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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.

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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Top things to do in the UK this summer

It’s that time of year again. Class plans are coming to an end and summer plans are ramping up. And guess what? You can enjoy everything on offer from your student accommodation. Because when universities kick out, Canvas kicks on. We’re inviting you to Stay for Summer. Stick around after term ends, or join us before Autumn term starts, and immerse yourself in summer in your city. From festivals and fiestas to parties and parades, here are our top highlights. Find your location and put the dates in your diary.

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When in Birmingham: Student Life in the Second City

Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe, with 40% of the population under 25. What’s even better is that, as a student, so much of what’s great and good about this city is within easy reach. Living at Canvas Birmingham means having Birmingham City University, Aston University and University College Birmingham within walking distance. And the city centre on your doorstep. So let’s take a walk around and introduce you to some of the places that top our list of favourite spots to explore and hang out.

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UK adventure time: Cities to visit within an hour of your Canvas

One of the great things about the UK is it's size. It packs a LOT into a small space. You don’t have to travel far to experience new cities and all they have to offer. If you’ve got a free day or two coming up, here are our favourite places to visit within an hour of your Canvas city.

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You'll never be bored as a student in Coventry

Coventry has been ranked the 5th best city for students living in the UK... so if you're currently considering Coventry University or University of Warwick for your further education, you're in for a treat. The student population makes up over 33,000 of the people living in the city, so it’s fair to say the area is tailored to all student needs - from student accommodation to eating out, shopping out and going out-out.

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