• 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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How to Move into New Student Accommodation

Because nothing says ‘I plan for the future’ like reading a guide on the internet

Moving into new accommodation is like time travel. Seriously. It gets you thinking about your past, your future, and there’s always a little bit of uncertainty about your destination.

Now unlike time travel, your new home is real. But your journey to and from here is still going to be a fun adventure. Here’s what to do to get started:

The Boring Stuff

There are some nitty gritty details you’ll want to be on top of before you move into your new home.

Make sure you’ve:

  • Accepted your offers
  • Paid your first instalment of rent
  • Set up recurring payments
  • Read through all of the accommodation documents

The Fun Stuff

Arrive and get your keys

Each residence has an official arrival day. For us, you can find out the moving in dates for each residence over on the FAQs.

If you can’t find the info call the residence or get in touch with your university.

It’s a good idea to note down this info when you have it, because you’ve got a lot to remember. Then when it comes to the day, you can pick up your keys and the staff should help you to move in.

Bring your stuff

It’s a tough question. And one that many new denizens have done a cracking job of answering.

In general, you want:

  • Laptop
  • Alarm clock
  • Food
  • Bedding
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Tea-towels
  • Toiletries
  • Towels

And any other essential things you might crave. Like a Netflix subscription.

Get to know the area

J.R Tolkien, the Lord of The Rings guy, said “Not all those who wander are lost”.

And it’s in this spirit you should get to know your new area. Because once you’ve moved in it’s time to buddy up with some new friends and explore your new home.

This could simply mean you say hello to a few people down the hall, or you could head out to the city. How do you choose what to do?

Figure Out Student Life

As you get to know you’re home you’ll then want figure out how to have great student experience.

This doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s a challenge we can help you through. In fact we’ve got plenty of advice about how you can have fun though out all of you time at university. Just check out more of our posts on this blog.