• 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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Henri Boci – Work Experience at The Student Housing Company

This week I was with the marketing team at The Student Housing Company HQ doing work experience before I head back to school in September.

Before my week with The Student Housing Company I would have never even have thought about living in private halls, but just 5 days at head office and visiting the sites has completely changed my mind. I’m now definitely considering private halls once I do get to university. This week of work experience has not only taught me a great deal about the marketing world, but also that private halls are also most likely the future for students. They cover everything a student needs and wants throughout their 3 years at university, it’s so easy.

As The Student Housing Company hold many properties across the country, this week I travelled to several different locations to visit the properties they own. The first was in Cardiff. The halls are still being built, but just being able to walk around the building and see the floor plans made it clear that this was a safe and fun environment for any student who chooses to attend university. The shared common rooms look great and would ease that fear every student gets that they won’t meet people or make good friends at uni. Also the location of Arofan House was ideal for students too, surrounded by roads full of students with shops and down the road from all the best places to go out, plus just a short walk to Uni.

Southampton was next – Crescent Place was much larger than Arofan House, and as it was a finished product so it was easy to see why everyone was loving it! The building looks great and the staff were a young team who were clearly in tune with what the students wanted. I spent the day with them, assisting with phone calls and queries, from students living there from September. Speaking to students all over the world made me much more interested in living in private halls, as the variety of students seemed much greater, more friends to go travelling with after! I also helped with viewings which again challenged this ‘stigma’ I had about private halls, as I got to meet the students who would be living in there. The team in Southampton are so friendly and make sure the students feel as though they can ask them whatever they like – I asked a few questions myself! In the evening i headed out to a football match with Ben one of the team and had a great time!

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Just 5 days with The Student Housing Company and it was clear to see why in just 5 years they have excelled so far as a company. The teams I have worked with were all young and friendly, know students really well and wanted to make uni a great experience for the people they’re meeting. Not only have I loved my week here, but I also feel it has been massively beneficial to me, I’ve learnt loads about marketing, something I’ll now consider as a future career. So if anyone fancies some work experience or internships up at HQ this summer I highly recommend it.