Category: CODE Lifestyle

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CODE Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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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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Checking out of your CODE Flat?

10 July 2019

First of all we would like to thank you again for choosing to live with CODE STUDENT ACCOMMODATION, we hope that we have provided you with a comfortable home whilst at University. It is coming to the end of the Academic Year and if you are leaving us then you will need to know how […]

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How to Revise Effectively

15 March 2019

As we are leading into exam season, we wanted to put together a series of tips to help you get the most out of your revision. Take a look at our top 12 tips below, if you find them useful, feel free to share them with a friend. Start early Starting your revision early each […]

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Keeping Cool Over the Summer

25 June 2018

Britain is set to be hotter than the Sahara desert this week as the country experiences the first of up to eight heatwaves predicted this summer! A 10-day ‘Spanish blowtorch’ heatwave will send the thermometers  soaring to 33C from Wednesday – making it potentially the hottest day of the year so far. As such we […]

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Expert Mental Health & Wellbeing Training

14 June 2018

CODE recognise the importance of student’s mental health and wellbeing and proactively take steps to ensure that this is continually promoted throughout a student’s tenure at our accommodation by initially making sure the design of the accommodation has natural light and outdoor spaces, then to giving peace of mind with 24/7 security and an on-site […]

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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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2018 London Marathon

23 April 2018

Our intrepid Tina Torrington, CODE Sales Manager completed the gruelling 26.2 miles of the “hottest on record” London Marathon in a fantastic non-stop time of 4 hours & 35 minutes of blistering effort to raise her target of £2000 for an inspiring Children’s Disability Charity – Get Kids Going!   We are looking forward to […]

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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 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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Kickstart 2018 Health & Well-being Event

18 January 2018

What better way to get rid of the January Blues than Kickstart 2018 at CODE’s Fitness and Wellbeing Event !   Everybody was invited to meet the CODE Wellbeing Team and sign up for the FREE Fitness classes put on by Andrew and the PT-7 Personal Trainers – not only is it a great workout […]

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Rent A Bike for less than £1 a day

12 January 2018

CODE are now working in partnership with Rent-A-Bike to provide an affordable long term cycle hire scheme for all our students from the on-site Sales Office at Western Road.   Founded by enterprising DMU students and cycling enthusiasts Nathan & Oliver, Rent-A-Bike offers students the opportunity to becoming healthier, fitter and more active through cycling. […]

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Student Minds

08 December 2017

At the recent Student Accommodation awards evening, CODE were so impressed with all the important work that the team at Student Minds do to support CODE’s mission to nurture the “physical mental and social needs of our students” we are delighted to announce that we will be fundraising for Student Minds – the UK’s Student […]

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End of Term BBQ

25 May 2017

To celebrate the glorious weather and the approach of the end of term we hosted a flaming Summer BBQ so our students could relax in the fresh air after an intense period of studying. We had a range of free food and drinks on offer as our Head Chef Rob showed his expertise on the […]

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The CODE Bollywood Party

16 March 2017

CODE does Bollywood When the students were asked what party they wanted to lift the winter blues and bounce into spring they choose Bollywood and a festival of dance, colours and flavours! CODE didn’t disappoint and the stage was set with a centerpiece performance of DMU’s own Bollywood Dance Society with students and staff alike […]

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