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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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Health and Well-being in Coventry

02 October 2019

If you’re finding university life a bit harder than normal, you’re not alone. Worry about exams, loneliness or money problems can make you feel overwhelmed. Or you might want advice on eating well, home sickness or a range of physical and mental health issues. Luckily, there are lots of places in Coventry to find support […]

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Moving in – don’t forget to…

24 September 2019

There’s a lot to think about when starting – or getting back into – student life. With moving in and starting lectures, it’s easy to miss out on a few important things. Here we’ve pulled together the key tasks you may have missed. Registering with a doctor Everyone should register with a local doctor (GP). […]

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World Environment Day

05 June 2019

Our collective responsibility for the care of our environment is a very prevalent issue at the moment and with this year’s World Environment Day we wanted to highlight some of the actions we are taking to reduce our impact. ‘Fast Fashion’ has been cited as one of the world’s biggest polluters; Last year, in the […]

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CODE Caribbean Party!

02 April 2019

To mark the end of the second university term, we went all out and held a Caribbean themed party for all of our students at our Coventry and Leicester, with the events taking place on the evenings of 27th & 29th of March, respectively. In order to keep with our Caribbean theme, we had traditional […]

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Valentines Day @ CODE

15 February 2019

Valentine’s Day has become a global event celebrated by many different cultures throughout the world but remains dedicated to friendship. At CODE we were delighted to host 2 different social events at both our Coventry & Leicester sites which invited along a fantastically diverse mix of students. Our Coventry office was transformed for Valentines day […]

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Sip & Paint

06 February 2019

When we were approached by DMU Graduates to hold a Sip and Paint Event here at CODE we jumped at the opportunity! It was certainly a lot different to the events we normally hold, however it gave CODE residents an opportunity to express their creative side with a paintbrush and glass in hand, throughot the […]

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CODE Host Police Training Event

28 January 2019

On the 23rd of January, CODE Student Accommodation hosted approximately 40 Leicestershire Police West Neighbourhood Officers for a training session in our CODE Cinema. The training day ran from 9am through to 4pm, with refreshments provided by the hard working staff from the CODE Cafe. The event was organised by Matthew Blackburn who had the […]

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Halloween At CODE

01 November 2018

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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European Day of Languages at CODE

01 October 2018

Wednesday 26th September was the European day of languages and every year at we notice the growing contingent of international students staying here at CODE. As such we wanted to learn a little more about where some of our students were from and about the languages they speak in addition to this we asked student […]

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Shaftesbury Primary School Visit

05 July 2018

CODE Student Accommodation on Western Road, Leicester, welcomed twenty female school children from Shaftsbury Primary School to the historic CODE building which was previously the Equity Shoe Factory where Alice Hawkins, the leader of the women’s suffragette movement in Leicester first worked in the 1880’s. CODE has created Suffragette Gallery in the historic entrance which […]

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CODE Caribbean Party

25 April 2018

Spring had sprung, the sun was out and it was the perfect opportunity to indulge in the CODE Caribbean Carnival before it’s time to get heads down and study! The scene was set with DJ Andy pushing out the calypso rhythms, the Island Street Band played with loud shirts and even louder drums getting everybody […]

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CODE host Careers and Employability Event

12 April 2018

CODE were pleased to give a warm welcome to Unitemps (the University owned employment service) who set up shop on Wednesday 11th April to offer guidance to our 1000 students on finding full time and part time temporary work within the University and also with local Leicester business’s – including CODE who were also on […]

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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle, CODE News, Mental Health & Wellbeing

CODE Supports University Mental Health Day 2018

05 March 2018

The staff and students of CODE braved the freezing conditions and gathered indoors to raise awareness of University Mental Health Day 2018 an event run by Student Minds, which is the national campaign to focus efforts on promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education. We would like to […]

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#UNIMentalHealthDay Event 1/3/18

26 February 2018

Preparations are underway for the CODE Mental Health & Wellbeing Event to fully support the University Mental Health Day on the 1st March in collaboration with Students Minds the UK’s student mental health charity dedicated to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students. With 1000 students in the CODE Community […]

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CODE Christmas Party

20 December 2017

Twas the best way to spread Xmas cheer is singing out loud for all to hear at the fantastically festive CODE Xmas Party.   With the CODE Café decked with holly and the Christmas lights twinkling the celebration got underway with students arriving to a glass (or two!) of mulled wine and free Xmas Diner […]

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CODE Does Halloween!

01 November 2017

As night fell one of CODE’s favourite events witnessed ghosts and ghouls creep down and scare their neighbours before having a howling party with our resident DJ and free food and drink before descending on the City Centre for midnight ! Check out Facebook for more frightening images.

