• Birmingham

    Birmingham is England's second-largest city and is famous for its exuberant nightlife, vast shopping centres, cultural hotspots and historic landmarks, all of which make it a location that simply offers everything a student needs to have a good time!

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  • Bournemouth

    With seven miles of beautiful beach, a historic pier and buzzing nightlife, there’s so much to love about this picturesque seaside town. From shopping the local boutiques to killing time in the variety of sea-view bars, clubs & restaurants, it’s all here.

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  • Bristol

    Bristol is brimming with vibrant cultural hotspots, buzzing nightlife and a friendly, community-focused atmosphere. Renowned for its music and art scenes and its many festivals, you can expect to have a jam-packed diary all year round.

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  • Cambridge

    This small, historic town offers a student living experience like few others. Punt down the beautiful River Cam, visit the city’s many museums, or go off in search of brilliant boutiques: it’s all here.

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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, offers a student living experience few cities can match. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with some of the most historic buildings in the whole of the UK (including Edinburgh Castle, home of the famous Hogmanay parties).

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  • Exeter

    Exeter is a city of history, architecture and culture with many shopping opportunities and foodie hotspots. From St Davids up on the hill to the bustling city centre, this place has it all. What's not to love about student life in Exeter?

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  • Lancaster

    Lancaster is among the most picturesque settings in the UK for student housing, and the city certainly knows how to spoil you with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs scattered throughout its vibrant and cultured centre.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers a student living experience rich in history, with a vibrant social scene, independent boutique shopping and high-street convenience. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of experiences to offer students, including amazing shopping, unique restaurants, world class entertainment, live music and sport. Liverpool also has a famous nightlife scene with many bars and clubs all over the city.

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  • London

    It's easy to see why students love London. The city, a global hub for study, commerce and culture, is made easily accessible, despite its sprawling size, by the famous Underground network aka The Tube and generally fantastic public transport links.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne offers an amazing student living experience. The city is famed for its nightlife and vibrant social scene, cultural highlights including an 800-year-old castle, museums, galleries and theatres, which make it a popular destination.

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is best known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and the sandstone caves hidden beneath the streets. It has a beautiful castle to explore, along with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. In other words, it's ideal for student living.

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  • Plymouth

    What's not to love about student living in Plymouth? The beautiful port city in Devon boasts an idyllic harbour, plenty of shopping areas, fine restaurants, bars and more, all set against a seaside location few other places can match.

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  • Portsmouth

    Portsmouth is a great choice for student living. The University of Portsmouth is on an island - Portsea, which is also home to the best student accommodation in Portsmouth: our Catherine House residence, just the other side of Victoria Park.

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  • Sheffield

    Famed for it's location of incredible countryside this city has so much to offer both in and out of the centre. From the beautiful moorlands to a culture steeped in an industrial heritage.

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  • Southampton

    Southampton is a bustling student city packed full of museums, music venues, art galleries, award-winning parks and incredible shopping. There are also many student bars, clubs and a fantastic selection of eateries for you and your flatmates to enjoy.

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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

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.

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

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

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.