• 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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Surviving a Summer Internship in London

At the start of the year, or when you spend any amount of time looking for an internship in London, mostly we feel excited. But when you've finally landed a placement over the summer, sometimes you'll face so many challenges you'll just long to reach the end. We're familiar with the world of the intern. We know it's not ideal. We know it's sometimes challenging and that you might feel it's too much. There's no need to like, stress out though. This is a challenge that you can master and with some special skills you'll be able to survive.

Your Survival Skill Kit

In this blog post we're going to cover the survival skills you'll likely need to get through your internship in London. It's going to be a bit like the shows from survival experts Ray Mears or Bear Grylls, except more urban. You're going to love it.

Build Base Camp

It's no secret that cash is hard to come by if you're working an unpaid internship, so you'll want to find ways to house yourself with the resources you've got available. So forage for and find a cheap home. If you're not in student accommodation in London over the summer, and want to save money, you can talk to friends or family to see if you can stay over with them. It's polite to offer to clean the house and do what chores you can when someone helps you out this way. No one likes a rude Ronald.

Scavenge for resources

Maybe the toughest thing about an internship is the infrequency of funds. So you'll need to find some ways to get a few extra quid while you are on such a very teeny tiny little budget. One thing you can do is negotiate everything possible with the company you intern with. They promised travel expenses? Claim them! They give money for Friday lunch? Ask if you can claim the money to use for packed lunches for the week. They let you work flexible hours? Travel off peak and you're on the path to more comfort and money.

Map out the territory

As any survival expert will tell you "it's important to know the lay of the land". So when you're starting an internship, make sure that it's in a convenient place for you. Both literally in terms of where it is in London, and figuratively in that the industry should be right for you too. So: find an appropriate internship and make sure it's one you can access easily. If you're not a hundred percent sure it's right, it might be a good idea to reconsider as all internships are improved if you are happy with the environment, and when you're in a place where you're surviving.

Put on your gear

Right then scout. With this advice you should be able to cover your internship with no problems. Remember - have fun. And if you want to tell us how your internship went, or if you would like to talk to us about student accommodation, drop us a line at any time.

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