8.1 Total Score

Leeds, is this the number one 'party' city in the UK? Some would say so. The two main universities are both central and their 70,000 students tend to mix quite well (for the most part). There are also a number of student dominated areas which create friendly, energetic enviroments to live in. Shopping is well catered for and focused around the city centre - according to estimates there are around 1000 retail outlets here. As with most big cities, this is not the safest, but being sensible is the name of the game. Now, back to nightlife, this is undoubtedly up there as one of the best destinations for nightlife, but, transport brings it down. Unlike a number of significant rivals, Leeds relies on taxis to ferry students from one location to another; it st just a little too spread out to take the number one title?

  • 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.