Choosing to study in England’s capital city is an exciting prospect and, when considering your student accommodation, London has plenty of options. But before you decide where you’d like to spend your days, it is definitely a good idea to do your research and think about what’s important to you. |
In the context of this article we want to give you an idea of what life is like in Chapter Spitalfields, a unique accommodation option that offers a host of wonderful events and activities that you can get involved in. Being a resident of Chapter also means that you can access other social events and student spaces in other Chapter member properties.
Through the Keyhole at Chapter Spitalfields
Not only is the property close to a tube station, but it's also really well located for many London colleges. Staff are very friendly and put a lot of effort into offering everyone the best experience. Studying in a new city can be daunting and the wonderful thing about this place is that it prioritises student health and well-being. There’s a range of events throughout the year, and once you have your membership card you can access as many as you like.
On Site Entertainment
Not only can you look forward to a busy social calendar in terms of events here, you can also enjoy the on-site facilities at your leisure. There are bars, lounges, an auditorium, games room, private cinema and even a gym.
Events to Watch Out For
The Mid-Autumn Festival – 13th September
This might be early in the new term, but why not get involved as soon as possible and resist the temptation of hanging out in your student accommodation? London is such a vibrant, international city and this mid-autumn Chinese festival, held in the Auditorium at Spitalfields is a real showcase of that. Head down for a piece of mooncake and much more!
The Welcome Party - 29th September
The clue is in the name with this event, which gives you a fantastic opportunity to get to know your new friends a bit better. Enjoy some food, drink and plenty of socialising in honour of the new academic year ahead. It’s held in Spitalfields in the 32nd Floor Bar at 7.30pm.
Lunch and Games - 29th September
A great way to spend the afternoon before you head to the welcome party, this event offers you the chance to play a few games and activities and indulge in a delicious lunch. It’s held in the Auditorium and the activities begin at midday. Karaoke Session – 11th October
Who doesn’t love having a good laugh and singalong at a karaoke event? Free drinks are on offer here too, so there really is no excuse to miss this one. It’s held in the Karaoke Rooms.
Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Party – 31st October
Get involved with the Halloween tradition, get dressed up in the scariest costume you can find and enjoy the fun of carving a pumpkin at this fabulous event. This one is held in the Auditorium and Cinema Room.
In the run up to the festive holidays, you can look forward to a whole week of Christmas cheer. In the Reception and Auditorium there will be treats galore, so make sure you head down and take a look.
The number of events on offer for students with a Chapter card is beyond the scope of this article, but rest assured that there is something for everyone when it comes to parties, trips, festivals and clubs. From pizza evenings, afternoon tea occasions, food festivals and coffee mornings, to art trips, Bollywood nights and more, make sure you grab a leaflet from reception so you don’t miss out. There’s need to sit home alone in your student accommodation; London life for students can be truly exciting and social.
Sophie Smith works as an independent consultant and offers advice to young people looking for London-based student accommodation. London has a wide range of options when it comes to student living, and Sophie’s helpful suggestions make deciding where to stay even easier. Her expert tips and tricks stem from her first-hand experience studying in the city and living on a budget, so she is more than qualified to support others doing the same.
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