Nottingham ranked in the top five student cities in the UK

There’s more to Notts than Forum


Nottingham has been ranked as the fifth best student city in the UK, according to the annual QS rankings.

In the latest annual grading of leading cities for international students, Nottingham came in at a respectable 57th in the world.

QS referred to Nottingham as the “Queen of the Midlands”, which must be a kick in the teeth for Birmingham and Leicester.

Can't deny that it's probably better looking than other uni cities as well

Can’t deny that it’s better looking than other uni cities as well

Every year QS ranks the best student cities based upon institution rankings, student mix, desirability, employer activity and affordability.

The list is a way to compare the best urban locations for students from all around the world.

To qualify to feature on the list, a city needs to have a population over 250,000 and be home to at least two universities, regardless of how poly the second one is.

Most importantly for potential students, the survey found that the average cost of a Big Mac is £3, while an iPad from Nottingham stores will set you back £413.

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Queen of the Midlands

Certain features that will affects a cities position on the list include cost of living and accommodation, international mix of students, tuition fees, crime rate and how highly the cities are sought out by graduate employers.

The method of the rankings includes many positive features about Nottingham, however there are so many other factors that make it such a good city to come to for university, from the incredible night-life to the amazing cultural experiences such as the markets, vintage sales and festivals.

Here is Nottingham’s position in all of the categories in the QS best student city rankings:

  • Overall – 5th UK (57th world)
  • Affordability – 2nd UK (59th world)
  • Student Mix – 6th UK (20th world)
  • Desirability – 5th UK (53rd world)
  • Employer Activity – 6th UK (52nd world)