From craft beer and pub grub to night clubs and live music, whatever you’re looking for in Dundee, there’s plenty to fill your evenings.
A look at the many interesting things to do in Salford and neighbouring Manchester which is just across the river Irwell.
Read our guide to the most student-friendly restaurants in Salford and the surrounding area, suiting budgets, taste and drinks prices.
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Choosing the right student accommodation for your needs can be a daunting task, luckily we’ve done the research to help you make the right decision for your time as a student in Salford.
Be secure in the knowledge that your accommodation for the next academic year is sorted in advance, and take advantage of our rate freezes.
Choosing the right student accommodation can be daunting, we’ve done the research to help you make the right decision for your time as a student in Dundee.
Dundee is one of the most student-friendly cities within the uk and often receives sky-high ratings for its university experience. It’s both reasonable and full of exciting things to do and quiet places to visit. Here’s the ultimate guide to this fantastic city in 2021.
Salford is a great city to study, live and play. As one of the highest rated cities for student living, you’re sure to settle into your new home quickly.
You’re in safe hands at Mears Student Life, know that you can book with us, with confidence. We’re keeping a close eye on the government’s updates, and any changes to lockdown rules in Dundee and Salford into the 2021 academic year and beyond.
We know this year hasn’t been easy, and worrying about your bills and rent should be the last thing on your mind. Living your best student life is more important than ever and we’re here to help take care of the boring stuff, so you can relax and enjoy your time at university.
As if this year’s exam results chaos didn’t leave us with enough to get our heads around, UCAS have also launched a new Clearing system. Here’s everything you need to know about what Clearing Plus is, how it works, and what it means for you.
The University of Salford has confirmed it will accept teacher assessed grades, mock results or grades awarded by examination bodies when it comes to making offers to students.
With results in Scotland and the rest of the UK now released, clearing is open at the University of Dundee. The university has course vacancies available depending on your fee status, with up to up to £5,000 of scholarships and guaranteed accommodation available to those that are eligible.
If you’re making a first-time application to university this year you will no doubt be familiar with UCAS Track, the system through which your choices and acceptance status are tracked and shared between you, your uni and UCAS.
Whether you're waiting on your A Levels, Scottish Highers, or NVQ results there’s no getting away from the nerves you may be feeling. Combine that with the current pandemic and it can be a pretty stressful time.
You might have lots of questions about how the current pandemic impacts your university life. We’ve been keeping you up-to-date throughout the ongoing changes and have provided options for you to book your accommodation with confidence.
In so many ways, this has been an unprecedented year. But one thing that hasn’t changed - thankfully - is the summer break. Whether you’re currently between A levels and uni, or you’re waiting to come back for another year, it’s important to use the time to relax and recharge.
One of the areas most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic has been international travel. It’s been an especially confusing and unsure time for international students, many of whom have been reluctant to make firm plans for next year due to all the uncertainty.
Whether you’re going to university for the first time, or returning for another year, there is no doubt that the 2020/21 academic year will be unique.
The summer break is upon us and students everywhere are wondering how to spend this precious time - and how it will be affected by the coronavirus. Here are five top tips for making the most of your summer break.
By now, you will have made your picks for your first choice and insurance option universities via UCAS (even if the original deadline was pushed back due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic).
The Coronavirus pandemic has brought about a ‘New Normal’ across all walks of life, with many of us coming to terms with a new way of living, working, and studying.
At the end of last month, the University of Dundee’s vice principal of education, Blair Grubb, wrote to students informing them of the latest updates from the university on their response to the Coronavirus pandemic and how it will affect people’s return to campus.
The University of Salford has pledged that every student across all of their courses will have face-to-face time with lecturers in their first term, as they set out their approach for the return of teaching amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus has changed the landscape of the education sector. We have pulled together a list of frequently asked questions from students to provide you with direction.
The University of Dundee not only ranks well academically, with the institution home to many world leading courses and lots of innovative research, Dundee itself is often listed amongst the best value places in the UK to live.
Whether you enjoy it or not, revision is an essential part of preparing for your university exams. Knowing your course materials inside out will ensure you’re in the best position to get the grades you want.
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, commonly known as UCAS, is a centralised service that everybody who wants to study in the UK has to use during the university application process.
Salford consistently ranks as a more affordable place to live than surrounding areas, which is ideal because the ‘Second City’ is only a hop, skip and a jump from all that Manchester has to offer.
As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. But this goes both ways - your university also needs to make a good impression on you. The first time most people check out their university choices is on an open day.
