• 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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How to Burn Brightly in 2015

Easy Ways to Keep Attention, Energy, and Motivation Through Long Periods of Study

Every fire needs stoking. To keep a steady flame you every now and then add a little bit of fuel, while you pay attention to the height of the blaze. The best burn for ages. It’s all about pacing and knowing how to work with the sources of fuel that you have.

It’s the same with studying, we promise, and we’re going to show you how.

Three Easy Ways

We’ve tried and tested a number of methods to re-energise while studying, which help students across the UK — from the massive libraries in Edinburgh to the cosy halls in London.

Try them out and see what works for you.

1. Music

Music is probably the best thing for many students, and is seen by many big brains to help you focus and relax through any particular study period. But there’s a catch.

It might be one of those tricks that only works for certain people, because really, you sitting in a room enduring Mozart because you think it’s going to turn you in to a genius almost certainly won’t work. You have to like the music in the first place to get into that groovy study zone.

But should you find it or not, there’s something that can help even more.

2. Friends

When you’ve got lots of learning on, stick with a study buddy and stay fuelled. Difficult modules are always made much easier if you’ve got someone you can talk over the parts with. And you’re at an even stronger advantage if the person knows how to explain the bits that you don’t get.

Equally, you can return the favour and help them understand your strong points. By teaming up like this, you can save a lot of time and energy that you might have spent looking for the answer. Now what’s the best thing about answers?

3. Rewards

Our final way to keep motivated is to make sure that you have a reward, a light at the end of the tunnel. Now there are conflicting ideas and opinions about how rewards work.

But it’s fair to say that if you want it to work as a goal, you’ll need another person to be in control – after all it’s not really a reward if you get it either way.

Imagine you’re a student at the Castings using this method. You could buddy up so that if you achieve your study goals for the week then you would go see a gig, or a night out or some kind of special event where the show is bright and brilliant.

Brilliant and Bright

After you follow the above tips you’ll have the attention, energy and motivation for a long period of study. Give each one a go and see which works best for you.

And if you’d like to spend those studious hours in our accommodation, get in touch with us soon.

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