If you are a new student to Dagenham, here's some top tips to find affordable student accommodation
Housing: Find a property
London is a vibrant city with a lot to offer, making it a popular destination for students from all over the world. However, finding safe and affordable housing can be a challenge, particularly for those who are unfamiliar with the city.
Fortunately, there are some steps that students can take to help ensure that they find safe and secure accommodation during their time in London.
This guide is not exhaustive. If you are struggling to find housing in London or are having issues with your tenancy contract, landlord or living standards, please contact our Student Advice Team.
Are you looking for new housemates or a new room?
Check out our housing forum where you can find potential future housemates or advertise a spare room.
Where do I look for accomodation?
There are several support structures available for students looking for accommodation in London. There are several online resources that students can use to find accommodation, such as SpareRoom, Zoopla, and Rightmove. These websites allow students to search for properties that fit their budget and preferences, and often provide detailed information on the property, including photos and reviews.
If cost isn't as big a problem, then there are also several student accommodation providers that offer purpose-built student accommodation in London. These providers typically offer fully furnished rooms or apartments, with communal areas and amenities such as laundry facilities, study areas, and 24-hour security. Some examples of student accommodation providers in London include Unite Students, iQ Student Accommodation, and Student Castle. Accommodation like this usually costs a bit more, however tend to come with more security and extra amenities.
Halls of Residence
FutureLets only have a single Halls of residence available to all students currently studying in London. This is Magenta House at Aldgate at a cost starting at £329/wk.
The quickest journey time is 56mins via public transport via the Elizabeth Line from Whitechapel Station to Romford and then the 103 Bus to campus. The cost of which is £5.15.
- Non-future lets Halls of Residence locally include:
The Valentine from £230/wk pp for a twin room | studio £330/wk
The quickest journey time is 48mins taking the 128 bus from Romford station to the University direct. The cost of which is £1.75
Private Rented Sector
- For a studio flat within 4miles of the campus, you can typically expect to pay £250pw incl bills
For a room in shared property within 5 miles of campus in a house for 3 people you are looking at £180pp/pw including bills.
- – Accommodation for Students has a range of reasonably priced properties across London.
Indian YMCA – An alternative accommodation provider is the Indian YMCA of London. They offer short and long-term stays to students in their halls of residents-esque accommodations which includes catering and utilities. The prices after 5 weeks staying with them start from £231pw