The Advantages of Sharing a Room at Uni

The Advantages of Sharing a Room at Uni

When you’re making a decision on university accommodation, there’s a lot of things you need to take into account! The type of room you choose will depend on your budget, your personal preferences and the availability in your chosen location.

Today, we’re looking at some of the advantages of sharing a room at uni, both in terms of saving money and forming lasting friendships!

Save money

Luxury studio flats with en-suite rooms do look impressive, but they’re also an expensive accommodation option, especially in London. You have to pay more for a private room, compared with opting for shared accommodation.

On the other hand, you can get some great shared uni rooms at a far more affordable price. This will allow you to save those precious funds and spend your money elsewhere - whether that’s on food, socialising or travel.

Related article: A Guide to Student Budgeting 

Share supplies and responsibilities

You are also far more likely to share food and other supplies with your roommates since you’re all living together, and this will help you to save in the long run.

It also might mean more shared meals, giving you the opportunity to try different recipes cooked by your roommates! 

Socialise more easily

As well as providing you with the opportunity to save some money, shared uni rooms also offer a variety of fantastic social benefits. 

You’ll meet different people from all walks of life and get to know them far more quickly because you are sharing a living space with them. It’s likely that you’ll get the chance to attend social events together, which is a lot less intimidating than going on your own!

Make lasting friendships

You will form close and long-lasting friendships with those you share with, giving you your very own community at university. The bond you get from sharing a room with someone and spending time together every day is a strong one, and means you’ll become friends quickly and for a long time.

Make the most of communal areas

It’s important to have good communal spaces and breakout areas in shared student accommodation. This provides the opportunity to get a change of space and scenery, as well as socialise with a wider range of like-minded students.

Here at Beaumont House, we have a selection of great breakout and communal areas which are used by our students in shared accommodation. These include a kitchen and lounge area, as well as international student services and a prayer room with an ablution area.


This offer is available on our 6-bed rooms. Receive 2 weeks free rent if you sign a contract for a minimum of 38 weeks.

Enquire today.