Life at student accommodation – The Recording Rooms – Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of ‘meet our residents’!

Today we caught-up with Josh; a resident at The Recording Rooms in Birmingham. We asked Josh a few questions about finding student accommodation in Birmingham and what he enjoys most about living at The Recording Rooms…

Josh, resident at The Recording Rooms Birmingham

 

Name: Josh

Age: 21

Studying: University of Birmingham, BSc Geology and Physical Geography (I am now in my third year and I am applying for the Applied Meteorology and Climatology MA course, again at Birmingham, for next year).

How long have you been living at The Recording Rooms: Since September 2018, and I will be staying until August 2020

How did you find out about The Recording Rooms:

Simply walking through Selly Oak! For my second year of university I lived in a standard terrace house in Selly Oak. I didn’t particularly enjoy this so I decided I wanted to live in a flat again, like I did in my first year of university. I Googled The Recording Rooms, and after looking at other flat options in Selly Oak, I chose to live here because it looked the best.

What do you like most about living here:

The great view out of my window of Birmingham University and the high quality and standard of the accommodation.

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View from  Josh’s room at The Recording Rooms Birmingham student accommodation

 

It is spacious and very clean and tidy in general. Any maintenance work is always done promptly and to a very good standard, it is great that staff hoover the flat corridors, and undertake regular room and kitchen inspections. Staff are friendly and very helpful at the reception desk. It is great living so close to the University of Birmingham, and it is close to the train station, and even closer to get a bus (61/63) into Birmingham!

I often use the common room at The Recording Rooms with my friends and girlfriend; especially the tennis table which is good fun.

What do you like most about living in Birmingham:

I am from Shrewsbury and I like Birmingham because it is quite close via a simple train link. I can go home if I need to but it is far enough away to feel like I am living an independent life. Birmingham is a great city, with a very modern city centre and a wide variety of good shops and restaurants, etc. It is easily accessible via bus or train, and it has an amazing German market at Christmas! There are also a large number of attractions within easy reach, such as Cadbury World and the Sea Life Centre.

One piece of advice for anyone looking for student accommodation:

You need to be comfortable living at university away from home, for long periods of time. From my experience Selly Oak housing isn’t the best and landlords often cause problems. Students need to realise there are other options such as The Recording Rooms, which from what I can see seem to be becoming more popular. I think purpose built student accommodation such as The Recording Rooms are significantly safer than the Selly Oak housing, and they provide better views out of the windows! Last year I never opened my window blinds because I lived right on the road on the ground floor, with people walking along the pavement right outside, but I am much more comfortable here.

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Thank you Josh for taking the time to speak to us! We’re so glad to hear that you’ve enjoying your time at The Recording Rooms.

If you’re looking for the best in Birmingham student accommodation, take a look at our range of contemporary cluster ensuites and premium studios here.