• 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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Burgh Varsity 2016

Get behind your uni! It’s that time of year again when Edinburgh Uni and Heriot Watt go head to head in an exciting competition that sees both teams stretched to their sporting limits. So save the date: on March 23rd Varsity is hitting the town!

The Student Housing Company are the proud sponsor, so if you’re heading up your uni’s rugby squad, playing midfield in the footy team, or just excited to shout and support your favourite players in the crowds, make sure you’re ready to give your uni your full support!

Varsity 2016

What’s Happening This Year?

Are you a netball fan or is hockey more up your street? Either way you’ll be pleased, because this spectacular event will host more than 20 sports, engaging over 400 students and 60 teams across both universities. So whether you’re a basketball addict or a rugby supporter, it’s guaranteed to keep you transfixed!

Think your team has the best players? Reckon your uni will win the much coveted quaich? Or do you just love to get behind your favourite athletes? Either way, you can support your favourite teams and keep up to date with all of the action this year by using the hashtag #Thiscityisours before and during the games.

Get Behind Your Team…

Both universities have had a lot of sporting achievements to boast about lately, so it’s difficult to say who will get their hands on the ultimate trophy!

The Edinburgh University Sports Union is about to celebrate an impressive 150 years in business this year, and currently runs an impressive 64 sports clubs – specialising in everything from boxing to ultimate frisbee.

Heriot Watt University has a lot to flaunt too, and will this year become the host for the impressive Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre. With this incredible feature to add to its long list of athletic achievements, Heriot Watt will undoubtedly attract some of the best sports students in the country, who will surely be ready to play for their uni at the varsity this year.

So get excited, keep your diary free and practise your chants for one of the most gripping sport events this year, where two city rivals will clash for the coveted quaich and, of course, the all important bragging rights…

If you want to get involved on the day then the social world is your oyster! #ThisCityIsOurs & #BurghVarsity2016 are the official match day hashtags, then mention or tag @comelivewithus in your photos and posts for mentions and re-tweets! We’ll be reposting any training or match day Insta’s so keep them coming mentioning #thestudenthousingcompany! We’ll also be giving away some epic freebies so make sure you come and see us, we’ll be the ones in yellow!

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