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London Second Best City For Students


London has been hailed the second best city for students in global rankings drawn up by the QS Best Student Cities.

The index assesses cities based on five key categories: university rankings, student mix, quality of living, employer activity and affordability.

Missing the top slot by only two points, the UK capital had the strongest score in the Rankings category of the index, with a total of 18 ranked institutions, including two within the world’s top 10.

London performed well thanks to its world-leading educational facilities, international diversity, buzzing hub of culture and great nightlife.

QS Head of Research Ben Sowter said: “London, Manchester and Edinburgh all scored over 90 points for student mix which highlights the UK’s continued popularity as a study destination among international students.

“QS Best Student Cities provides students with a complementary tool to the university-focused rankings. After all, a university experience is intrinsically influenced by the location, especially for international students.”

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “London has more first-class higher education institutions than any other city. With our streets getting ever safer and the huge investments we’re making in transport and infrastructure, not to mention abundant green spaces and unrivalled nightlife, it’s no wonder London attracts such a high calibre of students from across the globe.”


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