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Making Friends Whilst At University

02 September 2020

Moving to university is a difficult time, you’ll be leaving your friends and family and move away from everything you know. You have to make friends with brand new people who you’ll spend the next three years with, but how do you do it? Not everyone makes friends easily and it’s totally normal to struggle, […]

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What to bring with you when you move in

27 August 2020

MOVING IN CHECKLIST Thank you for choosing CODE Student Accommodation as your new home, we can’t wait to welcome you. We know moving can be a stressful time, so we’ve created a handy checklist to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. There are plenty of local supermarkets that sell the majority of the […]

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Living with CODE in 2020-21

04 August 2020

Covid-19 is changing the way we think about the world. Some of you may also be thinking about the next academic year and wondering what this will bring. We are confident that any student who is living with us next year can still have a great experience. Our accommodation consists of self-contained studio flats – […]

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Confirm your FREE contents insurance

20 July 2020

Your contents. Covered. By partnering with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider, we’ve arranged contents insurance for all our students staying with us in our residence at no cost to you. It is important all 2020/21 students confirm their cover to ensure you understand what is and isn’t covered. Plus you’ll also be entered into […]

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Updates concerning the Coronavirus outbreak

10 July 2020

Advice surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing daily, with regular updates from the Government and Public Health England. On this page, we will keep you up-to-date with what we’re doing to keep our residents as safe as possible. The content reflects the best advice we have currently. We will update it as necessary, particularly […]

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Protecting our students’ physical and mental well-being

09 July 2020

When lockdown began at the start of March, we knew that the impact on the physical and well-being of our students could be immense if we did not put the right measures in place. We immediately surveyed all our students and nearly half of them said they would be staying – maybe because our accommodation […]

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Travel and visa updates for International Students

06 July 2020

If you are an international student and will be arriving or returning to the UK to start studying in September/October you may be wondering what new Government announcements around visas and 14-day, self-isolation mean to you. Also, which countries don’t require you to quarantine. The important thing to remember is that the Government is dedicated […]

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Coronavirus and how you feel

29 June 2020

At the start of this year, most of us hadn’t even heard of Coronavirus. Now, it has changed the way we all look at life. There’s no doubt Covid-19 has had a massive impact on us all – but you might be wondering if what you are feeling is “normal”. Which is why the Office […]

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Coming soon… the CODE Cookbook

19 June 2020

Lots of our residents have been using lockdown to perfect their cooking skills. So we challenged them to share their favourite starter, meal or dessert. The result… our very own CODE Cookbook, featuring more than two dozen, mouth-watering recipes from our students! We’ll be revealing the recipes day by day on Instagram, starting on Monday […]

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A parent’s view of uni in 2020/21 and living away from home

18 June 2020

Dan’s 18-year-old son Conor has applied to go to university in September. But like many parents and students, Covid-19 has given the pair more to think about. Here Dan talks about the conversations they have had around teaching and moving away.   It’s strange to think of Conor not being the little lad you see […]

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Support bubbles and what it means to you

11 June 2020

You may have heard the government announcement that, from the 13th June, adults living alone will be allowed to create a "support bubble" with another household. If you're living in one of our studios, this now means you can potentially have one friend or partner stay in your flat. You could also travel back and […]

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Deciding to travel to the UK

08 June 2020

Andreea* is a CODE resident but initially decided to return home to Eastern Europe when the first Covid-19 cases started to occur. However, a few months later she returned to the UK and her studio. Here she explains why she decided to come back and what it was like travelling with restrictions. By the point […]

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Well done to our Website Scavenger Hunt winners

03 June 2020

At CODE, we pride ourselves on our free weekly social events. And even in the times of lockdown and social distancing, we have kept them going – just online. Our latest was a digital scavenger hunt. We hid 10 “CODE footsteps” around our website and challenged our residents – and 2020/21 tenants – to find them […]

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Your Damage Deposit

01 June 2020

As a tenant at CODE Student Accommodation, you will have already paid a damage deposit. This deposit is paid as security against costs that you cause CODE by breaking any terms of your tenancy agreement – most commonly cleaning costs, costs of damage to the property, or for unpaid rent. At the end of your […]

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Coventry’s new outdoor space

29 May 2020

CODE Coventry is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city. Coventry’s urban edge and its iconic ring road are some of the things that make it unique – but it also means it can be hard to find a tranquil, green spot nearby. But if you’re one of our residents in 2020/21, you don’t […]

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Adjusting to new ways of studying

29 May 2020

Asha is a Masters’ student and CODE resident. Here she reflects on what it has been like learning online, coming to terms with the ‘new’ university experience, and realising it’s not as bad as she first thought.   The Coronavirus outbreak has had a significant impact across the UK, particularly for university students. In these […]

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Living at CODE as universities adjust to the “new normal”

22 May 2020

Cerys has lived at CODE for the past 3 years. She made the decision to stay in her studio flat before the lockdown and has decided to stay, even though students can now move home. Here she explains what it has been like staying at CODE under the “new normal” and why she’d recommend it […]

