• 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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How to Buy Your Pals Amazing Christmas Presents the Lazy Way

Buying presents is hard. Besides, you’ve got a lot to write, learn and study, so where do you find the time? Luckily, there’s a lazy way. And when we say lazy, we don’t mean sacrificing getting a meaningful gift – we mean saving like a semester’s load of time while still getting the right gift for the job. How do you do that? Let’s explain.

Buying Presents Can be Easy:

You can do it in just three steps.

1. Figure out what they want

This usually feels like the trickiest part. But there are a whole bunch of ways you can tackle this task. If you know the person well it’ll be fairly easy. Yet suppose you’ve got a Secret Santa, or your pal is just generally difficult to buy for?

You’re doing well if your pal has an Amazon wishlist, or student gift ideas on Pinterest, or something similar. This means you can buy them something they definitely want.

But it’s still possible without that. One way is to talk to a shared contact. Maybe send a Facebook message, explaining the budget and the situation, and they’ll likely give you some great pointers.

2. Find the cheapest online seller

Once you know the gift, next find the most economical way of getting it. Google Shopping is a handy way of comparing the prices real quick. And rather than spending hours comparing on the high street, you can save lots of time and money if you browse online for just a couple minutes.

3. Wrap it up nice

Once you’ve found the cheapest place to buy the gift, it’s time to take the gift and wrap it up. Many websites offer a professional gift wrapping service. This often only costs a few pounds. And it saves you the hassle of wrapping the gift and the embarrassment of handing over a box that looks like it was wrapped by feet.

What’s more, a professional etiquette consultant (who knew?) Melissa Leonard says that “Professional wrapping looks impeccable and will make a great impression”.  It’s a minimal effort way to make your gift no matter what it is, a little bit more special.

All you have to do next is give the gift. It’s the best part!

Presenting: Lazy, Impressive Presents

So let’s go through the above three steps. You’ve figure them out, you buy the gift, and you make it look amazing. If you’re speedy, you can probably get all of the major steps done in less than two hours, and from the comfort of your student accommodation.

From your base you can easily figure out exactly what to get for Christmas for any pal. You just need the internet, which comes with extra no cost in all of our accommodation. Even at The Castings in Huddersfield and the cool modern Depot Point in London.

If you have any questions about for us about our private student accommodation, please get in touch at any time.

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