• Birmingham

    Birmingham is England's second-largest city and is famous for its exuberant nightlife, vast shopping centres, cultural hotspots and historic landmarks, all of which make it a location that simply offers everything a student needs to have a good time!

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  • Bournemouth

    With seven miles of beautiful beach, a historic pier and buzzing nightlife, there’s so much to love about this picturesque seaside town. From shopping the local boutiques to killing time in the variety of sea-view bars, clubs & restaurants, it’s all here.

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  • Bristol

    Bristol is brimming with vibrant cultural hotspots, buzzing nightlife and a friendly, community-focused atmosphere. Renowned for its music and art scenes and its many festivals, you can expect to have a jam-packed diary all year round.

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  • Cambridge

    This small, historic town offers a student living experience like few others. Punt down the beautiful River Cam, visit the city’s many museums, or go off in search of brilliant boutiques: it’s all here.

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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, offers a student living experience few cities can match. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with some of the most historic buildings in the whole of the UK (including Edinburgh Castle, home of the famous Hogmanay parties).

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  • Exeter

    Exeter is a city of history, architecture and culture with many shopping opportunities and foodie hotspots. From St Davids up on the hill to the bustling city centre, this place has it all. What's not to love about student life in Exeter?

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  • Lancaster

    Lancaster is among the most picturesque settings in the UK for student housing, and the city certainly knows how to spoil you with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs scattered throughout its vibrant and cultured centre.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers a student living experience rich in history, with a vibrant social scene, independent boutique shopping and high-street convenience. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of experiences to offer students, including amazing shopping, unique restaurants, world class entertainment, live music and sport. Liverpool also has a famous nightlife scene with many bars and clubs all over the city.

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  • London

    It's easy to see why students love London. The city, a global hub for study, commerce and culture, is made easily accessible, despite its sprawling size, by the famous Underground network aka The Tube and generally fantastic public transport links.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne offers an amazing student living experience. The city is famed for its nightlife and vibrant social scene, cultural highlights including an 800-year-old castle, museums, galleries and theatres, which make it a popular destination.

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  • Nottingham

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

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  • Plymouth

    What's not to love about student living in Plymouth? The beautiful port city in Devon boasts an idyllic harbour, plenty of shopping areas, fine restaurants, bars and more, all set against a seaside location few other places can match.

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  • Portsmouth

    Portsmouth is a great choice for student living. The University of Portsmouth is on an island - Portsea, which is also home to the best student accommodation in Portsmouth: our Catherine House residence, just the other side of Victoria Park.

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  • Sheffield

    Famed for it's location of incredible countryside this city has so much to offer both in and out of the centre. From the beautiful moorlands to a culture steeped in an industrial heritage.

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  • Southampton

    Southampton is a bustling student city packed full of museums, music venues, art galleries, award-winning parks and incredible shopping. There are also many student bars, clubs and a fantastic selection of eateries for you and your flatmates to enjoy.

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Budget Trips Away to Escape the Winter Blues

Christmas lights and eggnog lattes aside, winter brings with it some testing conditions that can send even the most festive of spirits into a bout of winter blues. With all the cold weather, runny noses and the imminence of January exams, now is the perfect time to fix a quick trip away before you really start knuckling down on the revision. We have compiled a list of adventures for those of you who are crying out for a spot of winter sun as well as the christmas market lovers among you with a little more ‘ho-ho-ho’. Without further ado…

  1. The Canary Islands

Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria are very close to the equator, making them the perfect destination for winter sun with temperatures remaining above 20 degrees. Most resorts stay open year-round in the Canary Islands, meaning you won’t struggle for things to do and you’ll still get the benefits of cheaper deals and purer relaxation. If you’re up for an adventure, the Canary Islands are also a hot spot for hikers as their volcanic landscapes provide a dramatic setting with a variety of trails for all levels, including Tenerife’s Mount Teide, the world’s third highest volcano at 3,718m.

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2. German Christmas Markets

If you feel ready to embrace winter’s chill, why not head to the continent and inhale the festive aromas of bratwurst and glühwein? You’re going to have to face the winter some time so you may as well do it in style. We recommend Berlin, Nuremberg or Strasbourg for the traditional German Christmas Market experience.

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3. Budapest

Budapest’s beauty is at it’s pinnacle in the winter with its fairy tale architecture and Christmas markets. Spend a day wandering around the historic sites, including the Hungarian parliament and Budapest Castle district and don’t forget to sample some Hungarian pastries at the internationally acclaimed Vorosmarty Square Christmas Market. On a cold evening why not take a dip in the steamy Szechenyi Baths for a temporary escape from the chill? Both indoor and outdoor pools are open during the winter months making them one of Budapest’s major attractions. For the perfect pre-exam detox be sure to add on a massage for ultimate chill-fest.

budapest bathing

4. Cape Verde

This little haven off the coast of Africa hovers above 20 degrees throughout the winter making it ideal for escaping the winter blues. Its warm crystal waters make it a popular spot for divers, with colourful coral and all types of fish to be seen in Sal, Boa Vista and Santiago. Back on land, island hop between Cape Verde’s ten isles or take a cruise between them on a catamaran. If you’re into your music, we recommend a trip to São Vicente where bars and cafés have live performances most evenings.

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5. Amsterdam

If you’re lucky enough to visit Amsterdam at its coldest, you may get the chance to skate across the frozen lakes to take in the dutch scenery. If it’s not too chilly, this city is best explored by bike where you can ride through canals and breathe in the fresh city air. In the winter months, the city is draped in fairy lights for the annual Amsterdam Light Festival transforming the city into a spectacle of festivity. The best way to enjoy the illuminated city is by the festival’s own boat tour. Gezellig!

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6. Belgium

Head to the capital of chocolate and indulge in praline perfection. Belgium is another one for the Christmas market lovers and is the perfect place for picking up some Christmas presents. Know anyone that’s craft beer crazy? They’re in for a treat!

belfry belgium

7. Asia

Fancy something a little wilder? Bag return flights to Bangkok for under £400 using Skyscanner and live the backpacker life with super cheap prices once you’re off the plane – the rainy season is over so you can make the most of beautiful beaches, temples, and a whole new culture!

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8. Sharm El Sheikh

This divers’ paradise in Egypt makes the perfect winter getaway with temperatures in December remaining around 24 degrees both on land and in the sea!

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We have accommodation around the world, so head to www.uninest.com to see if we have accommodation in your chosen winter retreat destination!