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These Are The Best Universities In The UK If You’re After Good Nightlife

When you’re deciding where to go to uni there are loads of factors to consider, and for many students that includes looking into what the nightlife is like.

Uni isn’t just about lectures and late night library sessions, you want to know you’re going to have an amazing time too.

Which?, in their University Student Survey for 2016, asked students to rate their universities’ student unions on how diverse the nightlife they offer is. They collected results from over 10,000 students to find out the best place to be a student based on the local pubs, clubs and music venues.

Newcastle University came out on top…

Newcastle was rated the best uni for nightlife, because of its selection of bars and clubs. It’s also generally pretty cheap.

Amazing night tonight seeing #TheCadillacThree and #WhiskeyMyers! #Gig #NewcastleUniversityStudentsUnion

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With Northumbria University in joint first place.

Northumbria is also based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, so students prioritising great nights out at uni should head up north. Students who rated Northumbria highly talked about comedy clubs such as The Stand and how great Newcastle is for alternative nightlife.

And here are the best of the rest… 

The following 19 unis were all rated really highly by students for nightlife, just below Newcastle and Northumbria. They’re in no particular order.

University of Liverpool.

University of Leeds.

University of Sussex.

University of Manchester.

Cannot wait to be here again sooooon #manchester #deansgatelocks

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Liverpool John Moores University.

Hookah Courtyard #bbsoul #shisha #concertsquare #liverpool

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Manchester Metropolitan University.

Tuesday evenings in Manchester #Manchester #mcr #city

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University of Bristol.

#bristol #somerset #uk #england #theklabristol

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Nottingham Trent University.

The Nottingham skyline looks pretty special at night! 🌙

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Camden🇬🇧 #camdenlock

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University of Strathclyde.

#thespangles rocking out at #baronybar #edinburgh tonight. There again on 31st July. #bethereorbesquare #livemusicedinburgh

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University of Glasgow.

University of Sheffield.

Cardiff University.

Glasgow Caledonian University.

Love this time of year. Twinkling lights, good friends and warm drinks. #hygge #monoglasgow #winterishere

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Cardiff Metropolitan University.

#cardiff #cardiffbay #wales #nightsky #ferriswheel

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Sheffield Hallam University.

Swansea University.

Flickering Light

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University of Nottingham.

Missing this on a Wednesday! 🌊🌊

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You can read more of the Which? University Student Survey 2016 here

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