• 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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An Internship at The Student Housing Company

We’ve asked Jarrod, our Marketing Intern to give you all the inside information on his experience interning with us at The Student Housing Company. Jarrod studied Media Culture and Production at Southampton Solent University.

Jarrod

I’ve been working with The Student Housing Company since September 2017, so moving on to do the marketing internship over the last three months felt like a natural step.

Before starting, I lived in Austen House, Southampton and also worked as a resident assistant there. My claim (and one I’m sticking too) is that I was the first person to actually move into Austen House when it opened in September 2016!


Living in Austen House was a lot of fun and it made my last two years at university super easy. It was great not having to worry about things like paying bills or worrying if anything broke, because everything was there for you and included in the rent. Austen House has 9 common rooms which made every evening pretty different as there was always something going on. If it wasn’t an event that was being run by the on site team, it’d be something my flatmates and I decided to do.

Like I mentioned above, I also became a resident assistant. This was a great role and was something I really enjoyed. This is partly because you really got to know the people living in the residence and make friends, as well as being able to run events going on around the building. We also got to dress the common room up for Halloween and Christmas which always got you in the spirit of things.

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Saying goodbye to my room at Austen House (pictured above) was sad, but moving on up to The Student Housing Company’s head office was an exciting step. I’ve had the chance to do more than I’d imagined when I first joined. It was naturally a great step as I had just come from a university so I could bring in all of the fresh ideas that I’d been able to learn whilst at uni. Since starting, I have been looking after social media. This includes creating fun content such as video posts, replying to students and weekly reporting.

My time working at the head office has been beneficial and I’ve learnt a lot about how the business works as a whole. I’ve been thrown into tasks since my first day and this has been extremely useful when trying to gather up as much experience as possible. There isn’t really a typical day because each day presents something new and exciting to be getting on with, whether this is updating socials and creating new content or visiting cities around the country to move people into their new home or taking part in a Freshers fair. This is why the role is so exciting, you can never really come into work expecting to know what’s going to happen as it could all change in an instant and that’s the best part!

If you get the opportunity to take on a role like this, I’d say it’s definitely worth doing as you’ll gain valuable experience that could help you throughout your remaining time at university and in the working environment.