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5. Coventry


Coventry didn’t do so well in our ranked hardest partying unis in the UK coming in at 20th but the city does have a lot to offer. They have numerous escape rooms, comedy gigs and lots and lots of pubs. They came in 2nd out of 29 cities for selling the cheapest pint.

Coventry is home to Coventry University and the University of Warwick which explains the huge student community feel. Coventry were ranked 34th in the world for the best employer interest and is extremely diverse with 40% of students being from outside the UK.

Some students have said it can be pricy to get around but there are plenty of taxi services offering discounts. Download Central Taxis app and enter ‘WELCOME5’ for £5 off your first ride!

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When your student loan comes in make sure to treat yourself to the award winning Indian at Tumeric Gold. Then head down to Kelsey for some live music and end your night at Smack or Neon which are popular clubs for students. Kasbah is also popular in Coventry.

4. Glasgow


Glasgow is a little surprisingly the third highest in the UK for desirability, with high scores in student mix, Student satisfaction and university rankings. It is home to the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow. 

The city is loved by students, scoring 76/100 for student view. It’s easy to see why with the friendly atmosphere, plenty of attractions to see and the vibrant music scenes which means a diverse club scene. The universities also have some seriously impressive former celebrity students, such as Gerald Butler and Emeli Sandé.

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If your looking for an amazing atmosphere and varied menu then head down to the Ubiquitous Chip. For the best bars head to Sauchiehall Street but if you’re looking for an edgy night out then head to Viper in the West End. 

3. Manchester


It is easy to see how Manchester is ranked 24th best city for students globally and 3rd among UK cities, as the city gave birth to Oasis, Joy Division, the Buzzcocks and The Smiths… pretty impressive right!? Manchester is extremely diverse which has inspired their own Chinatown, Curry Mile and a gay village on Canal Street. This is reflected in the rankings with the city being ranked 12th in the world for student mix.

The city is home to Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester with the city holding a staggering 100,000 strong student population. Both unis made it onto the list for the 25 hardest partying unis in the UK and it’s easy to see why with these 7 hidden bars in Manchester to explore!

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Affleck’s  is a mecca of independent shops, selling vintage clothes, jewellery and even tarot card readings. You have to visit this place at least once as a student. For some yummy street food head down to Hatch where you can eat, drink, shop and hangout.