6.7 Total Score

As a major port on the south coast, Southampton is a thriving city that covers all your basic student needs. The shopping is excellent, in particular WestQuay Shopping Centre located in the city centre, nightlife is also well provided for with numerous pubs, clubs and bars. The two universities are well positioned, Southampton Solent right in the centre and the University of Southampton just off the centre to the north. Transport is good with the uni-link buses providing great service for the 40,000+ students in the city. London is an hour and half away via the M3 and Southampton Airport is just three miles from the city centre for all your international/national requirements.

  • 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.