On Campus Accomodation Aston Student Villages guarantee Aston University campus accommodation to the first 30 full year Erasmus and Exchange student applicants, and also has a limited number of rooms for 1 term only students. This is allocated on a first come, first served basis and can be applied for https://www2.aston.ac.uk/accommodation
Birmingham is fortunate in that it boasts a wide variety of alternative accommodation for students that are well connected by bus and rail links. For students who want to obtain a short-term private let, the Advice and Representation Centre (ARC) are available for guidance when choosing private accommodation and they run their own www.astonstudenthomes.org which is full of help and advice when choosing somewhere to live. ARC can offer you great advice from staff and students with a lot of experience in finding private accommodation. A lot of exchange (and full-time) students use this service, as they only list properties from university-trusted landlords. This website can be found at the following www.astonstudenthomes.org.
For privately rented accommodation, the average rent per week per room will vary from approximately £45 per week to £90 per week (shared accommodation). Students who will be accompanied by dependants are welcome to contact the Advice and Representation Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org) for advice.
Please be aware that most accommodation contracts are for at least a full academic year, and many landlords/agencies are unwilling to take tenants for less than this. There are some, however, who are prepared to take short-terms lets, eg from exchange students, so ARC have compiled a list of properties to help you get started. You can obtain this list by email@example.com. We recommend that you search for your accommodation in advance. Please arrive in the UK early so that you can view properties and make arrangements as finding a short term let can be tricky. For a list of local hotels and hostels you can search online or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember that the University cannot recommend off-campus accommodation properties, but provides a list to help guide your search with the information available to staff at ARC. It is your responsibility to secure accommodation and find out what options may be available to you.
If you look outside Aston Student Homes for accommodation, please be careful which accommodation agencies you use in your search. It is against the Law in the UK and Wales for an accommodation agency to take fees in advance from prospective tenants in return for details of properties. For tips on how to avoid rental scams please check out Action Fraud: Rental Scams. https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/students-urged-to-watch-out-for-rental-scams
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