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THE IMPACT A CITY WILL HAVE ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AS A STUDENT

With studies showing entry rates in 2018 was 27.9% in England, 26.3% in Wales, 25.9% in Scotland, and 28.1% in Northern Ireland, student accommodation company Fresh Student Living has put together a guide to help students determine the impact studying in a particular city can have on their lives. 

Despite London being home to top-rated universities, the capital is the least affordable for students, particularly those who don’t have jobs throughout the duration of their degree.

According to a recent study by Totally Money, London is in the bottom 10 for overall rankings on affordability for university towns, and has the highest cost of living totally on average £807 a month for students.

In 2017 the Hescu Graduate Market Trends report revealed:

  • Those who grew up and studied in the same region, then choosing to remain there for work accounted for 46%
  • Those who move to study, and remain in the same region accounted for 12%
  • Students who move for the university, but back home for work accounted for 25%
  • Any students who move region to study, and another to work, dubbed ‘Incomers’ accounted for 18% of all graduates

Best Destination in the UK

The UK has always been a popular destination for tourism, work and students. Capital cities London, Edinburgh and Belfast are all in the top 10 best-rated destinations in UK and Channel Islands according to the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

The Best Destinations to visit in the UK

  1. London
  1. Edinburgh
  1. Liverpool
  1. Glasgow
  1. Belfast
  1. Bath
  1. Isle of Wight
  1. York
  1. Manchester
  1. Jersey

 

London Ranks Top in Popularity for Tourism and Students

Despite Paris overtaking London in Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index, London remains one of the most visited cities in Europe for tourism, education and living, and is ranked best in the UK, attracting close to 20 million visitors in 2018.

Cities Voted Best for Students

Dubbed the best city for diversity, the capital is also home to some of the world’s leading universities, making it the Education Capital of the World, and is the UK’s largest hotspot for graduate recruitment.

The Best Cities for Students in the UK

  1. London
  1. Edinburgh
  1. Manchester
  1. Glasgow
  1. Coventry
  1. Nottingham
  1. Birmingham
  1. Aberdeen
  1. Newcastle Upon Tyne
  1. Brighton

 

Edinburgh Is the Greenest Major City in the UK

Global warming, sustainability and the environment continue to be at the forefront of social issues in modern society, and Edinburgh tops that list as Britain’s greenest city according to recent research.

The city attracts more international visitors per year than any other UK city outside of London and is the second most popular city amongst students. Known for its history and culture, the Scottish capital is home to some of the most well-respected institutions and has a thriving student culture.

Glasgow Voted the Friendliest UK City in 2017

The University of Glasgow ranked second among Scotland’s best universities, behind the University of Edinburgh, and is home to two world-class universities. The city with the motto “People Make Glasgow” has previously been voted friendliest city in the UK, perfect for both visitors and students who are looking to study in the city.

Most Affordable Cities in the UK

Manchester, the UK’s second-biggest city, is also the second most affordable makes a perfect combination for both students and tourists. The three universities in Manchester are located close together, south of the city centre, making it ideal for students to meet new people from other campuses while also providing easy access to the city.

Most Affordable Cities in the UK

  1. Aberdeen
  1. Manchester
  1. Newcastle Upon Tyne
  1. Nottingham
  1. Glasgow
  1. Birmingham
  1. Edinburgh
  1. Coventry
  1. Brighton
  1. London

 

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