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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.

An A-Z guide to unusual British sayings

If you’re heading to live in the UK for the first time, then you may optimistically assume that a good grasp of the language is all you need. But, alas, the English language is notoriously difficult to learn, not least because of the myriad of idioms and phrases that simply don’t make sense without local Read more >

4 Essential Tips for Deciding Your Career Path

When you’re at uni, you’ll probably have a pretty decent idea about what you want to do as a career after you’ve graduated. If that’s not the case, then no worries! Deciding what to do for a career is a big step. Maybe you’re looking to focus on a specific area of your degree but Read more >

The Best Brain Food to Help You Study

Whether you’re studying for an exam or you’re trying to nail that dissertation, your memory, or more importantly, your brain, is your biggest asset. Not only does your brain help take in information to help you get those grades, but it also retains it, ensuring you can call on it at a later time. However, Read more >

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.

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 >

What is Self-Care and Why is it Important?

If you haven’t been feeling your usual self lately, then this article is for you. We’ll take a closer look at self-care and just how important it is, as well as some things you can do to make it more of a regular thing in your life.

How to stay healthy, happy & connected during lockdown

We think a lot about how to bring people together in safe and happy ways, even more now, during this period of self-isolation & social distancing. It can feel a bit scary out there at the moment, especially if you’re living away from home or on your own, but don’t forget we are all in it together. Challenges are what makes our next generation, adversity is no match for our residents, and besides, we’re the digital generation!

Explore These UK Universities Without Leaving Your Home

Deciding where to take the next steps in your higher education journey can be tough, but by not being able to walk around at a university open day, the decision is made all the more difficult.

What to do if you want to change courses at university?

You’ve moved into your accommodation, met your flatmates and gotten to know a new city over the course of a fun Fresher’s Week. Now it’s time to hit the books and get studying. The only problem is, you’re not enjoying your course as much as you thought you would.

Writing Your Dissertation: Top Tips and Advice

Although dissertations aren’t compulsory on every course, if you do choose to take on the mammoth 10,000-word essay then be warned: it’s quite an undertaking.