Student guides

Advice for students seeking accommodation

The perfect housemate: 65 tips for the successful house share

The perfect housemate: 65 tips for the successful house share

Over the last 15 years we have spoken to thousands of students and they have told us what makes for a successful house share and some of the things that can cause some real problems. For the first time we have gathered together all of those tips in one place.

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Landlord problems? The Students Guide to avoiding and solving common problems

Landlord problems? The Students Guide to avoiding and solving common problems

One of the most important aspects of having a good time in your student accommodation is the relationship that you have with your Landlord or the Agent who is responsible for managing the property. The better this relationship the more positive your experience…

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Where does my money go? The complete guide to budgeting for student accommodation

Where does my money go? The complete guide to budgeting for student accommodation

Where does my money go?! Being a student is an expensive business now. It is likely that you will be spending around £9,000 p.a. on your tuition fees alone. At the time you graduate you are likely to owe around £40,000. While you study, your biggest expense…

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Ultimate Student Guide: Make sure you win the race to find the best student accommodation

Ultimate Student Guide: Make sure you win the race to find the best student accommodation

www.accommodationforstudents.com has been helping students to find accommodation for 17 years. We have used our years of experience to put together the ultimate guide to finding student accommodation. Use our tips to make sure you are ahead in the race to get…

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City guides

Aberdeen – City Guide

Aberdeen – City Guide

Aberdeen is a place for everyone. It’s the third largest city in Scotland and one of the most prosperous regions in the whole of the UK. Its cosmopolitan vibrancy crossed with its historic charm and creativeness makes Aberdeen one of the best places to study…

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Bangor – City Guide

Bangor – City Guide

Croeso i Bangor! Welcome to Bangor! Nestled on a beautiful coast, right next to the Snowdownian mountain range, Bangor is a lovely little city that caters almost purely for its students.

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Bath – City Guide

Bath – City Guide

As Bath is a small city, it’s not exactly a clubber’s paradise. However, if you explore the city’s rich integration with the arts and culture, you can have just as much fun.

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Birmingham – City Guide

Birmingham – City Guide

Welcome to Birmingham, a thriving hub of multicultural activity and officially the UK’s second city – don’t you let those pesky Mancunians tell you any differently! Home to a lively music scene, quirky bars, many a museum, and not to mention the perfect place…

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Bradford - City Guide

Bradford - City Guide

Whether you’re already studying in Bradford or considering it for the future, knowing what’s on for students and where to go is always handy. This guide is designed to do just that.

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Brighton – City Guide

Brighton – City Guide

Boasting a tremendous foodie community, Brighton has something to offer everyone. Cafés galore, delis, markets and fairs, restaurants, pubs, great independent take outs… there’s lots to find!

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Bristol – City Guide

Bristol – City Guide

Wacky and wonderful, Bristol is an exciting city and a popular student destination. From clubs on boats to secret cocktail bars, chain shops to quirky individual retailers, the city offers a truly unique university experience.

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Cambridge - City Guide

Cambridge - City Guide

With an educational history which stretches back over 800 years, Cambridge is one of the most beautiful and iconic places to live as a student. With a college around every corner, and a cyclist ready to knock you over at every turn, Cambridge is one of the…

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Canterbury – City Guide

Canterbury – City Guide

Canterbury is renowned for its beautiful streets and world-famous cathedral – but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s so nice and peaceful all the time! We’ve compiled a month-by-month guide of things you can be getting up to in this vibrant and bustling city.

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Cardiff – City Guide

Cardiff – City Guide

Cardiff is the perfect student city, with cheap prices to match. Everything you could ever need it within walking distance but you still feel like you’ll never have time to see it all. With a mix of big clubs and independent ones, nights out are always unique…

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Chester – City Guide

Chester – City Guide

Chester is becoming increasingly popular for both students and the general public alike. With its gorgeous pubs, restaurants and events that happen all year round, it’s no wonder that more and more students are flocking to this historic city.

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Cork – City Guide

Cork – City Guide

Cork is a city full of many student-friendly establishments with a wide range of prices. Luckily for the college, it is just over a mile into the city centre, which is little more than a 20 minute stroll.

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Coventry – City Guide

Coventry – City Guide

Coventry is a vibrant and forward-thinking city whose outstanding history and unrivalled heritage make it the perfect student spot.

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Derby - City Guide

Derby - City Guide

It may not be a University City which immediately springs to mind when you are planning your academic career, but Derby will surprise you in so many ways. Surrounded by some the UK’s most stunning countryside, Derby is compact and centrally located city, with…

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Dublin – City Guide

Dublin – City Guide

Most student accommodation can be found just a short walk from campus. All large Dublin colleges offer on-campus rooms, so check out your college accommodation website for details.

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Dundee – City Guide

Dundee – City Guide

Dundee is a great place to live and study, but don’t just take our word for it! In 2011 Dundee came first in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, and has consistently featured in the top twenty since, ranking in at number twelve this year.

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Durham – City Guide

Durham – City Guide

Durham is filled to the brim with lovely coffee shops. One popular haunt is Flat White, near Elvet Bridge. They offer delicious breakfast and lunch options, as well as some pretty fantastic coffee. If you are craving something sweet, Be Tempted sells…

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Edinburgh – City Guide

Edinburgh – City Guide

A firm favourite with students and tourists alike, there’s always plenty going on in Edinburgh. Impressive architecture, stunning natural beauty and a rich history all combine to make Edinburgh a really exciting place to be.

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Exeter – City Guide

Exeter – City Guide

With cobbled streets, Medieval and Georgian buildings, as well as a towering gothic cathedral, Exeter is home to thousands of students. Despite being a campus university, students spend as much time in the bustling city centre as they do in the library…

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Glasgow – City Guide

Glasgow – City Guide

The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow has become a true hub of culture, student bars, music, food, and arts.

