Revealed: The UK universities with the most sugar babies

Leeds Beckett, you sly dogs!

With £9,000 fees and the thick fog of Brexit on the horizon, can you blame UK students for looking beyond maintenance grants and the bank of mum and dad to pay their way through uni?

In 2016, sugar baby network Seeking Arrangement saw a 22 per cent increase from the previous year in UK students signing up to be pampered by rich older men (and women). Yep, a massive 58,000 UK students have signed up to find Sugar Mummies and Sugar Daddies to look after them.

What’s more, Seeking Arrangement have revealed the top universities in the UK for new sugar babies – with Westminster, Portsmouth, Leeds Beckett, UAL and UCLan taking the top spots.

Also in the top ten were Russell Group unis such as York and Leeds, with Edinburgh, Exeter, Cambridge and Manchester  just falling short.

Here’s the full league table of the fastest growing sugar baby universities.

Rank University New Sign-Up
Growth in 2016
Student Total
01 University of Westminster 188 661
02 University of Portsmouth 159 461
03 Leeds Beckett University 133 118
04 University of Arts London 123 492
05 University of Central Lancashire 122 418
06 University of Kent 121 810
07 University of York 119 107
08 Goldsmith University of London 118 464
09 University of Leeds 117 501
10 Manchester Metropolitan University 116 276
11 University of Edinburgh 115 230
12 University College London 114 182
13 University of Cambridge 112 774
14 University of Exeter 100 502
15 University of Southampton 99 191
16 University of Manchester 98 637
17 King’s College London 97 420
18 University of Sussex 90 260
19 University of Bath 89 152
20 Glasgow Caledonian University 88 575

A statement from Seeking Arrangement said: “The presence of a monthly allowance and a financial arrangement adds to the allure of the lifestyle.

“Finding the right Sugar Daddy can help a Sugar Baby stay ahead of the game and get the education they need without the burden of a mountain of student loan debt.”

Who needs a student loan?