• 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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Freshers Survival Kit

So you’ve done your exams and you’re finally starting uni in September, need some tips on what to pack for your first week? Here is a list of things every fresher needs to survive!

  1. A Cookbook - once beans on toast starts to get boring, you may want to try a new recipe or two!
  2. A Notepad - every student needs a note book, that way you can at least pretend you’re taking notes in lectures.
  3. An Alarm Clock - Or 2 or 3! If you actually plan on attending those 9AMs then alarm clock’s are a must.
  4. Plastic Cups and a Ping Pong Ball - for Beer Pong (or a soft drink alternative!) a great game to play before you go out to bond your flat, it’s practically a team sport!
  5. Straws - everyone forgets to bring straws but they’re always appreciated!
  6. Lanyards – these are often given out when you check into your new flat or house (we give all our students a stylish yellow or grey one) and remember it costs to replace keys, so having one of these handy will make them harder to loose and easier to find in your bag!
  7. Playing Cards – a classic!
  8. Bottle Opener - need we say more?
  9. USB Sticks – These can be a little pricey but as they are most definitely for studying now is a good time to persuade mum and dad to buy you one or two, later on make sure you save multiple copies of your coursework – losing all your work is the worst.
  10. Headphones – great for a bit of time to yourself, why not zone out for a bit and listen to your favourite tunes.
  11. Pens - Take as many as possible, the pen thief always seems to be lurking around student accommodation!
  12. Pot Noodle - Whether it’s a late night craving or just dinner, every student needs a pot noodle in their life!
  13. Spork - How else are you going to eat your pot noodle without a Spork?
  14. Mints - After all that pepperoni pizza and garlic bread, at your fresher’s fair, you’re probably going to need something to freshen up!
  15. Phone - #Obvious but don’t forget it!
  16. Glow Sticks/ UV Paint- Most Uni’s have a UV Party during Fresher’s Week, why not come prepared!
  17. Picture From Home – You can deny it all you want, but we all get a tad emotional about leaving our friends and family, why not take them with you!
  18. Face Masks – One for the girls and skin conscious boys! The late nights, the greasy food, the alcohol and all that dancing, trust us you’ll need these!
  19. Toothbrush – It’s just so easy to forget!
  20. First aid kit- Finally, and most importantly- no one escapes freshers flu!

 

So there we have it, our 20 Fresher's essentials, for a more serious guide to packing why not check out our infographic A Guide To Packing For University!

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