• 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!

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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!

    2 Residences

    Residences

  • 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.

    3 Residences

    Residences

  • 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.

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    3 Residences

    Residences

  • 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?

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    3 Residences

    Residences

  • 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.

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    1 Residence

    Residences

  • 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.

    2 Residences

    Residences

  • Change Country

    6 Other Countries

Endorphin Boosting Exercises To Fit Into Your Student Routine

With the dark winter months still going strong, getting those endorphins flowing is more important than ever. We’re sure you’ve heard it many times before, but regular exercise can have a positive impact on your mood, and even help with things like relieving stress, improving your memory, and calming anxiety. 

Sounds great, right?

But when it comes to fitting those workouts into your daily routine, it’s not always as easy. When you’re juggling uni assignments, revision, and living your best life with your flatmates, exercise isn’t always top of the priority list. 

If that sounds like you, we’d like to introduce the 7-Minute Miracle Workout: 

The simple, but sweaty workout, that’s guaranteed to get your endorphins going and improve your fitness levels at the same time.

Covering just 12 exercises using your body weight, a bench and a wall, the workout focuses on high-intensity movement meaning, the 7-minute routine is pretty much the equivalent to going for a long run and a session on the weights. 

Don’t believe us? There’s actually very strong evidence that high-intensity interval training provides many of the fitness benefits associated with longer endurance training, but in much less time. 

 

Step-by-Step instructions for the 7 minute routine:

 

Jumping jacks (60 seconds)

To kick off the workout, begin with 60 seconds of jumping jacks. Make sure you keep the intensity up, and follow the right form throughout.  

 

Wall sit (30 seconds)

You’ll need a wall for this one. Place your back against a wall, and sit down into a squat with your feet shoulder width apart. It should look like you’ve created 2 right angles with your body (one at the hips and one at your knees). 

 

Push-up (30 seconds)

Get down on all fours, placing your hands slightly wider than your shoulders. Straighten your arms and legs, and begin lowering your body until your chest almost reaches the floor. Then push yourself back up again. 

 

Abdominal crunch (30 seconds)

Lie on your back, with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Rest your hands on your thighs and curl up towards your knees until your shoulders are a few inches off the floor. Hold it for a few seconds, before  returning to your starting position. 

 

Step ups (30 seconds)

Grab a bench or sturdy chair, and step up with one foot onto the surface. Bring your other leg up onto the bench, so that you’re standing on the ‘step’, before returning to the starting position, stepping down one leg at a time. 

 

Squat (60 seconds)

Stand with legs about shoulder width apart with your feet slightly turned outwards. Sit down into your hips, bending your knees, and making sure your chest and shoulders are back. Hold for a few seconds before returning to the starting position. 

 

Triceps dip on chair or bench (30 seconds)

Place your hands on a bench or chair behind you, and keeping your legs straight with your heels on the floor, lower slowly as far as you can. Hold it for a few seconds, and then press back up. 

 

Plank (30 seconds)

Assume the normal push-up position, and hold it for 30 seconds. Make sure you keep your body in a straight line throughout.

 

High knees (30 seconds)

Start with your feet shoulder width apart, and begin jogging on the spot. But, instead of keeping your knees at a low level, raise them up to your waist which each movement. 

 

Lunges (30 seconds)

Keep your upper body straight, and step forward with one leg at each time, lowering your hips until your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. 

 

Push-up and rotation (30 seconds)

Begin with a push-up. When you reach the starting position, rotate your torso, and extend your arm upwards to form a ‘T’ shape. 

Lower your arm and return to the push-up position. 

 

Side plank (30 seconds)

Hold your body on your side in a straight position, and support yourself with only one arm and the side of one foot.

 

And there you have it, 12 simple exercises taking just 7-minutes of your day!

 

Although we’re not professional personal trainers, we do know that exercise makes you feel good (especially once it’s over!). So why not start incorporating it into your day-to-day routine, and see how it helps your overall wellbeing? 

We’d love to hear how your workouts go, tag us on Instagram & Facebook to share your progress. Need some more inspiration to get active? Read our tips here. 

Did you know some of our accommodation comes complete with their very own gym? You can learn more about the ways we look after resident’s wellbeing here