• 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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Revising for Your Exams

Getting psyched up for your exam period is a tough task that very few relish. Luckily, The Student Housing Company team has poured its own years of experience into one concise revision guide.

We know that successful revision periods require both a healthy lifestyle and a switched on brain, but achieving that balance is exceedingly tricky when you are trying to cram as much information into your head at once out of sheer stress. That is why we have put together some of our tips on how to plan your time, and hopefully take you one step closer to reaching your full potential.

Concise Planning

Prioritise your workload from the beginning, as half of your success will be down to careful organisation. Map out your time and your subjects by splitting them up into sections; to start take the subjects you are sitting first and assess when you will be studying for them in the day according to the level of difficulty. If you find a subject particularly challenging, make sure you cover it first thing in the morning when your mind is fresh and raring to go. Stagger the remaining subjects throughout your plan, increasing the frequency with which you return to the subject depending on the proximity of that exam.

The recommended maximum amount of time to spend dedicated to a subject is one hour. However, this does depend on your personal method of working, and once you get into a rhythm taking a break can be detrimental. For most, a study session of between 30 and 45 minutes is long enough before taking a five minute break. Have a walk around and get your blood flowing; make yourself a hot drink or if you’re in the library with friends, pop somewhere for a chat. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it’s something that takes your mind off your work.

Practice Exams

Remember a hundred years ago when you were revising for your GCSEs and A Levels, and you spent your life doing old exam papers? Well those things really work, and usually your lecturer will have stored them in your online resource for you. Going over old exam papers allows you to put your knowledge into practice, while importantly gets you accustomed to the layout so you know exactly what to expect when the big day rolls round.

Study Groups

Meeting up with friends on your course gives you the opportunity to test yourself, and could also help to get your head around areas you’ve been struggling with. It’s more than likely that at least one of your friends will have sussed it and can put it in far simpler terms than your lecturer ever did.

Top Student Housing Company Tip – Spend an afternoon in the library with an old exam paper and your chums, going through each question in minute detail. Odds are, if it’s a recent paper several of those questions could crop up in your own exam and you’ll have plenty to say if they do.

Look After Yourself

We know, it’s super tempting to live out of a vending machine, gorging on chocolate, crisps and supposed energy bars mixed with sugary drinks and gallons of coffee, never stepping far outside the safe confines of your student accommodation or the library. Nevertheless you must man up, because this is no good for your brain, your body, or your poor tummy!

Granted, convenience is key when you are locked in the library for all night sessions, but fresh air, exercise and healthy food will make that big brain of yours flourish. If you’re in the library for an especially long period of time, your eyes are drooping and all you want is a Red Bull, go and get yourself a bottle of water. This is far better for your brain when you need it to be working at its best.

Good Luck from All of Us!

Exam periods are extremely stressful times and understandably so, but try when you can to take some of the pressure off yourself, because it’s not the end of the world if you don’t get a first in everything.

If you need anything from us in the meantime – should your radiator suddenly give up the ghost or your TV go on the blink and you really need a friendly face around – talk to us and we’ll lift that extra stress from your shoulders.

You have The Student Housing Company backing you all the way, so just follow our tips, whip those highlighters out and get cracking. You’ve got this.

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