• 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 in its vibrant city centre. This Roman city also has many historical hotspots and possesses one of the longest canals in the UK, stretching 43 miles all the way to Preston.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers an experience rich in history with independent boutique shopping and high-street convenience. The city is packed with restaurants & student bars and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. It's obvious why university students love Lincoln.

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  • Liverpool

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

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  • London

    It's easy to understand why students love London. The city is made accessible by the Underground system (“the tube”) and generally fantastic transport links and has everything a student could possibly want from the UK's best shopping, restaurants & bars.

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  • Newcastle

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

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is best known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and sandstone caves under the streets of the city. It also has a beautiful castle to explore along with many shops, restaurants, bars & clubs. In other words, it's ideal for student living.

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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, arts and entertainment.

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  • Portsmouth

    If you love being by the sea, Portsmouth is a great choice for your student adventure! From eating out and drinking to shopping and exploring the historical dockyard and green spaces, 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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Beat Procrastination: Your Guide to Reading Week

Reading week is approaching fast. Usually it comes in the first weeks of November, but your dates might be different — all depending on where and what you study.

When yours comes around, it gives you a great opportunity to shed some weight off your workload. And your student accommodation becomes a great base to do this from, so long as you can avoid the urge to procrastinate. We know procrastination can be a pain, so after thinking about it a bit, making a coffee, reading around, and browsing Reddit and Pinterest, we got our sleuthing hats on and collected all the best information we found around the internet.

5 Reading Week Tips

1. Buckle down with books

By now you’ll be familiar with the library and where to get the books and resources for your course. Take a list with you and collect what you need. If you need help, there are always plenty of friendly librarians around so don’t be afraid to ask them for the intel.

2. Clear out clutter

Some of the big brains at Princeton recently conducted a study that said clutter hinders your ability to think with clarity. When you’ve got a lot of information to process, the last thing you want is your environment making that job any more challenging. Declutter your physical space and free up your headspace.

3. Make a map

Plan and map out everything you need to do over the week. Reading week gives you a great opportunity to catch up and nail down any areas you might find a little tricky. And if you put a little plan together of what you need to do, psychologist Robert Cialdini believes that you’ll find your inner desire to be consistent helps you stick to it.

4. Balance with breaks

Another study, this time by the brains at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, says that the common maxim ‘it’s important to take breaks’ is right. If the study is correct, then when your mind starts to wander a little break will help you refocus on the task at hand. But don’t let this turn into procrastination and equally don’t feel the need to stop if you’re on a roll!

5. Max and relax with music

As the guys at Lifehacker point out, when we ask if music makes us more productive the research is so conflicted that we often hear either “Listening to Mozart makes you a genius” or “Just be quiet and work.”

It turns out that if you’re the kind of person who gets a boost from music, it might be a good idea to experiment with your tunes and see if any particular style provides you with more focus, so you can get your research done.

Find Your Focus

During reading week, if you find yourself propping up a bar, give a thought to how you could tackle that procrastination and use these tips to help you focus on the task at hand.

No matter where you set up base for your own research and sleuthing, if you follow a plan, we’re sure your reading week will be a success. And if you’re lucky enough to be based down south at our accommodation in London, or way up north at our accommodation in Edinburgh, you’ll have a stylish room to study in too.

To find out more about our accommodation, talk with us via the internet tubes.

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