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Bangor

Student city guide to Bangor

Bangor is a real student city, with more than 11,000 calling it home during their studies. You can join some of them at Ty Willis House, our iQ accommodation in beautiful North Wales.

With the breathtaking scenery of Snowdonia nearby, and more pretty sights in neighbouring Anglesey, Bangor is ideal for outdoorsy types – and just a couple of hours by train from the buzz of Manchester and Liverpool. Pontio Arts Centre hosts all sorts of theatre, music and dance events, bringing real vibrancy to the city's creative scene. Nearby attractions include epic Penrhyn Castle, set amongst beautiful grounds on the outskirts of the city.

Bangor University itself dominates the landscape of the area – it’s ranked top in Wales for teaching excellence. Our Ty Willis House building is just 15 minutes’ walk from campus, with relaxed social spaces, regular events and secure bike storage. Find Bangor student rooms at iQ Ty Willis House.
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Bath

Student city guide to Bath

One of the most beautiful cities in the south west, Bath is a joyous place to further your studies. You will find our Twerton Mill student accommodation there, sitting on the banks of the River Avon.

A hub for the software and publishing industries, it's a great place to study that's oozing with bright ideas. A walk down the Kennet & Avon Canal Path is one of the prettiest the UK has to offer. With Bristol just 12 minutes away by train, it's easy to enjoy Bath's creative neighbour too.

Then there’s Bath Abbey, many excellent museums and galleries and the beautiful Georgian architecture. Guildhall Market and the winding streets of the centre promise plenty of other gems

Our Twerton Mill building is in a stunning location on the River Avon, surrounded by parks and on direct bus routes to both the University of Bath and Bath Spa University. There’s a suite of attractive social spaces, as well as an onsite laundry. Find your Bath student room at iQ Twerton Mill and book for a full academic year or a semester stay.
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Birmingham

Student city guide to Birmingham

The biggest student hub in the Midlands, Birmingham is a hive of creative ideas and is constantly innovating. It's home to three iQ Student Accommodation sites - Penworks House, Broderick House and Studios 51.

With five universities and nearly 80,000 students, Birmingham is the second-biggest university research hub in the UK. This well-connected city has the iconic Bullring shopping centre at its heart, alongside a creative quarter and dozens of music venues. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love Birmingham’s microbreweries, street food events, collective bakeries and farmers’ markets.

Penworks House and Studios 51 are minutes from Aston University, while Broderick House is on a direct bus route to the University of Birmingham. All are well located for University College Birmingham and a short walk from the city centre. Find student rooms and private studios in Birmingham and get access to onsite facilities such as a gym, cinema room and study lounges. 
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Bradford

Student city guide to Bradford

Home to a large and diverse student population, Bradford is a West Yorkshire city with a rich heritage. Close to both the University of Bradford and Bradford College, you'll find our modern student accommodation, Arkwright House.
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Brighton

Student city guide to Brighton

With two universities and more than 30,000 students, Brighton is the south coast's most vibrant student city. Our three student accommodation buildings, iQ Brighton, Sawmills and Abacus House, welcome all.

Brighton has excellent nightlife, a great food scene, top cinemas and amazing independent shopping in the Lanes. Brighton really comes alive in the summer with blissed-out days on the beach and the legendary Brighton Pier. It’s a hotspot for water-sports throughout the year, with a few decent surf breaks. Brighton is also just an hour away from London by train, perfect for day trips and nights out.

Whether you're studying at the University of Brighton or the University of Sussex, iQ has your student room covered with three Brighton student accommodation buildings all a short journey away.
 
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Bristol

Student city guide to Bristol

A unique vibe and a stand-out creative scene make Bristol the city of choice for more than 50,000 students. Our student accommodation at iQ Bristol is the place to make the most of it all.

With nearly 60,000 students, Bristol has a buzzing student scene

Featuring some truly stunning buildings, the University of Bristol makes up a big part of the look and feel of the city. The university is ranked among the Top 10 in the UK, counting no less than 13 Nobel laureates among its alumni. And with nearly 60,000 students, the scene is buzzing.

