• 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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Sophie’s Work Experience At The Student Housing Company

During the week commencing 26th June, I was lucky enough to be invited for work experience at The Student Housing Company HQ in London. This is how I spent it…

I had never considered that there would be so many jobs in student accommodation before this experience. Who knew that it could be such a big industry with so many roles involved? Each aspect of the business is thought out so carefully, ensuring the best for all the students who do stay in this type of accommodation.

I have spent 3 days seeing what people do and what student accommodation is all about. I haven’t seen all the jobs involved in the business, yet still, I am thinking how much challenging work is involved and the thoughts behind every decision that is made, even the smallest ones.

Getting stuck in with all things digital…

On the Monday, which was the first day I visited the company, I started my adventure finding out about social media and how having a social presence has such a big role in helping to develop the company. I worked with Sarah, the digital marketing executive, writing content for the social media channels. So much thought has to go into each individual post – I think it’s amazing how someone can get paid for being on Facebook all day (pretty cool job if I must say so myself!). I scheduled a few posts and did some video editing, which made the experience even better. It’s so important that social media is used, because it’s where us teenagers spend all our time – it’s the best place to capture our attention!

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Getting the creative juices flowing…

The next day, I got to spend time with Hadria, the graphic designer. Design is something that interests me a lot – I love editing photos and being creative. Hadria taught me how to use design programmes to create marketing material for events that are happening around the different accommodations. It’s amazing how jobs like these have such a big part of the company. If there was no graphic designer then who would create the look for the brand and create the physical adverts to promote them?

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Checking it out for myself…

To top the week off, I got to visit the accommodation. Everyone in the office was so friendly there and welcoming towards me, even though I felt a bit shy! I had a tour of the buildings and all I could think was – wow! This must be luxury to students. They had lovely rooms with everything that you could need and so much communal space for the students to hang out in. There was a massive TV room – the TV was almost as big as the cinema – and I heard they run events there all year, like pizza nights. They also had a common room which had a lot of space for the students to work or hang out in, and a laundry room too.

I was taken by surprise when I went upstairs to the top floor and I saw what was probably the biggest kitchen I have ever seen, with anything and everything a student could need in it. The layout of the place was so well thought out, it’s difficult to put into words how amazing the accommodation was, I would be here for hours.  I would definitely stay there if I went to university and I highly recommend that you do as well.

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Preparing for take-off…

On my last day, I was asked to research all the company’s competitors who operate in Cambridge. I begun by looking at their websites and analysing the different room types and the different prices that are already available in that city, to prepare to launch Cambridge onto our website. I then did research into the local area and all of the exciting places the students will be able to visit when they live there with The Student Housing Company.

What have I learnt?

Before my week with The Student Housing Company, I didn’t know that you could live in private halls. With the help of my work experience, I now know I wouldn’t consider anything else and would, of course, book with The Student Housing Company. This work experience has taught me so many skills and shown me a whole load of jobs that are available.  I, myself am very interested in business, so to have spent the week here was amazing and I will now definitely consider it as a career choice.

What do I like about The Student Housing Company?

I think what makes The Student Housing Company amazing is that they provide global accommodation for students, they are the first and only company at this time to do this and I think this shows people what a dedicated and ambitious company they really are. This experience will stick with me and I’m so grateful for how amazing they have been to me. From the moment I stepped foot in the office I felt so welcome. The team were interested in my opinion, because I’m close to the age of their target audience. I felt like they listened to me and valued my opinions. This company tick all the boxes for student accommodation, and in my eyes, I don’t think you can get much better.

If anyone is thinking about going to university, please consider staying at one of their accommodations. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Do you think you could make a valuable addition to The Student Housing Company team? Find out how you can join us for work experience or an internship!

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