Top 20 cities with students who borrow the most money off their parents revealed

We’d be lying if we said we have never turned to our parents for a helping hand from time to time, but which Unis make a habit of asking parents to bail them out. Take a look at our list of 20 cities where students borrow the most money off their parents.

20. Southampton

Students in this area borrow an average of £188.50 per month. This is unsurprising considering their student rent is only £393.40, leaving them plenty of money to buy their £3.60 pints! Although maybe the top-up is to pay for their dates, seeing as they’re in the top 100 universities having the most sex!

19. Swansea

Students in this area borrow an average of £189.70 per month from their parents – which supplements their reasonable term-time income, and helps to pay for lots and lots of £2.90 pints! Leaves Swansea students with plenty of money left over to date, maybe that’s why they came 14th in the universities that have the most sex!

18. Nottingham

Students in this area borrow an average of £192.70 per month. This makes sense, especially when Nottingham students have said that they’re not particularly sensible with their funds! Borrowing from the bank of mum and dad means that they can still afford their wild nights out! 

17. York

Students in this area borrow an average of £195.50 per month. This helps students cover their medium rent of £274.20, and leaves space for plenty of £3.50 pints.

16. Birmingham

Students in this area borrow an average of £195.90 per month.  This is clearly to help them pay for all their nights out as the hardest partying university. Either that, or they’re too busy in bed to get out to work!

15. Dundee

Students in this area borrow an average of £201.40 per month. We can understand why a study found that Dundee students reckoned they were ‘quite poor’. 

14. Reading

Students in this area borrow an average of £203.50 per month. The city is known for Reading Festival, and the students are in the top 25 hardest partying universities, so we’re really not surprised that they need a bit of a financial top up!

13. Canterbury

Students in this area borrow an average of £208.10 per month, which helps the Canterbury students pay for their £417.20 rents! 

12. Bristol

Students in this area borrow an average of £208.10 per month, and we know that it’s going straight to the pub for those £4.10 pints… otherwise, they wouldn’t be number 10 in our partiers list! 

11. Manchester

Students in this area borrow an average of £212.80 per month, which helps them pay for their rank on our 25 hardest partying list. Plus, it would appear they’re too busy exploring their… new interests, to go and work that many hours.

10. Leicester

With a cheapish student rent, and relatively high student income, students in this area only need to borrow an average of £218.60 per month.

9. St Andrews

Students in this area borrow an average of £223.80 per month, we’re not sure why though – it isn’t like they’re too busy getting busy to score some part-time work…

8. Newcastle

Despite having one of the cheapest pints in the country, at £3.20 each, students in this area still borrow an average of £230.10 per month.

7. Sheffield

With 2 universities and lots to do, Sheffield ranked well on our partying universities list. Maybe that’s why students in this area borrow an average of £234.10 per month.

6. Cambridge

Students in this area borrow an average of £224.10 per month. But for a lot of Cambridge students, the bank of mum and dad is a very reliable source of income to top up the term-time income of £1447.20. It isn’t that much to borrow, in comparison to other universities, especially when they’re still in the top 25 partying unis! 

5. Exeter

Students in this area borrow an average of £269.40 per month. Which doesn’t seem like much, but that adds up over the 3 years! We aren’t surprised though, they’re number 15 on our hardest partying universities. Gotta fund the sesh somehow!

4. Edinburgh

Students in this area borrow an average of £304.40 per month. This is kind of expected considering how beautiful the city is, you’ve got to be able to make the most of Edinburgh, even when that means paying £3.90 for a pint! Plus, their student rents are quite high, over £500 a month. 

3. Aberdeen

Students in this area borrow an average of £351.20 per month, just to help top up the mediocre term-time income of £939.90. Not to forget, of course, some extra cash to fork out for the £3.80 pints! 

2. Oxford

Students in this area borrow an average of £376.50 per month, despite being one of the cities with the highest student incomes! Maybe all the fancy studying just doesn’t leave a lot of time for part-time work, especially when they’re partying the night away! 

1. Durham

Students in this area borrow an average of £412.90 per month. With Durham being in the north, this may come as a surprise, but it looks like students in Durham spend a lot of time with their heads in books and with bottles in their mouths. Despite being known for being the dull university, Durham scored 16th on our hardest partiers list! But all out of parents pockets, by the looks of it.

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