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CODE Community – Events in lockdown

01 June 2021

When the announcement came to lockdown the country on March 23rd last year, no one thought we would still have been in a similar situation 9 months later. But, on 4th January 2021 the Prime Minister put the country back into full lockdown. Here at CODE we used this opportunity to adapt our social event […]

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UK Pride Month

01 June 2021

Pride Month is dedicated to the celebration of LGBTQ+ communities, both globally and locally, pride month occurs in June and is designed to encourage a sense of pride and achievement for how far we have come with the acceptance and inclusion of people of all different sexualities. Being gay was a crime until 1967 in […]

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Protect yourself from spam emails and scam calls/texts

06 May 2021

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a rise in scams targeting victims online. These scams could be sent to you in emails, texts and phone calls. Well known ones that are currently circulating include texts claiming you need to pay Royal Mail a delivery fee, calls from HMRC saying you need […]

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CODE’s great big monthly quiz! 

12 February 2021

Here at CODE, we know you love a good quiz! That’s why we’ve brought our great big CODE online quiz back once a month.  Taking place on the third Monday of the month, you can put your knowledge to the test and take part!  Join in May – Monday 10th May at 7pm! Now open to non-CODE residents, why […]

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CODE Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing

CODE Community Support Group – Week 14 – Living in the present, moving on from the past

12 February 2021

Taking place once a week, our support group has been specialised designed to help our residents during this difficult time Coventry – Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm – Book Here Leicester – Thursdays 2pm – 4pm – Book Here   “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, […]

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CODE Community Support Group – Week 13 – Exercise

04 February 2021

Taking place once a week, our support group has been specialised designed to help our residents during this difficult time Coventry – Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm – book here Leicester – Thursdays 2pm – 4pm To some, the thought of exercise is enough to put them off for life! However, even the smallest amount of […]

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Chinese New Year 2021

01 February 2021

The Biggest event in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year is centuries old and has only gained in its significance because of several myths and customs. As it is tied into the lunar calendar, the date changes each year. Typically, it begins with the new moon that occurs between the end of January and the […]

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CODE Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing

CODE Community Support Group – Week 12 Routines

29 January 2021

Now in its 12th week, the support group is still going strong and adapts to suit you and the guidelines! Sessions run every Wednesday in Coventry and every Thursday in Leicester, and they are led by a qualified psychotherapist. This way, you know you are getting expert advice, when you need it! CODE Coventry – codestudents.co/support […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Fruit and veg giveaway

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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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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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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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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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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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A little gift postcard

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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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Rainbow

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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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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