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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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6 Things Cirencester Students Must Do

6 Things Cirencester Students Must Do

Cirencester definitely isn’t a place you hear a lot about, but there’s plenty to do there if you’re up for ...
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10 Things London Students MUST Do

10 Things London Students MUST Do

Being a student in London comes with many, many perks and one of those are the vast amount of activities ...
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Top 10 London Student Secrets

Top 10 London Student Secrets

Whether you’re a student or a professional, it’s always great to try new and different places, to experience something you’ve ...
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Bristol’s Best Student Secrets

Bristol’s Best Student Secrets

Bristol is a wildly diverse and vibrant city, filled with people, architecture, culture and plenty to do. With so many ...
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Edinburgh's Top Ten Student Secrets

Edinburgh’s Top Ten Student Secrets

With over 33,000 students, you can imagine that Edinburgh has a huge amount of student secrets.... so we've narrowed it ...
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10 Nottingham Student Secrets

10 Nottingham Student Secrets

Built upon a network of caves, Nottingham isn’t just about the Uni of and Trent rivalry, but about its history ...
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Decorating Your Living Room on a Student Budget

Decorating Your Living Room on a Student Budget

If you’re interested in interiors, chances are you won’t stop at just decorating your bedroom, as everyone knows that living ...
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Decorating Your Dining Room on a Student Budget

Decorating Your Dining Room on a Student Budget

Just because this is just your uni accommodation and not your home-home, doesn't mean you should forget that this is ...
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Top Ten Things to do in Oxford as a Student

Top Ten Things to do in Oxford as a Student

There’s so much to do and see in Oxford. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK ...
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Top 5 Things to do in York as a Student

Top 5 Things to do in York as a Student

One of the oldest cities in the UK and home to two universities, the historic walled city of York is ...
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Exeter’s Top Ten Student Secrets

Exeter’s Top Ten Student Secrets

Exeter is a busy and vibrant city that goes far beyond the city centre. There’s so many interesting places to ...
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3 Easy Recipes for a Busy Student

3 Easy Recipes for a Busy Student

As a student, it is so easy to fall into the trap of buying cheap ready meals, snacks on campus ...
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Where to Live in Loughborough as a Student

Where to Live in Loughborough as a Student

Loughborough University has been a top 10 uni for many many years, with notable alumni like Paula Radcliffe and Love ...
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Where to Live in London as a Student

Where to Live in London as a Student

London is the place to be, everyone knows that. The fast-paced environment paired with it’s incredible transport system, no matter ...
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Where to Live in Oxford as a Student

Where to Live in Oxford as a Student

Oxford is such a diverse city. Home to the students of two different Universities and filled with history, architecture and ...
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Where to Live in York as a Student

Where to Live in York as a Student

York is a beautiful and historic city, home to two Universities and thousands of Students. Choosing where to live is ...
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Decorating Your Bathroom on a Student Budget

Decorating Your Bathroom on a Student Budget

Now that you’ve gotten decorating your room out of the way, it’s time to focus on other areas of the ...
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Where to Live in Lancaster as a Student

Where to Live in Lancaster as a Student

Home to not one but two Universities, Lancaster City is a busy and bustling place with a lot going on ...
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Where to Live in Cirencester as a Student

Where to Live in Cirencester as a Student

Lying right on the River Churn, Cirencester is the largest town in the Cotswold District and definitely lives up to ...
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Where to Live in Durham as a Student

Where to Live in Durham as a Student

Choosing where to live is a big decision and one that you’ll have to stick with for a whole year ...
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8 Things Every Student Experiences Over Summer

8 Things Every Student Experiences Over Summer

You've just got into the swing of things and your year at University is already over, time flies when you're ...
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How to Live with Friends (and remain friends)

How to Live with Friends (and remain friends)

So, you have the opportunity to live with your friends, it’s probably something you’ve been dreaming about since you were ...
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20 Struggles that Only Students Will Understand

20 Struggles that Only Students Will Understand

The daily struggles of a student are so real… Trying to juggle a mad social life, a few hours of ...
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10 University Societies You Won’t Believe Exist

10 University Societies You Won’t Believe Exist

When people say that at University there’s a society for everything, they’re really not joking. Some of the societies that ...
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A Student’s Guide to Staying Healthy

A Student’s Guide to Staying Healthy

Caught between the stress of University work, lack of sleep from endless night’s out and that greasy feeling that only ...
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How to Choose the Perfect Accommodation

