• 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 Ten Self-Loving Tips for Student Wellbeing

The world is a big place. But there are little things you can do to keep on top

Okay. We’re not trying to be patronising, but stress can be like a tiny little demon. Imagine it now. Jumping up and down trying to distract you and ruin your day.

Well listen here tiny demon, we’ve got a few tips to help anyone defeat you. Because we want people to have fun. Here’s how:

10. Talk About Feelings

The Mental Health Foundation says this is a great way to stay in good health. So share often with your friends.

9. Eat Well

A good diet helps fight against all kinds of maladies, but it’s also proven to make us feel emotionally well. Says who? None other the brains of The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

8. Keep in Touch

Your long-term relationships are good for your long-term health. The guys at Bupa say: “Maintaining good relationships with people builds up a support network, which is always important”.

7. Take a Break

A five-minute pause from your studies, a half-hour walk around your halls, or a weekend away to somewhere new. All give you a good de-stress.

6. Accept Yourself

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”  ― Marilyn Monroe

5. Keep Active

Dr Alan Cohen, a GP who’s really interested in mental health, says that when people feel down, they often feel they’re not in control of their lives.

He says exercise gives back control, and this feeling flows into in control of other events.

4. Drink Sensibly

Drinking too much plays with your brain chemistry, lowering serotonin. That’s a chemical that balances your mood. So just, you know, take it easy.

3. Ask for Help

We’re all human and there’s no shame in getting support from your friends, family, or your university wellbeing service.

2. Do Something You’re Good at

Nothing makes us feel better than doing something we are awesome at.

1. Care for Something

The Mental Health Foundation says just caring for someone, or something, can boost the mood. So maybe look after a small plant. Like a cactus.

Or buy your friends a gift to let them know they’re loved.

If You Still Don’t Feel Better..

The steps we’ve just gone through are all great ways to take on that demon and nurture your mental health. Follow them and you’ll be happier, more balanced and back on the way to the fun.

But if at any point you feel like it’s not working, it’s best to get help. Don’t be afraid to ask. It’s easy. Just go to your student services, talk to someone about wellbeing, and the lovely people there will help you out.

To find out more about staying balanced and charged during your studies, read the advice on our blog.