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OUR BLOG

From tips on how to make the most of Freshers’ Week to what’s going on in your local area, you can read all kinds of student guides, Nido news and first-hand accounts penned by your fellow students right here.

Fancy writing about your own student experience, we’re always on the lookout for budding bloggers and writers to collaborate with us. If you’ve got a great idea or just fancy showing off your writing skills, be sure to get in touch if you want to have your say on our blog.

What Clearing Looks Like in 2020

You’ve worked hard, survived the stress of your final year at school. You thought you knew exactly what you wanted and were ready to spread your wings. Then coronavirus took us all by surprise. All of a sudden your future isn’t so clear anymore. Does this mean that you are the unlucky generation of students who should put their dreams aside? Of course not. The clearing process allows you to create new dreams.

How do our students score us on wellbeing?

One of the most important things to us is looking after our students and their mental wellbeing, so we’re delighted to see even more positive results come out of the NSHS survey this year, this time for wellbeing.  

World Emoji Day!

Today, the 17th of July, is not just a regular Friday… it’s World Emoji Day!! 🎉 Here at Nido we love a good emoji. We firmly believe an emoji can spice up any text or sentence and should be used often. 🧀 But, where did the emoji come from?

A Student Guide To Coventry, Arundel House

A town offering much more than meets the eye, Coventry (better known to students as Cov) is full of fun and interesting things to do. From student pubs, trendy restaurants and cafes to escape rooms, ice rinks and shopping. Whether you want a spontaneous night out to one of Coventry’s many Wetherspoons, or a calm Read more >

A Student Guide to Wembley, Barnard Point

The thought of moving to London can sometimes be a little daunting, however, with Wembley’s local community atmosphere there is never a dull moment. With endless coffee shops, places to eat and drink, and fun activities such as Axe throwing in BOXPARK or a Yoga class at The Yellow, there are tons of opportunities to Read more >

A Student Guide to Cork, Curraheen Point

Set on its own little Ireland, Cork is alive with creative, young energy, known as the ‘real capital of Ireland.’ The city is a modern metropolis offering artisan coffee bars, a vibrant art scene and live music against a background of traditional architecture, snug pubs and colourful houses. Our Curraheen Point residence on Farranlea Road Read more >

A student guide to Walthamstow, Alliot House

Set-in North-East London, Walthamstow embraces its old east London charm from the moment you step out of the tube. Now a lively, creative hub perfect for students to explore its variety of hip cafes, local shops and energetic bars. If your worried about being away from nature while in the capital, Walthamstow Wetlands, a beautiful nature reserve is only a 10-minute walk from Nido Alliot House.

The Parent Checklist to Choosing Student Accommodation

To help you and your son or daughter reach a decision, be sure to check out this list of things to think about when it comes to choosing student accommodation.

The Most Challenging Aspects of Being a Journalism, Creative Writing and English Student

Being a humanities student is definitely challenging. There are piles of reading to be done, essays to be written and exams to be crammed for. As a third year Journalism, Creative Writing and English student, I’ve definitely encountered my fair share of challenges during the years. Here’s what I think the hardest parts of my degree are.

90’s Party meets Uni Work

Nido – West Hampstead was transformed into glitz, glam, a bit of grunge and a lot of colour, as one of our residents, Kyarah Boon, and her classmates ran their very own 90s event in our common room as part of their end of year module in Events Management at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

How to Create Your Own Home Away from Home When Studying

Adapting to a different culture can be daunting, so we asked a few of our residents for the tricks they used to turn their new city into somewhere they can call home.