The Student
Nightlife Index

2019

Every student understands just how important a night out can be when it comes to your overall university experience. Whether you have already enjoyed the definitive graduate-hat -throw or you are currently at the stage of weighing up your studying options, there's no questioning that the social aspect can often be a deal-breaker. After all, freshers can be the gateway to making friends and memories which will last forever.

We’ve looked at various factors that make up a memorable (or not so much!) night out and ranked the top university towns and cities. Check out our index below to see where your uni ranks. While there may be more important academic factors to consider when deciding what is your ideal studying city is, it can't hurt to know just how much of a good night out you could have. Bottoms up!

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Taking the top spot for the best student nightlife is the Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Looking at the average number of bars and clubs, the price of a pint, cost of a taxi, number of takeaways and safety score, it's obvious that your night won't just be a lot more fun, but it will also put less of a dent in your student finance.

If you're after a cheap pint then Lancaster is the place to be, whereas Birmingham has so many takeaways that when it comes to the end-of-night grub, you'll be spoilt for choice. St Andrews comes out as the #1 choice for safety and Belfast is the top dog for cheap taxi fares, so whether you end up walking home or grabbing an uber, you'll be safe and sound!

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