An interesting new study has seen Leeds named as one of the best cities in the UK for sober students.
There’s no denying that the stereotypical student experience has a bit of a reputation for its hardcore drinking culture, but nowadays, recent studies have shown that there’s an ever-growing number of young people who are opting to stay away from alcohol – especially when they’re studying at university.
It obviously makes sense then, that when it comes to picking which university to spend their next three years at, drinking culture could be something that some students are keen to consider before sticking an application in.
So, which universities actually offer the best environments for sober students then?
In a bid to get to the bottom of this, student housing provider, This is Fresh, has carried out a new study and analysed the 20 UK universities, which are home to the largest numbers of students, to find out which have the highest number of societies where drinking is not part of the specified culture.
The numbers of pubs and bars in the area, and the support services available for students who may be struggling with the drinking habits and their mental health, was also taken into consideration during the study.
And Leeds came in at number six on the list.
This may come as a surprise, seeing that Leeds’ nightlife and bar scene is very lively and diverse, but it’s good to know that drinking isn’t the only thing students can keep themselves occupied with in our lovely city.
Tying with the Scottish capital of Glasgow, the University of Manchester was named the best city in the UK for sober students.
Top 10 universities in the UK for sober students
- University of Manchester
- University of Glasgow
- University College London
- King’s College London
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Leeds
- Nottingham Trent University
- University of Nottingham
- University of Bristol
- Coventry University
Featured image – University of Leeds