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Student life – before you start

Help with preparing to go, accommodation, freshers' week and what to expect when you arrive.

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Taking a gap year

If you're thinking of a gap year before uni, there are a few things you should consider.

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Cost of living in London as a student

The cost of living in London can be significantly higher than the rest of the UK. This...

25 Sep 2020
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Getting ready for uni

Getting ready for university life can be tricky. Knowing all the things to get ready...

25 Sep 2020
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Tips for starting university

Starting university can be a strange departure from the comforts of home. Here we have...

16 Sep 2020
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Gap year inspiration

If you don’t already know where you’d like to go for your gap year, have a look at our...

13 Mar 2020
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Tips for parents of students starting university

Read our advice for parents of university students, from how to prepare for them leaving...

16 Mar 2020
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Student halls and houses

A guide to university accommodation – weigh up the pros and cons of student halls and...

25 Sep 2020
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Student housing: private sector

Advice for choosing student accommodation, whether it’s private housing or halls of...

25 Sep 2020
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How much does uni accommodation cost?

Discover average costs for student accommodation in the UK, including rent, deposits,...

25 Sep 2020
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Student accommodation

Read our student housing tips on how to find the right accommodation, including where to...

25 Sep 2020

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