Your Guide to Student Work Placements

Hello again! This month I’ll be talking about taking University work placements as part of your degree, why you should consider them, and what to do if you’re interested. So, first question, what is a placement year? A placement year is a year off from your course where you’ll work for a company in the… Read more

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Unilife House Manager Shortlisted for Industry Award

Frank Pinto, Unilife House Manager, has been shortlisted for the category of ‘Unsung Hero of the Year’ at the forthcoming Student Accommodation Awards hosted by The Property Week. Frank has worked for Unilife for over two years, having previously worked as a Guest Relations Manager in an internationally acclaimed five-star hotel. Throughout his time with… Read more

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Getting to know your city

Hello again! By now you should be off to a great start on your Uni… life (sorry, couldn’t resist!), which is not only very exciting for new students but also hopefully a refreshing change for returning students, after a long summer break with the family. As a new student, you will no doubt be starting… Read more

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Getting ready for Uni

This month I will be talking about getting ready for University (Freshers and upwards), and what you should be doing between now and the journey to your new home. First of all, let’s get the obvious pointers out of the way. Refresh your cooking skills – This is one essential lesson to learn while at… Read more

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Tips for Finding Work During the Summer

  Hello! Now following on from my previous blog (if you haven’t read it, why not? You can find it here)  the novelty of being home has worn off and you’re looking for things to do. So this month we’re talking about summer jobs, so you can get saving for freshers week! Where do I… Read more

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Heading Home for the Summer

Hello again! Unfortunately, the academic year is over and that means its home time. This month we’ll be discussing finishing university for summer and heading back home! So first things first, its best to check when all of your friends are leaving as it would be a shame to knock on their door only to… Read more

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Student Money Management

Hello again! This month we’ll be discussing student money management. Learning how to budget can be one of the hardest things about moving away for university but it’s essential to get the hang of it, sooner rather than later! If you don’t pick it up, it can lead to many issues later on in your… Read more

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Testing Times – Tips on How to Succeed in Your Exams

This month on the student blog we’ll be talking about every student’s favourite topic – exams. In particular, what you can do to improve revision and maximise your grades and how to have a better results day regardless of your grade.   Ok so we’ll go through the obvious bits of advice; Plan your time… Read more

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How to become a student Masterchef!

Hello! This month I’ll be discussing student cooking, more specifically how I got started! Including the good, the bad and the ugly. Now before I came to uni I could boil pasta and at best, I could make my own pizzas. I thought this would be enough to see me through my year and, to… Read more

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How to make the most of the of your first term of Uni-life

  Hi, I’m Sam and I began studying at the University of Portsmouth last September. I’m staying with Unilife and have been asked to do a series of blogs about my time here. As my first term is still relatively fresh in my mind, I’m going to talk about some of the things that I… Read more

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8 Do’s and Don’ts of University Essay Writing

At some point, most university students will start to become inundated with essays and assignments. Essay writing is a common, obligatory academic assignment, usually regardless of course or institution. Therefore, it is a skill that many students need to adopt quickly if they want to keep their head above water throughout their studies. Nevertheless essay… Read more

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Why I love Unilife

We are regularly asked by students looking for student accommodation in Southampton and Portsmouth, ‘what’s it really like living with Unilife?’ We always explain what we believe the benefits are for our students, however we are always interested to hear what our students consider to be the main advantages of being part of our Unilife family. So, with this in mind… Read more

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    At Unilife we want our students to feel part of the Unilife family. We know that for many of you it will be your first time moving away from home and therefore a slightly daunting experience. However, there is no need to worry, you will have the opportunity to meet many new friends in your building and get involved in a fantastic social community.

    At Unilife we pride ourselves on listening to what you want and know that the first step is sometimes the hardest. We are here to make it easier and give you the chance to make new friends and have some fun, whatever your interests are. Feel part of the Unilife community.

    To keep up to date with the latest events and get involved, register your interest at and we will keep you posted. Don’t miss out, there is going to be lots going on.