Pathway

Moving away from home to attend university is a huge part of your student experience. We understand that finding the right accommodation in a new city can be a daunting task. Our dedicated Accommodation Support Team are here to help you find your perfect place to live fitting within your budget and needs.

To speak to a member of the team about your options, whilst studying at our Birmingham, London or Manchester centres please contact us on:

Email: QAHE.accommodation@qa.com

Phone: 0203 6276101

Or fill in the accommodation form by clicking the button below and a member of the team will contact you:

Accommodation Enquiry

 

 

Living in Birmingham

Campus Address: 5th Floor, Centre City, 5-7 Hill Street, Birmingham B5 4UA

Birmingham is referred to as England’s second city. It’s a popular choice for students and our centre is located minutes away from New Street Station. Making it easily accessible and ideal for students who need to travel. Spend time in our breakout area or visit the ground floor café for a quick bite to eat.

There are also a range of eateries in Grand Central and a wide variety of shops in the Bullring, all a stone’s throw away.

Living in London

Campus Address: St James’ House, 10 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TF

London was voted Best Student City in QS Student Guide for 2 consecutive years (2018, 2019). Our London centre is based in the West End financial district, with numerous bars, cafés, and restaurants on our doorstep, allowing you to experience everything that this capital city has to offer whilst getting the most out of student life.

Students can jump on the tube and visit the capital’s hotspots such as Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street, and travel to some world-famous attractions.

Living in Manchester

Campus Address: Saint James Buildings, 61 – 95 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6FQ

Manchester is bursting with culture, creativity and opportunity. Our Manchester centre is situated in the heart of this vibrant city, home to more than 85,000 students from around the world. With an assortment of social activities, with everything from street food, to theatres and museums to coffee shops, there is something for everyone.

Private accommodation, managed by private or university approved landlords, is the most popular choice for many students. Offering more freedom to decide what you would like to prioritise when deciding where to live, including flexibility around the location and who you will live with.

If considering privately rented accommodation, look for trusted or University approved providers, for peace of mind.

Student.com is a leading student accommodation provider. They have guarantees in place to take some of the stress out of finding a place to live. Including: No Visa, No Pay, a policy ideal for international students, allowing free cancellation of your accommodation if your visa application is denied and No Place, No Pay, a policy offering a full refund if your place is rejected or start date delayed.

Our helpful Private Rental Accommodation Guide contains all the information you need when considering private accommodation.

As a Pathway student you may have the opportunity to live in accommodation that is provided by the university. Halls of Residence, are university managed accommodation, often located on campus. Offering a shared living experience, these are a great way to experience the culture and community in your chosen city.

More information can be found here.

When finding suitable accommodation, there are several costs to consider before making a commitment. Are your utility bills already included in the rent or do these need to be paid separately? Working out a budget for getting to and from your classes, socialising and food, is a great way to start working out what you can afford. If you decide to live with other people, it’s important to share household finances equally.

There are a variety of websites which can help you with budgeting and finance.

The Which? University Budget Calculator is a tool to help you estimate monthly living costs.

UK residents can apply for student finance, to cover expenses and tuition fees whilst studying. International students may be eligible for a postgraduate scholarship. There are also a variety of academic scholarships available for international students, a list can be found on the StudyUK website.

More information regarding student visas and advice for staying in the UK after your studies, can be found on the Gov UK website.

Our Accommodation Team are on hand to help you find accommodation with specific accessibility requirements. This might include wheelchair access, an adapted bathroom and kitchen, ground floor living and access to lifts.

Pathway students can contact the university directly to discuss accessibility requirements.

We have put together a short Accommodation Checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything when choosing your accommodation and moving in.

Click here to download the Accommodation Checklist.

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