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On a Budget? Sheffield Is the Best City for Students in the U.K.! Here's Why.

If you’re thinking about studying in Sheffield next term, you’re making a great decision. More than 60,000 students from 150 countries have made Sheffield their home while they attend university. There are several reasons why Sheffield is so popular among students. Keep reading to find out what they are! 1. It’s student budget-friendly All uni students know that eating ramen in your dorm upwards of 4 times a week is just part of uni life. This rings true basically anywhere you choose to study. However, you could potentially knock your ramen intake down to 1 or two if you pick a cheaper city to study in! According to the Royal Bank of Scotland’s 2022 Student Index, Sheffield is the most affordable city for students in the U.K ...

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How to Choose the Best Student Accommodation in London

When you first begin looking at uni housing, the vast amount of choices might be a little overwhelming. We hope this guide might help make the process a little easier! Only Consider Student Accommodation Close to Your Uni You don't want to live too far away from your university, so only check out ones that are relatively close by. Ideally, your student accommodation will be within walking distance to your uni, especially if you don’t have a car. Depending on where in London your uni is located, many uni housing might be easily accessible on the tube. A tube journey of 30 minutes or less from your accommodation to your uni is pretty typical. Public transport to and from most unis is by underground or metro. Some lines, such as the Jubilee line, run overnight ...

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19 OCT
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Living with Strangers: How to Find Flatmates at Uni

So you’ve found student accommodation for uni at a great price, but you need someone to share it with. None of your mates are going to the same uni, so you won’t be able to live with them, and you don’t want to end up sharing a flat for a whole term with a random person you don’t get on with. What to do? We have some ideas! Keep reading for our top 5 tips on finding flatmates at uni! 1 ...

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15 OCT
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Advice for Parents: 7 Ways to Make Sure Your Student Stays Safe At Uni

So! You have a child who just went off to uni, and they’re living on their own for their first time. Or maybe they have lived on their own before, but this is the first time they have lived so far away from home. You want to talk to them about safety and security whilst they are away at uni, but you don’t want to be overbearing. You also know that aside from simply talking ...

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29 SEP
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Safety and Security: What to Look for in Your Student Accommodation

When you start uni for the first time, you’re not just starting uni: you’re also starting life in a completely new city. This can be daunting as you won’t know the area that well at first. This can definitely raise some safety concerns, especially if you moved there all by yourself. However, there are some things you can do prior to moving to make sure you are living in the safest area possible ...

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04 SEP
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What's My Budget? How to Figure Out What You Can Afford to Spend on Student Housing

When picking your student housing, one of the most important things to do is determine how much you have to spend. You can do this by creating a student budget. Sounds daunting? Don’t worry! We’re here to help! Read this post to find out everything you need to know about creating a student budget. What is a Student Budget? Good start, right? A student budget looks at how much money you make each month and how much you have saved up ...

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04 SEP
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Going Back to Uni After COVID: What to Expect

Just when you were getting used to Zoom classes in your sweatpants, many unis are ready to resume in-person classes. For all of us who have forgotten what a mostly non-virtual world looks like, here are some changes you are likely to see. Get used to seeing your professors and mates in masks Depending on the uni, you may be required to wear a mask in lectures. This might make back-to-school shopping look a little different this year. Get used to matching your wardrobe to your masks! ...

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12 AUG
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5 Things to Consider When Picking Your Student Housing (U.S.)

Guess what! You got into a college! You wrote that admissions essay, you got accepted, and now you get to go. Go, you! As you probably know, the process isn’t over. Next, you’ll have to make decisions about where to live, which classes to take, which extracurricular activities to join, and so on and so forth. But first things first! One of the things you will have to decide that may seem daunting is where you are going to live while you go to college ...

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