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Manchester Metropolitan University Has Been Named The UK’s Most Hipster Uni

According to a study carried out by student accommodation provider Liberty Living, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is the most ‘hipster’ university in the UK.

Does it really matter whether your university is ‘hipster’ or not? I hear you ask. Well, of the 3,000 students who participated in the study, just over half said they would prefer to go to a “lesser-known university that’s located in a vibrant city offering a broader cultural experience”. In other words, a hipster university.

So it seems that yes, it does matter.

To determine the ‘hipster-ness’ of the UK’s universities, Liberty Living ranked each institution by its Total University Guide Art and Design score, plus the number of record shops, vintage clothes shops and craft beer pubs in each city.

MMU is one of seven universities located in the North of the UK to feature in the rankings, pipping the likes of the University of Leeds, Newcastle University and Liverpool John Moores University to the top spot.

A Liberty Living spokesperson said of the findings: “The social and cultural aspect of attending university is as important as achieving a degree for many people.

“The prevalence of new universities on our list is due to the strength these institutions have when it comes to creative subjects, as well as the opportunity for a broader cultural experience in vibrant and eclectic cities.”

Here are the 10 most hipster universities in the UK:

1. Manchester Metropolitan University

Vintage shops (34), Craft beer bars (40), Record stores (15), Art and Design score (93.7)

Base Camp ⛺️

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2. University of Leeds

Vintage shops (23), Craft beer bars (28), Record stores (7), Art and Design score (94.5)

被回忆压得喘不过来气😭

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3. Newcastle University

Vintage shops (17), Craft beer bars (27), Record stores (8), Art and Design score (100)

4. Nottingham Trent University

Vintage shops (17), Craft beer bars (31), Record stores (8), Art and Design score (93.2)

5. Liverpool John Moores University

Vintage shops (22), Craft beer bars (32), Record stores (7), Art and Design score (87.8)

#Liverpool john moores university redmonds building

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6. University of the West of England

Vintage shops (32), Craft beer bars (14), Record stores (12), Art and Design score (88.7)

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7. University of Brighton

Vintage shops (32), Craft beer bars (14), Record stores (12), Art and Design score (88.7)

Hello from the #universityofbrighton. #university #universitylife #lecturing #academiclife #autumn🍁

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8. Liverpool Hope University

Vintage shops (22), Craft beer bars (32),Record stores (7), Art and Design score (84.5)

@liverpoolhopeuk looking beautiful this afternoon 😍

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9. Northumbria University

Vintage shops (17), Craft beer bars (27), Record stores (15), Art and Design score (92.5)

Snow on campus! #SnowWatch #northumbriauni #northumbriauinversity #IAmNorthumbria 📷 by @michaeljwaters

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10. Heriot-Watt University

Vintage shops (15), Craft beer bars (17), Record stores (7), Art and Design score (93.8)

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