CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle

Burns Night – A Scottish Tradition

20 January 2021

Burns night is the celebration of the life of Scottish author Robert Burns. Scots, and those around the globe, hold annual celebrations on the anniversary of his birth – 25th January. Traditionally, those wishing to rejoice would gather with their friends and family and either host a burns supper or go to a local pub […]

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CODE Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Struggling for meal ideas?

08 January 2021

CODE are helping you to keep on track with your Veganuary 31-day challenge with our top tips! *Meal planning* This is an important part of any healthy, balanced diet, but is even more important when trying to complete this challenge. You are throwing your body off course with new nutrition, so you need to plan […]

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How to focus on having a happy January

07 January 2021

After the fantastic feedback we received we are continuing on with our support groups so you can share and learn positive ideas and methods to promote wellbeing during these strange times. Sessions will be running every Wednesday and we can only allow a maximum of 15 students whilst we continue to abide to lockdown rules […]

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CODE Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Veganuary – Will you take on the 31 day challenge?

01 January 2021

First established in 2014, Veganuary has taken the world by storm and has challenged over 1 million people to go vegan for the month of January. Veganism not only helps to end animal farming, but it also has numerous health and environmental benefits too. It’s a great way to challenge yourself and act on the […]

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CODE Community, CODE News

Christmas Opening Hours

16 December 2020

We would like to wish all our students, staff and partners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We also hope that 2021 brings more joy and happiness for everyone! During the festive period our Office hours in Coventry and Leicester change slightly: Date Open Hours Dec 23rd 2020 9:00am-5:30pm Dec 24th, 2020 […]

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The CODE Cat Codey

03 December 2020

Our Leicester site team started noticing this very friendly and inqusitive furry friend frequenting our CODE site towards the start of term. Since then they have made good friends with this furry friend who has been enjoying it’s daily treats from the maintenance and cleaning teams! We ran a poll on Instagram to ask our […]

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CODE Awards

CODE are named as Finalists in this year’s RESI Awards

01 December 2020

CODE Students, based in Leicester and Coventry, have been once again nominated as Finalists in both the 2020 RESI Awards “Student Operator of the Year” and “Large Developer of the year” categories. The highly prestigious RESI Awards ceremony is organised by Property Week and attracts the very best that the industry has to offer. Under normal […]

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CODE Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing

CODE Community Support Group

27 November 2020

We’ve created a new support group so you can share and learn positive ideas and methods to promote wellbeing during these strange times. A qualified psychotherapist will be hosting a support group twice a week for CODE at both Leicester & Coventry. We can allow a maximum of 15 students (if there is more demand […]

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Looking after your wellbeing

12 November 2020

The CODE Promise CODE are committed to making sure you have a positive experience at University and have a range of resources to support you. Should you ever feel you are becoming stressed, isolated, homesick or if you just need someone to chat to, we are here. You can email us at welfare@codestudents.co.uk or call us […]

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CODE Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Keep Fit with our Online CODE Fitness Classes

12 November 2020

We know how important it is to keep active and healthy – exercise improves your brainpower, gives you confidence, is fun, great for your mental health, and, oh, you’ll look good too 😉 This year we’ll be hosting a range of fitness classes both in personal and online. These include HIIT workouts and Yoga sessions! Our […]

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Everything you need to know about ‘lockdown 2’

05 November 2020

England’s new Lockdown – 5 Nov to 2 Dec COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly so the Govermnment is introducing a new ‘lockdown’ – with new laws telling you must stay home as much as possible. The lockdown will run from Thursday 5th November (12.01am) – Wednesday 2nd December. The good news is that at […]

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Time is ticking reminder to current residents

CODE Renewals

Exclusive renewal offer for current residents – book now for 2021/22

03 November 2020

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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle

Mexican Themed Wednesday Giveaway!

07 October 2020

Your welfare is very important to us and we know it’s important to relax and take time off. During your time here at CODE we want you to have the most fun and the best experience possible. Which is why we run weekly socials events – either online or in person depending on the Covid […]

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Events In October

01 October 2020

We know how much you all want to enjoy your university experience and given the current circumstances we want to try and provide this for you, which is why for October we have a comprehensive events plan for you, include a mix of online events and safe, in person events. CODE Events: w/c 5th October […]

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The Great Big Fruit & Veg Giveaway

30 September 2020

Your welfare is very important to us and we know it’s important to relax and take time off. During your time here at CODE we want you to have the most fun and the best experience possible. Which is why we run weekly socials events – either online or in person depending on the Covid […]

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Moving In

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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Moving In

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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CODE News, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Updates concerning the Coronavirus outbreak

10 July 2020

THIS BLOG POST WAS LAST PUBLISHED ON 10TH JULY 2020 AND IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED. PLEASE DO NOT REFER TO THIS PAGE FOR CURRENT INFORMATION. For the latest Coronavirus information for our tenants please visit: Coventry: https://codestudents.co/covid Leicester: https://codestudents.co/covid-19 _________________________________________________________________________ Advice surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing daily, with regular updates from the Government and […]

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CODE Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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CODE Lifestyle

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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CODE Community, CODE International

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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Moving In

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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CODE Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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