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At Student Cribs, we believe that students should enjoy a better standard of living and get the most of their time at university, and the Student Cribs blog aims to help students do just that.

With rich content from past and present university students, our writers have lived the UK university experience in all the cities where you can find our Cribs, and our content reflects this understanding of the British student lifestyle.

Ranging from tips about how to select the perfect student house in a particular UK city, detailed city guides from the perspective of students who have spent the time discovering the real hidden gems, to more general university life, the Student Cribs blog has it all.

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The Ultimate Guide To Surviving Exam Season

Ah, exam season – the time of year that sends shivers down the spines of students everywhere. But fear not! ...
A Complete Guide to Living Off-Campus

A Complete Guide to Living Off-Campus

Deciding whether to live off-campus is a significant decision as a student, offering a range of housing options and benefits ...
BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN NOTTINGHAMN

Best Places to Live In Nottingham

Looking for student houses or a room in Nottingham? Wondering what the best places to live in Nottingham are as ...
7 Exam Season Hacks You Need To Know!

7 Exam Season Hacks You Need To Know!

Exam season is a daunting time for us all; filled with stress, hunger tiredness and so on. The team here ...
10 THINGS EVERY LEEDS STUDENT MUST DO

10 THINGS EVERY LEEDS STUDENT MUST DO

As a student at the University of Leeds, you have the opportunity to explore one of the UK's most vibrant ...
Best bars in Nottingham

THE BEST NIGHTS OUT FOR NOTTINGHAM STUDENTS

Whether you’re already a student studying in Nottingham or joining us next September, you will know Nottingham is one of ...
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THE BEST STUDENT DISCOUNTS 2023

Being a university student is hard. Many of us will be living away from home for the first time and ...
10 THINGS EXETER STUDENTS MUST DO THIS SUMMER

10 THINGS EXETER STUDENTS MUST DO THIS SUMMER

For most students the best part of the academic year has to be the summer term. Lectures are over, end ...
PLACES TO VISIT IN LIVERPOOL WITH YOUR PARENTS

PLACES TO VISIT IN LIVERPOOL WITH YOUR PARENTS

University can be a stressful and busy time however, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make time for your parents ...
Student influencers 2023

THE BEST STUDENT INFLUENCERS 2023

Our highly trend-led, Gen-Z student cohort of today are social-media savvy, and inevitably attracted to like-minded individuals experiencing a similar ...
best free activities for students in liverpool

THE BEST FREE ACTIVITIES IN LIVERPOOL FOR STUDENTS

Everybody knows that being a student isn’t cheap. From paying for nights out or even just a food shop, student ...
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PLACES TO VISIT IN NOTTINGHAM WITH YOUR PARENTS

We all know one of the perks of going to university is the freedom of living away from home. But ...
WFH Tips

WORK FROM HOME SET UP TIPS FOR STUDENTS

Working from home has become the new normal for many of us, including us students. When campus and libraries were ...
day trips for Leicester students

THE BEST DAY TRIPS FOR LEICESTER STUDENTS

Leicester is a great student city, with lots of things to do and see. Leicester has more to offer students ...
best free activities to do in nottingham

THE BEST FREE ACTIVITIES IN NOTTINGHAM FOR STUDENTS

Nottingham has a lot to offer students, from an active nightlife to historical and cultural value. And if you're a ...
Best places to brunch for leicester students

THE BEST PLACES TO BRUNCH FOR LEICESTER STUDENTS

As students, treating ourselves to a brunch date is always a good shout and often much needed. Whether its a ...
THE BEST PLACES TO BRUNCH FOR LANCASTER STUDENTS

THE BEST PLACES TO BRUNCH FOR LANCASTER STUDENTS

Calling all Lancaster students and brunch lovers! Sweet or savoury, we have you covered with a roundup of the best ...
best student jobs in Liverpool

THE BEST STUDENT JOBS IN LIVERPOOL

Are you looking for a flexible yet well-paid student job in Liverpool? The Student Cribs Brand Manager role may be ...
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THE BEST STUDENT JOBS IN MANCHESTER

Are you a student in Manchester looking for casual, part-time work? The Student Cribs Brand Manager scheme offers the most ...
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THE BEST STUDENT JOBS IN LEEDS

Are you looking to earn money as a student in Leeds? Interested in finding out about the best student job ...
student jobs in Leicester

THE BEST STUDENT JOBS IN LEICESTER

Are you a student in Leicester looking for the perfect student job? Student Cribs have arrived in Leicester and we’re ...
student jobs in Newcastle

