8.4 Total Score

In terms of reputation, Oxford needs no introduction. Alongside Cambridge, these two cities host two of  the greatest learning institutions in the world. The 'city of dreaming spires' is an architect’s dream and an ideal place to find academic inspiration. On a slightly more practical note, the city can be expensive and this is evident in the cost of accommodation and alcohol. The nightlife is good, but limited, this is also the main opportunity for the two universities to mix, mainly as a result of Oxford Brookes being based to the west of the city on a campus. Getting around the city is easy and bicycles are popular, thanks in part to the lack of hills. Oxford also boasts edge of city industry, including the old Cowley motor works.

  • 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.