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unilife : top tips

Thinking back to my time as a Fresher, it’s not always easy knowing where to start. But don’t fret! Having lived and breathed university live, I’ve got some top tips for you to get the best head start: 

Move-in day

There are some things you need to do before you arrive. This will ensure your move-in day is as smooth as possible, and you can focus on making the most of your student experience. 

Our pledge

We’re proud to be part of a warm, friendly and supportive community of students and staff. Now, as ever, we all need to look out for each another, be respectful and, above all, kind. We ask everyone at Optivo...

New arrivals

A big "Welcome" to all our new students! Things will be different this year but this doesn’t mean you can’t still have a fantastic time.

Black Lives Matter

We, at Optivo Students, are proud of our diverse family of students and staff.  We stand for diversity and we stand against racism.  

Collecting belongings

If you've departed your accommodation because of the Covid-19 lockdown and left your belongings, you'll be keen to return to collect them. The good news is that the UK Government advised on Thursday 21st that students...

Online scams: don't get caught out

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis – don’t get caught out with an online scam. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has come up with some handy guidance 

Coronavirus update: Rent and contracts

On Tuesday 21 April, we announced we would not be offering refunds on rent payments you've already made. In light of recent feedback, we've now updated our position. 

Mental health and wellbeing

Now, more than ever, it's important to take care of your mental health and wellbeing. You're not alone. There is support for you during this difficult time. We've put together some useful links and resources to help...