• 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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Top 10 Tips to Find a Job after University

“My first jobs were all civil service. At 14, I worked for the Canadian National Railways. At 16, I worked for the Canadian Penitentiary Service.” – Dan Aykroyd

If Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd can achieve a sterling acting career from such humble beginnings, you can certainly make your dream job a reality too.

To give you a helping hand reaching your goal, we have compiled our top 10 tips for finding a job after university.

The only way is up

1. Find Your Focus

Before you do anything else, sit down and think about what your focus is. This means you need to have your CV sorted and you should know what kind of graduate job you are looking for.

2. Networking is your new favourite hobby 

Network. Network. Network. When you want a job in any professional industry, perhaps your most important assets are your people skills, which can help you to break out from the crowd as you search for that dream job. Look online and in industry magazines to find out where events related to your chosen career are, attend, and talk to people.

3. Dress to Impress

Appearance is a really important factor when you’re looking for a job, particularly when you get to the interview. Make sure that everything you wear is clean and tidy, right down from your shoes up to your hair. You could even do some research on the company before you come so you know how smart to be, but remember that it’s always better to overdress than to under dress.

4. Aim High

Whatever your dream role may be, whether it’s High Court Judge or Detective, it can take several years of hard graft to get there. So don’t be disheartened if you’re not exactly where you planned at the very beginning.

5. Learn the rules of the game

We spend a fair amount of time being cool cats. But there’s no secret way to make your job searches exciting. Set aside some time to trawl through job sites, local newspapers, and business websites. You’ll soon find more opportunities come your way.

6. Grasp the power of how

Keep a hold of the inquisitive nature you nurtured at university. Whether that is finding out how something works or how a friend landed a sweet job, make it your duty to ask them how they did it. Chances are you will learn a trick or two.

7. Imitate high achievers

Not only can you pick up tips by talking to friends and networking, but there’s a fair amount you can learn from any successful people you admire. Simply pull techniques from their way of working and patch them into your own style.

8. Procrastination is your enemy

While you’re looking for that perfect job, it’s a good idea to stay away from the pub and any other distractions that will deter your attention from your goal.

9. Make yourself heard

When everyone else is making a din about how good they are, you have to be clear, confident and ready to make some noise too. There’s usually a bunch of stuff at you university to get involved with to expand your skill set, as well as plenty of guides on the internet, so get stuck in.

10. Don't be afraid to put in the hours

We might be blowing this slightly out of proportion but what we mean is: if you don’t put the effort into your job hunt, you’re going to have a bad time. But if you put as much effort into your search as possible, you’ll see the results quicker than you can say otorhinolaryngologist.

Achieve graduate success

Whether you’re just about to graduate or you’re going into third year in September, we hope that you’re time living in The Student Housing Company accommodation has given you the space to study and opportunity to make friends that you needed. If you’re looking for accommodation for next year, take a look at our locations around the UK including Edinburgh, Huddersfield and London.

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