• 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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5 Sources of Motivation for University Students

Sometimes it’s hard to sustain motivation, even under the best of circumstances, especially when your to-read list runs to four pages, your next assignment is due tomorrow, and you’re struggling to find enough hours in the day to yourself.

The good news is that motivation comes from anywhere... Yes, including your morning Insta-scroll, but only if you follow the right people and take the right advice! That’s why we’ve found the most motivational Netflix series, podcast, Instagram account, TED talk, and YouTube channel to help you get through lazy days.

1. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

This series on Netflix is a food documentary that gives you a closer look at the incredible passion that goes into people’s true callings. Jiro Ono is an 85-year-old revered chef who strives for perfection, which, in his mind, can never be achieved despite his restaurant being regarded as one of the best of its kind. If seeing the dedication and passion Jiro devotes to his craft isn’t enough to keep you motivated, the series is focused around sushi… what more could you want, eh?

2. Happier with Gretchen Rubin

If you haven’t read any of Gretchen Rubin’s books on the pursuit of happiness, do yourself a favour: go and read one! While you’re at it, make sure you check out Gretchen’s podcasts too, which are equally as motivating as her books – providing new perspectives on what it means to be happy using her practical advice about happiness. If that’s not enough to motivate you, Gretchen also shares adorable daily habits that you can easily implement into your daily life to help you live every day to the fullest.

3. @breakyostigma

BreakYoStigma is an outlet that supports and builds a community for those who are suffering from mental illness, as well as their loved ones. BreakYoStigma’s Instagram persona is all about shutting down the shameful stigma surrounding mental illness, but with a little twist of light-hearted humour. We think you should follow @breaktostigma on Instagram not only because their memes are pretty funny (they are), but you’ll also be helping them build a community of compassion for mental health!

4. “How to Succeed? Get More Sleep”

Your classmates probably get bragging rights for staying up till the wee hours, slaving over assignments and revisions… but in reality, you could be much more productive if you got an adequate amount of sleep. Yes, you heard that right – in this TED talk, Arianna Huffington gives some quick advice for being more successful at what you do and happier with your life through ‘resting your eyes’ a little bit longer.

5. Mateusz M

Mateusz M is a film producer who’s created many short motivational videos that have inspired millions of people around the world. With nearly a million subscribers, Mateusz M’s YouTube channel is one of the most motivational on the platform. If you like motivational videos, then you’re definitely going to love him and his channel.

Mateusz’s videos ignite emotions using words from inspirational figures like Steve Jobs, Will Smith, and Les Brown, as well as from famous flicks. The powerful words, synchronised with emotive visuals, will remind you that you have greatness within you and will make you realise that you have every ingredient it takes to succeed.

How Do You Stay Motivated?

Everyone has the occasional slump. It’s important that you recognise the cause of your lack of motivation but make sure you take action to quickly pick yourself back up because it will help minimise your downtime and maximise your success. We want to know what you watch and listen to, to stay motivated, so if you have a good, enjoyable source of motivation, feel free to give us a shoutout on Facebook or fire over a tweet to @comelivewithus!

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