Settling into your student accommodation!

Sarah Marsh - September 22, 2020

Settled in!

We hope you have enjoyed your student accommodation move in experience with Xenia students.

Here at Xenia we believe the welfare of our students is essential, as is creating a safe place, whilst creating a welcoming home at all our student accommodation sites.

Starting university can be a little daunting, so we’ve pulled together a few handy hints and tips for how you can really make your new living space into a small slice of ‘home’ and create a cosy space to help you settle in.

Fairy lights:

Student accommodation

Lighting is a key element to any room, but it is especially important when you are thinking about creating a warm, homely space. We ask our residents not to use candles at any of our student accommodation sites, so a great alternative is fairy lights this adds a great feature to your room. Why not find some pegs and hang some pictures? Buy a bedside lamp for an impactful change? This is also a great idea when you would like to study or read in bed.

You can purchase fairy lights at your nearest Poundland or Wilkos!

Student room

Whilst studying, it’s very important to have a clean and tidy place to concentrate and get some work done. All our student accommodation rooms include a workstation, to make this more fun why not decorate your workspace with:

  • Some plants or flowers,
  • A pen holder,
  • A nice comfortable cushion for your chair,
  • Some notepads & pens.

They’re so easy to get your hands on: either online at Amazon, eBay or instore from Wilko, WHSmith and Argos.


Adding cushions and a throw to match the colour of your blinds makes your room more personalised, and you can always change the colours around to switch things up a little.

Little extra touches in your student accommodation:

Why not add a nice furry rug besides your bed? Who doesn’t want to wake up to something soft under their feet?

Placing your bed in front of the window can be gorgeous! Hang some photos on your pinboard or buy some picture frames – this would create a great visual impact.

Follow us on our social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and keep an eye out for our room photography competition for the chance to win a prize… Coming soon!

Look after yourself

It’s very important to feel comfortable in your own space but if you’re not quite there yet or are feeling a little anxious (which is perfectly normal) have a chat with your accommodation manager or take a look at this article which can help.

Covid-19 Safety:

Here at Xenia Students, safety is our top priority and we’ve have taken several steps to protect our residents and staff throughout COVID-19>, including:

  • We have lots of signage in and around our buildings explaining the importance of social distancing, how to keep safe within the building and some do’s and don’ts’s
  • Our gym facilities are open but with extra cleaning measures in place
  • You’ll find tons of hand sanitiser dotted all around each building
  • Our Housekeeping teams continue to concentrate on high traffic areas of our buildings
  • Please continue to keep your accommodation team updated if you are self-isolating and if you need anything from us
  • Most importantly, remain positive and healthy, we look forward to meeting you!

Stay safe, Xenia Students