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Studying in Nottingham: What to do and where to stay

Students | Tips for Students | 02/14/17

Nottingham is one of the UK’s top student cities, with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University both high in the rankings. The two universities both have several campuses for the 61,000...

Studying in Nottingham: What to do and where to stay

Studying in Nottingham: What to do and where to stay

Students | Tips for Students | 02/14/17

Nottingham is one of the UK’s top student cities, with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University both high in the rankings. The two universities both have several campuses for the 61,000 students that study in the city. If you’re considering studying at either of the city’s universities, read on to find out all you need to know. What to do When it comes to nightlife, Nottingham has a lot on offer. The main student nights are held at clubs like Ocean, Ink, Rock City and S...

Studying in Edinburgh

Studying in Edinburgh: What to Do and Where to Stay

Students | Tips for Students | 11/09/16

Edinburgh is a beautiful city packed with culture and history. It’s also home to many universities and colleges, making it Scotland’s biggest student centre. Edinburgh is also one of the UK’s best student cities, and is home to some of the most renowned universities in the UK. If you’re lucky enough to be studying here, make sure that you know how to make the most of your time! What to do When living in Edinburgh, there are a few sites which must be visited. One of these is Arthur’s Seat. ...

manchester student city

Studying in Manchester: What to Do and Where to Stay

Students | Tips for Students | 10/19/16

Manchester is one of the UK’s most well known student cities. Situated in the northwest of England, this post-industrial city is home to many universities. The student population of Manchester is around 350,000 students, making Manchester one of the top student cities in the UK. This place is perfect for any student looking to immerse themselves in the student life. Keep reading to make sure you know what to do and where to stay during your studies in Manchester! What to do When studying...

Internships When Abroad

Internships When Abroad

Students | Tips for Students | 04/01/15

Interning can be extremely rewarding; at the end of an internship, you will have some insightful work experience and have learnt new skills that will make you a valuable commodity when you enter the workforce. Interning abroad shows that you can adapt to changes in your environment, you have knowledge of different cultures and you're not afraid of challenges. Individuals who have performed internships have far better chances of getting a job after finishing university than those who do not, and ...

Moving to Birmingham as a student

Moving to Birmingham as a student

Students | Tips for Students | 11/28/16

Birmingham is one of Britain's most vibrant student cities, and with a student population of around 65,000 students, it is the second largest student city in the UK. Many students venture here from both around the UK and abroad to experience all that Birmingham has to offer. Read on to find out what there is to do and how to find your perfect accommodation. What to do From the nightlife to the culture, this city is packed with things to do for students. One of the most popular things to do...

What to do and where to stay in Liverpool

Studying in Liverpool: what to do and where to stay

Students | Tips for Students | 11/03/16

Liverpool is another major student city in the U.K. With over 50,000 students, this city is a buzzing student centre. If you find yourself studying in Liverpool, then read on to discover what there is to do in this beautiful city. What to do When you first arrive in Liverpool, you should start with the tourist attractions. Why not head up to the top of the Radio City Tower, where you can enjoy stunning 360 degree views of Liverpool- the price of admission is only £4 for students! Liverpoo...

Tips to Help Students Save Money

6 Tips to Help Students Save Money

Students | Tips for Students | 09/02/15

Going back to, or starting university is always expensive and the number of students going each year is rising. To help you to tackle the cost, here are some tips for financing your studies and to help you kick start your university year. Renting Out Your Accommodation To help fund your studies, you can also rent out a room using Roomlala. You could, for instance, sub-let your apartment on weekends, or when you’re away. School holidays can also be an excellent time to sub-let your accommod...

Tips for Having a Cosy Student Room

5 Tips for Having a Cosy Student Room

Students | Tips for Students | 10/05/16

When hearing the words "student room", you automatically think of a small cramped space>. But however small your student room may be, there are always ways to make it feel cosier and less cramped. Read on to learn more. Tip 1: Choose a duvet cover that suits you One of the most visible features in your student room will be your duvet. Make sure you get a duvet cover that suits your style, but also one that goes well with the room. Colourful, simple, bland, you can choose whichever duvet c...

Moving to Exeter as a student

Moving to Exeter as a student

Students | Tips for Students | 09/01/17

Exeter is home to the University of Exeter which is one of the most popular and well-respected universities in the UK with its Russell Group status, and high-achieving academics, as well as being known as very sociable and for its high level of sports teams. This smaller university town may be quaint by comparison to the likes of Manchester or London, however for some people, this more manageably sized whilst still quite vibrant student town is perfect for them. What to do? One of the hug...

