Category: CODE Community

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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle

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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle, CODE News, Moving In

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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CODE Community, CODE News, Moving In

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 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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CODE Community, CODE International

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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CODE Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle

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 Community, CODE News

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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CODE Community, CODE Competition, CODE Lifestyle

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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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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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 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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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CODE Community

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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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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle, Moving In

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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CODE Community

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 Community

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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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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CODE Community, CODE News

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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