Bristol is renowned for its excellent music scene, with something for all tastes. A hotbed of electronic talent in particular, it has great record shops and diverse clubs. You’ll find gigs and club nights in places ranging from skate parks to boats.

Our student accommodation iQ Bristol is within easy walking distance of The University of Bristol's campuses. There’s also a bus stop outside that takes you direct to the University of West of England (UWE)’s Glenside campus.

In keeping with the city’s musical heritage, it features a music practice room, plus study and dining spaces and an onsite gym
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Dundee

Student city guide to Dundee

Two universities, magnificent scenery and an enviable arts scene offer plenty of reasons to study in Dundee. Centrally located, our student accommodation at Parker House could well be another.

Situated on the Tay estuary, Dundee has miles of beautiful coastline, beaches and hills surrounding it. Home to two universities and some 20,000 students, it has a vibrant student scene and includes one of the UK’s top medical schools. A great place to live for arts fans, Dundee hosts a summer blues festival and several film festivals. With all the natural beauty surrounding the city, it’s a great base for scenic adventures too.

Our popular student accommodation Parker House hosts regular social events and is a 5-minute walk from both the University of Dundee and Abertay Universityy. A gym, lounge and laundry room are among the facilities found on site.
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Edinburgh

Student city guide to Edinburgh

Stunning cityscapes, beautiful parks and year-round culture make Edinburgh a special place to study. You will find our student accommodation in three locations throughout this incredible capital.

There’s breathtaking architecture wherever you look, and plenty of gorgeous outdoor spaces from the Royal Botanic Garden to the Meadows and the imposing Edinburgh Castle. Cobbled streets and winding roads weave across the city - you’ll get a good workout from the hills. A packed cultural calendar throughout the year covers all bases, with the city’s genuinely lovely people creating a welcoming vibe.

Home to four universities and a huge 34,000 students, it’s a proper student city with education at its core. With alumni including Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Darwin, you’re in good company studying here.

Our three student accommodation buildings are all within walking distance of Edinburgh’s main universities. Elliott House has stunning views of the old town, while Grove and Fountainbridge offer onsite gyms plus cinema rooms for cosy film nights. Find your Edinburgh student room at iQ Student Accommodation.
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Glasgow

Student city guide to Glasgow

Scotland's largest city is an energising place to study, with plenty to inspire your free time too. Elgin Place provides stylish student accommodation close to the city's many higher education institutions.

A top-class food and drink scene sprawls across the city, while over in the Pacific Quay you’ll find the headquarters of BBC Scotland and the striking design of the Glasgow Science Museum. Glasgow nightlife is legendary for its diversity and energetic crowds. It’s not uncommon for visiting DJs to cite it as one of their favourite places.

Our Elgin Place student accommodation is just 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre, within walking distance of the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, the University of Strathclyde, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Glasgow School of Art. You will find a gym, amphitheatre and creative studio there, alongside a magnificent city-view roof terrace. Find your student room at iQ Elgin Place, ideally located for students in Glasgow.
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Huddersfield

Student city guide to Huddersfield

Huddersfield's signficant student population add extra vibrancy to this historic Yorkshire market town. Our three student accommodation buildings sit conveniently close to its university campus.

The town has an amazing range of independent shops and traders. Then there’s the bustling vintage-stuffed Byram Arcade, monthly Upmarket Sundays events and the Open Market in Brook Street. There’s plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, including country parks and Yorkshire’s areas of outstanding natural beauty.

With a student population of over 18,000, it’s a great place to study with a lively cultural calendar. You can look forward to good nightlife and an annual Food & Drink Festival held in the majestic St George’s Square.

Our three student accommodation buildings, Aspley House, Little Aspley House and Castings, are close to the town centre and are within easy walking distance of the University of Huddersfield campus. Across these buildings you’ll find onsite gyms, games rooms and a cinema.
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