The Best Places in The UK to Move to as a Student

The UK is one of the most popular places for students to study and its capital city London has been given the top spot in the QS’s 2018 Best Cities for Students. There are many different factors that you should look at when picking a place to move for your studies, such as nightlife, university reputation, and work prospects. However, many international students come from all over the world to utilise the student life that the UK has to offer as it provides impressive work opportunities and UK degrees are globally accepted. It can be difficult to know which place in the UK you should move to for your studies, so we have put together this helpful guide that lists all the best UK student cities and why you should move there!


There is something for everyone in Manchester, so it is no surprise that the northern city has one of the biggest student populations in Europe. It is home to three major universities, each with its own specialties and opportunities. Large areas of the city are dedicated to the student population, and the Fallowfield area has become famous for its student inhabitants. Music is also a massive aspect of Mancunian life, which makes it very popular amongst music fans and students. Manchester has created famous musicians such as The Smiths, Oasis, and Joy Division. The nightlife is also very popular amongst students, as from 80’s nights in pubs and clubs, to the world-famous Gay Village, Manchester caters for everyone.


Leeds also has a good reputation as being a great city to move to as a student with its multiple universities and ever-growing nightlife. There are great prospects in this Northern city, and it is well-known as being a great place for students to live on their small budgets. So, it is no surprise that thousands of prospective students flock to the city every year. Leeds can also offer some of the best student accommodation you will find. For example, the Mansion student accommodation that Almero has to offer is in the centre of the city so that you don’t have far to go for lectures and seminars. To make your student life even easier, Almero accommodation is an all bills-included rental price, so you don’t have to worry about paying the gas bill on time!  


Nottingham has become increasingly popular in recent years amongst students. It is now ranked 47th in the Best Student Cities this year and is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. It is often referred to as the ‘Queen of the Midlands’. Nottingham offers a great nightlife, and it’s developed transportation systems means that it is easy and affordable for students to travel around.

It can be difficult to know where to move to if you are a prospective student in the UK, but this useful guide can help you find the place that is right for you and your studies!

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