• 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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Making Your Room a Home

Living with us is, of course, amazing. What more could you possibly want? We’re not saying that our rooms need changing. Far from it. What we are saying is that now that we’ve had you all here for a while, we know you’re all very different people. We think that’s great, and we want to help you show it.

Here are a few tips on how you can make your already awesome room your very own brand of awesome:

1. Display your memories! Be proud of that family photo from 1998 where you look a little bit like a potato, or that snapshot of you and your friends aged 13 in your goth phase. Picture frames can really add a little something to your room, and will always remind you that there are people back home you can depend on seeing.

The longer you stay with us, the more new memories you can create. With fun websites for printing your Instagram and Facebook pics cropping up everywhere, it’s now easier than ever to embarrass yourself and your mates. Other great ways of showing off your past – and getting a conversation going – include covering your pin-boards with gig tickets, posters, sporting memorabilia or holiday souvenirs.

2. Student living pretty much always means that there are limitations to how much you can change the look of your flat, but don’t give up before you’ve even started. A great way to get around this is by using accessories to inject colour and personality into a room.

Did you know that different colours are said to invoke different feelings and moods? Colour psychology in interior design suggests blue has a calming effect and opens up communication (just look at Facebook), whereas yellow promotes confidence and positivity – both of which might come in handy when the exam period starts.

3. We don’t really fancy calling the fire brigade, so that means candles are ruled out – sorry! But there are other creative ways to lighten your room and set the same kind of ambiance. Fairy lights are a quick way to get your room sparkling, or go a little bit retro and get your hands on a lava lamp or disco ball?

4. Good news – not everything has to cost a bomb. Charity shops, EBay and craft stores are perfect for doing up your room on a budget. Vintage is all the rage these days, so gathering kitsch decor from obscure shops will make you an interior design inspiration to your fellow flatmates. Plus, you can breathe a sigh of relief that you won’t be having an awkward Mean Girls-esque moment.

Make your room a home

Lee knows what I’m talking about. Huge Mean Girls fan.

5. At the risk of sounding like your parents, keep your room clean. Funnily enough, the best way to feel more at home is to replicate everything you’ve been used to. You can argue until you’re blue in the face that your individual style requires a certain level of messy-chic, but trust me, it’s no fun when that “little bit” suddenly becomes a whole lot.

Before you know it, those plates by your bed have stacked up, and you don’t even want to think about the dirty laundry that’s spiralled out of control. Your room is a reflection of you, so keep it in a way that will do you proud. Sadly, there are no fairy godmothers here – and no mums and dads either – so take pride in what is probably the very first place you can call your own.

The floor is all yours – quite literally. Just remember to check your tenancy agreement before you make any permanent changes. If you install something crazy like a playpark in your room, we can’t let it slide.

I’ll stop now.

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