10 Most Expensive Places To Live If You're A Student

13/02/2015 14:43 | Updated 13 February 2015

New research from StuRents reveals that students in many UK cities are forking out for housing much more than those in the same cities who don't study.

In Loughborough, which tops the list, undergraduates are being charged an average of £80.21 per person per week (pppw) in comparison to workers who are charged £58.94.

The research, which compared rents in the private sector, found that undergraduates in the Midlands and the North are paying hundreds more for rent, than workers in comparable accommodation.

The research shows that although in notoriously expensive cities like London and Oxford, those at university pay less than non-students. Reading, Brighton, Bath, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Cirencester and Southampton, make up the rest of those cities in which student's premiums are below non-students.

  • 1 Loughborough
    Loughborough University/ Facebook
    Students living in Loughborough have to pay 36% more for accommodation than those not at university.
  • 2 Durham
    Durham University/ Facebook
    Students at Durham University are paying 31.84% more on their rent than non-students.
  • 3 Lincoln
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    Housing for Lincoln students is 27.61% more than those not in education.
  • 4 Huddersfield
    University Of Huddersfield/ Facebook
    At University of Huddersfield, students pay 27.39% more than non-students for accommodation.
  • 5 Middlesborough
    Teesside University/ Facebook
    In Middlesborough students are paying 23.32% more rent than non-students.
  • 6 Hull
    The University of Hull/ Facebook
    University of Hull students pay 20.9% above those not at the university for housing.
  • 7 Bolton
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    In Bolton the the housing cost rate is 19.06% higher than non-students.
  • 8 Lancaster
    Lancaster University/ Facebook
    Lancaster's students face paying more than 19.06% for accommodation than non-students pay.
  • 9 Derby
    University of Derby/ Facebook
    Rent for students living in Derby is 13.81% more than non-students.
  • 10 York
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    York's students pay 9.34% above the rate payed by those who don't study for their housing.
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