THE BEST STUDENT JOBS IN NEWCASTLE

Are you looking for a student friendly job in Newcastle? The Student Cribs Student Brand Manager scheme is the perfect ...
THE BEST STUDENT JOBS IN NOTTINGHAM

THE BEST STUDENT JOBS IN NOTTINGHAM

Are you looking for a casual, flexible, part-time student job in Nottingham? The Student Cribs Student Brand Manager scheme may ...
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ESSAY WRITING TIPS FOR ENGLISH STUDENTS

If you're an English student one of the most demanding parts of studying English at University is the essay writing! ...
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CHEAP VEGETARIAN RECIPES FOR STUDENTS

Ready meals and takeaways come with the territory of being a student at university. You turn up to univeristy with ...
Leicester best restaurants

THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN LEICESTER FOR STUDENTS

Leicester is a great city for students, packed with lots of places to go, things to see and venues to ...
Newcastle Student Nights

THE BEST STUDENT NIGHTS IN NEWCASTLE

Newcastle is one of the most popular cities for students and with this comes a huge variety of options for ...
best student friendly jobs

THE BEST STUDENT FRIENDLY JOBS

Are you a fresher adapting to life as a student at university? Are you paying bills for the first time ...
tips for online learning

TOP TIPS FOR ONLINE LEARNING AT UNIVERSITY

Online lectures and seminars is something all university students have become very familiar with over the past few years. Online ...
Brunch for Exeter Students

THE BEST PLACES TO BRUNCH FOR EXETER STUDENTS

Sometimes as a student you need to treat yourself to a good brunch, whether that’s to catch up with uni ...
student essentials for uni kitchen

STUDENT ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR UNI KITCHEN

Are you packing for university and leaving the comfort of your own home and kitchen for the first time? Or ...
best textbooks for chemistry students

THE MOST USEFUL TEXTBOOKS FOR CHEMISTRY STUDENTS

The one thing you can guarantee with any subject at university is that it will require LOTS of reading. Contrary ...
TOP TIPS FOR A CHEMISTRY STUDENT

TOP TIPS FOR A CHEMISTRY STUDENT

Like any STEM subject, studying Chemistry at University can be incredibly demanding and challenging at times. Being a Chemistry student ...
exeter bars

TOP 10 STUDENT BARS IN EXETER

Despite seeming to be a smaller city, there is a lively and vibrant nightlife in Exeter for students. Whether you’re ...
NOTTINGHAM STUDENT BUCKET LIST

NOTTINGHAM STUDENT BUCKET LIST

Nottingham has a lot to offer students, from its great city-centre nightlife, to it's historic and cultural value. Your three/four ...
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NEWCASTLE RESTAURANT WEEK 2022

Newcastle is hosting their annual restaurant week between the 17th-23rd January, and with over 70 participating restaurants there is bound ...
Top Leicester bars

THE TOP 10 STUDENT BARS IN LEICESTER

Home to the University of Leicester and De Montfort University, this seemingly small city is packed with nightclubs, bars, pubs, ...
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TOP TIPS WHEN CHOOSING HOUSEMATES

So the time has come to start looking for a house to live in next year. Freshers was a blast ...
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10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD INTERN/STUDY ABROAD

There comes a time in your university career where some of you will be making the decision to up and ...
Top places to eat in Plymouth as a student

TOP 10 PLACES TO EAT IN PLYMOUTH FOR STUDENTS

As a student, eating out is often off the cards because your budget simply won’t allow it, but having to ...
salford things to do

10 THINGS EVERY SALFORD STUDENT MUST DO

Despite what you may think, there is lots to see and do for students living in Salford – and for ...
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THE TOP 10 STUDENT BARS IN LOUGHBOROUGH

Located in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, Loughborough University students can enjoy easy access to entertainment, leisure, and nightlife ...
top 2020 design trends

Top 2020 Design Trends

2020 is upon us, Pantone have release their colour of the year and AW19 trends feel an age old. There ...
Rooms to rent Newcastle Under Lyme

Rooms to Rent Newcastle Under Lyme

Student Cribs offer fully furnished rooms to rent in Newcastle Under Lyme ST5. If you are searching for a spare ...
Rooms to Rent in Stoke on Trent

Rooms to Rent Stoke on Trent

Student Cribs offer fully furnished rooms to rent in Stoke-on-Trent ST4. They are perfect for students at Staffs uni who ...
Top Student Bars in Manchester

Top 10 Student Bars in Manchester

Birthplace of one Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the Suffragette movement that brought women the vote, home to two of ...
BEST STUDENT BARS IN SALFORD

