When you think about starting university, you expect to be filled with excitement about what the next three or four years of your life will be like. But you may still be nervous about what the whole experience will be like. This is completely normal, and we've put together some common concerns from students and how to deal with them.
DMU or University of Leicester on your radar?
Then why not be one of the first to experience our brand-new student accommodation in Leicester?
Say hello to 41 Castle Street, aptly named as you’ll find it on Castle Street! 41 Castle Street is a stone’s throw away from De Montfort and the University of Leicester. And while you can’t view our show flat for yourself right now, we created this short video to give you a little taster of what to expect from your student room this autumn.
Living at 41 Castle Street you’ll have access to:
Modern en-suite bedrooms and kitchens.
Step inside our rooms, and you’ll see that they’ve been designed to help you make the most of your time at university. They’re super modern, light and welcoming with plenty of storage and study space. We include free Wi-Fi (up to 200Mb shared) and contents insurance with your rent.
As you explore your student accommodation you’ll find lots of little luxuries like high-tech kitchens complete with dishwashers and iron & ironing boards, that will make your stay at 41 Castle Street that little bit more special and hassle-free.
A permanent onsite team.
With Host you’ll always find a member of our team on Reception. They’ll be there to great you, have a chat and resolve any of those niggling problems. Make use of our free parcel service. Where we’ll collect your parcel from the courier and store it at reception until you’re back from uni. Meaning you’ll never have to worry about missing the Hermes guy. We’ll even drop you an email when the parcel arrives. And should any issues occur we have a dedicated maintenance team to get those issues fixed straight away.
Electronic door systems, intercoms and 24/7 CCTV ensure everyone who lives with us at 41 Castle Street are safe and secure.
Great social space at 41 Castle Street.
You’ll be able to bury your head in a book in our quiet study room. Chill in the common room and challenge your friends to a game of pool in the games area. There’s also outdoor space for those warmer sunny days.
On your doorstep.
41 Castle Street isn’t just close to Leicesters two uni’s. The beautiful Castle Gardens are just across the road and the nearest supermarket is just a 3-minute walk away. Within 10 minutes you’ll find yourself in the centre of town with all that Leicester city centre has to offer. We recently blogged about student life in Leicester and you can view those here, here and here.
While 41 Castle Street is currently sold out you can still join our waiting list, and when a room becomes available we’ll be in touch. Our other Leicester location The Glassworks has limited availability, so if you want to live with Host in Leicester you better get in quick.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
Sharing your student experience with other people can be fun, exciting and rewarding. To ensure it stays that way, here are some helpful tips you can follow to be the best flatmate possible. It's pretty simple.
We've updated our getting ready for uni blog, and we've split our tips into different parts so that we can bring you all the details you will need over the next few months as you prepare for September and move in day.