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Mother’s Day on a Student Budget

Mother’s Day is a day to treat the most important woman in your life… your Mum, or as we say in Newcastle, your Mam! Being a student can become very straining, especially on your bank account. Don’t worry though, here at Newcastle Student Housing, we have tips and tricks to help you make the most of your Mother’s Day.   Treat Her to a Roast Whether you take her out for a spot of Sunday lunch or make it yourself (even better!) your Mother will be incredibly appreciative. The best thing about a traditional Sunday dinner is that it’s one of the most famous British meals. With Mother’s Day falling on a Sunday it won’t be hard to find a restaurant that sells a Sunday roast. If you’re also wanting a day out, why not head up to Northumberland? Not only do we believe one of the best Sunday lunches is at William De Percy, in Otterburn, but they are also surrounded by beautiful country views, perfect for a country walk! Your Time Simply enough, dedicate some time together. Mother’s Day is a day for celebrating your Mam and the best way to do this is to spend it with […]
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The student guide to Valentine’s Day

Although showing your loved one your appreciation for them shouldn’t be subject to just one day out of the year, we understand that trying to participate in Valentine’s day on a student budget can be hard. With an already tight pocket, we have put together some tips and ideas to help make Valentine’s Day special for you and your loved one whether you’re on a student budget or not! Valentine Date Ideas… Now, the typical dinner or drinks dates can be expensive. So why not steer away from the norm this Valentines Day and try something different… There are so many affordable date ideas you can take advantage of! Decorate your room Why not just decorate your student flat or room which some homemade decorations and invite your loved one round for a night in? Then you’re still enjoying the Valentines Day atmosphere but not spending a lot! All you would need to do is get some craft paper (colour of your choice), ribbon or even wool and just create heart shapes and turn them into a garland to hang around the room. Always remember that a little bit of effort can go a long way! Valentines Day gift ideas… […]
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Uni deadlines? Our New Year Survival Tips

You may have had a relaxing Christmas break filled with home cooking, quality street and movie nights, but it’s back to uni season! That means it’s time to crack on with your uni deadlines and step out into the New Year on the right foot by getting ahead of the workload. Whether you are a first year or final year student, deadlines are no easy task and it can often feel as though all the stresses come at once. Here at Newcastle Student Housing, we know too well the pressure so here are our top tips for how to survive your New Year university deadlines this 2019… #1 Don’t procrastinate! Top tip number one is most definitely to stop procrastinating – get it done now! It can be easy to let things slip and prioritise catching up with friends over a night in the library but trust us, if you keep on top of those deadlines you will thank yourself in the long run. #2 Manage your time! Planning is key to surviving uni deadline! Manage your time far better with forward planning and a sincere respect for deadlines. Buy a diary and keep it updated so you know where […]
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Get fit the student way this January!

The dreaded time is upon, the fun filled indulgence of Christmas is sadly over and it’s time to hit the ground running (literally!) with your New Year fitness plans. If like most of us you feel you’ve indulged a little too much over the festive season, you’re probably planning a New Year health-kick and exercise plan to help you get back in shape. Factoring in some exercise into your timetable this semester is not only a great way to shed some of those extra Christmas pounds, but it’s the perfect way to keep both body and mind active. However, keeping fit as a student can be challenging. Motivation aside, fitness can be an expensive outlay for a student on a tight budget! This is why Newcastle Student Housing is here to help with our top tips for staying in shape and achieving your fitness goals the student way this January! No excuses – here’s how to get fit this January without spending a fortune… #1 Get your steps in Walk everywhere! According to the NHS website, walking is one of the easiest ways to get more activity into your day, lose weight and become healthier. What’s more, it’s free! Try […]
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Popular Student Living Areas Newcastle

With over 50,000 students spread over two universities, Newcastle is a vibrant and exciting place to live and study. It was even voted one of the UK’s top student cities! Newcastle therefore has a plethora of popular student living areas for those looking to break out of halls of residence into their first student flat or house. Known for our famous warm ‘Geordie’ welcome, the people of Newcastle are social and like to have a good time. Famed for its great bar, restaurants and nightlife its a student haven! For quieter days, the city boasts some of the best educational museums and art galleries in the North, as well as a great high-street for shopping. Hence why Newcastle plays host to three main study destinations; Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Newcastle College. With such a expansive student population it’s easy to see why there are so many student housing options in the city! It’s a key time of year to look for your next student house, so if you are on the search Newcastle Student Housing is here to help with our guide to the most popular student living areas in the city…   Vibrant Student Areas As a student, […]
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Students: Festive things to do in the city – Newcastle!

