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Assessment of where students want to live (August/September 2004)
● Students were asked to rate the city they lived in the year before against 5 criteria:
shops, places for going out, community, facilities, transport
12,783 students took part in the survey
 
Rank City Change
(from 2003)
No of Reviews Score
1 Newcastle upon Tyne +1 103 66%
2 Aberdeen   0 177 62%
2 Cardiff   -1 272 62%
2 Dundee   +2 174 62%
2 Edinburgh   0 653 62%
2 Glasgow   +1 504 62%
3 Belfast   +6 128 60%
3 Brighton   0 231 60%
3 Cheltenham   n/e 63 60%
3 Dublin   n/e 36 60%
3 Liverpool   +2 575 60%
3 Manchester   +2 949 60%
3 Plymouth   +4 164 60%
3 Sheffield   +1 702 60%
4 Bournemouth   +1 116 58%
4 Bristol   +3 405 58%
4 Derby   +2 127 58%
4 Exeter   0 76 58%
4 Norwich   +3 92 58%
4 Portsmouth   +2 188 58%
4 Preston   +5 100 58%
4 Reading   +6 75 58%
4 Swansea   +4 64 58%
4 York   n/e 82 58%
5 Bath   +3 96 56%
5 Hull   +1 103 56%
5 Lancaster   n/e 79 56%
5 Leeds   -1 414 56%
5 Leicester   +3 279 56%
5 Lincoln   +1 144 56%
5 London   +1 2296 56%
5 Newcastle   0 207 56%
5 Nottingham   +2 732 56%
5 Southampton   0 285 56%
5 St Andrews   n/e 37 56%
6 Birmingham   +1 526 54%
6 Cambridge   -4 120 54%
6 Huddersfield   +1 162 54%
6 Loughborough   0 51 54%
6 Luton   9 52 54%
6 Oxford   +2 196 54%
7 Canterbury   +2 105 52%
7 Durham   n/e 47 52%
7 Guildford   n/e 45 52%
7 Sunderland   0 98 52%
7 Surrey   -1 56 52%
7 Winchester   n/e 29 52%
8 Coventry   0 249 50%
8 Middlesex   n/e 29 50%
8 Wolverhampton   n/e 30 50%
9 Kent   n/e 45 48%
9 Middlesbrough   +2 65 48%
9 Stafford   n/e 29 48%
10 Bradford   +1 63 46%
11 Salford   +1 58 42%
 

 

Assessment of where students want to live (August 2003)
● Students were asked to rate the city they lived in the year before against 5 criteria:
shops, places for going out, community, facilities, transport
1,807 students took part in the survey
 

Rank

City   Reviews   Score
1 Cardiff 35 66%
2 Aberdeen 30 64%
2 Cambridge 16 64%
2 Edinburgh 101 64%
2 Newcastle Upon Tyne 17 64%
3 Brighton 31 62%
3 Glasgow 80 62%
4 Dundee 25 60%
4 Exeter 13 60%
4 Leeds 59 60%
4 Sheffield 86 60%
5 Bournemouth 9 58%
5 Liverpool 60 58%
5 Manchester 116 58%
5 Newcastle 23 58%
5 Southampton 39 58%
6 Belfast 12 56%
6 Derby 14 56%
6 Hull 28 56%
6 Lincoln 9 56%
6 London 412 56%
6 Loughborough 15 56%
6 Portsmouth 20 56%
6 Surrey 10 56%
7 Birmingham 69 54%
7 Bristol 51 54%
7 Huddersfield 26 54%
7 Norwich 14 54%
7 Nottingham 117 54%
7 Plymouth 36 54%
7 Sunderland 13 54%
8 Bath 11 52%
8 Coventry 31 52%
8 Leicester 49 52%
8 Oxford 38 52%
8 Swansea 8 52%
9 Canterbury 10 50%
9 Luton 9 50%
9 Preston 17 50%
10 Reading 19 46%
11 Bradford 8 44%
11 Middlesbrough 13 44%
12 Salford 8 34%

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