• 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. The city also has many historical hotspots and posesses one of the longest canals in the UK, stretching 43 miles all the way through to Preston.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded in beautiful countryside. It's obvious why students love Lincoln.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of things to offer students such as shopping, unique restaurants and entertainment - including live music. Liverpool also has a nightlife scene with many bars and clubs dotted over the city - you really are spoilt for choice!

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  • London

    It's easy to understand why students love London. The city is made accessible by the underground and has everything a student could possibly want from the Uk's best shopping, restaurants, parks and museums to some of the most unique bars and clubs.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle has lots to offer including its historic castle and bridges, restaurants, bars, clubs and extensive shopping - including 600 shops in the city. It's simple to understand why students love this city!

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is known for its role in the great Robin Hood legend and sandstone caves underneath the streets of the city. Nottingham also has a beautiful castle to explore along with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.

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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 and Barbican areas.

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  • Portsmouth

    If you love the sea - Portsmouth is a great choice! From eating and drinking out to shopping and exploring the historical dockyard - 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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February = Post Exam Fun

Around February you can have a lot of fun, and after January’s exams you deserve it

Okay. The satchels are back on the shelves. The revision notes are filed away. The post-it notes are down from the walls. Basically, student life has returned to normality. But after all that exam work in January, it’s fair to say you’ve earned a reward.

Work hard, play hard. The mantra goes. So let’s look at some things you can do to have fun.

1. Climb a big thing

You just finished your January exams. When you beat a challenge like that, you’ve already proven what a giant you are. Nothing is impossible – and what better way to prove it by climbing something big.

Students in London might climb up Big Ben and enjoy views over the whole city. Students elsewhere might climb Ben Nevis and conquer our highest mountain. If there are no Bens to climb, then the nearest hill is enough. Bonus points for planting a flag at the top.

2. Go and look at spooky stuff

Exams were a time when mettle was proven, fears overcome, endurance tested. And now all that’s behind you, you can rightly feel that little bit stronger.

Use this extra brave feeling to go and lord it over something that one time might have caused fear. Got some mummies in the nearby museum? Some dinosaurs or skeletons? Pah.

As the one time Fresh Prince Will Smith said: “Fear is a choice.”

3. Take a night out to that one place you said looked interesting

Now is one of the furthest points away from the next set of exams. And it’s also one of the best times to do something out of the ordinary.

Some clever psychologists said that when we’re stressed, we’re more likely to stick to our habits. And as now is one of the times when stress is lowest, this is an easier time to try something new.

So whatever that thing is, that thing in the back of your mind that you have been thinking about for a while, go and do it as soon as you can.

4. Cook some fun food

Perhaps you’re on a diet of some kind so keeping a lid on the food you eat is important. If that’s true then that’s fine. But if not then now might be a great time to give yourself a treat and try something different. Get cooking!

Pinterest is your best friend for this little delicious deviance. Check out all the ridiculous stuff on there. It’s ridiculous. Really. Look at this thing. Wow.

5. Take a rooooooooooadtrip

Grab your mates and leave it all behind for a while: go on a roadtrip.

This could simply mean you find the best place to go for the weekend. Or you could visit a pal’s home in the countryside, or go on an adventure to some place you’ve never been.

Just remember to do some planning before you set off, and pack all the stuff that you think you need. Because with everything prepared right, it could be the adventure of a lifetime.

6. Bonus: wrap up your revision notes in a ball and fire them from a cannon

This is great because it guarantees the catharsis that comes from launching pure evil into the stratosphere. Imagine, you get all those revision notes, stuff them down into the cannon with the rammer, aim at the sky, then light the fuse… and…

Boom!

Sayonara, notes.

Only then you realise that some of those cinders might have been useful next semester.

Still, it’s okay to dream.

Coming Up Next

Let’s say you’ve climbed a big thing, or cooked or roadtripped, or whatever you chose to do. Then you’ll be ready to tackle the next semester with more energy. Because you’ve had well deserved fun.

We’re always giving tips about how you can have fun, stay charged and keep up with your studies. Check out the advice section of our blog to find out more.