2019’s top student hotspots in the UK

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Are you planning to attend university in September? If so, you will have a big decision to make regarding your chosen place of study. Some of you may already have a university destination in mind within their top three choices, while others will be unsure about the best place for them.

Selecting a university is much more than just choosing the place with best courses or grades, because, after all, you do have to spend three years in the same place, so the city you choose to live in is also important.

To help you make the right decision, take a look at these top three student hotspots that are sure to impress. 


The coastal city of Liverpool is the perfect place for undergraduates looking to take the next step in their academic lives, as it offers everything from great career opportunities and even better nightlife. In this north-west city, you will never be short of stuff to do, so it is no wonder that Liverpool was voted the best city life in the national student choice awards. It leads the way due to its lively and friendly atmosphere which offers students a home away from home.

There are plenty of accommodation options in Liverpool, in both the centre and outskirts, yet the majority of students want to find digs as near to their university as possible. To cater to students’ needs, property companies like RW Invest have set up several developments, within walking distance of both Liverpool John Moores and the University of Liverpool.


Liverpool’s neighbour – Manchester is another northern city that has become popular with students, which is evident with its position as one of the best student cities in Britain. The Northern Powerhouse city boasts four universities including the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, the University of Salford and the University of Bolton which attract over 100,000 students per year. This is due to its high-quality campuses, especially Salford, which has benefited from the MediaCity campus,home to the BBC and ITV. Many students flock there to benefit from fantastic job prospects, with some of the creative industries most successful professionals.

The city attracts diversity and inclusivity, which is why it’s so popular with both UK and international students. In Manchester, you can walk down one road and enter China Town, and the next minute you’re in the midst of gay town in Canal Street. These are also easily accessed by the many transport links across Manchester including trains, trams, buses and more which all offer extremely cheap rates for students.


Of course, this university city guide wouldn’t be complete without the mention of the capital city. More than 180,000 students attend the multitude of universities in London every year, despite the living costs they face. It is especially popular with international students who flock there to receive some of the best academic teachings the UK has to offer.

London is also a city full of culture; therefore, there are plenty of learning opportunities available for students outside the lecture theatre. So if you’re interested in art or history, you will be in your element, as with over 250 registered art institutions across London you will have plenty to see and learn.

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