• 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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The benefits of independence as a young adult

Moving out and living on your own might seem daunting at first but it can also offer you the freedom to learn more about yourself and your life. As this list shows, there’s no need to worry as there are plenty of positives to take from becoming independent.

 

Better decision-making

One of the main benefits of independence is that it’s easier to make decisions that work best for you. You should always be mindful of others, but your life is your life and your top priority should be yourself.  

 

Gain life experience

You’ll gain practical knowledge and experience that will ultimately help prepare you for the rest of your life. Failing is an important part of existence and nothing to worry about. Failing at things when you’re young will help you mature and become a stronger individual as you get older. 

 

Boost your confidence

Living independently is great for your self-esteem and confidence. The more confident you are, the more you’ll believe in yourself and take on things that you might not normally do. This, in turn, will give you a positive outlook on life.

 

Use your independence to help others

With independence comes responsibility. The ability to look after yourself and help people benefit from your knowledge and skills can be incredibly rewarding, and a valuable skill to have throughout the rest of your life. 

 

Positive mental attitude 

As you become more independent you’ll begin to do things that are both good for you and the people around you. This will give you more confidence in work and social situations, ultimately making you a happier person with a positive outlook. 

 

Conquer more

Independence means you’ll become less reliant on others and develop a positive can-do attitude. Soon, those early morning classes won’t seem so bad after all. But remember it’s OK to ask for help from friends and family - you’ll often find they’ll be happy to pitch in.

 

Make a plan

It’s always useful to have a plan spelling out what you want to accomplish but don’t be too rigid. Life changes and so can your goals. The main thing is to enjoy your time at university and appreciate your independence. 


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