Student Bars in Salford: A Staffordshire Student’s Top 10

Students of Salford, fear not. We have brought you the ultimate guide to the best student bars in Salford. Fancy ...
Top Ten Student Bars in Oxford

Top Ten Student Bars in Oxford

Ahhh Oxford *intellectually breathes in the country air*. A city of great renowned and home to two great universities: one ...
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The Best Student-Friendly Jobs in Exeter

Are you a student in Exeter? If so, then we can probably assume that some extra cash might come in ...
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Best Student Restaurants in Huddersfield: Top 10 Choices

Huddersfield has a great selection of places to eat as a student. From student-friendly restaurants to laid-back cheap eateries, Huddersfield ...
Student bars in Durham

Top 10 Student Bars in Durham

Durham University – one of the most prestigious uni’s in the UK and the world. Set in a notably beautiful ...
Books to read to get ahead as a student

What To Read To Get Ahead As A Student

Reading is one of the simple pleasures in life. But it isn’t only something to enjoy – as a student, ...
Student bars in Cirencester

Top 10 Student Bars in Cirencester

At the heart of the Cotswolds, Cirencester is often considered a boring and somewhat sleepy town. But home to the ...
Student bars in Coventry

Top 10 Student Bars in Coventry

With a beautiful Cathedral with medieval roots that attracts tourists from all over the world, Coventry is known for its ...
Student restaurants in Swansea

Top 10 Student Restaurants in Swansea

Swansea is a university city rich with cheap eats. There are plenty of restaurants for students to try, whatever the ...
Student bars in Swansea

Top 10 Student Bars in Swansea

While Swansea isn't famed for it's nightlife, there are plenty of great student bars to enjoy. From quiet local pubs ...
Student bars in Bristol

Top 10 Student Bars in Bristol

Looking for the perfect place to spend your night (and your money) as a student in Bristol? As one of ...
Things every Swansea student has to do

10 Things Every Swansea Student Has to Do

If you thought Swansea was a sleepy Welsh city, think again. It’s the second largest city in Wales, meaning it ...
Student restaurants in Newcastle

10 Best Student Restaurants in Newcastle

Believe it or not, Newcastle is one of the best places for food in the UK. The city boasts an ...
best apps for studying

The 10 best Apps for studying

If you’re a student and you own a phone, this blog might interest you… Instead of being a source of ...
How to survive your final year of uni

How to Survive Your Final Year of Uni

It’s all fun and games until you’re in the final leg of your university race and you have more assignments ...
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Byron Lofts – Before & After

Here at Cribs HQ we take pride in the work that we produce and want to take a moment to ...
Why every student wants to live in Haymarket Edinburgh

Why Every Edinburgh Student Wants to Live in Haymarket​

Edinburgh is a big place, with different neighbourhoods making up the vibrant and exciting persona of the city. Unfortunately for ...
6 Ways to get a Great Night's Sleep

6 Ways to get a Great Night’s Sleep

Struggling to get some shut-eye? These tips will send you to sleep! The more you work at developing good sleep ...
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Why Smithdown Road is our Favourite Place to Live in Liverpool

When deciding where to live once you’ve moved out of your first-year halls in Liverpool, it is quite a simple ...
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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Single

Just when you thought the pain of Dry January was over, the vibrant red and pink love hearts pop up ...
2019 Student Housing Interior Trends

2019 Student Housing Interior Trends

It’s the depths of the winter, the grey and cold crowding in on all sides, when Pantone releases their colour ...
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10 Top Tips for Students To Stay Organised

We all remember that one girl who got far too excited over new stationery and coloured sticky notes back in ...
Moving into Halls of Residence

Tips for Students Moving into Halls of Residence

Congratulations! You have secured your place at uni and have moved onto the next step. Finding student accommodation. With many ...
How to Survive Dry January at University

How to Survive Dry January at University

University is defined by no parents, no bedtimes and the capacity to have as much fun as possible (which normally ...
Where to Live in Swansea as a Student

Where to Live in Swansea as a Student

So you have received an offer and now need to make the big decision about where to live in Swansea ...
Top 10 Student Bars in Portsmouth

The Top 10 Student Bars in Portsmouth

Want to change up your weekly drinking routine? Then look no further, we’ve compiled all the best (or the worst ...
Best Student Pubs in Cardiff

The 10 Best Student Pubs in Cardiff

Welcome to the Diff, where the only thing we love more than Wales is drinking. Is there a better way ...
top Student Bars in Huddersfield

The Top 10 Student Bars in Huddersfield

Calling all Huddersfield Students! It’s time to shake up your boozing routine and try out some new places to meet ...
10 Cheap Eats in Coventry