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Huddersfield - City Guide

Huddersfield - City Guide

Huddersfield is a multicultural place, which combined with the large student population and native Yorkshire folk, provide the town with an enigmatic, slightly bizarre, albeit buzzing character.

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Hull – City Guide

Hull – City Guide

When searching for a University that did joint courses in Film and Creative Writing there weren’t a great deal of options. A handful, in fact – but one of them was Hull. My Mum and uncle had already studied here, so it was a weird family tradition already, and…

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Keele - City Guide

Keele - City Guide

As the largest campus university in the country, Nestled in amongst woods, lakes and parklands between Manchester and Birmingham, you can expect to find all you could want ‘in-house’ at Keele.

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Kingston – City Guide

Kingston – City Guide

At Christmas, Kingston goes all out, with markets and twinkling lights lining the town centre. The markets attract huge crowds each evening, with stalls selling everything from knick-knacks to Christmas decorations, hot chocolates to mulled wine, and hot food…

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Lancaster – City Guide

Lancaster – City Guide

If you’re looking for a suntan, Lancaster is probably not the city for you. But if you want to study at a small city packed with entertainment, history and culture, it’s the perfect place for you to come to university.

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Leeds – City Guide

Leeds – City Guide

The rumours are true; you’ll be stunned by its vibrant nightlife, cultural gems, and enough bars and restaurants to finish off your student loan. The only downside: you might only get to spend 3 years there!

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Leicester – City Guide

Leicester – City Guide

Leicester has recently been widely celebrated for the discovery and subsequent burying of King Richard III – however, it has a lot more to offer than a dead king. With the biggest Diwali festival outside of India, big names constantly headlining the De…

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Lincoln – City Guide

Lincoln – City Guide

Lincoln is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, steeped in history, cobbled streets and a world famous cathedral. As picturesque as the city is, however, you can’t escape the buzzing vibe of student life. After all, it’s known as as one of the best…

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Liverpool – City Guide

Liverpool – City Guide

Liverpool always feels like such a familiar city. It’s got the perfect mix of a hectic metropolitan city like London, combined with some of the simple comforts of your hometown. It’s not so small that you’ll run out of things to do.

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London – City Guide

London – City Guide

Don’t worry, London students; London is far better than the terrible clubs you visited during Fresher’s Week. Away from the Tiger Tigers and Zoos there is a whole world of fantastic nightlife and student pubs in London.

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Loughborough – City Guide

Loughborough – City Guide

Loughborough University has the largest single-site green campus in the UK and is situated about a 20-minute walk away from the town centre. All basic clothing and feeding needs can be met by the wide selection of town centre shops and there is the added bonus…

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Luton – City Guide

Luton – City Guide

University is certainly a challenge with endless lectures, countless assessments and assignments that never seem to end. At the end of a long day or once you reach the weekend when you have packed away your notes and textbooks Luton is a great place to be a…

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Manchester – City Guide

Manchester – City Guide

Manchester is pretty perfect; just imagine a smaller London, with a slightly edgy and hipster vibe minus the traffic and bank-breaking prices. It almost feels like it’s made for students, and no matter what your passion in life is, be it sports, arts, food or…

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Middlesbrough – City Guide

Middlesbrough – City Guide

Ahhh the Boro. Surrounded by a thick layer of smog and rated the worst place to live in the UK, it’s easy to put off your travel plans to the north-east.

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Newcastle – City Guide

Newcastle – City Guide

The city is alive with vibrancy and culture – not only are there countless things to see and do, it also has a lot of open spaces and parks, making it seem less urbanized and providing a nice contrast from the bustle of city life.

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Nottingham – City Guide

Nottingham – City Guide

It’s a city that’s not too big and not too small. In the heart of the country it has great links to the rest of the UK, and is renowned for student living. There’s a reason as to why almost 50,000 students choose to call this place their home for three years.

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Oxford – City Guide

Oxford – City Guide

Oxford sometimes appears a world unto itself: the beautiful buildings complete with dreaming spires are breath taking. But, if you want to enjoy Oxford’s charm and eccentricity without just following the tourist trail, then you need to visit the place.

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Plymouth – City Guide

Plymouth – City Guide

From the moment you enter Plymouth, it’s easy to see that this is a city thoroughly designed with student living in mind. With the University set at the very heart of the city centre.

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Preston – City Guide

Preston – City Guide

It’s easy to see why Preston is a popular city with students once you spend any amount of time in the city. It has a relaxed atmosphere which is helped by everything being so close together.

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Reading – City Guide

Reading – City Guide

A great night out in Reading starts with pre-drinks with friends at someone’s halls or house.

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Sheffield – City Guide

Sheffield – City Guide

Sheffield is an amazing city which never gets dull. It’s surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and the Peak District national park, but is still a bustling metropolitan city meaning that you certainly get the best of both worlds. It’s full of…

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Southampton – City Guide

Southampton – City Guide

Southampton has come a long way from its humble origins as a medieval market town to its present day status as a cosmopolitan student nexus.

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Wolverhampton - City Guide

Wolverhampton - City Guide

“Wolverhampton is the place to be. With its student-friendly nightlife and eclectic range of restaurants, pubs, clubs and bars, there is absolutely nothing that a student could not want.

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York – City Guide

York – City Guide

When Shakespeare wrote “And though she be but little she is fierce” he probably didn’t have the city of York in mind. But this quote seems to be perfectly applicable to York. A small, yet vibrant city York is one of the best cities in the UK in terms of…

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