House hunting was never easier!

For our students, when it comes to time to think about where they want to live next year, the task of finding the ideal student house in Bangor has just become far easier, with a new online tool for finding that ideal home.

The site can be found on the Bangor Uni website at: www.bangor.ac.uk/studentservices/studenthousing/

Listings for the academic year 2013/14 will be available from 28 January 2013.

Studentpad is an up to date searchable database to help students find private accommodation during their studies at Bangor. So if moving out of halls or out of last year’s tenancy, the prospect of finding a new home shouldn’t be so daunting!

Amy Jones at the Student Housing Office explains: “The site will make house hunting easier for our students.  The site has far more details about each house than we had previously, as well as the ability for landlords to upload pictures. Students can e mail details of individual houses to friends - to make finding that perfect house for your next year all the easier. They can also register on the site so that we can let you know when houses that suit your criteria become available.”

Mair Owen at the University’s Student Housing Office added: “That doesn’t mean that we won’t still be here at the office to help and advise students about house hunting or any difficulties or problems they may encounter, but that house-hunting students won’t have to call in so often just to find out what houses are available to rent.”

The site also provides a wealth of other useful information such as average rents in different areas. Students based at Wrexham can also access housing through the site.

Steph Barbaresi said: “We are constantly looking at ways to improve and develop the support that we provide to our students. In this instance, we worked with software company, Studentpad to develop the bilingual version of their software that would be compatible with the University’s bilingual website. The University’s IT Services and Canolfan Bedwyr helped us to make the project a reality. We are so pleased to have had it up and running from before the beginning of this academic year.”

Publication date: 28 January 2013