10 Cheap Eats in Coventry

Name something more disappointing than heartbreak? Ordering an expensive dish at a restaurant and it tasting like an abandoned flip ...
Top Tips to Finding Your Perfect House

6 Top Tips to Finding Your Perfect House

You’ve chosen your university, you’ve chosen your course and you’ve chosen to leave your beloved stuffed teddy at home. Now ...
Top 10 restaurants in Bristol cheap

Top 10 affordable and student-friendly restaurants in Bristol

Living in the south can be a real struggle on your bank account. Combined with the inevitability of spending all ...
Cheap Eats in Edinburgh

Top 10 Cheap Eats in Edinburgh

Being a student in Edinburgh is particularly painful on your bank account. Rent prices challenge London and boozing can be ...
student budget restaurants in Durham

Top 10 student budget restaurants in Durham

Picture this: you’ve woken up and discovered that you did in fact buy every single person at Klute a shot ...
10 Things Every Bristol Student Has to do

10 Things Every Bristol Student Has to do

Welcome to Bristol, you’ve officially arrived at one of the coolest universities in the country and will no doubt own ...
The Top Ten Things To See and Do in Durham

The Top Ten Things To See and Do in Durham

Just because Durham geographically looks small, it is nonetheless still jam-packed with great things to see and do! Here are ...
Top 10 Student Bars in Newcastle

Top 10 Student Bars in Newcastle

Welcome to Newcastle, where alcohol is practically cheaper than water. For those Londoners migrating north to this city of unlimited ...
10 Things Every Exeter Student Has To Do

10 Things Every Exeter Student Has To Do

Over the hills and far away, boys and girls in Hunter wellies come to play. Nestled in the beautiful Devon ...
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8 Top Tips When Leaving University

You’ve done it (or nearly done it)! You’ve come to the end of your degree, whether that be 3, 4 ...
Moving from Halls to House!

Moving from Halls to House!

So you’ve settled into your first few months at university… Presumably you’ve had a week (or two) of freshers where ...
How to make the most out of your Uni Experience!

How to make the most out of your Uni Experience!

The first thing to be made clear is: there is no right or wrong way to live your life at ...
10 Places for food EVERY Leeds Student should try

10 Places for food EVERY Leeds Student should try

Leeds is a city bursting with over 30,000 hungry students looking to satisfy both their taste buds and their wallet, ...
The 8 Rules Every Fresher Should Follow

The 8 Rules Every Fresher Should Follow

Freshers week is regarded as one of the most important weeks of your uni life when it comes to settling ...
Top 10 things to do in London in the summer

Top 10 things to do in London in the summer

Finally Summer’s here and you clearly deserve some holiday time: no worries, we’ve worked for you a to-do list so ...
How to Achieve a Minimalist Bedroom as a Student

How to Achieve a Minimalist Bedroom as a Student

The day-to-day life of a student can be a hectic one when it comes to creating a balance between course ...
Your Emergency Clean-Up Guide

Your Emergency Clean-Up Guide

When moving into a student house, there undoubtedly will be some dilemmas when it comes to “whose turn it is” ...
Stoke's Top 9 Student Bars

Stoke’s Top 9 Student Bars

You’re in Stoke-on-Trent, it’s almost the summer and you want to go out to celebrate the end of your school ...
How to Pick Your Halls at University

How to Pick Your Halls at University

Rewinding a couple of years back to when I was a pupil attending sixth form at school, came with a ...
The Top 10 Student Bars in Nottingham

The Top 10 Student Bars in Nottingham

Picture this: it’s Saturday night and you and your friends want to go for a drink in Nottingham. But where?! ...
How to make the most of Student Living in London

How to make the most of Student Living in London

London is such a diverse place, because of its culture, its multitude of things to do and of course, its ...
How to Manage your Workload at University

How to Manage your Workload at University

As we approach the dreaded exam and deadline season, finding the time to knuckle down and get through tonnes of ...
10 Things Every Student Should do in the Snow!

10 Things Every Student Should do in the Snow!

So a couple of weeks ago, snow covered the whole of the United Kingdom the whole country was in uproar, ...
Huddersfield's Top 10 Student Bars

Huddersfield’s Top 10 Student Bars

If you're a Huddersfield student and you're bored of going to the same bars and pubs time after time, then ...
Liverpool's Top 10 Student Bars

Liverpool’s Top 10 Student Bars

To stumble across a bar in Liverpool is perhaps the easiest of tasks any person who visits can do, however, ...