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9 April 2021

Top TikTok trends for university students


Moving to university is never an easy step.

First, you have to find student accommodation in Ormskirk that ticks all the right boxes in terms of size, location, amenities and price. And once you’ve made your mind up, you need to pack the essentials (everything bar the kitchen sink!) and move in before making friends.

But – with three national lockdowns and a lengthy list of restrictions on both socialising and studying – it’s fair to say that students this year have had it worse than ever. This perhaps explains why increasingly more uni students are taking to TikTok…

Like most social media apps, TikTok allows users to interact in a variety of ways – typically through videos and music. It enables them to engage with each other by liking and commenting on videos, sharing them with others, and using hashtags to make them more discoverable.

Though it was intended to be a creation app for lip-sync videos, the easy to use editing software makes it a brilliant platform for bloggers, comics, fitness gurus, foodies, students, and more.

Here we take a look at some of the biggest (and most successful) trends so far and offer a few tips on how to create engaging content whilst staying at McComb Students’ luxurious yet affordable student accommodation in Ormskirk.

Best TikTok trends for 2021:

  • Memes

A meme is an idea, behaviour or style that has become a fad and is spread by imitation from person to person. TikTok is undeniably the place to find some of the most hilarious and clever memes around.

If you see something funny (yet politically appropriate), it’s worth filming it and creating a TikTok video. After all, it could end up going viral!

  • TikTok Dances

Marrying a simple concept that’s easy enough to try out, but complex enough to keep viewers impressed, many students (and families) have been learning TikTok dances. Because, let’s face it, what else was there to do in lockdown?

‘Blinding Lights’ by the Weeknd was one of the most popular in the early days of the pandemic, whilst ‘Renegade’ remains to be the most viral TikTok dance with users attempting the fast-paced choreography.

  • Episodic content

TikTok videos are only 60 seconds long. Whilst this means creators don’t have an awful lot of time to connect with their audience, it’s ideal for producing short video clips that tie in with the same theme.

The secret to creating quality content is knowing how to tell a story within a short space of time. Oh, and leaving viewers with a cliff-hanger will make them want to watch your next video.

  • TikTok challenges

From musical challenges based on songs in the charts to mind-blowing tricks and funny catchphrases, TikTok is a hub for entertainment. And you can either film videos on your own or ask a housemate to join in.

Much like the ‘Toosie Slide’ challenge (where Drake essentially talks you through it), the ‘Level Up’ challenge is probably one that you’ve seen countless times. It’s where users build a wall using toilet rolls and film themselves or their dogs jumping over them.

Why not have a go?

The truth is, TikTok users take modern trends and put their unique spin on them whilst the music and hashtags remain the same. Typically, concepts that are easy to recreate and have an element of surprise are most likely to go viral. It also helps if you pick a catchy track that viewers know and love.

The best thing about staying at our private student halls in Ormskirk is that you needn’t be embarrassed about the background in your videos. All of our rooms are fully furnished with a large ¾ or double bed, flat-screen TV, desk, wardrobe and bedside table. And our buildings have spacious communal lounge areas with Sky TV and shared kitchens, making it easy for you to plan your next TikTok video with housemates.

For more information about our rooms, or to arrange a viewing, get in touch with the team. Either call 01695 422 122 or email


By Skye Scanlon


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