Students flocked to the students’ union to speak to letting agencies and landlords at this year’s housing fair.
Lucy Haigh, UCLan SU Campaigns officer, organised the fair which took place in the Atrium on November 18, the aim being to try and give students advice for when looking for accommodation and to encourage them not to rush into anything.
After moving the housing fair from February to November a lot more people went along to the event and Lucy Haigh was pleased with the turn out.
First year students made up the majority of those who attended the event, Lucy told us.
“We are happy we are grabbing the first years,” she said, “at least they’ll know what to do with regards to second and third year”.
The student union were offering a raffle prize draw for those who attended, and students picked up the freebies on offer from the accommodation companies.
The event invited 15 landlords and letting agencies to the Atrium, along with the police to help answer any questions from confused students. Food co-op was also invited to give information to students about the food delivery service they offer.
The landlords that were invited to the event were accredited either by the university or a nation accreditation scheme so students know they are in safe hands.