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We’re pleased to support the causes of Less Plastic UK as part of our ongoing Save the Planet campaign, by raising awareness and donating towards the cause.   Let’s look at the impact of disposable masks.   If everyone wore a disposable mask every day......

Second hand, pre-owned, pre-loved, however you call it, it’s great for the planet and also for you. What may no longer be desired by someone else, could be loved by you and vice-versa meaning items such as clothing, homeware, furniture, electrical goods can all find......

Student Minds offers expert information, support and advice to help students through University. Throughout May, Team Prime took part in their #5kMay challenge as part of a national campaign to fundraise for charities, you can read more about it here.   Our team tackled the......

When it comes to renting, one of people’s biggest worries can be around deposits. But not when you live with us. With Prime, your deposit is securely held with The DPS. So who are The DPS anyway? The DPS stands for The Deposit Protection Service,......

Team Prime Student Living are smashing out the 5ks this May for Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. We’ll be running, walking, cycling, riding, swimming to get our 5ks in… it’s about getting out and feeling good while you’re doing it – all......

As we approach exam season, our stress and anxiety levels can increase. It’s completely natural to experience these emotions, however it’s important to manage them effectively and not let them impact your studies.  Here are a few things you can do: Reduce your stress by......

Wasted energy is detrimental to the planet as the more energy we use the more fossil fuel gases such as carbon are emitted into the atmosphere. But the good news is it’s an easy fix. Are you guilty of leaving your lights on when you’re......

It’s no secret that since the pandemic started, almost a year ago, isolation has been a constant factor of our daily lives. This has eroded many of the things that normally protect our mental health – from social connectedness to financial security and hope for......

There are many benefits to buying locally grown food including the environmental important. It’s simple really, if your food travels less of a distance it has a smaller carbon footprint.   Here’s some other reasons why: It can be fresher, tastier and last longer. Less......

We’ve teamed up with Hey Girls to raise awareness of Period Poverty throughout March. With over 7 million donations to girls and women in need, Hey Girls are on a mission to end Period Poverty and the taboo and stigma around menstruation. This is our second......

Try one (or more) of these each day and see an instant boost in your mood. Play your favourite song Have a little boogie Get moving – did we mention our yoga classes are free for everyone from anywhere? Fresh air can really help clear......

Self-care relates to anything we deliberately do to make ourselves feel good and these can be small or big actions. It’s all about putting yourself first physically, mentally, and emotionally. Introducing small actions into your everyday can really help your wellbeing and improve your mood.......

We’re always here for you whether you have any concerns, want to share some good news with us (we especially love that), or if you need a chat. All our team members (those you know and those behind the scenes) work really hard to support......

We’re thrilled to announce Prime Student Living is now COVID-19 Assured by British Safety Council. We take our responsibility for the welfare and wellbeing of all our residents seriously. This is one the reasons why we’re a member of the ANUK and have such amazing......

Student Volunteering Week takes place each year in February to encourage and raise awareness of the importance and benefits of volunteering. There are usually plenty of opportunities to volunteer and support our planet from litter picks, gardening groups and tree planting. In accordance with government......

Feel Good Feb is here! Our brand-new wellbeing campaign has arrived to help you feel great and highlight the many support services that are available. Your safety and wellbeing are our #1 priorities and that especially means keeping you safe and helping you through our......

Adopting a vegan diet can have a real positive impact on our planet and is regarded as the ‘single biggest way to reduce your impact on Earth’, following a study by Oxford University in 2018. Researchers found that cutting meat and dairy products from your......

Christmas is fast approaching, and we can’t wait. However, the festive season can be a very wasteful time, so it’s important to be considerate of your actions and how they impact our planet. Just think… how much gift-wrap is binned, not recycled, on Christmas Day?......

November – Wrap up warm As the days become colder, it seems like an easy solution to pop the heating on high to be as toasty as possible. However, this small action has a detrimental impact on the environment. With over 15% of the UK’s......

This year has been challenging to say the least, but the extraordinary times we find ourselves in have done little to deter us from delivering the best experience possible. If anything, we’ve kicked it up a gear and we’re doing all we can to ensure......

Drumroll please… Your virtual events are now LIVE! We are SO excited to announce our highly anticipated events are coming to a screen near you! You told us what you’d like to see, and we’ve listened. We have so many exciting things coming up which......

Student Space has been created by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, to help you to find the support that you need during the Coronavirus pandemic. However you’re feeling, help and guidance is available. There are three ways that Student Space is here......

We asked on social for your advice for moving in somewhere new and how we can help you get to know your neighbours, and you came through. We thought it would be really helpful to share the answers with you, so here’s what you guys......

We hope you’re looking forward to moving in with us soon, we sure are excited to welcome you home. We recognise that moving day can be stressful in usual circumstances, so we wanted to give you a heads up on what to expect during check-in......

Did you know that your rent includes FREE contents insurance?   When we say all-inclusive, we really mean it. ✔️ We have partnered with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider, to provide you with up to £10,000 worth of cover. It’s really important that you......

Wearing a face covering has become the new normal for many of us. From the 15th June anyone travelling by bus, train, ferry or plane in England must wear one. As of tomorrow, 24th July, when you’re in a shop (including supermarkets) in England it......

  Top Tips For Moving Out At this time of year we’re always sad to say goodbye to our residents who are leaving us but hope that these top tips will help all students with some structure and advice to making moving out of your......

