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Brighton Named 2nd Happiest Student City!

Choosing the right university is an important step in any student’s academic career. The UK has always been a popular destination for higher education for both local and international students.

Fresh Student Living have looked into which cities are best for affordability, employability, education and overall happiness and satisfaction.

In a survey carried out by Sodexo, thousands of students were asked to rate how they felt about certain aspects of student life, including standards of education, nightlife affordability and stress levels.

Brighton came in 2nd (only beaten by Belfast by just 1%!) with 93% of students stating that they are ‘very happy’ with education and social life in Brighton!

As well as providing a happy studying and social environment, the city also provides promising futures for graduates too – being named Most Entrepreneurial City.

According to a report by Instant Offices, Brighton is the most entrepreneurial UK city, followed by Manchester and Nottingham in second and third place respectively. This was determined by analysing Companies House data and comparing population estimates in UK cities with the number of businesses launched there in the last two years. Surprisingly, London did not make the top 10.

A survey by YouthSite of 1,006 students across UK universities found that 15% of students plan to launch their own start-up business after graduating from university. As for their reasons, 45% said they desired to be their own boss, while 27% believe they would make more money working for themselves than for someone else. The survey also found that male undergraduates are more likely to start their own business, with 20% of male participants interested in starting their own business ventures, compared to only 11% of female graduates.

One thing’s for sure, Brighton is certainly brilliant for students!