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The Most Instagrammed UK University Library

While we all know that getting a great degree, meeting new people, and bettering ourselves is the main goal of going to university, it would be naive to think the experience doesn’t also add to our social lives and to our social media. In fact, from tagging your university campus in that sunset pic to tagging your student halls in your pre-drinks selfie going to uni can do wonders for your social media. This raises an important question, which university has the most picture-worthy libraries? In a quest to find out which UK university library is the most picture-perfect, we have taken to Instagram to identify how many hashtags each library has on the app. The Top 35 UK University Libraries We found that, to no surprise, the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries are the most Instagrammable uni library with over 2800 tags. Oxford University’s campus and grounds are well known for their impressive beauty and if you got into Oxford, you can’t blame anyone for wanting to show it off. The University of Surrey takes 2nd place with over 2,250 tags, followed by Cambridge at 3rd place, the University of Manchester at 4th with over 1,500 tags, and the […]

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Which UK City Learned The Most During Lockdown

2020 saw the UK join a third of the world’s population in a lockdown due to Coronavirus. Lockdown was announced on the 23rd of March in an attempt to slow down the spread of the virus and resulted in 8.9 million workers being furloughed in the UK and a record number of people working from home. During the lockdown, a large number of people in the UK used this time to improve their skill set or find a new hobby. By looking at Google Search Trends data, we have measured the massive increase in searches for terms We used the data gathered to find out which UK city learnt the most during lockdown. Unsurprisingly, London is ranking high on the list, but it’s Birmingham taking the lead with a score of 287. London, Leeds and Manchester follow in second, third and fourth position. The value given is based on a higher proportion of all searches, instead of a higher search count. So a city with a smaller population where 80% of the searches were for “online courses” will get a higher score than a city with a larger population where only 40% of searches were for “online courses”. This explains […]

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A Useful Guide to Viewing Student Houses [Infographic]

Get on top of the things you need to look out for when choosing your student accommodation and ensure you bag the perfect student house for next year, with our Useful Guide to Viewing Student Houses.

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Get £100 CASHBACK per housemate on all houses signed-up by 31st January 2020. T&Cs apply.


GREAT NEWS – we’ve extended our amazing cashback offer!!

DON’T get caught up in the Summer Term student house hunting FRENZY… Sign-up for a house with us before the end of FEBRUARY and GET £100 CASHBACK for every housemate* – SERIOUSLY!

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How to Nail Christmas on a Student Budget

Get yourself to the top of Santa’s Nice List this Christmas with these thoughtful gift ideas to help you nail Christmas without going broke!

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Refer a friend to Andrew Chell Premier Student Houses Loughborough and get £100 CASH if they book

REFER A FRIEND | Get £100 CASH If They Book a House for 2022/23

Already booked a place to live next year…?

REFER A FRIEND to Andrew Chell and we’ll give you £100 CASH for every house booked as a result of your referral(s)* – Seriously!​

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Beat the January Rush – XMAS100 Prize Draw

Keep Calm and Book a Viewing – arrange a viewing with us before you go home for Christmas and we’ll enter you into our prize draw to win a £100 AMAZON voucher!

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Student Tips: 5 Ways To Stay Warm Without Blasting The Heating

Well, it seems the cold weather is upon us, which means it’s time to get smart with your energy usage!

These tips will help you stay snug as a bug during the cold snap without paying through the nose when the utility bill lands on the mat!

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The Top 40 Frugal Food Blogs For Cash-Strapped Students

We’ve scoured the web to bring you the 40 best food blogs for students on a tight budget. Whether you’re looking for tips on cooking and eating as cheaply as possible, general tips for living a frugal life, or blogs that will help you to really up your game in the kitchen, you’ll find it all here in this definitive list.

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7 Ways to Deal with Homesickness at University

No matter how amped you are about being at uni, chances are you’ll still get hit by sudden bouts of homesickness from time to time.

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