When you look for accommodation, you have to consider certain criteria. The accommodation should be in walking distance or should have easy transport connectivity to the university. It should also have nearby access to supermarkets, shops, banks, restaurants, laundry and other amenities that you may need as a student. You also need to make sure that the area in which you have taken accommodation is safe.
Private accommodation is a good choice if it falls under your budget or you need something spacious and out of the university vicinity. The application process for private accommodation is online. A useful tip here – do not pay any money in advance for private accommodation before you get the keys!