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Upstairs At The Western……Just Around the Corner From CODE

06 October 2017

Did you know CODE has a Theatre right on its doorstep perfect for  great value evening entertainment ! Upstairs At The Western is Leicester’s pub theatre above Steamin’ Billy’s The Western on Western Road, just down from CODE and opposite the Co-Op. The theatre is a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by David Bell, Jess Richard […]

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CODE Welcome Festival

27 September 2017

Counting down to the hugely popular CODE Student Accommodation Welcome Party on Friday 29th September ….   The Festival of Fun kicks off at 7pm and we hope to meet all of our 1000 students enjoying the usual abundance of free food, free drinks and wonderful array of entertainment on offer in our gigantic Disco […]

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Chinese New Year at CODE

07 February 2017

CODE played host to a fabulous Chinese New Year Party at Western Road so our Chinese residents and their friends could welcome The Year of the Rooster in style. Our own Chinese interns organised the event and made sure we kept to authentic themes and tradition. The party started with everybody being shown how to […]

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AJM Sports Massage #SHOPLOCAL

17 January 2017

Let me introduce you to Amanda Gale, local masseur expert that graces Code Students every Friday – easing away the stresses and strains of Code team members (complimentary perk of working for Code Students!) and also available to our students or local community for a reduced rate. Born in Leicester, one of three children her […]

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Overseas Visitor Registration Office

04 January 2017

CODE are pleased to be working with the Leicestershire Police Service by providing secure facilities to host the Overseas Visitor Registration Office on the following days : • 11th January 2017 10:00 – 16:00 • 18th January 2017 10:00 – 16:00 • 25th January 2017 10:00 – 16:00 The OVRO will be hosted in the […]

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The Harley Staples Cancer Trust

23 December 2016

Jamie Lewis was proud to offer a cheque of £1,549.11 to Jamie Staples for The Harley Staples Cancer Trust. The two Jamie’s have been friends for nearly 40 years and so this charity has special meaning to Jamie Lewis Residential & Code Students and it is with great pride we will continue to fund raise […]

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Support Will Burdett-Derby raising money for Cancer Research!

07 December 2016

CODE resident Will Burdett–Derby is really sticking his chin out for Cancer Research hoping that every punch will help to raise money. On December 18th he will fearlessly take to the Boxing Ring against an unnamed Middleweight opponent at the Leicester City King Power Stadium packed with a suited up audience looking forward to a […]

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Winter Westival

28 November 2016

CODE Student Accommodation had a great time at the very first Winter Westival on Braunstone Gate at the weekend celebrating the mid-winter and Christmas. The weather was kind so we could all join in the fun supporting some of our favourite venues on the way – Natterjacks, Ninety Six Café, Walshy’s Sports Pad, Louise Woods […]

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Taurus Health & Fitness #SHOPLOCAL

21 November 2016

Meet Pete (Puneet Kumar) 32 years old and proud owner of the infamous Taurus. Retail outlet, wholesaler and on-line store with distribution satellite stores “Taurus Essentials” found at Find Your Fitness, Evolution Man and Daz Ball Gym. Pete is an enigmatic, successful businessman. But things have not always been so easy.   One of three, […]

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Jak Stationers #SHOPLOCAL

17 October 2016

Throughout the last academic year we ran a successful campaign which helped to promote local businesses, to our students which we called #SHOPLOCAL . To begin the new academic year we have teamed up with an established and respected member of the Westcotes community, Shabir Jakhura, proud owner of Jak Stationers, 79-81 Narborough Road which has […]

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#ShopLocal promoting independent businesses in the Westcotes Area

25 July 2016

Calling all local independent businesses to become part of #ShopLocal campaigns promoting the very best of the Westcotes area to our vibrant student community. The campaign has become one of the most popular features reaching a great many students at DMU and Leicester University so if you are a Restaurant, a Hairdressers, A Driving School, […]

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Paintbrushes at the ready – Valuable Work Experience for Leicester College Students !!

25 July 2016

Leicester College students Lauren Dales, Leon Robinson & Abbi Greet-Hayton, under the watchful eye of Paul Proudman, are getting started painting and redecorating CODE’s 660 en-suite studio’s ready for the new student intake in September. Each year CODE looks to work with the brightest Leicester College Students to give them a deeper understanding of the […]

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Braunstone Gate Community Mural

31 May 2016

As part of the Braunstone Gate Places for People initiative Laura and a team from CODE Students rolled up their sleeves and got their paintbrushes out to leave a memorable mark on Leicester befitting their time at University. The mural reflects the vibrant multi-cultural community around Braunstone Gate and celebrates the recent success “The Foxes” […]

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