• 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 seven miles of beautiful beach, a historic pier and buzzing nightlife, there’s so much to love about this picturesque seaside town. From shopping the local boutiques to killing time in the variety of sea-view bars, clubs & restaurants, it’s all here.

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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, offers a student living experience few cities can match. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with some of the most historic buildings in the whole of the UK (including Edinburgh Castle, home of the famous Hogmanay parties).

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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 see why students love London. The city, a global hub for study, commerce and culture, is made easily accessible, despite its sprawling size, by the famous Underground network aka The Tube and generally fantastic public transport links.

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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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Making the Most of Summer After Exams

With the end of the exams in sight, and the long summer months beckoning, how do you plan to make the best of them? You might already have your next few months mapped out, but if the end of the academic year, and cramming for the exams has had you too busy to think about what you’re going to do through the summer months, here’s some ideas to help make the most of your time off.

If the feeling of three months with no lectures, no study, and no work fills you with dread, then there are an abundance of internships, summer schools and more. If you’re looking for work, then hit recruitment and temp agency websites such as Reed, Indeed, Office Angels, and Pertemps, who are always looking for students with different backgrounds such as finance, business, and economics. For the more creative types, try approaching companies such as Grazia, Look, or Stylist, who often hire interns, as do fashion retailers like H&M, and Arcadia groups. Make sure you always have a current up to date CV handy, for if you spot that perfect summer job.

An indoor office job might not appeal to some, having only just escaped the lecture theatre. If you're more inclined to want to be outdoors and doing something more physical over the summer, volunteering at a festival might be the ticket. Many of the UK’s summer festivals need bar staff and event stewards. Festaff and Hotbox Events have plenty of opportunities and roles for an opportunistic student. If the festival scene is not for you, then heading abroad for a few months may be more appealing. Companies such as e4s and Season Workers usually have holiday reps and club promoter jobs for resorts all around Europe.

The summer months are also the perfect time to explore those activities you never quite find the time for. There are plenty of ways to keep your mind active and entertained. Why not try and find something new and exciting to challenge yourself and keep you busy?

If you’d like to be more tech savvy, it’s worth exploring some free online coding classes. This can not only help improve your career prospects but also strengthen your problem solving skills. If this sounds too intense for you, perhaps writing a blog about your passions would be better suited to you. Blogging is a good way to get more practice in writing, and an opportunity to express yourself and your interests.

However, if you’ve spent the last year glued to a keyboard, maybe you’d like to try something a bit more arty. Find local art courses, and explore your creative side. Arts such as pottery or painting can be confidence building, therapeutic, and lots of fun.

If your culinary skills peak at heating up instant noodles, then learning to cook or bake over the summer is not only satisfying and delicious, but would impress your housemates on your return to uni. Discovering how to make and prepare simple and healthy meals will give you skills for life, as well as opening up a whole new world of cuisine.

The stresses of the past year might have caught up with you, and while taking the time to relax is vital, the summer is a good time to think about some lifestyle changes. Yoga is proven to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as improving your heart and health. If joining a gym sounds daunting, small changes in your lifestyle can make quite a difference. It’s a good opportunity to moderate your drinking and quit smoking, which will also save you lots of money.

Overall, make sure, when the time to get back to uni arrives, you feel recharged, and ready to take on the next year.