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Shops and restaurants

You have plenty of options for where to shop and eat in the UK. If you live in a city or larger town, you can usually visit the shops every day, but it pays to check opening hours, especially on…

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Transport

The beauty of the UK is that it’s a small country, so you can easily get around using public transport or travelling by bike, car or plane. You might be able to get discounts on transport in the UK, but…

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Places to visit

You don’t have to spend your study breaks at home, there’s plenty of exciting places to visit all around the UK – and most are easy (and relatively cheap) to get to. Places to explore during your study breaks :…

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People and Culture

It’s likely you’ve already got a pretty good picture of the UK in your head. It’s one of the world’s most recognisable countries and its influence is seen across the globe.The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and…

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A student’s guide to living in Glasgow

It’s a diverse, ever evolving, friendly and welcoming city so much so that in 2013, it adopted the phrase ‘People Make Glasgow’ and has stayed true ever since. As Scotland’s largest city and the gateway to the rest of the…

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A student’s guide to living in Cardiff

Cardiff manages to strike a great balance of city life and nature retreat and even has the biggest inner-city park space per person in the UK. During your time here make sure you visit Cardiff’s castle, which sits at the…

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A student’s guide to living in Edinburgh

You’ll soon come to realise that, while Edinburgh is home to all these quirky and unusual things, it’s also a place brimming with fun things to do, and some fascinating history. What makes Edinburgh so special There’s a reason Edinburgh…

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A student’s guide to living in London

London is huge, and with that expanse comes variety. There really is nothing you can’t do – if you can imagine it, then it probably exists in London. Want an adult sized ball pit? London has it. What about a…

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A student’s guide to living in Newcastle

A place renowned for its friendly nature and no fuss attitude, it’s a unique city that you’ll grow to love quickly. 5 tips for your first week in Newcastle 1. Familiarise yourself with the public transport options The Nexus Metro system is…

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Money and living expenses

You want to enjoy a healthy and happy study life in the UK. Knowing how much you need to for living expenses is a great starting point, but keep in mind the cost of living may be higher or lower…

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