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Why co-living is the ultimate student life hack

By The Collective
Why co-living is the ultimate student life hack

We’ve all heard the stories  you’ve probably lived them.

The nightmare flatmate, passive-aggressive Post-its on every surface and rat-infested flatshares many of us have had to call home.

What if you could swap grotty communal bathrooms for Insta-worthy private ensuites? Replace crowded study halls with a zen study space? Trade awkward hellos from strangers with genuine smiles from friends that are also your neighbours?

At The Collective, you can: co-living is the solution to end all your student accommodation woes.

Co-living allows you to live as part of a vibrant community, from the comfort of your own private room, explore amazing shared spaces, attend exciting events and discover new friendships.

With one all-inclusive bill and flexible length contracts, The Collective is the ideal place to live for London’s students.

Here’s why co-living is the ultimate student life hack:

1) The diverse community on your doorstep

As if leaving home wasn’t daunting enough, how do you find your tribe in a city full of unfamiliar faces?

The Collective facilitates genuine community in the building through curated events and a community team dedicated to enhancing the member experience.

Member TJ said: 'Co-living means being together. The coolest thing about living here is having such a wide variety of people around you. From every walk of life, there is someone to connect with.'

Mixing and mingling at the bar

Amna, an academic, describes sharing her culture with other members at The Collective: 'I’ve met so many amazing people. We’ve been a very, very tight group of friends. Everyone is so international. You get to learn so much from people here.'

More than 100 students who value the mix of community and convenience live at The Collective. From Italy to India, and everywhere in between, people from all over the globe choose co-living and bring their cultures and passions to create an international oasis of experience in London.

2) Amazing amenity spaces that student halls just cannot compete with

The Collective is the perfect place to live, study and play. A twenty-minute tube ride from central London, The Collective is within reach of many university campuses in the city.

Never again dash to uni at 7 am, just to claim a study space. At The Collective there’s one for every mood: co-working spaces for group work, quiet study in The Library, zen vibes in the Secret Garden and plush chairs for comfort reading in the lobby. They’ve even got a spa and sauna for a post-thesis wind-down.

Relaxing in The Library

In the evenings, join your neighbours for free Friday drinks at the bar, host a dinner in the private dining room or catch a sunset movie screening on the roof terrace or in the cinema.

And that’s not all. You’re covered with in-house laundry facilities and bed linen changing and cleaning every couple of weeks, as well as a gym membership, all included in your bill.

3) Work, twerk and network

The Collective’s impressive events programme gives members exclusive access to hip happenings like rooftop yoga, neon life drawing classes, boxing, themed parties and more.

Branch out from the standard career fair on uni campus. With professional events like skill-building, talks and workshops, all you need to increase your LinkedIn contacts is leave your bedroom.

Member Joe Guimaraes said: 'I’m a student here in London looking to make new friends and grasp exciting business opportunities. I am happy to say that I nailed my decision to base myself at The Collective Old Oak. The communal areas provided me with the opportunity to network with other undergrads, postgrads and young professionals.'

The Collective will unlock your greatest potential, as a student and as a Londoner.

So what are you waiting for? Book a tour and begin your journey at The Collective.

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