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4.09.10. The best and worst student accommodation

Guardian Money researched accommodation costs in university-owned halls, private student blocks, and shared houses and flats in student areas. The lowest-cost self-catering accommodation (the first figure in the table) starts at £53.50 a week in Bradford, rising to £99 at Durham. Catered accommodation (second figure in the table) rises to as high as £216.44 in Edinburgh. Overall, the research indicates that the typical student will struggle to survive on less than £7,000 in their first year, taking into account accommodation, food and going out. However, this drops in the second year to below £6,000 as students move out of university or private halls into cheaper rentals. Read full text here.