Don’t you hate it when people ask “What are you going to study?". If you do, it’s probably a sign you need some inspiration. Sometimes it’s useful to think deeply about your interests and skills, and then go from there.
In their own words - What is student life like in Dundee? The Scottish coastal city, once known for traditional industry, is now renowned for its contributions to design and digital entertainment. But what is it like for students to live in?
The best way to find out about student life in Salford is to hear what some of the students who live there have to say.
It’s hard enough to motivate yourself to get organised in January let alone to get on top of all your work and revision. To help, we’ve pulled together these handy tips to help you get off to a flying start this term.
It’s that time of the year again where we have to kick start our bodies after the Christmas period. It’s dark and cold and everyone’s starting to feel a bit down. But don’t worry as we’re here for you, and we’ve pulled together a few things that can help you get over the January Blues.
We know it can be hard to stay focused with all the distractions going on at uni. So we’ve pulled together a short list of the best ways to stay focused this year. From making a study timetable to getting more exercise, discover the tips that can work wonders for you.
Struggling to get your study on? These nifty hacks will help your brain soak up your study notes and exercise your exam muscles.
The time’s here when you’re finally ready to move into your new accommodation. Packing for uni can be stressful, making endless lists and constantly buying new things. It’s the biggest move of your life so far, the last thing you want is to be adding extra pressure on yourself.
Whether you’re living away from home for the first time or you’re a seasoned third year, we’ve all got a bit of life learning to do. There are actually a few simple tricks you can do to fast track to becoming a life expert. Here’s a couple of pointers to get on top of life.
Looking forward to living in Student Halls this year? So you should be, you’ll meet loads of new people from different backgrounds and cultures, but with that comes a range of characters you’ll come across.
A year studying at University is enough to stress anyone out, the mind and the body need to switch off in preparation for the next one. Here’s a couple of ideas to get ready for next year.
Employment Rate is the highest it’s been since records began with 76% of 16-64 year olds in employment. The number of opportunities are also increasing over time.
To help you when your revision schedule ramps up, we’ve provided advice to keep you on track and motivated throughout.
A recruiter will look at your social media accounts, so consider whether your online image will hinder your chances of landing that graduate job.
Are you getting ready for university? ? Find out what’s in store before you take the next step in your academic career and learn all about your soon-to-be student lifestyle.
Welcome to 2019! Time to rebook your room for the New Year and here are a few reasons why now is the perfect time.
Leaving home for uni is a big move, so it's natural to feel a bit homesick sometimes. Here are some tips on how you can combat homesickness at university.
If you’re unsure of which city to go to for university, take a look at the factors you’ll need to consider before deciding.
Can’t decide what and where to study for your degree course? Here are five simple steps you can take to help you choose the best course at the right university.
You'll come across loads of different types of people while you're at uni. But which type are you? Take a look, and have a read up on all the other types!
If you’re thinking about studying at Salford Uni, you’ll want to explore the area and make it your own. Here's where you should start.
Dundee has everything, from cool late-night spots to gorgeous green spaces for daytime activities. Whether you’re showing your parents around or you’re with a bunch of pals, there’s a lot you can do. Here, we list 10 of the best.
Money tends to be tighter when you're a student, but that doesn't have to stop you from going on great holidays during your uni breaks! Check out our tips.
If you’re using clearing to find an alternative course, you may be getting a bit stressed. That’s completely understandable! There are loads of ways that you can overcome the stress, keep a clear head, and secure the right course for you. Here’s how.
We spoke to a mix of second-years, third-years, and graduates who all told us where they went wrong and what they learned in first year. Download the guide!
Whether you want to share with friends, live in the heart of the action, or find a self-contained flat away from the main uni campus, there are loads of housing options available to students. So how do you know which is right for you?
You’ve probably got used to the laundry fairies (Mum/Dad) taking care of your washing, but now it’s all on you. Our blog has everything you need to know.
When you’re living at our Salford student residence Bramall Court, there will be plenty for you to do. You'll be spoilt for choice with these picks!
Starting university is often a stressful time for all involved, parents especially. Parents can rest easy, though: we’ve created a safe environment for all.
In this article, we investigate whether or not the student maintenance loan gives you enough to live on without having you to seek part-time work.
As a student, you'll save bags of money if you do your food-shopping right. Avoid the mistakes and get clued up on all the little tips and tricks.
As a student, you might find that money gets a bit tight from time to time, so getting a part-time job makes perfect sense. But only if you choose wisely!
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