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What is the best city in the UK for international students?

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    Anglia Ruskin University

    Anglia Ruskin University

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    Am Nana Adom from Anglia Ruskin University. As Anglia Ruskin University is based in Cambridge and Chelmsford. Now, these are my top three reasons why I truly believe that Cambridge is the best city for international students. Number one, Cambridge has got low levels of unemployment. Number two, very low level crime rates. And lastly, it is noted for its brilliant tourist attractions. Join us at the ARU.

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    Coventry University

    Coventry University

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    Hi, guys, Selma from Coventry University, London. Well, this is a deep question, what's the best place in the UK to study? I live in London because our campus is here and I absolutely love it. To me, this is the heartbeat of the UK. 300000 people agree with me because that's how many students we have here in London studying at university. However, if London's not your bag, don't worry, there's lots of other options. You could go to Coventry, which is a smaller kind of university type of town. So it's really up to you.

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    Coventry University

    Coventry University

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    So which city is best to be a student? Well, it obviously depends on what you want, but I have to say that London and Coventry are two of the best. We have a campus in London and we have a campus in Coventry. Coventry is a student city. There's 10 percent of the population of Coventry is actually made up of students. So everywhere you go, there's something to do for students. So I think that if you're looking for an affordable city that's got a great to see them by Coventry is the place.

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    Aberystwyth University

    Aberystwyth University

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    Hi, my name is Meritza and I am from Aberystwyth University. So, this is a great question and I'll try not to be biased in my answers, but I would advise you to come to Aberystwyth University. Part of the reason is that we're first in the UK for student experience and teacher quality. We're right by the coast. We've got great support available to our students. If you're looking to go anywhere else in the UK, I suggest that you look at those things, you look at places where you will be supported academically and where you find community.

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    Brunel University London

    Brunel University London

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    City in the U.K. for international students is probably London. From my experience here, studying at university in London. Um, a lot of my friends were international students and when I spoke to them, they loved the life here. They said they really felt they fit in. And there was always a reminder of home that they could find within the city.

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    Leeds Beckett University

    Leeds Beckett University

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    Lots of options for international students in the U.K., lots of different kinds of cities, you can go somewhere quiet, somewhere very green, somewhere busy. But I think, Leeds is a really great option for international students. It's got a brilliant mix of traditional and modern, good shopping, good restaurants, great nightlife. It's very easy to get out and about to explore the beautiful countryside, museums and art galleries, great festivals. Leeds!

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    Coventry University

    Coventry University

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    Which city in the UK is best for international students? Well, this is very subjective because best means different things for everyone. For me, it would be about convenience of getting from my accommodation to the lecture theatres and the availability of pubs and restaurants. And Coventry is perfect for that.

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    Manchester Metropolitan University

    Manchester Metropolitan University

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    Of course, every university will say their city is the best, but the thing about Manchester is all the people say it too. The Time Out City Index have named us one of the most exciting cities in the world. We come in at number 15, whereas QS best student cities have said we're top three in the UK and the Economist have named us the best city to live in in the UK and have done for a number of years now.

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    Cardiff University

    Cardiff University

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    Hi, I'm Reece from Cardiff University. Our students love Cardiff because it combines the very best of living in a major city with a safe, affordable and student friendly environment. But of course, in truth, there's no single or correct answer to this question. You students are individuals with individual needs and individual ones. So be sure to do research to choose the right study destination for yourself. Consider, of course, the academic programs available, the ranking and reputation of the university. Consider the cost of living the size of the city, ease of travel and amenities and facilities available to you. Do your research and seek advice.

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    Cardiff Metropolitan University

    Cardiff Metropolitan University

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    Hello, Carys here from Cardiff Met, the best things about living in Cardiff when it's the most affordable city in the whole of the UK. Two, it's very green and healthy city, we have the seaside on one end, the mountains on the other, parklands and rivers. You can get around very easy walking, on the bike, on the bus. And then three, make sure you tell your parents this, it's a very safe and very friendly city.

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    University of Derby

    University of Derby

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    This is bullying from the University of Derby in terms of kids, it really depends on what kind of person you are. So for me, I prefer a very quiet city like Derby when I was studying and when I need to rest or a holiday, I can travel to like Birmingham or Manchester, which is only half an hour away for some nice Chinese restaurants, some fancy shopping or even some really nice carvings.

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