• 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 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

    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 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 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 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 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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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!