• 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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The Freshers' Week Bucket List

Freshers' week is one of the most exciting times of university. Not only do you have the chance to meet a whole bunch of people, people like you've never met before, you also get the chance to explore a whole new place and begin the marvellous adventure of student life. There's a lot of myth and lore going around about student life – we heard an urban legend that once somebody who lived in Depot Point once went out for a night out in the first week of freshers' and didn't return. When he did turn up he was covered in hair from his head to his toes – he hadn't been having a bad time. He'd just met so many people that he hadn't the chance to go home and shave! So that's a made-up story, but like, your own student adventure might not be so far removed from this particular example. You know how it is with those slippery urban legends. What matters though is that you have a degree of fun with your freshers' week and we're gonna show you how to do that with this, your very own freshers' week bucket list. Whether your student accommodation is in Plymouth, Edinburgh, or London, students across the nation will find that this universal list gives them the right information to have a great time at the very start of uni.

THE LIST

10) Enjoy your newfound freedom

Live as you've never lived before- without a bedtime (but do get some sleep).

9) Attempt to make a budget

And maybe fail the first time but persistence is everything.

8) Collect all the flyers at the freshers' fair

Because who's got time to decide what to do right now. Let's keep them doors wide open.

7) Go to a student night

You have plenty of housemates in your student accommodation to explore the area with.

6) Make ten new mates

Outside of your accommodation. Also, make it your duty to figure out what makes them tick.

5) Chill out at someone else's place

Maybe watching a film with one of your new buddies.

4) Get a takeaway

Because pizza helps make new friends and has been proven* to make hanging out even more awesome. (*So say longtime pizza fans)

3) Sort out your life

Do the dishes and the laundry. Don't be a Scumbag Steve and leave dirty dishes about.

2) Miss your folks a little bit

Maybe feel a little bit sad that doing laundry is dull and hangovers hurt.

1) Plan for the next weekend

And be ready to do it all again sometime soon.

Have fun

Hopefully, you tick off all the items on the bucket list during your freshers' week, though it's not a biggie if you don't. Whatever you get round to doing, the important thing is to have a good time. There are millions of things to do! If you do finish the bucket list, or if you have a story to tell us, or you'd like to know anything about our student accommodation, drop us a line at any time.

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