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Where to live

Neither ALRA South nor ALRA North have on-site student housing available, however in July we hold our annual Accommodation Day which is a day for all new students to meet one another and look at houses and rooms in the local area shown by Estate Agents.

The day will begin with a talk from the Student Adviser in the South and the Administrator in the North, explaining house prices, areas to look at living and be on-hand to give advice and answer any questions you may have.

There will also be IT facilities available to peruse lettings websites.

Parents are welcome to come along to the Accommodation Day too.

It is an idea to join the ALRA Community here and join the relevant Fresher's Groups and the Accommodation group so students can get an idea of who they want to live with to save time on the day.

For any questions please speak to Dylan Stafford on 020 8870 6475 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Student Housing Village – for ALRA South students only

ALRA are partnered with FindDigs who have a Student Housing Village in Tooting. In the Furzedown Student Housing Village, Oakwood Hall in Tooting. This London student residence offers fully furnished modern single, twin and ensuite study rooms as well as single and double occupancy studios. Bathrooms, kitchens and laundry facilities are shared.

Furzedown Student Village offers lively and fun housing for students which features include a TV room, vending machines, free on-site gym, free shuttle bus service, terrace, and 24/7 reception staff. The hall of residence is close to a number of local shops, restaurants and supermarkets, while the larger shops, bars and markets of Clapham are only a short journey away by tube or bus.

- For more information on these rooms please go here

Local hotspots

Wandsworth is close-by to Clapham Junction which is a buzzing urban hub of cocktail bars, night clubs and high street shops.

There are several gyms and leisure centres in and around Balham/ Tooting with cost of around £30 a month it might just be cheaper to take a run around the local Wandsworth or Tooting Commons!

Wigan is well known for its music since the days of George Formby Sr and George Formby Jr. It was the birthplace of The Eight Lancashire Lads a dancing troupe who gave the young Charlie Chaplin his professional debut.

Wigan has hosted an international jazz festival for over 30 years. Wigan remains a centre of popular music for young people, with a number of alternative pubs/clubs in the town centre.

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