• 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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World Sleep Day 2018

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If World Sleep Day isn’t something to celebrate, then we don’t know what is. Here at The Student Housing Company, we know that your sleep is super important.

In a recent survey, two out of three students reported that they get under 7-9 hours per night, with a quarter regularly getting fewer than five hours.

Furthermore, two of the greatest contributors to poor sleep in students were reported to be digital distractions and stress, with half admitting that their long-term sleeping patterns were worse around exam times.

Students are under so much pressure to eat well, exercise, attend lectures, get the grades, make lifelong friends and have fun, that sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get the recommended 7-9 hours sleep to function as the optimal human beings we all want to be.

World Sleep Day forces us all to reconsider our sleeping habits and not shy away from those extra Zzzs.

And unless you’ve all been asleep for the last week (lucky you), you will probably know that 16th March was World Sleep Day. All of our sites got their heads down for World Sleep Day and came up with some fantastic ways to each do their own bit…

Brae House

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For National Sleep Awareness Week the team at Brae House wanted to do something a little different. They provided their residents with sleeping tips, sleep masks and sleepy tea to help improve their sleep. They also asked the students to volunteer and improve the sleep of the community.

With volunteers in hand, they set out to the city centre with warm sleeping bags to give to the homeless. They were joined by Destiny Church Edinburgh who regularly go out to help and they knew most of the homeless met that day.

During the walk, the Brae House team learned how we can get more involved in helping our community and how even the smallest gestures make a difference, but the most rewarding part of the day was getting to talk to the people on the streets, to know about their experiences or just have a chat and a laugh. All of them were grateful for the sleeping bags, but they also enjoyed meeting and chatting with the team. Their positive outlook on life touched the team’s hearts: they talked, joked, even sang and shared hot chocolates, which according to one of the guys they met, Kev, “are the best – with cream and few marshmallows on top.”

The team returned to Brae full of joy and hope that life will get better, but also with a bigger desire to help make that happen. They have decided to continue going out and helping the community in whatever way they can! After all, just a smile or a hot drink can brighten someone’s day. The team hope that the sleeping bags they gave will help the homeless sleep better in the streets in of Edinburgh.

Having worked with Destiny Angels on the Christmas Hamper appeal and now with helping the homeless community, Brae House have plans to do further work to bring students, the community and the church together!

Cable Street

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In aid of World Sleep Day, Cable Street in Lancaster gave away goodie bags with sleepy teas and eye masks and some advice for getting a good night’s sleep.

Arofan House

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As well as providing their students with a wellbeing pack filled with lavender, tea and tips on how to get the best night’s sleep, Arofan House in Cardiff also set up a sleep station in the common room!

For more tips on how you can stay healthy at university, why not check out our Student Health Guide?