At TAE Projects we understand the importance of providing living spaces that are positive places to live and study, and that offer comfortable, modern facilities It’s no secret that when it comes to accommodation, students’ expectations are rising.
Due to increases in tuition fees, the cost of university is too great to risk having anything less than a well-rounded experience.
Common students demands of their accommodation
Gone are the days when a regular single would have been thought adequate for the carefree student. Now they like to have space while they sleep.
The internet is no longer a luxury in our digital world – it’s a necessity. And it’s got to be fast.
As much as landlords and student accommodation suppliers are recognising the importance of a pre-installed internet connection, there are still too many students complaining about its slow speed.
If it’s not speedy enough to stream movies, play games or listen to music, it’s no good to the average student.
Ask any parents who went to university about their experiences and they are bound to describe flustered mornings spent queuing for the bathroom. Not surprisingly, those days are drawing to a close with many students longing for private bathrooms, where they can groom at their leisure.
Students want more space in which to experiment with their own meals, as well as enjoy more intimate dining with their friends.
No longer just a privilege, a TV is now one of the most important things to a student. Whether they choose to purchase a TV, or prefer to keep it purely for video games and entertainment, it’s an essential device that can help new students feel less lonely and keep restlessness at bay.
Ability to customise
No student likes a pre-planned cutout for their personal living quarters. That’s why little touches like shelving and noticeboards will go a long way towards enticing them towards a property. As students become increasingly independent, self-aware and expressive, the ability to customise and make their space truly their own is becoming all the more important.
Plenty of student accommodation has always taken security seriously, but now savvy students are being even more cautious about whom they let into their building. As well as key fob entry systems, students are now finding extra security like intercoms, CCTV and manned receptions an attractive feature.
Exciting common rooms
As well as comfy couches and space to mingle with others, many students value things that will add a bit of excitement to this casual socialising – such as a mini cinema or games room.
Creating the perfect student accommodation is a delicate balance between providing the facilities students want, finding a convenient location and offering it all for those on a student budget.
Given student accommodation is often a young adults’ first taste of independent living, the demand for quality white goods helps massively to relieve household responsibilities and stress.
Students want contemporary and quality built accommodation with functional and edgey furniture. There is a definite appeal of the all inclusive lifestyle that student accommodation offers as it relieves students of stress.