• 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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Have You Chosen Your University Yet?

If you are currently in the final year of your A-Levels and you have decided to go to university in September 2014, it is likely that your Christmas holiday has been spent thinking long and hard about which university is the right place for you.

This is no small decision, and is understandably massively stressful to most – and how can you possibly be expected to make a well-thought-out choice when you have a pile of coursework hanging over your head, too? It’s all madness.

Luckily for you, here at The Student Housing Company many of us have been through this undeniably tricky process ourselves, and have some handy tips to get those cogs whirring ahead of the looming UCAS deadline on January 15th.

Which Undergraduate Course Should I Pick?

One monumentally tough decision, unless you are one of the blessed few who knows exactly what their dream career is and the skills they need to make the magic happen, is choosing a course to study for the next three years.

Don’t panic! It’s really not as scary as the ominous “three year” bomb makes it sound. If you discover you simply cannot stand your course,  most institutions will let you swap within the first month. Of course, this isn’t a Get out of Jail Free card, so picking which course to take should be thought through carefully, with huge numbers of pros and cons lists made for good measure.

Where Should I Study?

When you are hurtling towards the end of your school career, saying farewell to your friends often comes with it. The temptation for many may be to choose a city to study in based on where your friends are going. This is all well and good, but the last thing you and your friends want to do is hinder each other’s opportunities to make new friends at the start of a new and exciting time in your life.

There are so many social and extra-curricular activities to get thoroughly stuck into while at university, and living in a Student Housing Company shared flat will mean you have even more mates just down the hall from you. University is where you master that all important work-life balance – be ready to hear this phrase a lot for the rest of your working life. You’ll be living with friends, away from home for the first time, so why shouldn’t you enjoy this magical time in your life to the maximum? And, usually by your January exams in second year, you’ll be a pro at working hard and playing hard with equal ferocity.

Come and Live with Us, We Just Can’t Wait to Meet You

At The Student Housing Company we are passionate about what we do, and what we do is making your student experience an unbelievably wonderful one, with the perfect blend of snazzy homeware and a top notch management team to keep you safe and happy.

We have student accommodation all over the UK – including London, Birmingham and Brighton to name but a few – as well as brand spanking new accommodation opening in Edinburgh and Huddersfield in September 2014. All of our gorgeous buildings have been kitted out with your needs in mind, including a hassle-free booking system so that even the admin is quick and easy. If you would like to talk to one of our team and gather some more information about our student accommodation in your university city of choice, don’t hesitate to email us at info@thestudenthousingcompany.com.

We know we are brilliant and thoughtful but there’s no need to thank us – just work hard over the next few months and we’ll see you bright and early one autumnal morning in September.

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