How to Choose the Perfect Accommodation

The time has come, you have decided to attend university away from home and now you must choose your accommodation ...
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10 Things I Wish I Knew at University

10 Things I Wish I Knew at University

Always believe a graduate when they say that their time at uni flew by, because it really does. You may ...
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Where to Live in Lenton as a Student

Where to Live in Lenton as a Student

If you’re about to move to Nottingham or you’re thinking about it, it'd be foolish not to consider Lenton as ...
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Decorating Your Room on a Student Budget

Decorating Your Room on a Student Budget

You’ve just moved into your room at university, everything is perfect… Well, not quite. Now that unpacking is out of ...
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Where To Live In The Arboretum As A Student - Nottingham

Where To Live In The Arboretum As A Student – Nottingham

Image: Paul Boast This Green Flag award-winning park is located across from Nottingham Trent’s City Campus and provides the perfect ...
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Where to Live in Bristol as a Student

Where to Live in Bristol as a Student

Finding a place to live can be a daunting task, especially in a city as big as Bristol. However, a ...
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Where to Live in Exeter as a Student

Where to Live in Exeter as a Student

Exeter is quite unique from a lot of other Universities in that all the places to live as a student ...
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What to do over Summer in Liverpool

What to do over Summer in Liverpool

Are you sticking around in Liverpool after exams? Great idea. Are you thinking of coming back a few weeks early ...
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Where to Live in Plymouth as a Student

Where to Live in Plymouth as a Student

Moving to Plymouth next year or just looking for a student house? It's not always easy to find the area ...
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York's Top 10 Secrets For Students

York’s Top 10 Secrets For Students

Whilst York’s beauty is second to none, it's not just the historic architecture that entices some of the country's brightest ...
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Top 10 Apps for Studying

Top 10 Apps for Studying

During your student career you may find yourself falling into low performance periods, however, these ten apps can help improve ...
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10 Fallowfield Student Secrets

10 Fallowfield Student Secrets

Fallowfield is the extremely popular area of Manchester that you will inevitably end up living in. This diverse area creates ...
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10 Cirencester Student Secrets

10 Cirencester Student Secrets

So, you're thinking about coming to Cirencester for university. Firstly congratulations and secondly I hope you have strong liver. This place ...
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10 Things Every Student Experiences in Fallowfield

10 Things Every Student Experiences in Fallowfield

Fallowfield is a mixture of greasy takeaways, rammed pubs and hungover students, and it’s also the only place any student ...
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The Top 10 Student Bars In Edinburgh

The Top 10 Student Bars In Edinburgh

Top 10 Student Bars in Edinburgh Edinburgh is an incredible city with so many hidden gems... most of which are fabulous ...
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Where to Live in Manchester As A Student

Where to Live in Manchester As A Student

Struggling to decide which Manchester area is the best for you to live? Student Cribs have got your back. Here's ...
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Where To Live In Edinburgh As a Student

Where To Live In Edinburgh As a Student

When you're new to a city, it's not easy deciding which is the best area for you to live. With ...
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10 Things To Do in Lancaster As A Student

10 Things To Do in Lancaster As A Student

If you’re studying at Lancaster or Cumbria University and are looking for things to do we've put together a list ...
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10 Things Every Plymouth Student Must Do

10 Things Every Plymouth Student Must Do

There's so much to do in Plymouth and before you know it, your three years will have flown by, so ...
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10 Things Every Edinburgh Student Must Do

10 Things Every Edinburgh Student Must Do

Edinburgh is a historic, diverse and exciting city with so much going on. Filled with students and events and amazing ...
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Where To Live In Leeds As a Student

Where To Live In Leeds As a Student

As with most university cities, in Leeds students are spread all through the city with different students preferring to be ...
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Where To Live In Liverpool As a Student

Where To Live In Liverpool As a Student

When it comes to moving out of halls, you’ll be weighing up your options on where to live in your ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Solo House Hunting

The Ultimate Guide to Solo House Hunting

Although it doesn't have to be, house hunting can be one of the most stressful parts of a student’s whole ...
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7 Exam Season Hacks You Need To Know!

