Newcastle Rated Best City In The UK To Study

Newcastle has come top of a poll to find the best cities in the UK to study.

It was rated highest by students across five criteria:  going out, shops, transport, community and facilities.

The survey, carried out by asked students to review 62 university towns and cities across the UK.

46,000 student reviews saw Newcastle score an overall rating of 64%

Ten places shared second place with scores of 62% each. These were Sheffield, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Exeter, Brighton, Leamington Spa, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Salford was voted the worst place to study with 48%. co-founder and director Simon Thompson said: ``These results reflect the recently growing popularity of Newcastle upon Tyne as a place to go and study, not just because of its academic qualifications, but because it is a very lively town to be a student.''