• 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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Congrats you’re in! Now what?

Exciting Times! You’ve got your results and you’ve accepted your university offer. But now what? It’s time to kick back and relax, but don’t get too comfy you’ve got a lot of life admin to do. 

 

Sort your finance out

Applying for student finance should be the first thing on your to do list, you’ll be able to find out how much you’re entitled to loan and can start budgeting for your year ahead.

 

Make sure you get the right bank account for you, many student accounts come with benefits that can save you money. A big benefit people go for is getting their 16-25 railcard, make sure you search around for the best bank account deals.

 

Look for accommodation

If you’ve not sorted your accommodation yet, what are you waiting for? It’s time to research where you want to live, what type of accommodation you want to live in, what you want from a flat and everything you’re looking for in your new home. Search our locations or contact us to find out more about what we can offer you next year.

 

Plan what to take

You’ve got a couple of weeks yet, so it’s time to start thinking about creating a list of what to pack. Whether it’s homely things for your bedroom, kitchen essentials to daily must-haves it’s good to start thinking early so you have everything you need. Don’t worry we’ve created a pre pack list to help you get started here: (LINK to Blog). You’ll need to plan what not to take too, do you really need to take your car? It could be expensive. Search for your university residence to find out more about on-site parking.

 

Search for newbies

Social media is full of groups set up by students, to find like-minded friends before you start uni. It’s also a great way to speak to your new flatmates before you move in, making it easier to break the ice when you finally come to move in.

 

Speak to uni

Keep in touch with your university and make sure you pay attention to their correspondence.  There’ll be a couple of admin things you’ll have to do, don’t worry though as they’ll usually have someone on hand to help you with all your questions. 

 

Research fresher’s week

There’s loads of societies to join, they’re great ways to make friends with like minded people and always host social events. Fresher’s week always has something going on, do a little research beforehand so you know exactly what you want to see and go to.

 

Andddd Relax, 

You’ve got a busy and exciting couple of years ahead so make the most of your free time while you’ve got it. If you’ve got any questions about student accommodation we’re happy to help, contact us.

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