7 Exam Season Hacks You Need To Know!

Exam season is here. It's a daunting time for us all; filled with stress, hunger tiredness and so on. The team ...
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5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Students On a Budget

5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Students On a Budget

Christmas is fast approaching and due to the unfortunate timing of the student loan, some of us don't have enormous ...
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10 Ways For Students To Earn Money

10 Ways For Students To Earn Money

Want a bit of extra cash without too much commitment? There are so many ways students can do it not ...
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10 Secret Student Discounts You Need To Know

10 Secret Student Discounts You Need To Know

If you're a Student living off a budget, then we have some secret discounts MUST know. From food to clothing ...
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10 Things Every Bristol Fresher Must Do

10 Things Every Bristol Fresher Must Do

If you're embarking on a new journey as a student at Bristol University then you will be glad to know ...
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Top 7 Cheap Eats for Students in Nottingham

Top 7 Cheap Eats for Students in Nottingham

Nottingham is a great city for students, full of exciting things to do - from shopping to nightlife, from restaurants ...
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10 Things Every Loughborough Fresher Must Do

10 Things Every Loughborough Fresher Must Do

For those of you that started their year in Loughborough university (a.k.a. one of the UK’s top 7 universities) and ...
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Cheap Cocktail Recipes Students NEED To Know

Cheap Cocktail Recipes Students NEED To Know

After reading this blog post there will be no need to pre-drink on that cheap wine again, you'll be able ...
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10 Recipes Students Need To Master

10 Recipes Students Need To Master

We've prepared a collection of some of our favourite recipes that are super simple to cook. With little prep time ...
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10 Cribs Tips for Better Student Living

10 Cribs Tips for Better Student Living

We have prepared a list of our best Crib Tips for you to use - from sleeping patterns to sneaky ...
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7 Tips How to Survive First Term at Uni

7 Tips How to Survive First Term at Uni

Immersing yourself into a student life isn't easy, especially after a summer chill and when your campus is so huge it seems more difficult to ...
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Top 8 Places For Eating Out in Cirencester...For Students

Top 8 Places For Eating Out in Cirencester…For Students

Lunch doesn't have to be all about meal deals and canned soups. Check out our list of eateries in Cirencester ...
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8 Things Every Leeds Student MUST Do

8 Things Every Leeds Student MUST Do

Leeds is a fantastic and vibrant city, filled with life and with so much to do and before you know ...
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Top 9 Cheap Eats in Manchester For Students

Top 9 Cheap Eats in Manchester For Students

If you're wondering what the best affordable places for eating out in Manchester, we've prepared this definitive guide for you ...
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Tips for Comfortable Student Living

Tips for Comfortable Student Living

When you first move into a student house, everything feels a bit strange. There’s no such thing that could remind ...
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A Student’s Guide to the Societies You Should Join at University

A Student’s Guide to the Societies You Should Join at University

Whether you’re joining University as a fresher or you’ve just decided it’s time to try a new thing, societies are ...
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8 Mug Recipes Students Should Master

8 Mug Recipes Students Should Master

The last thing any student wants to do is to spend more than 10 minutes on cooking (because boiling water ...
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8 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying

8 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying

If you're looking for effective ways to beat procrastination and finish your tasks timely, these 8 tips are for you ...
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12 Things For Students To Do In Liverpool

12 Things For Students To Do In Liverpool

With around 20,000 University students in the city, Liverpool is brimming with life and has a huge amount on offer ...
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7 Types of Lecturers You'll Meet

7 Types of Lecturers You’ll Meet

It doesn't matter where or what you study - you've probably encountered (or will, soon or later) certain types of ...
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12 Things Students Must Do In Manchester

12 Things Students Must Do In Manchester

Manchester is such a vibrant and busy city, with so much going on and so much to do, it's hard ...
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Top 10 Student Bars in Leeds

Top 10 Student Bars in Leeds

Leeds is well known in the country for having one of the best nights out, especially for students, and this ...
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The Best Places to Eat Out in Exeter... as a student

The Best Places to Eat Out in Exeter… as a student

There is nothing worse than getting back to your student home absolutely starving after a long day at University, and ...
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Top 12 TV Shows Students Should Binge Watch at Uni

Top 12 TV Shows Students Should Binge Watch at Uni

There's one thing that everyone needs when they start University and that is... a good TV show. There's nothing better ...
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What to Take to Halls: A Fresher’s Guide to Everything You Need

What to Take to Halls: A Fresher’s Guide to Everything You Need

It's nearly the end of summer and that means University is getting close and its time to start thinking about ...
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25 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Freshers

25 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Freshers

Everyone has something they wish they'd known before starting University, or something they wish they could tell the future freshers ...
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What your University course says about you

