5 Ways to Beat the January Blues!

Campbell Property’s Top Tips for Beating the January Blues!

The third Monday of January is commonly known as Blue Monday, it is supposedly the most depressing day of the year! 

So whether you’ve got upcoming January exams, deadlines looming or you’re just missing home! These are Campbell Property’s Top Tips for beating the January Blues…

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1. Plan adventures for 2019!

Give yourself something to look forward to! It is never too early to make summer holidays plans… What will you be doing with your fabulously long student summer? Interrailing, music festivals, volunteering?

By planning ahead you will also get cheaper deals!

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2. Learn Something New!

Get you focused on a new hobby or skill this month to offset the blues such a learning a new language or sport. This is great for padding out your CV, as well as making you a more rounded individual.  Also, you can learn lots online for free these days – bonus!

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3. Bedroom Makeover!

Whoever said spring cleaning was reserved for spring?! Treat your bedroom to a bit of a makeover to make it a great place to both study and relax! Maybe purchase new duvet cover/throws & fairy lights to make your room extra cosy for those winter nights in.

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4. Exercise!

There’s no better time to start than the New Year to start/get back into an exercise routine after overindulging over the Christmas holidays. Lots of gyms have great deals for students around this time of year too.

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5. Make Time For You!

Being back at Uni isn’t just about working, remember to make time. Whether you fancy a Netflix marathon or a night out with friends. Make sure to keep a good balance between Uni work and Uni life, it will help you to stay more engaged when deadlines are looming.

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Still looking for your student home?

We still have houses in Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Keele, Stoke & Exeter so head over to our website and make an enquiry before it’s too late!

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Welcome to The Park! Student Accommodation in Sheffield

Welcome to The Park in Sheffield! Situated next to the beautifully scenic Norfolk Park, minutes from the city centre and bustling with a student community – you’ll find everything you need for the perfect student living set-up. Let us tell you a bit more…

Recently Renovated

Each house at The Park has recently undergone a renovation, meaning that you’ll find modern interiors, excellent amenities (such as dishwashers & washer dryers), TVs, spacious living areas and double bedrooms in every property. Each house has been fully fitted with high spec furnishings and decor – we’re pretty sure you’re going to love them!

Amazing Prices

Prices at The Park start from £75 per week, which even includes all bills – gas, water, electricity & WiFi! At Campbell Property we do not charge admin fees, or even ask for a deposit if you have a UK based guarantor. We just simply ask for a £250 holding fee which is then taken off the first instalment of your rental payments. Helping you to secure a student property without breaking the bank!

Tight Knit Community

The Park only rents its homes to students, creating a lovely student community and providing lots of opportunities to meet new people! Pre-drink at your friends houses, have movie nights together in the common room, and travel in to town together on the free shuttle bus. 

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Yes, you read that right – a free shuttle bus runs from The Park into town every hour, so no need to rush in the mornings or carry an umbrella during the winter months! Relax with your friends, or perhaps finish skimming the reading for class that morning…

Location

With close proximity to supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Asda, a branch of “The Gym”, a tram stop, the town centre and very importantly a McDonald’s – The Park is in the perfect location for all of your needs. Just a short stroll away is also Norfolk Park – lovely in all seasons, the park provides an incredible view of Sheffield. Enjoy a picnic there in the spring, or a crisp walk in Autumn.

A Range Of House Sizes

With 3-6 bedroom properties available at The Park, you can afford to be flexible when selecting your group size! Chill out in a group of 3, or party it up in a 6 bed – whichever suits you just let us know.  

Please follow the link to see more, or feel free to give us a call on 0344 880 2222:

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Staying healthy at uni: Campbell Property’s 10 Top Tips

It’s tricky to find a balance between having fun and keeping fit during your years as a student. Now we have all heard of the term “freshers 15”. So perhaps you are looking for some tips on how to battle the bulge, or maybe you are just looking for ways to improve your wellbeing. Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of 10 tips for staying healthy at uni…

Drink LOADS

And by this we mean water, not jaeger bombs. Studies have shown that a 2-3 litre intake of water per day increases brain function, aids weight loss and helps keep skin clear. Replenishing fluids after a night out is also the best way to kick a hangover.

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Join a cheap gym

When it comes to joining a gym at uni, it’s really a no brainer. There are heaps of student deals and with lots of free time during the week, 2-3 sessions per week is an attainable goal. Taking regular exercise battles bulge, boosts serotonin and reduces guilt when an inevitable trip to Nandos arises.

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Meal Prep

We all know how tempting it can be to just grab a double cheeseburger on the go, but preparing your meals in advance can ensure that you stay on track with getting in vital nutrients for the day, keeping you fuller for longer and keeping your calories in check as well as saving money!

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Limit Takeaways

Dominos, chinese, indian, kebabs… the list of temptations are endless. However did you know that the average takeaway contains in excess of 1000 calories! Try limiting takeaways to one a month. This way you can savour the taste of your favourite fried chicken, while maintaining a healthier diet.

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Alcohol

Alcohol is an inevitable part of student life, so why not switch up your high calorie cocktails for a vodka lime & soda. With 64 calories per drink, you can afford to splurge a little more! Also why not try an alcohol free night every once in a while, it’ll save on the pennies, waistline and laughing at the state of your friends can be surprisingly fun!

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Buddy Up

It’s always easier to stay motivated when you are keeping fit with a friend! Find someone who is interested in staying active too. This will help to ensure that you make it to those early morning classes and avoid those sugary supermarket treats. Why not share a cheat meal/snack at the end of each week to reward yourselves and to have something to work towards.

