Nottingham has been rated 6th best student city in the world by students and recent graduates in this year’s QS Best Student Cities survey alongside cities such as Ottowa, Prague and Montreal.

Between December 2016 and January 2017 over 18,000 current students and graduates over the world rated their cities under eight categories: arts and culture, affordability, nightlife, employment opportunities, diversity, tolerance and inclusion, ease of getting around and friendliness.

The UK’s strongest all-round performer in the survey is our very own Nottingham, and aren’t we proud. Scoring particularly well in categories such as tolerance and inclusion, ease of getting around, arts and culture and friendliness.

It’s no surprise that Nottingham was rated highly under the category ‘ease of getting around’ thanks to its award winning transport system making it easier and even cheaper for students to travel around the city by tram or bus.

Hockley - a popular student area in Nottingham City for shopping and nightlife
Hockley – a popular student area in Nottingham City for shopping and nightlife

As for arts and culture, where do you even begin? Nottingham is full to the brim of art galleries, museums, historical buildings, festivals and is never short of live music with gigs every night at independent venues around the city centre.

Nottingham’s students particularly praise the city for its “college-town feel” As well as being a city that’s affordable to reside in it has also been rated highly for top quality education and great nightlife making it extremely student friendly.

While the most iconic cities such as London and Paris surprisingly do not appear in the results, lesser-known cities are be proving happier more enjoyable places for students to spend their university days.