• 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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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.

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