• 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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Drinking, Diets & Deadlifts: Staying Fit at Uni

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Summer is fast-approaching, which means everyone is in the process of going through that mid-year scramble to get themselves fit and healthy. What this also means is that you’re going to end up paying a small fortune to join an overcrowded and under-serviced gym. Your local gyms will also be fully aware that, as the weather gets warmer and the gym gets busier, they can force you into paying steep joining-fees or signing long, expensive contracts. So how do you get those gains without breaking the bank?

You Buy Yourself a Workout DVD

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Do people even have DVD players anymore? Or does everyone just use Netflix now? We’re not too sure, but if you don’t have a DVD player, you should invest in one, because you’re opening the door to hundreds and hundreds of fitness opportunities. That’s right; just about every so-called celeb has their own fitness DVD, and all you have to do is choose the one who you think will get you motivated the most.

Whether you want to get Toned in 10 with Davina McCall, or you fancy having a go of Mr Motivator’s Bums, Legs, and Tums workout, you can do it for as little as £2.90! If you don’t fancy using up all of that valuable energy inserting the disc into your player, you can take advantage of that student subscription to Amazon Prime, where you can find Power Yoga with Erica Vetra – namaste.

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You know what’s better than being stuck inside a dingy gym? Being in the great outdoors. You don’t need no gym. The world is your gym. Running is one of the best ways for you to stay in shape, because it works different muscles at once and burns fat at the same time. All you need to do is plan your route and hit the streets, but remember not to try and do too much at once – you’ve got to build it up!

If you’ve ever taken a stroll around your local park, you’ve probably seen these unusual-looking contraptions. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t your council’s attempt at an art installation; these things are actually outdoor gyms designed to make fitness accessible to just about anyone who wants to get in shape, so you don’t have to wait 40 minutes for Mike the Machine to finish up using the weights.

App It Up

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Believe it or not, your smartphone is good for more than just playing your favourite games. You probably don’t even know it, but you’ve essentially got a personal trainer in your pocket. So before you fork out for any of those classes, consider having a browse through the app store.

There is an app for just about everything, so for example, if running is your thing, you’ll find that Map My Run gives you a detailed breakdown of the routes that you’ve run and the calories that you’ve burned, which is perfect for monitoring how well your training is going – it’s just a case of finding the right app to meet your needs.

Join a Sports Team

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The best part of being in uni is that you get to meet like-minded people, so if you’re on the lookout for a new way to stay fit, it’s almost guaranteed that there will be plenty of other people looking for the same thing. You’ll find that if enough people want to pursue something, the uni will give you funding to set up your society.

The chances are that most unis will already have a bunch of established sports teams, so it’s just a case of signing up for one that already exists. Team sports are a great way to stay in shape because you’re working alongside others and you’re all invested in performing to the best of your collective ability – not to mention that an interest in team sports will tell future employers that you can work well with other people.

Staying in Shape on a Budget

Whether you’re looking for free ways to exercise or you just want to know about the best foods to eat to keep you on top form, our blog is packed full of useful information that will help you reach those fitness goals without breaking the bank.

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