8.5 Total Score

Not the first place you think of when you consider the south coast, but, with seven miles of 'golden sands' and a very respectable climate this is a place that really deserves consideration. With beaches to the south, the New Forest to the north and a constantly expanding nightlife in the town centre as well as 18,000 students this is most definitely a vibrant option. For the more adventurous students, you could also pop over the channel for a 'sophisticated' weekend in France or travel down to Cornwall for some surfing. Then again, you could head to the library?

  • Night Life

    92976.jpgThe pubs, the clubs and the bars. The price of a pint and the variation of venue.

  • Cost of Living

    costofliving.jpgEverything from the cost of food to the cost of a pint, a taxi and even the price of petrol. It all adds up to provide a cost of living.

  • Accommodation

    housing.jpgThe quality of halls and private housing as well as the cost and the quality of student areas.

  • Student Jobs

    01032013-broganfrombrunny590-02.jpg The availability, the wages compared to the national average, the enjoyability and the variation available.

  • Transport

    transport.jpgThe ease of movement around the city including transport to and from the university campus if needed; this includes bus, train and taxi options.

  • Safety

    security.jpgThis is the student view on safety in this city. Based on their own experiences and comparative experiences throughout the UK.