Posted on February 19, 2020
Making friends at university can be a daunting experience. Once you have moved out of university housing into a rented house or flat, finding good housemates can be even trickier. However, building these friendships is a great way to make connections with other students from different backgrounds. Fortunately, there are ways of making the process of getting along with your housemates easier.
Discuss Your Expectations
Outlining your differences and coming to an agreement on what each housemate will be responsible for during the week is a good place to start. For example, stating that each housemate should agree on maintaining cleanliness, noise levels, or even contributing funds for the groceries. Provided that you can iron out any concerns ahead of time, the likelihood of arguments greatly decreases.
Show Respect for Each Other
Mutual respect is essential in any situation where several people have to share a home. Without this, your home could become an unpleasant environment to live in. One example is if your housemates prefer privacy while they are studying; make sure you give them that space. If respect does not exist, maintaining positive friendships with your housemates may be difficult.
University life is hard work. Not only do you have to attend your classes, but you also have to dedicate time to studying and homework. As a result, having a pleasant home to come back to really helps ease the stress. In addition, making time for social events or other extracurricular activities is necessary for any university student. Without that, university life can feel overwhelming.
If you are on the lookout for properties that are ideal for students and a place to build those friendships, Nest can help. We have a great range of rentals that have been carefully selected to meet every student’s needs. Our accommodation provides communal facilities such as a resident’s lounge, study areas and dining options that are ideal for any hard-working student.