• 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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Which Fresher Are You? Tips for Every Type of Fresher

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When you head off to uni, you’re going to meet loads of different types of people. You’ll meet shy people, outgoing people, and somewhere-in-between people. The thing with university is that everyone comes into their own eventually; personalities start to show and you’ll quickly learn that there are loads of different types of student.

You’re no exception! These are the different types of fresher… Which one are you?

 

ARE YOU MR/MISS INVISIBLE?

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  • You don’t even know what daylight looks like anymore.
  • You set your alarm in the morning, but you repeatedly hit the snooze button – who needs to learn, anyway?
  • You spend your days sleeping and binge-watching the latest Netflix true-crime documentaries.
  • You could be watching those documentaries any time between 5pm and 3am. Please do not disturb.
  • If it wasn’t for the occasional unwashed dish in the sink, your flatmates probably wouldn’t know that you exist.
  • You do leave the flat to go to exams. You don’t have a clue what you’re meant to be writing about and your eyes struggle to adjust to the brightness of the room.

ARE YOU THE PARTY ANIMAL?

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  • You live for freshers’ week. You are the king or queen of freshers’ week. You go to every single freshers’ week event. Even the ones that aren’t for your uni.
  • You’ve got a traffic cone, a couple of road signs, and loads of empty takeaway cartons in your room – you don’t remember getting any of them.
  • What is a morning lecture?
  • You and the man who works in the local chicken shop are tight – yes, bossman.
  • Sunlight. Aaaaaaagh. Best put those sunglasses on and hide those tired, tired eyes.
  • No-one wants to help you clean up your kitchen.

ARE YOU THE BOOKWORM?

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  • You know where you like to sit in the library. See that corner over there? That’s your regular spot.
  • You’ve never missed a lecture. You even attended that how to use the library lecture.
  • Your hand shot straight up in the air when your tutor asked for student rep – you are the voice of the people. Mum and Dad are proud.
  • So you’re the one who borrowed all the textbooks from the library already?
  • You colour-coordinate everything. Even your colour-coordination is colour-coordinated.
  • You haven’t been in uni long and you’re already in charge of three different societies.

ARE YOU THE GYM NUT?

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  • Fitness is life.
  • You go to the gym before you go to your morning lectures. You see the party animal coming home as you’re leaving.
  • It’s activewear or nothing – rain or shine.
  • You’ve got one of those water bottles with a built-in compartment for infusing fruit.
  • You’re involved in all of the uni sports teams. All of them.

ARE YOU THE ARTY ONE?

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  • You’ve got some sort of creative side-project on the go.
  • Your student room is the talk of the town. Keep up the good work.
  • “Student events, schmudent events. Let’s go to this obscure warehouse rave on the city’s outskirts.”
  • You are fully involved with the Art Appreciation Society.
  • You think that The Gym Nut is a bit full of themselves.
  • Flared pants. Yes!

WHAT TYPE OF FRESHER ARE YOU?

Reckon you or any of your uni pals fit this criteria? Get in touch and let us know by tweeting us @comelivewithus.