• 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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Decorating Your Student Room on a Budget

If your walls are looking a little bare, you’ll wanna add a splash of colour or hang up some amazing art. But what if you just don’t have the cash to make your bedroom look swish? We’ve come up with some ace ideas so you can decorate your student room on a budget.

Make It Cosy

Your room is where you go to chill out and unwind after a busy day of lectures, so you should make sure it’s as cosy and comfortable as possible! Extra cushions, pillows, throws, and blankets on your bed will make your room seem all the more inviting.

If you want to take it one step further, try adding some warm colours to your room. Soft reds and auburn colours will always make you feel relaxed, so bear that in mind when you’re thinking of your next colour scheme.

Get Back to Nature

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Why not spruce up the place with a few lovely plants? Mini bonsai trees, indoor flowers, herbs, and even chilli plants can all be bought on the cheap and they’ll brighten up your day no end! Every day, you’ll be able to come home and see your new plants growing and you can really experiment with the colours because there are so many different types of flowers you can buy.

 Personalise Your Space

It’s super-easy to personalise your room with your fave photos. It might sound simple, but if you just print off your pics (there’s no need to buy frames!) and put them on your wall in a pattern you love, your room will instantly feel warm, welcoming, and, most importantly, like your own!

If you want to frame your photos but you’d rather not splash the cash, try washi tape. This bright, colourful tape can be added to the edges of your pics and it will look like you’ve spent loads of cash buying awesome frames but cost just a fraction of the price! What’s more, little things like this will help you to combat homesickness, and just feel way happier and more settled at uni!

It’s All About the Lighting

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Soft, gentle lighting is key if you want to feel completely chilled in your room. Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to control the main lighting, but you can make your room look super-mellow with a small lamp, or a string of fairy lights hung over your mirror.

Get Plenty of Trinkets 

You can never have too many trinkets! Got a fave teddy bear from home? Pack him up and bring him to uni. When you get home after a day of lectures, you’ll wanna collapse on your bed and see your #1 pal.

Same goes for any little keepsakes you’ve picked up from your hols, any gifts from your friends, or anything else that’s special to you – it should all be on display on your desk or hanging on your walls.

Putting Your Own Stamp On It

However you choose to decorate your room, remember it’s yours (for the year!) so you should be bold and put your own stamp on it. If you put your personality into your room, you’ll find it easy to relax and enjoy yourself in there. Check out all of the amazing student rooms we’ve got ready and waiting for you to decorate next year!