Leeds University named most fun place to be a student as its beats Cambridge, Oxford and Durham to title

The University of Leeds has been ranked the most fun place to be a student, beating more than a dozen of the country's other top-rated institutions to take the title.

Student accommodation provider Study Inn assessed each of the top 20 universities on the Guardian's league table to find out which of them knew how to show students a great time.

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They were each awarded points across five categories, including the number of pubs and restaurants, the average price of a pint and the number of student societies.

The University of Leeds beat the likes of Cambridge, Oxford and Durham to be named the most fun place to be a student. Picture: James Hardisty

Leeds scored four out of five overall, with Dundee and Durham securing the second and third place slots. Oxford just scraped into the top 10, while Cambridge failed to make the grade.

Izzy Walters, Union Affairs Officer at Leeds University Union, said: "Leeds has a reputation for being a fun place to be a student, and my own experience definitely lived up to this.

"There’s a real vibrancy to the city and with such a broad range of opportunities and events, there’s something for everyone.

"At Leeds University Union, everything we do is guided by helping students to love their time at Leeds.

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"I think the combination of services at the Union, from club nights and student-led activities to help and support, play a huge role in making Leeds such a fun place to study."

The university's ranking was boosted by having more than 300 different societies for students to join, while there are 108 restaurants and 196 bars and pubs nearby.

Study Inn also found students could bag a pint for an average of £3.53, making it cheaper than Warwick, Exeter and York for drinks.