What your University course says about you

Whatever course you take at University, whether it be your first choice, last choice, a science or a humanity, it ...
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8 Things You’re Bound to Hear in Freshers Week

8 Things You’re Bound to Hear in Freshers Week

It’s the start of freshers week, you’ve arrived at your halls, unpacked your car and said goodbye to your crying ...
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22 Websites Every Student Must Know

22 Websites Every Student Must Know

On entering University, you’re thrown in the deep end pretty quickly trying to get to grips with student life, independent ...
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The 8 different people you can spot in a lecture

The 8 different people you can spot in a lecture

Have you ever been in a lecture and zoned out so much that you catch yourself twenty minutes in staring ...
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10 Things You’ll Miss Most When You Leave Halls

10 Things You’ll Miss Most When You Leave Halls

Although there’s actually nothing better than living in a student house with all your best friends, looking back on freshers, ...
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Picking Housemates at Uni: The Good, The Bad and The Awkward.

Picking Housemates at Uni: The Good, The Bad and The Awkward.

First term has flown by and although it feels like freshers week was only yesterday, it’s already time to start sorting ...
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10 People You will Live With at Uni

10 People You will Live With at Uni

Whether you’re just about to start your first year in Halls and are nervously wondering what the people will be ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Selecting Rooms

The Ultimate Guide to Selecting Rooms

You’ve finally picked your student house, signed your tenancy agreement and cannot wait for the prospect of living with your ...
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The Ultimate Exeter Student House Hunting Guide

The Ultimate Exeter Student House Hunting Guide

Get in quick With the prime housing spots in Exeter being only a ten minute walk from both campus and ...
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What A Nottingham Student Should Do In the Summer

What A Nottingham Student Should Do In the Summer

With exams and deadlines almost over - the question arises of what to do once term has ended. The good ...
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10 things every Exeter student MUST do

10 things every Exeter student MUST do

Whether you’re just starting out as a fresher or you’re absolutely devastated that your time at the Uni is nearly ...
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Ultimate Student House Hunting Guide

Ultimate Student House Hunting Guide

Student housing can be a minefield with dozens of possible pitfalls, from picking the wrong housemates to not taking a ...
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Echos

10 Things Loughborough Students Must Do

There’s a reason we call it the Loughborough Bubble, Loughborough is known for basically being a student town. Yes you get the ...
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10 Things To Do In Durham Over Summer

10 Things To Do In Durham Over Summer

Sticking around in Durham for a while after exams? Great idea. Thinking of coming back a few weeks early to ...
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10 Things NTU Students Must Do

10 Things NTU Students Must Do

Nottingham Trent does it better. We asked several second year NTU students for a list of 10 things for freshers ...
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Why Lenton is the gem of Nottingham

Why Lenton is the gem of Nottingham

Isn’t Lenton great? All your friends are here, all the takeaways are here and so is every other important person ...
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Why the Viaduct is the BEST place to live in Durham

Why the Viaduct is the BEST place to live in Durham

The Viaduct area of Durham is one of the most popular for students looking to find the perfect house when ...
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10 Things Every UoN Fresher Must Do

10 Things Every UoN Fresher Must Do

We chatted to some UoN Students and got a list of 10 things every UoN student has to do. How ...
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10 Things Every Fresher Must Do In Durham

10 Things Every Fresher Must Do In Durham

  Klute It had to be here didn’t it? Those that haven’t experienced the monstrosity delight that is Klute must ...
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10 Tips To Pimp Your Halls

10 Tips To Pimp Your Halls

University halls don't have the prettiest interiors. General wear and heavy pre -drinks take their toll on even the most ...
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Student Exposure photography competition winners!

Student Exposure photography competition winners!

The first edition of our Student Exposure photography competition has come to an end. When we started the competition in ...
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New Internships! Letting & Marketing

New Internships! Letting & Marketing

We're on the lookout for talented individuals to undertake our coveted internship program. An internship at Cribs is unlike any ...
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The Student Cribs Instagram has landed!

The Student Cribs Instagram has landed!

It's official - Student Cribs have made the jump to Instagram. Head over to our profile below and follow us ...
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100 Cribs!

100 Cribs!

Student Cribs score a century! We have just bought our 100th Crib. Here's to the next 100! ...
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Student Cribs are NOW LETTING!!

Student Cribs are NOW LETTING!!

We have just started our letting season for 2013/2014! This is a particularly exciting year for us as we now ...
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