• 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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The 5 Stupendous Time-Saving Tips for Summer Exams

On your marks. Get Set. Go!

That’s the racetrack in the back of the mind. The race at hand is the preparation for your exams. You’re running along, frantically trying to keep yourself together. And, typically, it looks like a few hurdles are coming up ahead.

We believe you can make it, champion. And we’ve scoured the web for the best tips, so you can space out those hurdles and have more time for your revision. Here’s how.

1. Get Yourself Together

Before you can do anything, you need to get organised. Make sure you have a diary, or schedule. Something to track your time. Put in all the important dates for your exams, and any coursework dates. And appointments.

Now you know what you’re up against. So you can prioritise your daily tasks.

2. Study Smart

With your organisation sorted, think about ways you can cut the time off your studies.

Better notes, study groups, whatever works for you. Each improves retention and saves time. Much better than frantic and relentless cramming.

3. Be Efficient

Here’s another way to save time. Let’s say Mike is a student at our halls in London. On his way to do the laundry, he puts on the kettle for a cup of tea, turns on the oven for dinner, and while that’s cooking, he writes up today’s lecture notes. After he’s eaten he picks up his laundry, finishing all these chores in one hour.

Mike is a pro. He’s also not real, but that’s beside the point. Which is that you can save time if you get multiple tasks done together.

4. Minimise Distractions

One thing that isn’t going to help you multitask is social media. It sure is interesting: those might be the finest cats you’ve ever seen on Tumblr, and those dinners on Pinterest do look delicious. But we’re in a race right now.

So don’t fall into the trap of absentmindedly browsing the web. It’s the easiest way to sink a whole evening.

5. Take Breaks

Surely the best way to get more stuff done is to just sit down and keep bashing out the work, yeah?

In fact the brainy guys of science have been using their sciency lasers and science to prove that if you want to work more efficiently it’s important to schedule yourself some breaks.  So don’t go too hard on yourself. Give yourself the energy, and then get ready to take on the challenge.

And You’re Off!

As far as your time as a student goes, this is one of the most challenging times of the year. But think of it this way: you will knuckle down and manage your time, and the rewards of the summer are right around the corner.

So save the time with the tips you’ve learned in this post, give those exams everything you’ve got, and then get ready for the next part of your adventure.

Want more excellent advice on how to succeed at uni? Check out our blog.

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