Study in Aberdeen

Studying in Aberdeen: what to do and where to stay

Students | Tips for Students | 08/23/17

Aberdeen is an extremely multicultural city in the North East of Scotland, which links to both old times and new. It’s home to Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen which is one of the oldest universities in the UK (founded in 1495) as well as boasting endless picturesque architecture. It also has a vibrant nightlife and one of the “world’s top-rated coastlines” according to the National Geographic. What to do Aberdeen has a diverse selection of things to do like many oth...

The cheapest European student cities to live in

The cheapest European student cities to live in

Students | Tips for Students | 08/21/17

It’s normal to ask many questions when going on an Erasmus trip, the most frequent being about the cost of living and the price of rent. In fact, the budget you have for rent largely determines the destination you will chose for your year of studies abroad. To help you with your choice, Roomlala has put together some of the student cities with the least expensive rentals in Europe. What are the 5 cheapest cities in Europe? Do you want to go abroad and pay a reasonable rent to enjoy the ...

Moving to Canberra as a student

Moving to Canberra as a student

Students | Tips for Students | 08/17/17

Australia has some of the best student cities in the world attracting both native people but also an enormous amount of international students. With the combination of high class universities and great living standards, it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular! Canberra, Australia’s capital, is a great small city for student living, boasting over 35,000 students within its two universities, one of which is the the top-ranked Australian National University. Why choose Canberra? The capital ...

what to do and where to stay in York

Studying in York: what to do and where to stay

Students | Tips for Students | 08/11/17

York is a beautiful city filled with so much culture and history, as well as lively and vibrant as a student-city for the students at the University of York and York St. John University. It’s the perfect size- just big enough to have a buzz and a lot going on, but small enough to not be too intimidating, and easy to cycle and walk around, especially when it’s your first time away from home! If you’re lucky enough to be studying in York, be sure to find out how to make the most of your time! ...

Move to Brisbane as a student

Moving to Brisbane as a student

Students | Tips for Students | 06/30/17

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’. The year-round pleasant climate makes Brisbane an attractive place to live for Aussies and foreigners alike; around a quarter of the city’s residents were born abroad, with Brits making up 6 percent of the population. With great higher education institutions such as University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University, many foreigners come to Brisbane as students and end up staying for life! Que...

Where students live in Ottawa

Where to live when you're a student in Ottawa

Students | Tips for Students | 06/30/17

The Canadian capital might not get as much attention as its flashier older siblings Montreal and Toronto, but Ottawa is a brilliant city in its own right. With top level universities such as the University of Ottawa and Carlton University, there’s a reason why many students choose Ottawa. This year is Canada’s 150th birthday, and Ottawa will be celebrating in style. It has the highest standard of living in Canada and very high employment rates – perfect for aspiring graduates! Ottawa is packed f...

Start looking for student housing

When should I start looking for student accommodation?

Students | Tips for Students | 07/04/17

September is the start of term for most UK universities and therefore moving day for most students around the country falls around the same time. The search for accommodation before the beginning of term is often a source of stress and panic for many students, no matter how early they start their search. Here are a few tips for finding a place to live at the right time, as well as the best time to move in. When is the best time to start looking? Most students starting university in the UK ...

Moving to Southampton as a student

Moving to Southampton as a student

Students | Tips for Students | 06/20/17

Southampton is one of the great British port towns on the south coast and welcomes an impressive number of students each year. Students coming to study at the University of Southampton or Southampton Solent University all have a great time getting to know the city and all it has to offer. The two universities have a combined student population of over 40,000. With a quirky social and artistic scene, Southampton is perched right on the coast and offers a great mixture of city and coastal living. ...

Student accommodation in Vancouver

Where to live when you're a student in Vancouver

Students | Tips for Students | 06/13/17

Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of Canada’s most diverse, exciting and unique cities. With top level universities such as the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, located just outside the city, its academic credentials are impressive. Ranked #10 student city in 2017, it’s no surprise that it’s a popular destination for students. Vancouver has beaches, forests and incredible mountains all within easy reach – and there are some great snowsport hotspots to try. With the o...

Moving to Perth as a student

Moving to Perth as a student

Students | Tips for Students | 06/08/17

Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is about as close to Bali as the big cities on the East Coast of Australia. Home to universities such as the University of Western Australia and the lead campus of University of Notre Dame, Perth is a great city for students. With the best weather year-round of all the Australian capitals, Perth is a paradise for anyone who loves the beach, nature and the outdoors. The laid-back city seamlessly blends with the economic powerhouse of the CBD and the e...

Find a flatshare or houseshare in Wellington

Find a flatshare or houseshare in Wellington

Students | Tips for Students | 05/31/17

As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is one of the country’s best student cities, with a huge number of students living and studying at the Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University – Wellington campus. Living in Wellington you will have the choice of a huge number of events, attractions and activities. At the southern tip of the North Island, Wellington is the windiest city in the world. Despite this unusual title, ‘Windy Wellington’ remains a popular destination for int...

