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Aberdeen – the ultimate student city?

Scotland is no doubt a great place to study, thanks to its stunning landscapes, vibrant cities and excellent universities. With a number of exciting cities and towns to choose from though, finding the right place to study in one of the most welcoming places on the planet isn’t easy. The city of Aberdeen is certainly up there, not just because it’s home to the number one university in the whole of Scotland. As a student in Aberdeen, you’ll receive more than just a top quality education. Here we give you the lowdown on all things student in Aberdeen…

Posted in: Education | Facts | Reviews | Student Advice | Student Life

Alex Laffey Kickstarts his 2019 British Rally Championship - 5 things you didnt know about the BRC

Alex Laffey Kickstarts his 2019 British Rally Championship – 5 things you didnt know about the BRC

With the British Rally Championship (BRC) kicking off this weekend, we thought we’d shine the spotlight on all things BRC in this blog post. The British Rally Championship after all holds a very special place in our hearts here at U-Student as we are proudly one of the sponsors for Alex Laffey and his team. We are now going into our 7th year of sponsorship, alongside title sponsor Nuevo Club and with M Sport running the car for its 3rd consecutive year the new rally season should be a good one! The BRC is however first and foremost a fantastic event that celebrates the most spectacular motorsport in the UK. Here we pay homage to the British Rally Championship ahead of its first round this Saturday with five facts you may not have known about the event.

Posted in: Entertainment | News | Out and about | Sport

5 places you need to visit in Carlisle

One of the happiest cities in the country, Carlisle is known for its unquestionable beauty and the nearby Lake District. Sprinkled with historic landmarks, award-winning attractions and open parks, the Great Border City combines the city environment with a close community.

Posted in: Carlisle

14 places you need to visit in Sunderland

The hub of North East heritage, Sunderland’s mix of city, coast and countryside means there’s always something to see and do. With a wealth of year-round attractions, the city boasts wide sandy beaches and a vibrant music scene.

Posted in: Sunderland

12 most beautiful places in the North East

The north-east of England is home to many beautiful places, from historic castles and famous islands to award-winning beaches and gorgeous city streets. It really does have it all. Living in the area means you can walk along sandy coastlines, explore the region’s past or hike through national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Posted in: North East

9 things to know about the University of Sunderland

Going to university will probably be the best few years of your life – but there’s a lot you need to know before starting the journey. What are the support, advice and student union like? Will a night out set you back £10 or £100? Is the accommodation going to feel like a home away from home?

Posted in: Sunderland


13 reasons why Aberdeen is for U

Aberdeen is the third most populated city in Scotland and is often a popular choice with students keen to live and study in the north-east.

Posted in: Student Life

Being a U-Student in Aberdeen

The Granite City is known for being one of the most popular cities to live in as a student. But what makes Aberdeen different? What are the unique ins and outs of the city’s top spots?

Posted in: Student Life


The joys of exams are just around the corner for many and we know how important they are for all students. Often there are quite a few subjects to juggle and it’s not always that easy to prioritise which subjects to focus on, but below we’ve got five top tips which we think will help you go from exam stress to exam success, even if you’re time strapped or have left it a little late to start preparing.

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You’re looking forward to the start of your new study year at uni. And you may still be thinking about where you’d like to live and whether you’d like to rent privately or live in accommodation designed for and exclusive to students.

Posted in: Student Life