• 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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Fancy Sprucing up Your New Room? Here Are a Few Tips to Get You Started.

How have you personalised your space?

We expect you’ve got it all covered; brand new laptop, all your course reading material, and as much clothing as you can possibly fit in the back of your parents’ car. But when you arrive in your slick, brand new apartment and you want to create a home away from home we might be able to help with a few cheap and cheerful décor tips.

1. Student Housing Company Poster

What better place to start than with one of our bespoke posters, unique artwork on one side and some genuinely useful information about your new city on the other. Want to know where to get the best coffee, or what night to go to revolution? Pick up a poster from Reception.*

Student Housing Company poster

2. Cover Your Notice Board

We’ve made sure every single one of our rooms has a notice board similar in size to Lake Michigan. This is because we want you to be able to personalise your room. You can pop up your favourite posters and photos from home and still have room for your lecture timetable, in the bottom corner, behind your lamp.

Notice board
Source: Pinterest.com

3. Cushions and Throws

If you’d like your flat to look like something out of the IKEA catalogue then all you need to do is purchase an inconceivable amount of cushions and throws. We must warn you now though, these will be for aesthetic reasons only; you won’t be needing these to keep warm on winter nights with our central heating an no bills to worry about.

Cushions and throws
Source: Pinterest.com

4. Kitchen Mugs

You might think we are simply going to recommend getting some coloured mugs, but no, here at The Student Housing Company we like to go that extra step, even when it comes to crockery recommendations.

Check out these beauties! And all you need is the cheapest white mugs you can find, some sharpies, and the correct spelling of your new flat mates’ names. Voila! Personalised, hilarious and let’s face it, probably rude kitchen mugs. Just make sure you put them away when your mum visits.

Kitchen mugs
Source: DIY Miracles

Extra’s for the boys:

Lego Utensil Holder – Okay, so maybe don’t build one of these in the first couple of weeks, but once you’ve established the fact that you’re cool regardless, lego can make the most ordinary of kitchens awesome.

Lego utensil holder
Source: Houzz.com

Bedside Table – Not sure what to do with that stack of books your mum bought you in the hope you’d read? Try putting them next to your bed in a stack, whack a lamp on them and make them look like they’re meant to be there!

Bedside table
Source: Seventeen.com

Extra’s for the girls:

Jewelry holder
Source: Pinterest.com

Vintage Washing Lines – On a budget? Buy some string, buy some pegs. You’ve got a great way to display all of your favourite photos from Fresher’s Week.

Vintage washing lines
Source: Pinterest.com

Bunting – Cheap and cheerful bunting is a classic way of personalising your space, and it comes in virtually every colour so you’re bound to find something that suits your taste.

Bunting
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*Posters are available for selected sites, for more info please contact your site team.

Author Bio:

Rosie Hill is the Sales and Marketing Intern at The Student Housing Company and is a former resident of Astor House in Plymouth.

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