Studying in Philadelphia

Studying in Philadelphia: what to do and where to stay

Students | Tips for Students | 05/17/17

Philadelphia – not just a delicious cheese spread, but one of the USA’s largest and most prosperous cities! A city with great significance in American history, most notably during the American Revolution, Philadelphia is home to many of the country’s 'firsts’ – the first hospital, library, zoo and stock exchange among others – and is the only World Heritage City in the United States. It is a popular study destination for American and international students due to the world class universities and...

Where to live in Melbourne

Where to live when you're a student in Melbourne

Students | Tips for Students | 05/11/17

Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and Australia’s second largest city. With 8 universities and 300,000 students, it is Australia’s student city and a great destination for studying abroad. Over a third of the city’s students is from abroad! Often said to experience all four seasons in one day, Melbourne’s cultural and social scene is as diverse as its weather. With a great sense of community considering its size and a passion for all things sport (especially Aussie Rules), Melbourne is an exc...

Moving to Sheffield as a student

Moving to Sheffield as a student

Students | Tips for Students | 05/04/17

Sheffield is a Northern city with its heart in steel production, but in the 21st century there’s a lot more to it than that. Students coming to study in Sheffield at the University of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam University all have a great time getting to know the city and all it has to offer. The two universities have a combined student population of over 60,000. As England’s 4th largest city, Sheffield is a great choice for students who want all the benefits of living in a big city which is ...

Studying in Edmonton

Studying in Edmonton: what to do and where to stay

Students | Tips for Students | 04/26/17

Edmonton, the capital of the province of Alberta in western Canada, might not be the first place you think of when you think of Canadian cities. It is the northernmost in North America to have a population over 1 million, and is nicknamed ‘Canada’s Festival City’, thanks – unsurprisingly - to its year round festivals. Although it i is cold during Canada’s long winters, Edmonton actually has the most sunny days of any Canadian city during the summer! Home to 6 main universities and colleges, incl...

Where to live when you're a student in Portland

Where to live when you're a student in Portland

Students | Tips for Students | 04/20/17

Portland, Oregon is an exciting, modern city that is one of the largest in the United States. Students at the many universities and colleges are never short of things to do, with a vibrant art and music scene as well as an impressive social and restaurant offering. Ranked as the 8th most popular city to live in, Portland is sure to be a great destination for any aspiring student. It’s known for its friendliness, microbreweries and coffee houses, and the city’s unofficial slogan is ‘Keep Portland...

Moving to Christchurch as a student

Moving to Christchurch as a student

Students | Tips for Students | 04/05/17

Christchurch is often considered the gateway to the South Island, but the city has more than enough to offer right on your doorstep. Students coming to study in Christchurch at one of the universities, colleges or higher education schools will be pleasantly surprised by the city, its people and the wealth of activites on offer. The University of Canterbury has over 10,000 students, of which 2,000 are international students. The city has been rebuilt following devastating earthquakes in recent ye...

Studying in Newcastle

Studying in Newcastle: What to do and where to stay

Students | Tips for Students | 04/05/17

Newcastle-upon-Tyne is one of the UK’s most exciting student cities, with the University of Newcastle and Northumbria University both high in the rankings. The two universities boast a vast combined student population and the city has a huge amount of affordable student housing as a result. If you’re considering studying at either of the city’s universities, read on to find out all you need to know. What to do When it comes to nightlife, Newcastle is the place to be. The main student nights ar...

Where to live when you’re studying in Leeds

Where to live when you’re studying in Leeds

Students | Tips for Students | 03/30/17

One of the best student cities in the UK, Leeds has a lot going for it – with some of the best nightlife and trendy destinations, students at the 4 main universities are never short of things to do. Now the UK’s third largest city by population, Leeds’ housing market is massive and there’s a whole lot on offer for students. You might find a great place to live near your university, near the city centre or somewhere else entirely. No matter where you choose, this up and coming Northern city is su...

Studying in Sydney

Studying in Sydney: What to do and where to stay

Students | Tips for Students | 03/23/17

Sydney is hugely attractive for students, both Australians and foreigners. It’s not hard to see why: consistently ranked in the top cities in the world for students, a multicultural atmosphere and chilled way of life draw students from all over. Not only does the city benefit from amazing natural beaches, walks and weather, there’s also a whole host of things to do and opportunities that would impress any seasoned traveller. There’s also a huge variety of places to live : with six universities w...