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CODE Lifestyle

Advice about electricity choices and use

28 April 2020

At CODE, we give you the flexibility to choose how you pay for your electricity. You can decide to be billed for your actual use (exclusive contract) or pay a set £10 fee per week for a yearly amount of electricity units (inclusive contract). Students with an ‘average’ electricity use should not exceed their allowance […]

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What we’re watching during lockdown

23 April 2020

Is Netflix your new best friend during lockdown? If so, then you’ve probably already picked a side: are you Joe Exotic or Carole Baskin (that’s one of the big questions in the bonkers Tiger King documentary if you’re not sure)? But what about if you’re looking for something a bit different to what you’d normally […]

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It’s the little things that make you smile

14 April 2020

Has the CODE gift fairy visited you? During the lockdown period, our CODE gift fairies (also known as our emergency site staff) have been leaving little gifts outside a selection of rooms to help keep us all smiling. They’ve been delivering around 100 gifts per day, choosing random rooms to receive a little something. So […]

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Staying safe and well together through the Coronavirus outbreak

03 April 2020

The Government has asked us all to ‘stay alert’ to help stop the spread of Covid-19. But like many people, you may also find yourself feeling sadder, more stressed, and possibly even more scared than normal. A lot of us are feeling the same, so we thought we’d share what CODE is doing to help. […]

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Advice to Leicester Lettings tenants

25 March 2020

Advice surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing daily, with regular updates from the Government and Public Health England. On this page, we will keep you up-to-date with what we’re doing to keep our tenants as safe as possible. The content reflects the best advice we have currently. We will update it as necessary, particularly […]

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Cerys’s Superior River View

10 March 2020

Cerys has been living at CODE for 3 years and we recently sat down with her to find out why she has stayed so long, we absolutely love hearing the stories of our tenants and here is her’s. Hi my name is Cerys, I moved in to CODE Students in my 1st year at DMU […]

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Cycling at CODE

18 February 2020

With the weather due to take a turn for the better very soon it is the perfect opportunity to get on your bike and make the most of the surrounding areas. If you are a new cyclist, you can follow some of We Are Cycling UK’s tips for getting started: Before you go for a […]

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Care for your well-being with herbs

31 January 2020

If you had fun planting seeds during our Indoor Garden Party, you’re well on the way to improving your health and cooking! But you may be wondering, what to do next?!? Here we run down some of the best ways to look after those little seedlings and what to do with them once they turn […]

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Ways to make returning back to University in January a little easier

06 January 2020

There is a brand new semester on the horizon filled with lectures, exams and work. It’s not all doom and gloom however, January is the perfect opportunity for you to get the year off to a good start. We’ve compiled a series of tips which should soften the blow of returning to university and help […]

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Going home for Christmas

17 December 2019

We are fast approaching the end of your first term and as such we’ve compiled a short list of top tips to check before you head home for Christmas. Book your travel early If you haven’t sorted out your travel already, make sure you do it now! If you’re heading home on the train, remember that […]

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How to save for your first rent installment – starting in January

13 December 2019

We know that a lot of you want to stay at CODE in 2020/21 – but saving for the first rent instalment can be difficult. It’s due in July (24th to be exact) and this can often be before your student loan hits. But did you know, if you start saving in the middle of […]

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CODE’s Fire Safety Policy

05 December 2019

Our buildings are modern, having been constructed within the last 10 years and have been designed for your safety and built by a reputable construction company. The buildings are either brick or rendered and they do not have any cladding. Sprinkler systems are installed in any buildings over 30 metres high, in line with current […]

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CODE Renewals

Exclusive renewal offer for current residents – book now for 2020/21

05 November 2019

Hello current resident! So, you’re interested in spending another year at CODE, that’s great news. We really want to prioritise your needs, which is why are giving all our current residents the chance to book their room before anybody else. That means you won’t miss out and can stay in your same room for another […]

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Halloween At CODE

01 November 2019

Things got Spooktacular at one of CODE’s favourite times of the year. Our resident ghosts and ghouls crept down for a howling social night, filled with Halloween themed games, quizzes, pumpkin carving and frightfully delicious treats from Whamys including an eye-popping Halloween punch. Our ghosts and ghouls indulged in pin the bolt on Frankenstein, a […]

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Competition time! Show us your room & win

24 October 2019

Would you like the chance to show off your room and win some amazing prizes? Well, get clicking that camera phone because the #CODERoomGoals competition is now open! You have one week to take as many amazing photos as you can. You can submit up to 4 photos (entries) in different categories and if you […]

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World Mental Health Day

10 October 2019

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. Below are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up loads of time. Anyone can follow this advice. Why not start today? Talk about your feelings […]

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Our Top 7 super foods – and how to eat them

09 October 2019

We all know we should be eating healthy food. But with so many takeaways and delivery services close to CODE, doing that can be pretty difficult. Did you also know there are a whole load of foods that are simple to prepare and still good for you? Here we run down the list of our […]

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Health and Well-being in Leicester

08 October 2019

Being at university is great… most of the time. But it’s perfectly normal to find yourself worrying about things now and then. You could have concerns about money or be stressed about keeping up with your work. Or you may be feeling low or anxious. Whatever is bothering you, you don’t need to cope on […]

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