Prime Student Living – Coronavirus Update Our main priority is on the safety and wellbeing of our residents and the teams in our properties. We are working hard to make our properties as safe as possible, but as the number of cases of COVID-19 continues......

At Prime Student Living health and wellbeing is our top priority. (updated as of 12th May 2020) On Sunday, Boris Johnson announced changes to the existing restrictions we have to observe as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The changes come into effect in England......

During this unusual time, social distancing doesn’t have to mean we are any less connected. It can be the opposite! Here are some top tips on how to stay connected and stay inspired!   Stay in touch Stay digitally connected with your family and friends.......

  At Prime Student Living health and wellbeing is our top priority. (updated as of 23rd March 2020) We know it’s not easy, but the UK Government has issued stricter measures for us all to follow to reduce the possibility of infection spreading from Coronavirus......

We’ve teamed up with Hey Girls to provide our residents with free sanitary products and an education on the reality that is Period Poverty throughout March. With over 7 million donations to girls and women in need, Hey Girls are on a mission to end Period......

It’s Condom Month – who knew there was such a thing? This month we’re running a Sexual Health Awareness campaign for our residents. Not only will we be providing free condoms in our properties, we are also working with Brook (https://www.brook.org.uk/),  to provide helpful advice......

We are so excited to announce our shortlisting for four (yes four) National Student Housing Awards! This year, we are finalists in Best Private Halls Provider, Best Customer Service, Best Learning Environment for Sycamore House in Leeds, plus the brand-new category for 2019, Best Student......

Huge congratulations to our very own Residential Coordinator at Sycamore House, Agnes, who won The CUBO Award! The RA Awards recognise the students who volunteer or work within the student accommodation sector who go above and beyond in helping their fellow students settle and thrive......

You can help save the planet by shopping in charity shops! It’s no secret that buying brand new clothes all the time is a huge strain on the environment. Fast fashion is one of the biggest polluters on the environment. It’s estimated over 7,000 litres......

Entering your final year and starting think about lining up a job after graduation? Perhaps you are looking at an internship or placement? If you need a little guidance on the assessment process, take a look at this step by step guide. Step 1 –......

To celebrate the start of the new University year, we’ve rounded up our 10 best tips to help you browse the web more securely and stay safe online. Create bulletproof passwords FACT: Last year, around 4% of people used “123456” as their password, making it......

You’ve made it to Uni. Checked-in to your spacious room with Prime Student Living. You’re feeling excited with a totally fresh start and a blank canvas to decorate your new home just how you’d like it. So, give these cheap and easy tips a go......

Saving the planet Wendall Berry once said ‘The Earth is what we all have in common’ so let’s unite in saving the planet with some easy tips which we can all introduce into our daily routine. Drive less bike more We’re all guilty of driving......

Have you got a creative spark? We need you! Are you skilled in event management, writing, video creation/editing, animation or photography, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! We’re looking for talented students who are keen to gain practical experience. Not only will it......

This award is extra special to us as it is based 100% upon direct feedback from both domestic and international students across the UK, as part of the annual National Student Housing Survey. This year’s survey had over 30,000 responses, with Prime Student Living achieving......

Along with pressing deadlines, lectures and exams, students must consider life beyond university and specifically, securing a graduate role. But what can you do to ensure you have the right skills to secure a graduate job before leaving university? We’ve carefully listed ten activities which......

Staying at University this Christmas If you’re staying at university this year for Christmas, there’s lots to be excited about! Many students stay over the Christmas break especially international students due to living far away, study or work commitments and travel costs. Here’s a few......

At Prime Student Living we love Christmas! Better yet we love the run up to Christmas! That’s why we’ve decided to be extra generous this year and give away 25 amazing gifts to one lucky winner each day. All you have to do is look......

Awards Season Is Here…. We’re bursting with pride to announce our Leeds, Sycamore House Property Manager Lisa, has been shortlisted for Site Staff Member of the Year, a very deserving place indeed! Lisa joined the Prime Student Living team in Spring 2017 and wasted no......

Affordable Halloween Costume Ideas Gone are the days of splashing out fortunes for your scary attires, we’ve created this spooktacular list of affordable Halloween costume ideas. Why didn’t the Zombie get the job?  They wanted someone more lively If you fancy being the best dressed......

Changed your mind? Results unexpected? Want more options? That’s what clearing is for. First up, UCAS is amazing and will help you find the university and course which is right for you. UCAS helped nearly 60,000 students last year, so you’re not alone! No panic......

Best Part-Time Student Jobs Now you’ve settled into Uni you may be thinking about earning some extra money and creating a CV. But with so many different types of jobs, you’re unsure which to go for? Well fear not as we’ve got the best part-time......

Exam time is upon us and we thought you may be busy enough, so we’ve come up with some great study tips to help you throughout study season. Organisation Is Key It’s easy to shove a load of paper in your bag after a lecture,......

Do you live for a night out, or love a cosy night in? Whatever your preference, our city centre locations and facility packed properties cater for both. Night out Nights out are notoriously known for bringing people together, cast your mind back to freshers’ week,......

At Prime Student Living we’re committed to making our resident’s university experience the greatest it possibly can be. Whatever your Uni aspirations we’ve got a space for you to enjoy your Uni years hassle free. Our high-quality student accommodation makes the perfect home for any......