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Three Reasons to Study In…


Sarah Marsh - May 27, 2022

Three Reasons to Study In…

So, you’ve finally chosen what you’d like to study and now realised picking the right location is equally, if not more important? Well, look no further because we’re going to be highlighting a handful of reasons to study in some of the UK’s most popular student hotspots. Choosing the right environment can really shape how your University experience goes, so be as picky as you would if you were booking a holiday!

Chester

  • Originally founded as a Roman fortress named “Deva” in the year 79, Chester has a rich and exciting history which can still be seen everywhere you turn.
  • Despite the hundreds of shops and activities available such as a day out at Cheshire Oaks, the zoo or racecourse, you still won’t have to travel far due to Chester’s compact size!
  • Chester is perfectly situated next to North Wales for all your summertime adventures.

Glasgow

  • As the biggest city in Scotland its no surprise that Glasgow has so much to offer including four leading universities to choose from!
  • Balance is key to a happy life and luckily Glasgow is surrounded by some of most incredible nature spots so if you get bored of the city life you can always take a hike in any direction to disconnect.
  • Glasgow’s legendary music scene has something for everyone and events that you won’t want to miss including TRNSMT and Riverside Festival.

Liverpool

  • Scousers are some of the most loud, loyal, and cultured football fans that you’ll ever meet considering Liverpool is home to not one but two Premier League teams!
  • Recent studies have shown that Liverpool is the 8th cheapest place to study as well as party with bars such as the The Raz serving £1 drinks on selected beers and ciders.
  • Experience the full British music experience here in the city that gave us The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Elvis Costello & Deaf School.

Middlesbrough

  • Due to the industrial decline, Middlesbrough is the cheapest town on our list, take advantage of the low living costs as you study towards your degree.
  • Birthplace of the Parmo, a shallow fried breaded cutlet of chicken or pork, oven baked with a coat of bechamel sauce and cheddar cheese.
  • Middlesbrough has great links outside of the city centre offering a bus network which makes it possible to venture out and enjoy the nearby beaches that Teesside has to offer! You can even catch the train to Newcastle City Centre in under an hour.

Newcastle

  • Understanding the local accent may be challenging at first but Geordies truly are a friendly group of people, and their witty humour is undefeated.
  • Newcastle is one of the most condensed cities in the UK meaning every part is within a 15-minute walk.
  • There is a night out for everyone here and if you manage to get bored then just make your way down to Newcastle’s neighbouring student city – Sunderland, as stated before you can get there in under an hour.

Nottingham

  • If you’re a fan of history and adventure, then what better city to study in than the birthplace of Robin Hood? The 500+ caves are sure to keep you occupied too, just don’t get lost!
  • Social life is booming with more than 60,000 students living here each year and the high employment rate means its common for graduates to stay in Nottingham.
  • You can expect to find some very well-connected transport links here in Nottingham which is lucky considering you’ll be at the heart of the UK.

Sunderland

  • Cost of living here has always been more reasonable compared to the alternatives, a bus ticket to the beach will cost you no more than £2.50.
  • Sunderland may be smaller than Newcastle, but the good news is you’re only a short train journey away.
  • If you’re a morning person, then you won’t want to miss the sunrise at the beautiful golden beaches of Roker and Seaburn!

Sheffield

  • Formerly known as the “Steel City”, Sheffield is now the greenest city in Europe thanks to its two million trees and 650+ designated green spaces.
  • Sheffield’s Students’ Union has been ranked as the best in the UK for four years running! You don’t need a better reason to get involved with their plentiful activities and societies.
  • If you’re a true explorer, then you’ll be over the moon to hear that the Peak District National Park is Sheffield’s back garden.

If you’re still unsure of where you’d like to spend the next few years, then don’t worry as we’ve barely touched surface on what each area has to offer. On the other hand, if you’re ready to fly the nest then you may benefit from our other blogs such as Top Tips for Students Moving in & First Year Student Survival Guide.