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Helen Frances Vaudrey

Helen Vaudrey is a contributing writer to The Independent and Semperey Magazine. She enjoys blogging, travelling and classical music and is currently a second year at the Unversity of Salford studying Journalism. She has won national competitions in conjunction with Channel 4 and Media Trust and has appeared on The One Show.

The student housing dilemma: Home, halls or renting?

One of the most exciting and daunting decisions a student will make at university is what their living arrangements will be. Most students experience the three most popular living options available to them over their three years of study: slumming it in student halls, squandering student loans on expensive rental houses and staying at home to scavenge off the parents.