• 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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Productive Procrastination: Surviving Exam Season

It’s almost exam season and it’s hard enough trying to revise without the art of procrastination interfering. The dictionary definition of procrastination is ‘the action of delaying or postponing something’ – well we’ve all been there, right? To help rid the delays and the “oh, I’ll do it tomorrow”s, here’s a few helpful tips to keep your procrastination under control.

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1. No More Distractions

It’s time to be forceful and get rid of all your distractions that cause you to sway from revising for your exam. Close those social media apps and put yourself on a phone ban. You don’t need to watch that video of the pug wearing a potato outfit, nor do you need to like your old housemate’s #TBT Instagram post – these things can all wait until later.

It’s not just your phone that is a distraction, either – people are too. Let your housemates and friends know that you’re revising and to not disturb you. If they also find it hard to fight the procrastination, then find a space where you can fully focus on revision, without social media, without friends disturbing you, and without TV. Where?

The library, of course!

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2. Work When You’re Alert

We know you’ve got a lot to cram in, whether it’s your social life, a sports match, or your revision, but it’s imperative you get lots of rest. There’s no point rushing into your revision when you’re fatigued, because you’re a lot more likely to procrastinate when you’re tired. And then, before you know it, that’s another day gone without any work.

Find your peak time of the day where you know you work most effectively, and try to stick to that time to get your revision done.

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3. Eat. Exercise. Sleep. Repeat.

Now, we’re not saying run a marathon or cook a three-course meal, but you do need to make sure you’re giving your brain some food. We don’t mean a bowl of Super Noodles either. Eating well and taking care of yourself will help you feel energised and more likely to get work done.

A short walk to get some fresh air and give yourself a little break will help to eliminate any procrastination urges.

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4. Prioritise

It may seem like you have a mountain of revision to complete before exam day, but let’s take a moment to have a deep breath and to prioritise your workload. Prioritising what you need to do will really give you a clear understanding of what needs to be done and by when. Having a clear structure of your revision plan will help with less procrastination as you know exactly what you’re doing and when.

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5. Don’t Stress

It’s easier said than done, but the more you stress, the worse it gets. Have faith that you will complete your work and you will pass that exam. By chilling out and relaxing about your workload, you’ll feel a lot better and calmer about the tasks you have to complete. Don’t worry, you got this.

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Now, don’t worry about whether you’ll get your work done or not, because guess what? We know you will! Following these tips will help you leave your procrastination days behind you, and will put the days of completed revision and passed exams ahead of you.

If you still feel like you need a helping hand, then have a look at these cool apps that will not only help you with your studying, but also with your cooking, money-saving, and partying.

Let us know how you get on with your revision on Facebook or tweet us @comelivewithus – but be sure to do that after your revision, because we don’t want to be the excuse of your social media procrastination…