Southampton named as the most cost-effective city in England for students

Southampton Solent University is located in one of the most economical cities to study in the UK, according to a report published by Nat West.

As students across the country contemplate their university options, the Student Living Guide Index 2015 has revealed that Southampton is the most cost-effective city in England for students.

At Solent, 70% of students are the first in their family to go to university. Starting university can be a daunting experience and living away from home and managing finances for the first time makes it important to find an affordable place in which to study.

The Index looked at the spending habits and cost of living for students across the UK and the survey of 2,486 students, which looked at their weekly expenditure and income, showed Southampton as the second most cost-effective place to study in the UK and the most economical place to study in England.  

Southampton students top the list of the most term-time income earned, earning an average of £48.47 a week and they have one of the lowest spends for socialising and going out.

Solent offers funding support and advice to all students and anyone looking to begin university in September 2015 can still apply for courses, visit solent.ac.uk/clearing or call our Clearing hotline on 023 8001 1722.

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About Southampton Solent University 

Southampton Solent University offers more than 19,000 students over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, in subjects such as maritime education and training, fashion and design, media and television, music, health, sport and leisure, business, IT and technology. The University was awarded the 2013 Quality Assurance kitemark for quality and standards of teaching and learning. Solent was voted one of the most creative universities in the UK in a Which? University 2014 poll of students. Solent Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award, which is supported by the Association of Business Schools and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and ‘gold approval’ by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

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Home to around 11,000 students studying everything from HNDs to PhDs, Southampton Solent University is dedicated to enabling learners of all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity. Winner of the Times Higher Education ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ Award 2015, Solent is a dynamic university with strong local links and a growing network of global connections – and a reputation for developing grounded, well-prepared graduates with the skills and experience employers want. Holder of the small business charter, home to one of the world’s leading maritime training academies and voted one of the UK’s most creative universities in the 2013 and 2014 Which? University student polls, Solent applies passion and innovative practice to all its courses. Spanning business and law, the creative industries, engineering and technology, maritime, media, sport and tourism, those courses deliver a practical blend of career-focused tuition and real-world experience – giving our students the tools they need to shape their own success.

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