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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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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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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CODE Community, CODE Lifestyle, CODE News

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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Other blogs you may like, Cerys reflects on the 'new normal'

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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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A little gift postcard

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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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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Advice to Leicester Lettings tenants

25 March 2020

Advice surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing daily, with regular updates from the Government and Public Health England. On this page, we will keep you up-to-date with what we’re doing to keep our tenants as safe as possible. The content reflects the best advice we have currently. We will update it as necessary, particularly […]

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Riverside accommodation

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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Cycling at CODE

18 February 2020

With the weather due to take a turn for the better very soon it is the perfect opportunity to get on your bike and make the most of the surrounding areas. If you are a new cyclist, you can follow some of We Are Cycling UK’s tips for getting started: Before you go for a […]

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CODE Lifestyle

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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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Ways to make returning back to University in January a little easier

06 January 2020

There is a brand new semester on the horizon filled with lectures, exams and work. It’s not all doom and gloom however, January is the perfect opportunity for you to get the year off to a good start. We’ve compiled a series of tips which should soften the blow of returning to university and help […]

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Going home for Christmas

17 December 2019

We are fast approaching the end of your first term and as such we’ve compiled a short list of top tips to check before you head home for Christmas. Book your travel early If you haven’t sorted out your travel already, make sure you do it now! If you’re heading home on the train, remember that […]

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CODE Lifestyle

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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CODE News

CODE’s Fire Safety Policy

05 December 2019

Our buildings are modern, having been constructed within the last 10 years and have been designed for your safety and built by a reputable construction company. The buildings are either brick or rendered and they do not have any cladding. Sprinkler systems are installed in any buildings over 30 metres high, in line with current […]

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CODE Community

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 Competition, CODE Lifestyle

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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CODE Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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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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Our Western Road accommodation

CODE Awards

Students vote CODE the best accommodation provider in the country

10 September 2019

Thanks to our students, we’ve been named the Best Small Provider 2019 at the National Student Housing Awards! The National Student Housing Awards are unique because they don’t take written nominations and there are no ‘expert’ judges. All their awards are based 100% on direct feedback from 40,000 students – and our win means we […]

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CODE staff outside of the Secret Cinema's Casino Royale building

CODE News, CODE Staff

Shaken not stirred – our Staff Away Day to the Casino Royale

09 September 2019

  At CODE we like to thank our staff for their hard work throughout the year. We also feel a team “Away Day” is a great chance for everyone to socialise and top up their energy levels – ready to help our residents. Yesterday, our teams in Leicester and Coventry got to do just that […]

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Moving In

What to do if you are arriving out of hours

06 September 2019

Moving into your flat is really exciting – with a whole new space for you to make your own. But if you’re arriving outside of our normal office hours, you might be a little bit worried about how it will all work. But there is no need to panic. We’ve pulled together a number of […]

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Moving In

Hire the essentials!

06 September 2019

So, you’ve remembered the most important essential – your mobile! But then you realise you can’t find your charger and you’re on less than 10%… arghhhhhhh! But don’t panic – because here at CODE, we think it’s our job to come to the rescue! Phone chargers are just one of the many items (15 to […]

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Moving In

Your Post

04 September 2019

There is a well known fact that our students love to receive post and parcels, especially when student loans drop! In order to ensure that you are able to collect your parcels in a timely manner we’ve compiled a few handy pointers as well as your individual addresses, so take note. Post Boxes You will […]

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Moving In

How To Use The Student Portal

30 August 2019

The student portal is one of the most important virtual places for our students. We often get asked many questions regarding the student portal and as such we’ve put together a little guide on how to get the most out of it. Logging into your student portal: Click here to log in Entering your booking […]

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CODE Awards

CODE nominated for Employer of the Year award

28 August 2019

Here at CODE we truly value our staff – after all, our team make everything happen. Which is why we’re excited to have been shortlisted as “Employer of the Year” at Property Week Management All-Stars awards. The awards – organised by Property Week, the leading magazine in the commercial and residential property market – celebrate […]

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Results Day

14 August 2019

A Level results day is here and hopefully you have a great plan for  the day whether that be college, university, or an apprenticeship. If this is all in place well done, but have you thought about exactly what you are going to do on the day? If the answer to this is no, then […]

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