• Birmingham

    Famous for its exuberant nightlife, vast shopping centres, cultural hotspots and historic landmarks. Birmingham is England's second-largest city, which suggests it's got everything that a student needs to have a good time!

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  • Bournemouth

    With 7 miles of beach, a pier and buzzing nightlife - what's not to love about this picturesque seaside town? Bournemouth also has a warmer than average UK climate - so you can really get your tan on during the summer months!

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  • Bristol

    The city is brimming with vibrant cultural hotspots, a buzzing social scene and an overall chilled atmosphere. Renowned for its music and art scenes, and its many festivals, you can expect to have a jam-packed diary all year around.

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  • Cambridge

    This small historic town has plenty to offer including punting down the beautiful river Cam and visiting the many museums of Cambridge. But if the party scene is more your thing, there are also plenty of bars and clubs to cater towards your tastes.

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  • Cardiff

    It's easy to see why Cardiff is the capital of Wales with it's beautiful historic castle and revitalized waterfront. There's always something for students to enjoy, including visiting the quirky comic shops, art centre and weekly farmers markets.

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  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, the Scottish capital is home to the much-loved and enjoyed Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It also has many student hotspots including Princes street where you can find all the trendy student shops and classy bars.

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  • Exeter

    Exeter is a city of history, architecture, and culture, with an abundance of shopping opportunities and foodie hotspots thrown in for good measure. What's not to love about this student city?

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  • Lancaster

    Lancaster knows how to spoil you with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. The city also has many historical hotspots and posesses one of the longest canals in the UK, stretching 43 miles all the way through to Preston.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded in beautiful countryside. It's obvious why students love Lincoln.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of things to offer students such as shopping, unique restaurants and entertainment - including live music. Liverpool also has a nightlife scene with many bars and clubs dotted over the city - you really are spoilt for choice!

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  • London

    It's easy to understand why students love London. The city is made accessible by the underground and has everything a student could possibly want from the Uk's best shopping, restaurants, parks and museums to some of the most unique bars and clubs.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle has lots to offer including its historic castle and bridges, restaurants, bars, clubs and extensive shopping - including 600 shops in the city. It's simple to understand why students love this city!

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is known for its role in the great Robin Hood legend and sandstone caves underneath the streets of the city. Nottingham also has a beautiful castle to explore along with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.

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  • Plymouth

    What's not to love about Plymouth? The beautiful port city in Devon boasts an idyllic harbour, plenty of shopping areas, restaurants, bars and Barbican areas.

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  • Portsmouth

    If you love the sea - Portsmouth is a great choice! From eating and drinking out to shopping and exploring the historical dockyard - there's always something to keep students entertained in Portsmouth.

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  • Southampton

    Southampton is a bustling student city offering museums, music venues, art galleries, award winning parks and incredible shopping facilities. There are also plenty of student bars, clubs and a selection of eateries for you and your flatmates to try!

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10 Ways to Get to Know Your New Flatmates

So you’ve packed your life into boxes and are finally moving in to your brand new university home. We hope you’re prepared to meet a number of *cough* interesting characters while you’re at it. Your first week of university is likely to be a rollercoaster and we guarantee you’re going to meet a whole mixture of new people from all walks of life. You’re going to be spending a lot of time with them and some may well become friends for life, so it’s important to try to get off to a positive start. Here are our ten tips on ways you can get to know your new flatmates, whoever they turn out to be.

  1. Offer them a brew
    There’s no better way to a stranger’s heart than through a cuppa and a chat. Whenever you next go to stick the kettle on, offer to do the rounds.
  2. Go on your first food shop together
    You’ll find out all sorts about your flatmates by doing a food shop together. Bond over your favourite biscuits, learn who’s likely to be down for a binge and who you can ask for recipe tips!
  3. Instigate a night out
    There’s arguably no better way to break the ice than by heading out together. You’ll get to see a different side to your flatmates and make those important lasting memories that will stick with you forever.
  4. Check out their bedroom
    Your bedroom is an extension of yourself, so an obvious one for getting to know your new flatmates is to take a peek around their room. You’ll find out what they’re in to in no time and figure out if you have some common interests.
  5. Decorate the flat
    Head to IKEA or The Range and grab some bits to liven up the flat.
  6. Cook a flat meal
    Get everyone together and bond over a flat meal. Bonus points if you cook, but if not you can pick up a few three course meal and wine for two from M&S for £10!
  7.  Explore the local area
    Head out and find some new hidden gems together. It’s likely that you’re all living in a brand new city, so head out and discover it together!
  8. Play some games
    From classics like Monopoly and Cluedo, to risqué Cards Against Humanity and Ring of Fire, playing games are a great way to get to see another side of your flatmates, for better or for worse.
  9. Offer a helping hand
    Help each other out with the little things. Going to the shop? Ask them if they want anything picking up. Don’t be petty with the dishes – if you’re washing up and they’ve left something on the side, do them a favour and wash it up too. By setting this kind of tone in the house from the start, you can hope that your flatmates will return similar favours down the line.
  10. Make a bucket list
    You’re potentially only in this city for three years, so get a decent bucket list together and stick to it. You’ll find out what your flatmates enjoy and what their passions are as well as learning from each other about what the city has to offer.

If you’re living with us this year and want to get to know your flatmates or other people in your building, don’t forget to join your residence group on Facebook!