• 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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Interning with the Student Housing Company

We’ve asked Harriet Yates, our lovely Sales and Marketing Intern to give you all the low down on what it’s like to intern with us at The Student Housing Company. Harriet is studying a BA Hons in Marketing (ooo fancy!) at Nottingham Trent University and started with us in June. So Harriet…

When did you first become involved in The Student Housing Company?

I undertook a week’s work experience in the summer of 2014, prior to starting my degree at Nottingham Trent University. The week was a fantastic insight into the world of marketing and gave me huge reassurance that I had picked the right course!

So what made you come back?

Not only were the team so lovely and welcoming, but the week’s work experience flew by and there was so much more to learn that couldn’t be crammed into one week! I also believe that in the competitive working world we are living in now, it is essential to undertake a relevant internship in the industry you aspire to work in.

What interests you about TSHC?

Where do I even start?.. The opportunities for TSHC are limitless! When I was here last summer they only had accommodation in England and now they’re building developments in Ireland and Spain. On a more personal level, I love the fact that I am the target audience. This means I am able to offer my advice, ideas and suggestions to the team. On my first day, the team asked for my input on Fresher’s Week giveaways, I chose one of our main promotional items that we’ll be giving away at Fresher’s Fairs- that was pretty cool!

Have you been to visit any of the residences?

I visited Depot Point in London last year whilst on work experience, I particularly liked the cluster flat kitchens- they were enormous! More recently, I got to travel to Bristol and walk around The Courtrooms whilst it was under construction. This involved going around the building site in a hard hat, Hi-Viz jacket and builders boots #attractive! I visited Bristol with Sarah (Head of Sales and Marketing) and we decided on which windows needed to be frosted in order to give the students maximum privacy. My favourite trip so far was to Edinburgh to visit Canal Point. I spent the morning attending a meeting and got a tour of the accommodation in the afternoon. In my opinion the treasure of the residence were the views of the Edinburgh Castle from the studios towards the top of the building.

What’s your time at Head Office been like?

My experience at HQ has been extremely beneficial and I am finally starting to understand why the various lectures and seminars in my first year of university have been relevant to ‘the real world’. My favourite job to date was creating a ‘fresher’s survival kit’ motion video in order to increase brand awareness. I worked closely with Rosie (Digital Marketing Executive) to create a series of moving images that contained items fresher’s may consider as essential to take to university and created a blog accompany the video. You can see that here! We had so much fun making it, I actually had to pinch myself because it didn’t feel like real work!

What’s a typical day like for you? Do you get all the boring jobs?

Before starting I thought I would end up with all the boring jobs, however that is not the case, obviously not everything can be exciting but its good experience for me, and I can use it when I go back to Uni. A typical day for me will be coming into the office, updating the social media sites e.g. TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest. I will then usually be given a task list of what I need to complete during the day, it can be anything from market research, to proof reading our vital check in information, attending meetings about anything and everything, or writing blogs!

As a student, what advice would you give to other students?

Work hard, party hard!

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