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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.

10 Things Every Liverpool Student MUST Do

10 Things Every Liverpool Student MUST Do

So you’ve just arrived to the buzzing city of Liverpool with new sights, new people and your new life as ...
The Top 10 Secrets of a Staffordshire Uni Student

The Top 10 Secrets of a Staffordshire Uni Student

As students, we all want to know where to get the cheapest deals, what you can do in your free ...
Coventry’s Top 10 Student Secrets

Coventry’s Top 10 Student Secrets

The city of Coventry is home to nearly 30,000 students and has one of the fastest growing universities. Take a ...
Top 10 Restaurants for Portsmouth Students

Top 10 Restaurants for Portsmouth Students

Located on the south coast of England, this is the UK’s only island city, full of so many things to ...
How to Make the Most of Your Student Experience

How to Make the Most of Your Student Experience

You’re a student. Yay, congratulations to you, you are experiencing the best years of your life. Being a student is ...
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Ten things every Coventry Student MUST do

Did you know that Coventry was the 3rd happiest university in the UK in 2017, according to Sodexo? With the ...
Ten things every Huddersfield Student MUST do

Ten things every Huddersfield Student MUST do

Although Huddersfield is home to almost 20,000 students, it is also immensely rich in history. Filled with Victorian architecture, home ...
10 Ways to Make the Most out of Nottingham as a Student

10 Ways to Make the Most out of Nottingham as a Student

The city of Nottingham has a bustling student life that offers something for everyone. But living somewhere big and new ...
Top 10 Student Bloggers

Top 10 Student Bloggers

Blogging is super popular right now! There are loads of different types - from lifestyle to food, beauty to photography! ...
Manchester's Top 10 Student Secrets

Manchester’s Top 10 Student Secrets

With 4 universities and over 99,000 students, Manchester is a busy, vibrant and diverse city with SO much to do! Before ...
Plymouth's Top 10 Student Secrets

Plymouth’s Top 10 Student Secrets

Plymouth is an incredible city, offering city life, beach life, seaside life and uni life! To make sure you make ...
10 Things Every Keele Student MUST Do

10 Things Every Keele Student MUST Do

With Keele University overlooking the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme and surrounded by a wide range of cafés, bars, pubs and restaurants ...
10 Things Every Staffordshire Student MUST Do

10 Things Every Staffordshire Student MUST Do

Set to be joining Staffordshire University next year? Or maybe you are debating it as your first choice? To help ...
Celebrating Christmas in Cardiff as a Student

Celebrating Christmas in Cardiff as a Student

Still not feeling the Christmas spirit just yet? Then why not give these festive outings in Cardiff a try and ...
Christmas Gift Ideas for Students on a Budget

Christmas Gift Ideas for Students on a Budget

Struggling for gift ideas this Christmas and has the student lifestyle left you with a very tight spending budget - ...
10 Things Every Student In Nottingham Must Do

10 Things Every Student In Nottingham Must Do

Nottingham might not be the largest of cities in the UK but that’s not to say it doesn’t have plenty ...
Stoke's Top 10 Student Secrets

Stoke’s Top 10 Student Secrets

World of Wedgwood About twenty minutes down the A500 there’s a museum and experience that covers the most important part of ...
Top 10 restaurants for Cardiff Students

Top 10 restaurants for Cardiff Students

Finding the best place to eat out can be difficult as students. Getting the combination of good and affordable food ...
Cardiff's Top 10 Student Bars

Cardiff’s Top 10 Student Bars

As a student, the most useful information to know about the city you’ve moved to is ‘where is the best ...
10 things every Cardiff student MUST do

10 things every Cardiff student MUST do

Students make up 20% of Cardiff City’s population which means there are plenty of things to do, places to visit ...
Portsmouth’s Top 10 Student Secrets

Portsmouth’s Top 10 Student Secrets

With over 22000 students, Portsmouth is a buzzy and vibrant city, full of students and full of life. Your time ...
Ten things every Newcastle Student MUST do

Ten things every Newcastle Student MUST do

With nearly 30,000 students currently in Newcastle, this amazing city has thousands of different places to go, experiences to do ...
Cardiff's Top 10 Student Secrets

Cardiff’s Top 10 Student Secrets

Cardiff is an incredible city, with over 30,000 students it is bursting with young people and thousands of things to ...
Where To Live In Cardiff As A Student

Where To Live In Cardiff As A Student

Location, location, location. It is a huge decision deciding where to live when you are a student, with little knowledge ...
Durham's Top 10 Student Secrets

Durham’s Top 10 Student Secrets

Durham is a great city to study in and an even better city to live in, so make sure you ...
Where To Live In Newcastle As A Student

Where To Live In Newcastle As A Student

The lively city of Newcastle with its two thriving universities, boasts beauty and fun all within a few miles. This ...
Where To Live In Portsmouth As A Student

Where To Live In Portsmouth As A Student

Portsmouth has a dual identity of the buzzing city life with the calmness of the Solent on its doorstep. Portsea ...
Where To Live In Coventry As A Student

Where To Live In Coventry As A Student

Coventry has been described as one of the top 50 best places for a student to live in the world, ...
Where To Live In Keele As A Student

Where To Live In Keele As A Student

The quaint town of Keele is superb and close knit with the University and the smaller sized student population, making ...
Where To Live In Stoke As A Student

Where To Live In Stoke As A Student

Stoke is home to two higher education facilities, Staffordshire University and Stoke-On-Trent College. The history rich city makes it a ...
5 Lancaster Student Secrets

5 Lancaster Student Secrets

Lancaster is home of several universities which means it is the new home of thousands of students looking to find ...
10 Leeds Student Secrets

10 Leeds Student Secrets

Being a student in a city you’ve never been to or don’t know much about can be quite stressful, especially ...
10 Loughborough Student Secrets

10 Loughborough Student Secrets

Now that you’re a Loughborough student, it is time to get yourself out there to enjoy what the place has ...
10 Oxford Student Secrets

10 Oxford Student Secrets

Home to one of the best universities in the world, Oxford is a great place to study, but you don't ...
10 Liverpool Student Secrets

10 Liverpool Student Secrets

Liverpool is home to some great bars and restaurants, where there are endless things to do whenever you want. But ...
How to Survive Being a Fresher

How to Survive Being a Fresher

The time has come, you're about to embark on the next stage of your life, but you're feeling stupidly nervous ...
How to Prepare for University

How to Prepare for University

Congratulations! You got into university! You should be proud of yourself. However, once the excitement wears off, the realities sink ...
How to be Productive in the Library

How to be Productive in the Library

You have a super important deadline coming up or a very difficult exam, and studying has proven to be quite ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
societies that 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Where To Live In The Arboretum As A Student - Nottingham

Where To Live In The Arboretum As A Student – Nottingham

This Green Flag award-winning park is located across from Nottingham Trent’s City Campus and provides the perfect escape from the ...
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 ...
Where to live as an Exeter 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
10 Things Student Experiences in Fallowfield

10 Things 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...