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Get your steps up

Uni can involve A LOT of sitting. From the lecture hall to the bus, library and then sofa after a long day. Leaving a few minutes early and walking to lectures or going for a walk in between study sessions can dramatically improve your energy. It will also affect your ability to concentrate and will burn a few extra calories. Calories that will probably be consumed in liquid form that night!

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Get involved

At every University there are countless opportunities to get active. Through group sports, dance classes, cheerleading clubs, the list goes on… At the start of each academic year why not challenge yourself to try one new class, or join a group, helping to get fit but in a fun way! Perhaps plate spinning floats your boat, or preparing for a zombie apocalypse – there’s a society to suit all interests!

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Boost your immune system

Sickness bugs and illness can often spread through a university campus like wildfire. Make sure you are taking the right steps to avoid catching the germs! Try eating plenty of colourful fruit and vegetables, as they provide a good source of vitamins, which can help to boost immunity. Looking into and taking a multivitamin is an easier way to top up your intake! Drinking water, exercising regularly and a sensible sleeping pattern are also factors to take into consideration…

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Sleep Routine

It’s important to get a good amount of sleep each night, however there is definitely such a thing as too much sleep. Students can often fall into the habit of oversleeping, due to the amount of free time they have in the week. However try to stick to a sensible sleeping pattern to avoid feeling lethargic, groggy and out of sync. Typically, 8-10 hours suits the average person, so aim for establishing a routine that allows for this!

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Lovely Lunch Spots in Portsmouth

If you’re on the lookout for a new lunch spot, then look no further because we’ve put together a list of delicious places in Portsmouth where you can grab some grub…

The Garage Lounge

On the corner of Albert Road you will find The Garage Lounge, offering a selection of beautiful handmade cakes, sandwiches, soups & salads. The brunch menu is served between 7.30am and 3pm, boasting a selection of delicious fry ups, pancakes & coffees. The award winning independent cafe has a relaxed vibe, with vintage interiors & is the perfect place to kick back between lectures.

The Southsea Deli

Newly opened, The Southsea Deli can also be found on Albert Road, and is in fact just across the road from The Garage Lounge. Each day they serve one freshly made vegan salad option, one vegetarian and one meat, satisfying all dietary requirements. You can also pick yourself up a mixture of fresh olives, chocolate avocado pots & fresh produce, all locally sourced. With a couple of cosy tables, pop in here with a pal or grab lunch on the move.

Parade Tea Rooms

Against the beautiful backdrop of Southsea Seafront, Parade Tea Rooms serves breakfast, lunch and high tea everyday. However the main attraction is certainly the ever changing selection of cakes and pastries made in-house. With high tea you can even enjoy champagne or prosecco, perfect for those lecture free afternoons!

Bread Addiction

Bread lovers will LOVE Bread Addiction. From sourdough to pumpkin seed loaf, spelt bread to rye – the options are extensive and you may just become addicted. Choose your filling from a varied list ranging from different meats, cheeses & salad items. They offer a brunch menu on the weekends, so if you don’t fancy lunch here, perhaps a more leisurely Saturday morning visit would suit you better. They are even serving up freshly made hot cross buns. Just in time for Easter!

Unami Street Food

If you’re a fan of all things meat, Umami is for you! Located on Elm Grove, just opposite our Kingsway House apartments. Whether you fancy a platter of chicken, a juicy burger or a lamb pitta, this place has you covered with a wide selection of ethnic street-food style mains and sides. And don’t worry if you’re a veggie, falafel is on the menu!

Belle Isle

The Belle Isle’s famous loaded nachos are the perfect cure for those less-than-fresh days after a heavy night! Located on Osborne Road (just a stone’s throw away from the seafront), the locally run bistro is perfect for a drink, a light lunch or a huge feast. Its relaxed atmosphere will leave you wanting to make it your staple hangout.

Circolo

If you’re a fan a proper Italian pizza, traditional pasta dishes and mouth-watering antipasti platters, Circolo is the place for you. Found on The Osborne Road in Southsea, Circolo is perfect for getting a group of mates together for a slap up meal and drink. With an affordable menu and trendy interiors, there’s no reason why this couldn’t be your new mid-week lunch spot.

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5 Reasons why you’ll love renting with Campbell Property

Still looking for a property next year? Or perhaps you’ve already reserved a property with us and would like to be reminded of what you can look forward to this September! Here are just 5 reasons why you’ll love renting with Campbell Property…

All bills are included

Yep, that’s right – all gas, water, electricity and wifi are included in the rental cost. This means that you and your friends can spend time bickering over who didn’t load the dishwasher correctly, instead of having to work out the bills at the end of each month.

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Interiors

Although you may have grown fond of the off-beige walls and questionably stained carpets in halls, you might just prefer the boutique interiors of our properties. With plenty of colour, wall art and soft cream carpets – we’re pretty sure you’ll feel right at home.

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No deposit

Fancy keeping hold of your cash? With our no deposit scheme, this ensures just that. If you have a UK-based guarantor we do not require a deposit, but instead simply ask for a £250 holding fee which is then taken off the first instalment of your rental payments. Helping you to secure a student property without breaking the bank!

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Locations

Our properties can be found in the heart of every student city. Kingsway House in Portsmouth can be found just off trendy Albert Road and is also only a 10 minute walk to the uni Library. Bishops Blackall School is just a 10 minute walk from the city centre and University. While The Park in Sheffield runs a free shuttle bus into town every hour. Meaning you can hit that snooze button and still make it to lectures!

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Double Beds

So long to stingy single beds, and hello to doubles in all of our rooms in every city! There’s nothing better than star-fishing after a busy day, having the ultimate lie-in after a late night, or just be able to watch a movie and have room for your Dominos too.

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