We hope these tips can help you sort out some budget UK travel for getting home ahead of Christmas and New Year! Enjoy the holiday season, and make sure to indulge in everything that brings you happiness at this time of year.
The benefits of
STAYING WITH CITYHEART
All Cityheart student accommodation is purpose built and features the following excellent benefits:
HIGH SPEC PURPOSE BUILT ACCOMMODATION
UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP ACCOMMODATION
FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET
ON-SITE MANAGEMENT TEAM
FREE CONTENTS INSURANCE
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED
AMPLE STORAGE SPACE
ON-SITE LAUNDRY FACILITIES
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University of Gloucestershire
This brand new student accommodation in Gloucester from Cityheart Living provides the answer to Gloucester student living for the University of Gloucestershire.
Blackfriars Residence is brand new and offers high specification and secure student accommodation to the University of Gloucestershire
Situated less than a two-minute walk to Gloucester Docks and the trendy Gloucester Quays, our aim is to ensure that our students have a seamless transition into their new home so they can focus on their studies, making new friends and exploring what Gloucester has to offer!
Stylish & Comfortable
with free WiFi and all utilities included
Our modern single rooms all include en-suite facilities, as well as a spacious wardrobe, comfortable study area and convenient storage. The kitchen and living area is shared by 5-8 other rooms.
We thought now would be the perfect time to share some amazing, budget-friendly gift ideas your family will love… and they’re all DIY ideas! So get cosy, have a read, and then get busy…
They’re hardly blockbusters, but these seven free to watch Christmas films on Channel 5 are bound to get you giggling into the festive spirit as we head towards the end of term and things start to wind down. Enjoy!
One of the best perks of being a student is that you can get some really good discounts on all sorts of things, from travel to takeaways and fashion to technology. So of course, we’ve had a look and found the very best deals out there for you to take advantage of – keep reading…
When it comes to student accommodation, comfort and cosiness may not be the first words that come to mind – although we like to think here at Cityheart Living, we set you up with somewhere lovely to live. And with a little creativity and effort, you can transform your student accommodation into a cosy haven that feels like a home away from home… here’s how!
We know you don’t want to hear it, and you think you already know it, but a lot of this information really does bear repeating. Entering university is a transformative experience, marked by newfound independence, exciting adventures, and expanded horizons. Amidst the whirlwind of campus life, one aspect of personal well-being that often takes centre…
As we creep towards a new term, it’s important to start thinking about how you can become your most productive self this academic year. It’s important to find the right balance between having fun at university and investing in your studies, so here are some of our best productivity tips for a new term…
You might have less space than you do at home, and carting multiple suitcases with you to your accommodation can be a nightmare! But that being said, you do need enough clothes that you’re not constantly having to do laundry. With all of this in mind, here are some staples that you need to pack with you for your university wardrobe!
For many of you reading this, it will be your first time living away from home and that might be scary or overwhelming. It is actually the start of a really exciting adventure, so let us help you feel prepared with these tips for moving into student accommodation.
Moving into student accommodation is, for many people, the first time they’ve moved out of the family home. Living alone (well, sort of) can take some time to adjust to – and cleaning is something you might not be up to speed on if your parents have always taken on that responsibility. So, here are some cleaning hacks and tips for student accommodation ahead of move-in date!
Giving back to society is a really important habit to get into, and if you can establish this as part of your life during your time as a student it will set you in good stead to continue this into adulthood. There are many opportunities to give back as a student, and we’ll share some in this blog post to give you an idea.
Budgeting is one thing all students need to think about, and this is becoming increasingly clear with the cost of living crisis. There are certain things you can cut back on in order to save money as a student, and these sacrifices are sometimes necessary. Let’s have a look at some of them…
If you’re planning on being in Gloucester over the Summer months, why not check out some of these really interesting events coming soon? You’re bound to find something fun that fits in your budget, giving you a chance to make memories before term starts again!
The summer holidays are coming up, and it’s the perfect chance to reset and refresh after a full academic year of studying, partying, fitting in extra-curricular activities and more. With so much free time on your hands, you might be wondering exactly how to fill it… here are some of our favourite ideas!
With the temperature creeping up and the sun finally coming out to play, it’s the perfect time to get out and about. University is a delicate balance between studying hard, and enjoying yourself – and everything just feels so much better when the weather is nice, doesn’t it?
Before you head off to university and start the new chapter in your life, there are a lot of ways you can prepare yourself. And if you want to get excited, watching films set at university is a fun way to do so; a glimpse into what your life might be like!
As the summer months slowly come around and we also reach exam season, it’s tempting to study outdoors so you can get away from being cooped up inside. Fresh air and vitamin D is good for the soul, so we definitely recommend studying outside if you can! Here are some tips for making it totally productive…
Even if you’re not particularly a fan of the Royal Family, it’s easy to get swept up in the celebrations – any excuse for themed snacks and drinks, right? With that in mind, here are some super simple coronation themed dishes you can make in your student kitchen…
We know feeling stressed can ruin your day, so hopefully these tips have given you some ideas for how to de-stress as a student. Even though Stress Awareness Month is coming to an end, it’s vital we still feel able to reach out for support – be sure to get in touch with your student support services when needed.
