Full time students are exempt from paying council tax in private accommodation, but be aware that you are not automatically exempt. Upon moving into a new property you must fill out a ‘Council Tax Exemption’ form (available from the Information and Advice Centre in The Hub). Alternatively you can apply for exemption online here.
Do be aware that if you are sharing your flat with a non-student then they will be liable to pay council tax. This will not be your responsibility providing you submit your exemption form to the Council. Persons who do cohabit with students have a reduction of 25% on the council tax bill – providing they are the only non-student in the household.