into, a new culture. And how you pay insurance, sign WiFi contracts, etc.
Finding international student accommodation is just one of those things you have to do. Where you go about finding student rooms in Chester does matter. If you end up too far from the university you will tie yourself to the schedules of the public transport system — and their delays! The further you live from campus, the larger the area you have to learn to navigate before you can start feeling at home.
If you settle on an older student apartment, you will of course end up with many of the same problems as with older student housing many places in the world: You will typically get a very small room on just a few square meters. The kitchen, bathroom and toilet is often shared between many students. All with their different morning. cooking and cleaning routines, which can lead to queues and disputes over hygiene standards and cleaning duty — not something dream about when you are looking for e.g ERASMUS student accommodation in Chester.
As an international or exchange student you might not be familiar with the English weather, or maybe you have heard the rumours, But winter here requires heating, and that means that it could pay off to find a studio in a newer building, which is properly insulated. Otherwise you might get a shock when you receive your heating recalculation at the end of the year. — Especially if you come from a country with slightly warmer weather than the UK.
So where can I find suitable international student rooms in Chester?
A great place to stay as an international student is somewhere close to the University of Chester and where there are other students around to teach you about the local culture and help you get around.
One student accommodation facility that ticks both those boxes is Northgate Point just 700 meters from campus and close to the city centre. Northgate Point offers 121 spacious studios (20 – 43 m2), fully furnished with modern interior and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.
Right on the opposite side of the street you will find another great option, conveniently called Northgate Studios. Northgate Studios is a brand new complex opening its doors from the 2018/19 academic year. It offers 150 apartments ranging between 20 and 37 m2.
Both of Northgate Point and Northgate Studios are ideal for international students because of their location and the living student community around the two buildings. But just as much for their unique rental conditions. As a tenant at Northgate Point or Northgate Studios you only have to pay a set weekly rent — everything else is included! There are no water, heating, electricity, gas or other utility bills. The WiFi plus your basic content insurance is included too. — Fewer things to think about as an international student coming to study in Chester!
Read more about Northgate Studios and Northgate Point at https://studentfm.co.uk/student-accommodation-in-chester/
Alternatively email us on BOOKINGS@STUDENTFM.CO.UK or call us on 0333 444 1122!