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6 city breaks that will have you loving summer in the UK

6 city breaks that will have you loving summer in the UK

The great British weather can only be described as one thing – unpredictable. Yet with the summer months fast approaching, more and more people are planning to take a staycation by holidaying in the UK rather than travelling overseas. Last year, 57% of holidaymakers chose to take their summer holiday on home soil, and it’s not just families that are turning the UK into the ultimate ‘staycation nation’. Students on tight budgets or not wanting to stray too far from home to ensure their studies don’t get left behind completely are choosing to holiday in the UK.

Posted in: Holidays | Out and about | Student Advice | Student Life | Travel

The Festival Guide 2019

The Festival Guide 2019

Summer is almost here, which means one thing, it’s almost festival season! The UK festival scene is the most vibrant and eclectic in the world, with fans of all musical genres spoilt for choice. Wherever you live and whatever your budget, you’re certain to find a festival that’s the right fit for you. 2019 offers another year of exciting festivals and fantastic line-ups, with events up and down the country wetting our musical whistles. Here we reveal what festivals you should be looking forward to this year, how much they cost and what you can expect in our festival guide for 2019.

Posted in: Entertainment | Events | Out and about | Student Life

Free things to do this weekend in Carlisle

Free things to do this weekend in Carlisle

With Fresher’s Week, Christmas and the New Year out the way, student budgets can get a little tight come the spring. This doesn’t mean you have to spend the next five months in hibernation however. Carlisle is one student city that has tons of stuff to do and to see, and most attractions don’t charge you a penny. Explore the city you’re studying in by checking out these fun and free attractions in the area.

Posted in: Carlisle | Out and about | Student Advice | Student Life

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Summer in Sunderland – a student’s guide

Summer is fast approaching, which means many people’s thoughts are turning to how they’ll spend those sunshine filled, carefree months. If you are a student studying in Sunderland, don’t make plans to spend summer at home just yet. Sunderland comes to life during summer, with a number of events and festivals to enjoy. Discover the events in Sunderland and the surrounding area that should take pride of place in your calendar this year.

Posted in: Entertainment | Events | North East | Out and about | Student Life | Sunderland

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

Those first year university myths busted

Those first year university myths busted

Those first year university myths busted
When it comes to your first year at university, as excitement builds and moving dates get closer, many students get themselves worked up with all kinds of misconceptions. As a leading provider of student accommodation in Sunderland, Carlisle and Aberdeen, we’ve heard it all.

Posted in: Carlisle | Entertainment | Facts | Funny | Nightlife | North East | Out and about | Student Advice | Student Life | Sunderland

Your survival guide to Freshers' Week

Your survival guide to Freshers’ Week

Your survival guide to Freshers' Week
We couldn’t talk preparing for university without mentioning Freshers’ Week, the perfect introduction to university life, whatever your chosen course or university

Posted in: Facts | Funny | Nightlife | Out and about | Student Advice | Student Life

Film Night

The biggest night in the film industry, the Oscars, may be over but there are some exciting new releases due for March. So treat yourself to a film night by grabbing some popcorn, and if you can’t decide what to see here are some suggestions.

Posted in: Cinema | Entertainment | Out and about | Student Life

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Whats On Bonfire Night North East

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot. The popular poem has gone hand in hand with bonfire night for ages and is a great autumn night out. Here is our pick of whats on bonfire night north east.

Posted in: Entertainment | Nightlife | North East | Out and about | Student Life | Sunderland | Things to do Newcastle

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What’s on for Halloween

The nights are getting darker, there’s a chill in the air, the month of October see’s in one of our favourite celebrations of the year – Halloween! There are many activities on and fun and frolics to be had; here is our rundown of what’s on for Halloween.

Posted in: Nightlife | North East | Out and about | Student Life | Sunderland