Studying in Montreal

Studying in Montreal: What to do and where to stay

Students | Tips for Students | 03/09/17

Montréal recently became the best city in the world for international students – a title held by Paris for the last four years running. And there’s plenty of reasons why : QS’s rankings measure 6 factors including ‘Student View’, which aims to measure things like ‘friendliness’ and ‘good nightlife’, alongside other factors like university rankings. The bilingual Canadian city always does well in rankings for quality of life and affordability, making it a prime location for students from across t...

Types of Student Accommodation

The 8 Types of Student Accommodation

Students | Tips for Students | 02/01/17

As a student, do you know all the accommodation options available to you? Each one has their advantages and disadvantages. To help you wade through the saturated market, Roomlala has compiled a list to break down the different types of accommodation. Spare Rooms Some people have a room in their house which they don’t really need and so they decide to rent it out to give their income a little boost. As a student, taking someone’s spare room can often give you a bigger room at a lower cost. ...

Studying in Toronto

Studying in Toronto: What to Do and Where to Stay

Students | Tips for Students | 12/13/16

While Toronto isn’t the Canadian capital, it’s most certainly the most populous and diverse city in Canada. Toronto has many universities sprawled throughout the city, making it a hub for students. If you ever have the chance to study in this beautiful city, then make sure you get the most out of your stay. What to do Ensure that at one point during your stay in Toronto, that you visit the iconic CN Tower. This structure stands at 533.33m high, and offers a revolving restaurant, a glass ...

Things That Every Student Should Experience

5 Things That Every Student Should Experience

Students | Tips for Students | 10/28/16

The college years are some of the best years that someone can experience. It's a time of learning, development and discovering new experiences. Here are our top 5 things that every student should do during their studies. The Erasmus Programme Erasmus is a European programme which allows students to easily study abroad in another European Member State for one year. The aim of the programme is to create intercultural exchanges, and to allow students to learn about another culture and way of ...

Searching for Student Accommodation

Searching for Student Accommodation: Flatshare

Students | Tips for Students | 09/28/16

With demanding landlords and exorbitant rent prices, it’s not always easy to find student accommodation that facilitates a rewarding year. Flatshares are quickly gaining ground as a viable accommodation option because of its numerous advantages. Read on to learn more. The Student Rental: An Obstacle Course The evolution of the real estate market makes it increasingly more complicated to find student accommodation. The landlords of these types of properties are often bombarded by potential...

Studying in London

Studying in London: What to Do and Where to Stay

Students | Tips for Students | 09/22/16

London is one of the biggest cities in the world. With a population of over 8.5 million people, the U.K.’s capital is a bustling city with loads of fun things to do, especially for students. What to do If you’re looking to experience student nightlife in London, head down to “Moonlighting” in Soho, an urban club with regular drinks promotions playing soul, R&B and party classics. It’s also worth checking out the ISH bar (International Students House), a bar in a student accommodation, ...

Tips for Finding Student Accommodation

Tips for Finding Student Accommodation

Students | Tips for Students | 09/09/15

June and July are not too early to start getting ready to go back to uni. According to the Guardian, 80% of students move away from home to go to university. With the time to go back to university fast approaching, many students are still struggling to find affordable accommodation, especially with the price of halls rising every year. So, here are some tips to help prepare you for the start ot the new university year and easily find accommodation. . Start Looking Early Remember, it is n...

 Studying in France as a Foreign Student

Getting Ready to Study in France as a Foreign Student

Students | Tips for Students | 08/11/15

Today, France is incredibly desirable as a place to complete university studies and a large number of foreign students come for both long and short periods either on study abroad schemes, or to complete their studies. In 2012, France welcomed 271 399 foreign students from across the globe, 29 293 of whom were taking part in the Erasmus Program. Here’s a rundown of all the admin that you need to get done to make your arrival as smooth as possible. VISAS: When Are They Necessary? If you are...

Finding a Summer Job

Finding a Summer Job

Students | Tips for Students | 06/29/15

The arrival of the summer holiday marks the end of the academic year and the beginning of a lot of free time for you as a student. With all this free time, it makes sense that a lot of students seek to find a source of income, especially since the expenses of university are so extremely high. Seventy-three percent of students, according to a CareerBuilder survey work to finance their studies. Here are 5 tips to easily find a summer job. Prepare in advance If you have little or no experienc...

The New Trend That Helps You Succeed

Homework Help: The New Trend That Helps You Succeed

Students | Tips for Students | 06/24/15

Today, more and more students ask for help when it comes to their homework. Very often, this help comes from classmates and friends. Sharing useful information is trendy and it helps you succeed. The help of digital technology Thanks to new technologies and the different digital devices, everything is connected. You can share any information with your friends, anywhere, at any time. This is also true for homework. When you get stuck on an exercise, alone in your room, the first thing ...