If you are looking for private accommodation during your studies, City and the University of London both run events throughout the year to help you find out more about the options.
City's 2018 Accommodation Fair will be held on Monday 19th February 2018. The event will take place in the Northampton Suite between 11am and 3pm. The Northampton Suite is based on the 4th floor of the main University building (2 floors above the Student Centre).
The 2017 Accommodation Fair was held on the Friday 10th February 2017. There were 26 stalls of made up of Private Housing Providers, Letting Agents and the City Accommodation Team. Our colleagues from the University of London were available on a stall and in a drop-in to give private housing legal advice.
The University of London Housing Services (ULHS) also hold an annual Housing fair and this year it will be on Friday 5th May 2017 around at Senate House, University of London. Senate House is located in Malet Street, WC1E 7HU. City students can attend on production of their City ID card when entering. Last year this was a huge event with many housing providers and some amazing freebies on offer from the stallholders - definately worth a visit! Please see ULSH Events webpage.
Private Housing Drop-In
City Students have been able to have exclusive access to a ULHS Advisor in the Student Centre on Level 2 at City, University of London via Drop-In's. We are allocated a number of these each year and we will update this section in due course, as dates are approved.
Private Accommodation Drop In Advice Session:
Wednesday 29th November 2017 2-4pm.
Students will be seen on a first come, first serve basis, appointments are not pre-booked, please come to the Student Centre and wait to be seen.
Private Accommodation Group Workshop:
Dates for 2018 TBC.
A presentation on Private Accommodation will be given. If you are looking for accommodation for September 2018 you may find this workshop useful. Topics such as searching for private accommodation, contract checking and legal housing advice will be covered.
12 spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, student number and telephone number to book your space.
The University of London Housing Services host their annual house-hunting days around mid-September. This event offers an opportunity to meet potential flatmates and find out more about house-hunting in London. Details of University of London Housing events can be found on the ULSH Events webpage.
Private Housing Advice
City have enlisted the services of the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) who run a private housing service for many students in London. Both current students and those with an offer to study can access these services.
The ULHS can offer advice to students on how to find accommodation, which areas to consider, what the options are, pricing and more. They produce a London Student Housing Guide which a vast amount of information on how to search and secure accommodation in London which is also accessible online.
They have an online database of accommodation from registered landlords and letting agents which operates throughout the year. These include flats and houses for groups as well as rooms in shared flats and houses. The ULHS works with a number of other providers of accommodation including short-term providers and Private Student Halls of Residences.
ULHS offers housing advice which includes offering a contract checking service which allows students to have their contracts for private accommodation checked before they sign. They also offer legal advice should students get into any difficulty in private accommodation.
The ULHS office is open from 10am-5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 11am-5pm on Tuesdays. You will need to contact them to book an advice appointment, as they do not generally offer drop in appointments.
T: +44 (0)20 7862 8880
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