20/03/2013 11:44 GMT | Updated 20/03/2013 11:46 GMT

International Day Of Happiness: Does Eating Kebabs Equal Happiness?

It seems noshing on a greasy kebab slathered in sauce really can make you happy, according to recent research.

In StudentBeans' lastest survey on university happiness, Aston University students ranked the second happiest university, while it came first in the university kebab league.

Coincidence? We think not.

The university's students chow down on an average of 2.82 of the nation's favourite drunken delicacies per month, making mincemeat of their closest opponents the University of Central Lancashire students - who only manage a measly 1.62.

Aston nearly beat their Cambridge competitors to take the happy crown, with students giving their lives an 8.22 on a one to 10 scale, but were narrowly beaten by Cambridge's 8.33 average.

The university also ranked second in StudentBeans' Nando league, visiting the restaurant 2.9 times on average per term/

However it seems Cambridge students have other means of making themselves smile, as they ranked a mere 62nd place in the kebab league, consuming a disdainful 0.47 kebabs a week.

Perhaps they prefer caviar?