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Accommodation Support

The Student Advice Service offers year-round accommodation support by providing help and advice to both current and prospective students looking for, or currently staying in, Halls of Residence or Private Rented Accommodation.

Accommodation Support

The Student Advice Service offers year-round accommodation support by providing help and advice to students looking for, or currently staying in, Private Rented Accommodation or Halls of Residence.

Organising your accommodation may seem challenging, but the Student Advice Service can offer straightforward guidance and support as you decide where you would like to live during your studies. Please see our Accommodation Guide 2019/20 for step-by-step advice, visit our Accommodation: How it Works page or email the SAS if you have any questions at all.

Most of our students live in privately rented properties, sharing flats and houses with other Central students. Find out more about Privately Rented Accommodation.

Central receives an annual allocation of rooms in the University of London’s Intercollegiate Halls and there are several Private Halls of Residence options close to Central.

For help, advice and the latest news on accommodation, please join our Facebook group or Facebook page  and current students can visit the Student Accommodation page on MyCentral. Students can use the Facebook group as a forum to make contact with future housemates, advertise rooms and seek advice from current students. If you cannot access these, please contact the Student Advice Service.

Prospective students can also make appointments with the Student Advice Service to discuss accommodation options. Either in-person or telephone meetings can be arranged via email or by calling +44 (0)20 7559 3900.

We also hold a vast amount of information that can help students, including the Accommodation Guide, the Accommodation Housing Checklist, information about Transport for London fares and more. Contact us if you wish to access this material.

University of London Housing Services

As well as Accommodation support from our own Student Advice Service, you are entitled to use the University of London’s Housing Services:

  • They have an online database of accommodation with offers from landlords and letting agents exclusively for students
  • You can book an appointment with a housing advisor for legal advice on a range of housing issues which include contract checking, issues with a landlord/letting agent, deposits, repairs, pests, and many more
  • They offer general housing advice about how to look for housing, including their Private Housing Guide
  • They also have information on alternative accommodation options such as private halls, host families and short term accommodation
  • Throughout the year they run a number of events including an annual Housing Fair in May, House Hunting events in September, and advice clinics, talks and stalls at Central.

Shared Accommodation

Two Sharers’ Days are organised each year to help students meet other potential housemates. The SAS, Student Union and University of London Housing Service will be there to provide advice and guidance. Local Letting Agents are also invited to present any suitable properties and begin the process of arranging a viewing.

The 2019 Sharers’ Days will take place at Central on the following days.

  • Friday 19th July, 11am-1pm 
  • Friday 16th August, 11am-1pm

All students must reserve a place in order to attend. To reserve your place and recieve more information about the event, please contact the Student Advice Service with your full name and course. For more information on Accommodation Events, please join our Facebook group and follow the SAS on Twitter and Facebook.

The Student Advice Service runs an accommodation group on Facebook, which students can use to connect up and chat about finding properties together.

Letting Agencies

For more information on letting agencies please see our Accommodation Guide 2019/20, or email the SAS

International Students

Each year we hold an International Student Welcome Event where information is provided about settling into London. Students from the UK are also welcome to attend. More information about this event will be released in Summer 2019.


Student Advice Service

+44 (0)20 7559 3900