Make the most of the summer with Sanctuary Students – 5 reasons to get a summer extension

8th June 2021
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It’s safe to say it’s been an unusual year for students – and, with various lockdowns and ‘tier’ restrictions since the start of the 2020/21 academic year, you may have only just been able to get out and properly explore your uni city.

So, with the summer term about to end, you might be thinking about extending your stay to make the most of the warmer months with your flatmates. At Sanctuary Students, our summer accommodation is perfect for those who need a home between academic years, and offers a whole host of benefits – not least, keeping your belongings on-site!

Here are five reasons to consider a summer extension this June.

1. The freedom to explore your uni city

Extending your student accommodation gives you a great opportunity to stay with your flatmates and enjoy the summer in your student city. Our student flats provide you with a great base for everything the local area has to offer – from local attractions to eateries (and, dare we say, pubs!).

What’s more – you’ll enjoy all of the same facilities and perks as during term time, including free Wi-Fi and contents insurance, and not to mention the excellent value! What’s more – with all-inclusive bills, you don’t have to worry about any hidden charges.

2. A base for rescheduled placements

Our short-stay summer accommodation is also handy if you’ve had a change of plan due to coronavirus, such as a delayed placement or practical. With social distancing measures and lockdown being relaxed, universities are now making arrangements to help students continue their placements – which means that some might fall over the summer. This flexibility to stay over the summer is also perfect for catching up on uni work if your timetable was disturbed during lockdown. This way, you can study in a familiar environment and visit the library if needed.

3. Hassle-free accommodation for your summer internship

Summer internships are a popular option with students who have their eye on life after uni. If you’ve arranged an internship or work experience in your university town, it makes sense to stay in your university accommodation – plus, it means you don’t have to move your stuff home and back again!

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4. A home away from home for international students

Here at Sanctuary Students, we’re proud to be home to students from 160 countries. We understand that our international students might feel anxious about flying home for the summer with the ever-changing travel restrictions, so it’s nice to have the option of staying put. We pride ourselves on offering more than just a room, and our locations have an on-site team, 24 hours a day, to make sure everyone in our student community is happy, healthy and safe.

5. Get back into the summer festival spirit

As well as exploring your uni city, remember that large-scale events are back on this summer! What better way to immerse yourself in the culture and community of your uni town? We’re recently written about upcoming Pride events, and the BBC also has a list of festivals that have been given the green light – here are the highlights for those staying in Sanctuary Students’ locations!

For our students in Liverpool, Bradford, Manchester, Salford and Preston:

  • Creamfields: 26-29 August – Daresbury, Cheshire
  • Kendal Calling: 29 July-1 August – Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria
  • Neighbourhood Weekender: 3-5 September – Victoria Park, Warrington
  • One in the Woods: 17-18 July – Orrell Hill Wood, Liverpool
  • Parklife: 11-12 September – Heaton Park, Manchester

For our students in London:

  • All Points East: 27-29 August – Victoria Park, London

For our students in Falmouth and Truro:

  • Boardmasters: 11-15 August – Newquay, Cornwall

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Book your summer extension today!

So, if you’re thinking of staying with us over the summer, don’t delay! We offer affordable and convenient summer accommodation for students, and are proud to provide a home away from home for our residents.

You can book your extension online here, or if you have any questions, please chat to your on-site team!