Are you looking for a bit of motivation on YouTube rather than endless fast fashion hauls and dreamy Thailand vlogs? Check out these five studytubers sharing their university lives with thousands…
Fighting for oven time is an unnecessary stress – so why not try out these super easy no-bake dessert recipes next time you want something sweet to eat at university?
University isn’t all about studying and partying – find out exactly why we recommend taking part in extracurricular activities during your time as a student!
When it comes to working independently, studying from home or attending online lectures, there are plenty of distractions – you need to ensure you ignore these and focus on what you need to do. It might be easier said than done, but it’s a skill you will need to carry into your career too.
Your dissertation will likely be the biggest piece of work you do during your university career, and the most important. It’s one of your final chances to show what you’re made of, and make use of all the information you’ve learnt throughout your studies. Work hard, take your time, and try not to panic. You’ll do absolutely fine!
In January, people across the world unite to take part in ‘January’ – a month of completely cutting out meat and dairy products. This is good for detoxing after any over-indulgence, and of course it’s also fantastic for the environment. If you want to give it a go yourself this year, look no further than our easy Veganuary recipes for students!
2023 is going to be a fantastic year, and there will be plenty of opportunities for getting out and having fun, making memories and trying new things. University isn’t just about your studies, but about all the other experiences that go alongside it. With that in mind, we’ve put together some budget-friendly things to do…
Being a student isn’t all about cramming for exams and working constantly; there’s fun to be had too and if you’re studying in Gloucester, we’ve rounded up some fun (and budget-friendly) things to do in the early months of 2023. Enjoy! Museum of Gloucester Behind the Scenes Tour If furthering your knowledge and…
A lot of us are already thinking about 2023 and what the year will bring; whether that’s in your personal life or in an academic sense, now is the time to think about setting goals for the new year! Here are some ideas to get you started, which you can of course tweak to fit your personal circumstances…
Christmas break is a time for chilling out and having fun, but the addition of revision or deadlines can make it stressful – here’s how to beat that and stay on top of your uni work over Christmas!
Three simple, affordable and effective DIY Christmas decor ideas for your student accommodation. Festive goals: unlocked!
Think you need masses of stationery to succeed as a student? Think again, start with the basics and build from there if you need to do so! We’ve got you covered…
Are you looking for somewhere to eat and drink outdoors in Gloucester when the sun is shining? Look no further than our perfect list of venues!
Looking to host a TikTok-perfect bring a board night at your student accommodation? Here are some of our favourite ideas to get you started!
Before your move-in date, there are certain things you need to do – or will just want to do – to ensure your transition from home life to student accommodation life is as smooth as possible. This is a big step in your life, so give yourself credit for making such an amazing decision which…
If there’s one thing that pretty much comes with the territory of being a student, it’s fancy dress. Whether it’s during freshers week or for a specific night out with your sports team or society, you’re likely going to need to dress up as something during your time at university. But there’s no point spending…
Online safety is vital – and you might think you’re on top of it as you head towards adulthood, but we wanted to remind you of some key online safety tips for students in particular! This is a big step forward in your life, and we’re on hand to help make sure it runs as smoothly as possible…
Many students will be living away from home for the first time, and you might never have cooked for yourself or done your own shopping before. There is no shame in this and, as with everything about university, it’s a learning curve! We’ve put together a list of cupboard essentials you need to grab for…
Nightlife and going out is a big part of many peoples’ university experience. From freshers week to cheap student nights throughout the year, there will be many occasions to go out, let your hair down and have a few drinks. We’ve put together a list of some of the best student-friendly bars, pubs and clubs…
When you’re a student, you might feel your mental health start to slide a little bit. This is perfectly normal and it is important to remember that you are absolutely not the only one. There are a lot of things you can do, however, to ensure you keep your mental health from slipping as a student.
As a student, chances are you’ll have to write a lot of essays. Even with more practical courses like nursing or performing arts, you’ll need to complete written work as part of the syllabus. If writing isn’t one of your strengths, check out our best essay tips for university students below!
Applying for university can be a daunting prospect in so many ways. There are a lot of different choices, and you probably have a lot of questions about courses, institutions, accommodation, locations and more. We’ve compiled some top tips for applying to university below, to help you feel more comfortable as you embark on this…
We spoke to students from across the UK to find out what they wish they’d known before starting university!
Your time at university shouldn’t be *all* about your studies – that’s how students become burnt out and overwhelmed. Having a healthy work-life balance is really important. And having that on a budget? That’s the trifecta! We’ve found some of the best budget-friendly things to do in Gloucester during your downtime – none of which…
Being at university is, of course, about furthering your education and gaining a qualification that will help you find a career you love – and joining a society while you’re at university is a brilliant way to ensure you have a fulfilling three years alongside your studies. This blog post explains why!
One thing that is almost universal when it comes to the student experience is the dirty shared kitchen. Nobody means for it to get so filthy but it just happens. Cityheart Living are here to share five incredible hacks for keeping your student kitchen spick and span!
Cityheart Living have signed a contract with Midas Construction to build their second phase student scheme, located at Ladybellgate Street situated in the heart of Gloucester. This 190 bed scheme supplements the 295 bed scheme completed two years ago, which is fully occupied.