• 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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My Student Job with The Student Housing Company

Hi, I’m John Law and I have just finished my second year of Medical Sciences at The University of Edinburgh. I have always had a passion for medicine, and although I’m not sure if this is exactly the path I want to take, I know it’s a good start in any direction.

I grew up in a small town in South West Scotland called Stranraer. My family is originally from Edinburgh so it felt very natural to come here. My first visit to Edinburgh wasn’t until two weeks before I moved into Brae House, so it was all very exciting when I arrived.

Edinburgh has been amazing! Definitely the best city in Scotland in my opinion. I really like the history and the architecture; the city has real character and I love living here.

Over the past 2 years, I’ve stayed at all three of The Student Housing Company’s residences in Edinburgh. I would say they are all uniquely different and have their own personalities. I especially enjoyed my time at Brae House as it was my first experience of The Student Housing Company and student accommodation in general.

Currently, I am assisting with running Arran House and Canal Point operations leading up to and during the summer period. This has included taking a lead role in training and induction for our temporary and permanent staff ahead of our summer programme. I have made huge strides in my time with The Student Housing Company. I have been exposed to areas of the company that are really interesting and exciting. I particularly enjoy running events and taking part in external marketing.

In the time that I’m not studying or working (which is very rare!) I skydive. I do this with Edinburgh University Skydiving Club. We try and jump as often as possible at our home drop-zone near Morecambe Bay.

I have enjoyed all of the events we have run around the National Student Housing Survey, especially our Easter egg giveaway across all three Edinburgh Residences. Another one of my favourites was the check-in party at Brae House, we had just welcomed over 400 new residents and we held a get together in the common room for people to get to know each other.

The most rewarding part of my job is making our residents happy. When I first moved into Brae House, I received a great welcome from the whole team and was made to feel at home. I want that to be the same for every resident who walks through our doors! I also enjoy working as part of an amazing team. There are so many great people in our company who are very passionate about their job. This means I’m never short of motivation!

I think in the future we have plans to get all the staff involved more frequently in our events. We have great people working at all our buildings, and giving the residents a chance get to know the whole team is crucial to creating a stronger sense of community within the accommodation.

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