Blog

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.

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 ...
The Ultimate Student’s Guide: Societies You Should Join at University

The Ultimate Student’s Guide: 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Top 12 TV Shows Students You Should Binge Watch

Top 12 TV Shows Students You Should Binge Watch

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

What to Take to Halls: The Ultimate Fresher’s Guide

It's nearly the end of summer and that means University is getting close and its time to start thinking about ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
How to Pick Housemates at Uni: The Good, The Bad and The Awkward.

How to Pick 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
10 Things Loughborough Students Must Do

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why the Viaduct is the Most Popular Student Area in Durham

Why the Viaduct is the Most Popular Student Area in Durham

The Viaduct area of Durham is one of the most popular for students looking to find the perfect house when ...
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 ...
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 have ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
100 Cribs!

100 Cribs!

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

Welcome to our Crib…

The boys at Johnson Road, Nottingham (Hot Tub Club) have shot and produced the first ever Crib video. We think ...
Open Days

Open Days

We have now announced the open day dates for all of our properties. Please see the Events section of our ...
Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website

After months of organising, designing, writing and editing we finally have our new website up and running. We hope our ...
Broadband Now Included

Broadband Now Included

From 2012 onwards Student Cribs will be including hi speed broadband as standard in all of our properties. The cost ...