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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.

5 Craft and Activity Ideas that Are Perfect for Creative Types

January tends to be a pretty quiet time, a little pit stop for everyone while we recover from all the fun and celebrations that we’ve had over the festive period. But going straight into yet another lockdown means that the beginning of 2021 is going to be a lot quieter than usual.

A Brief History of Birmingham: Things to Know About the City of a Thousand Trades

‘The Second City’, ‘The Workshop of the World’, ‘Brummagem’; Birmingham has been called many different names in its time. But for the people who call it home, it’s a city known for its storied history, impressive architecture and friendly, cheerful and welcoming vibe.

15 Things You Never Knew About Bristol

Thinking of living with us at Nido Bristol when it opens up later this year? We’ll help you get to know this quirky and creative city a little better with a deep dive into Bristol’s weirder, less well-known side.

What to Do if You Don’t Want a Degree-Related Career

Doing a degree only to realise that a career in what you’re studying isn’t for you can be daunting. And though it might feel like things have been a waste of time, remember that uni is a big learning curve that throws all kinds of challenges at you – including questions about your future career Read more >

Things to Look for From Your First Career Job (and What to Avoid)

If you’re a recent graduate or in your final year at uni, then your mind’s probably on one thing: that first career job. Finding your first role fresh from graduating can be tough, and it’s tempting to accept whatever offer comes your way – especially if it comes with an attractive-looking salary. But how much Read more >

Meal Kits

Meal kits are all the rave right now! So, we wanted to get in on the action by researching some of the best ones out there, so you don’t have to. Whether you’re wanting to spice things up for an occasion or you just want to try some new food, we’ve found some great meal kit options that Read more >

8 Good Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

If you have recently graduated, it’s easy to think that all the power lies in the hands of the interviewer, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Remember, you’re assessing them just as much as they’re assessing you, so it’s a good idea to come equipped with some questions of your own. When you’re asked “do Read more >

A Short History of Cambridge: All You Need to Know

When it comes to university towns, Cambridge stakes its claim as one of the best. With history and tradition at every turn, it’s a city with an academic rep like no other (aside from Oxford perhaps, but we don’t talk about them), where great minds of the past go head-to-head with new generations of the intellectually inclined.