Top 5 Student Cities

Top 5 Student Cities
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Choosing where to study is a big decision, so it’s important you take your time and pick carefully. If you decide to study in the UK but are unsure of which university to study at, we’ve picked out our top five cities to study in. There are so many great courses offered by different institutions, it’s hard to pick the best one. Sometimes you just have to pick the university in the best city. We’ve sifted through the cities in the UK and found those which we think are the best. Here are our top five UK cities to study in.

1. London

London is top of our list for places to study in the UK and for good reason; it is a fantastic place to study! If you choose to study in the capital of England, you’ll benefit from top tuition at some of the best universities in the world whilst being able to immerse yourself in the language and dive into the vibrant cultural life of England. If you’re a sports fan you’re never far from some of the most iconic sports grounds in the world including Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon and Lords Cricket Ground and due to London’s successful bid for the 2012 Olympics, many parts of the capital are being transformed with state of the art sports facilities and architecture. As well as all the galleries, museums and sporting events, London is packed full of music venues and world famous restaurants not to mention all the pubs and clubs and although it is the most expensive place to live in the UK, there is always something to do in London, even if you’re on a student budget; walking tours, world famous museums and galleries are all normally free.

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2. Newcastle

Newcastle is known for many things, from the incredible architecture of the Sage building to the star footballer, Alan Shearer. It’s also fast becoming one of the best student cities in the UK. The low cost of living and beautiful surroundings make it hard to resist universities such as Newcastle University, but when you add in the famous nightlife, incredible new architecture and local hospitality, it places Newcastle firmly in our top five list of places to study in the UK.

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3. Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a special place with a special history and touches almost everyone who visits it. The capital city of Scotland is the ideal place for many people wanting to study abroad. Students love the compact city centre; its iconic castle stands proud above the city, watching over as if it were guarding it still, whilst the Royal Mile provides an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, pubs and historical monuments. It’s history can almost be tasted in the air and seen dripping from every stone and once a year, when the insanity of the Edinburgh Festival takes over, there’s really nowhere else like it.

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4. Sheffield

Sheffield manages to provide all the buzz of city life, but none of the stress. Instead there’s a really friendly, laid-back feel, coupled with the great scenery of the seven hills it is built upon, Sheffield, as a city that is hard to beat. Whether you’re after a bit of culture or just want a fun place to live, it’s a great place to study. Studying in Sheffield at somewhere like Sheffield Hallam University or the University of Sheffield gives you the best of both worlds.

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5. Nottingham

At the heart of the Midlands, Nottingham attracts a large amount of domestic and international students, creating a culturally diverse city that is an excellent destination. With many pubs, clubs and restaurants you’re also guaranteed a great night out on the town. If you want to live in a place with a great mix of recognisable shops and a few independents that you will grow to love then Nottingham has plenty on offer for you.

Read more about studying in Nottingham.