We are aspiring and ambitious undergraduate students at the University of York, currently in our second year of study. We started ‘Student Angle’ alongside our studies in an effort to help students move from halls to student housing with confidence. Based on our own experience, we realise there is a severe lack of tools and resources available to students during the house hunting process.
At ‘Student Angle’ we aim to solve this problem by providing a robust and efficient platform for student house reviews, ensuring students know every little detail about the house they’re moving into, provided directly from other likeminded students.
Like most students, we were under a lot of pressure to find a house as soon as possible. We started searching towards the end of our first term, with no clear idea about what we actually wanted in a house.
After struggling for months to secure one; we jumped on a house as soon as it went on the market, having spent at most 10 minutes looking around the property. Nevertheless, we had no other option but to ring up the estate agent as soon as we left the viewing in an effort to finally find a place to live.
Looking back, we can appreciate that the ability to look up truthful, honest and unbiased house reviews from other students would’ve been incredibly helpful throughout the process. Had we known what we were actually getting ourselves into, we could’ve prevented a large deal of trouble.
We have created a comprehensive review platform to provide students the tools and resources necessary to ensure you’re moving into a house that’s right for you.
Furthermore, our blog serves as a source of valuable insight and information related to all aspects of student life. We are continuing to develop it as we grow, and are hoping to eventually allow a wider array of students from around the UK to contribute.
We originally began our journey in York in late 2020 and have recently launched the platform in both Leeds and Durham. With continued success we are looking to expand our platform to more and more cities across the UK!