JP, Kingsley, Josie, Howard, Vod and Oregon are returning to Hartnell Avenue this term a little bit older but not much wiser, but this term there is a new housemate to be found...
It's the beginning of the Spring Term and Kingsley has returned with a whole new image. Josie has decided to turn over a new leaf by becoming friends with Heather, a girl from her course and a self-styled 'mental dental'. JP's great friend Giles has transferred from Exeter. Vod is skint and Paul Lamb, the invisible flatmate has gone, so it's time to find a replacement...
A spate of muggings on campus leave the gang concerned about their safety, while JP is confined to his bed with mumps. Kingsley makes an announcement that leaves Josie reeling.
A geology careers fair sets the boys against each other as they battle for lucrative internships. Oregon is thrown together with Tony again, as she attempts to secure funding for her new magazine.
It's the Easter break and JP invites the gang to stay at his country house, but it's not as idyllic as it seems.
Things go from bad to worse when Josie makes a catastrophic error of judgement. A chance encounter leads Oregon to fall for a sexy librarian, JP makes a 'local' friend, Vod falls in love and Howard turns detective in a bid to catch an intruder.
Kingsley is dissatisfied with the quality of teaching on his geology course and makes an official complaint, but when a field trip goes awry, things come to a head for him and JP. Josie deals with the fallout of her bad decision, and Vod's future as a student is put in jeopardy when she faces an upcoming drug test.
Kingsley is forced by Heather to confront his dreams of being a musician after she signs him up for an open mic night at the Student Union. After she is not invited to attend a poetry seminar by the renowned poet John Frobisher, Vod becomes determined to gate-crash the event.
The end of the academic year is coming close and with it is the need for the housemates to make some huge decisions. Josie has to decide what to do with her life. Kingsley finds himself moving in to a one-bedroom flat with Heather, before some old feelings re-emerge just when he least expects them. Sabine manages to blow Howard's mind with her news. Oregon's relationship with Dylan comes to a head at Jean Shales' book launch.