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From things to do and places to be, to what’s going down in your community, the Canvas blog helps you make the most of your time with us.

Chinese New Year 2024

We're celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Dragon across our Canvas cities: London, Bristol, Manchester, Coventry, Birmingham & Glasgow. Check out our favourite spots to celebrate & events to attend in this handy guide.

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What to bring to uni checklist

So you’ve smashed your exams and are heading to a new city in the UK to study – how exciting! Now it’s time to figure out exactly what you need to bring with you to your new student digs. All Canvas rooms have tonnes of storage, so if you’re joining us in September, make sure to bring your everyday items... but you don’t want to clutter up your new home with things that'll collect dust. All our locations are also super close to the local high streets and city centres, so you can kit your room out, whatever your taste and budget.

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Clearing: The Canvas Guide to UCAS

Check out Canvas' guide to Clearing. UCAS Clearing is a second chance at getting a place at uni, by matching students that want a uni place to unis with unfilled places. You might get better grades than expected on A-level results day, and Clearing will be the perfect opportunity to secure a spot at a different uni or course that might not have been previously available. Or don't worry if you don't get the results you want, Clearing will still offer plenty of opportunities for you to go to uni in September.

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10 reasons to study & live in Coventry

Have we mentioned how much we LOVE Coventry? We love the history, the culture, the diversity, the people. It’s a hidden gem. One of those places you experience as a student or visitor and can’t wait to shout about. But enough of why we love it — that’s a blog post in itself. Here are 10 reasons you’ll love Coventry as a city to study and live in.

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Love, Parties & Solidarity: 7 Ways to Celebrate & Support Pride Month 2023

June is Pride Month — a celebration of LGBTQ+ communities around the world. Pride is about being proud of who you are no matter who you love. It’s a get-together of love and friendship, to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come and raise awareness for work that still needs to be done. And it’s coming to your Canvas city. Wherever that happens to be in the UK. Want to get involved? Here’s how to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community this Pride Month and beyond.

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