If you are a student living in Newcastle Upon Tyne, the festive season is a great time to grab your friends and explore the city. As the air begins to crisp up with the cold frost, Christmas approaches once again and we think it’s never too early to start celebrating! Here at Newcastle Student Housing, we cannot elevate enough what an amazing student city Newcastle is, and as locals ourselves we know all the very best things to do. That’s why we have compiled the ultimate guide for a student living in Newcastle Upon Tyne and put together our absolute must do list of festive events and activities… Festive things to do in Newcastle Upon Tyne #1 Christmas Lights Switch On Grey’s Monument, Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6JG Deck the halls and watch this years Christmas light switch on with your nearest and dearest! Soak up the festive atmosphere of the city with this annual Newcastle tradition on Thursday 8th November on Grey Street at the base of Grey’s Monument. An estimated 20,000 festive lights will illuminate the popular shopping streets of the city and beyond. What’s more, the event if being organised FREE by Newcastle City Council, […]
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Find your perfect student accommodation in Newcastle

Whether you have just got your A-level results and are now looking for a student property to live in for your first year of uni, or you’re just coming out of halls and need a new place to live – we’ve got you covered. This guide will make finding student accommodation in Newcastle super easy! Student housing Newcastle Newcastle is a great place for students to live, with plenty of student areas all not too far away from the city centre. Our team are committed to finding the best student accommodation in Newcastle – completely stress-free! Student housing Sandyford Student flats in Sandyford are great for those students that don’t want to venture too far away from the city centre. The rent for student houses in Sandyford is a lot cheaper than some other student areas in Newcastle such as Jesmond, meaning all your budget won’t go to your accommodation. Sandyford is a short walk from both Newcastle and Northumbria University, as well as all the great bars and restaurant Newcastle has to offer. View our student properties available in Sandyford Student housing in Heaton Heaton is a great place for students to live if they’re on a tight budget. […]
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What to take to university checklist

Off to uni in September? You’re probably wondering what items you should start packing to take with you. You’re probably planning on taking every single item you currently own with you, however, we have an essential checklist on what to take to university, and also what not to take! Things you really should take to university Important documents Important documents, like your passport and/ or driving license, are essential – especially if you’re planning on exploring Newcastle’s nightlife, you’ll need some form of ID. Remember to also bring your university acceptance letter with you, as this could be a requirement to show as part of the registration onto your course. We would also highly recommend, bringing any student finance letters or documents with yourself to university – you never know when you may need to ring them and need any documents on hand. Make a checklist for your electrical items Being a student, you’re more than likely to have a massive amount of electrical items you need to bring with you to university. Organising every item you’re bringing so you know what chargers to pack as well will be very beneficial to yourself when it comes to actually pack. It […]
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Top tips for managing your money at university

Despite getting student discount, living from a student budget can be hard! Being able to manage your finances through university is so important. To help you through your university life, we have put together our personal top tips to manage your money over your time at university. Work out a budgeting plan If your planning to live on your student loan plus any extra money you will get from a part time job, you should start to budget your income and outgoings in order to know if you have enough money to fund everything. Coming up with a spending plan will save yourself a lot of stress through the term!   Take a look at this student budget calculator to help get your finances in order. Choose a good student bank account Think about choosing a student bank account that would suit your needs. Most banks now offer incentives when you sign up to a student account with them, such as 0% overdrafts or railcards. It is worth having a look into all the different options before choosing your student bank account. Get a part time job If you’re struggling to live from the income of your student loan – […]
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How to help with exam stress

It is exam season, and many may be getting stressed with the whole situation. Trying to keep calm and keep your cool can be difficult. So that’s why we have created a guide to help you try and relax and keep calm. Prioritise your time Make sure you plan out your time well, if you have more than one exam, it is best to draw out your exams on a calendar, with set times on when you want to revise for each one. Make sure you know how much you need to spend on each exam. Organisation is key. So make sure you are prepared and know exactly what is happening. List what topics are in each section, when you have revised that section, tick it off so you know where you are up to. Writing to-do-lists is essential, do this every day. This will help you understand where you are in your day and help keep a structured plan. Exercise Exercise is essential to keep your body and mind in the right place. It might be the last thing on your mind in this busy period, however, you will feel better afterwards. It fills your brain with endorphins, which […]
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