Don't ignore the social side to university - we reveal the top 10 institutions for nightlife

Applying to university next year? If you’re just beginning your search, Which? University have revealed the top institutions for nightlife, based on the views of more than 11,000 current undergraduate students.

While this clearly shouldn’t be your only deciding factor, you shouldn’t ignore the social side to studying.


7. University of Liverpool

If partying is what you’re after, then you should look no further than Liverpool, which has a varied nightlife in the form of clubs like Circo and Aloha. The city’s bar scene also caters for a multitude of tastes, and includes student favourites Alma de Cuba and The Smugglers Cove.


6. London School of Economics and Political Science

London attracts students from all over the world and plays host to some of the best clubs; unfortunately, most of these are out of the range of your average student budget.


5. University of Sussex

Students at the University of Sussex are pretty much guaranteed a diverse nightlife. The Seven Stars on Ship Street, the oldest pub in Brighton, is good for a night out, while the Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Sidewinder and Great Eastern are good for cheap(ish) pints. In terms of nightclubs, Shooshh, Coalition and PRYZM are student favourites.


4. University of Leeds

The University of Leeds boasts a great nightlife. In terms of nightclubs, The Warehouse and The HiFi club are very popular, while the city also hosts two Revolution bars – another big student favourite.


3. Nottingham Trent University

Nightclubs such as Stealth are popular among undergraduates, while bars such as Tilt Bar and Sinatra, and pubs such as the Bell Inn and Canalhouse could easily become regular haunts.


2. Newcastle University

Consistently ranked highly over the last few years for universities with the best nightlife, Newcastle boasts clubs such as Digital, World Headquarters and Powerhouse. The Bigg Market and ‘Pink Triangle’ areas are recommended thanks to their traditional pubs and nightclubs.


1. Northumbria University

Ranked top for the fifth time in the last seven years, Newcastle has once again proved the best city for students. Northumbria University, based in the city, boasts a three-floor student union that is able to cater to up to 3,000 students.