Sheffield's cost of studying degree of success

Our city ranks among top university cities in the country for cheapest standard of living.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 2:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th July 2016, 9:12 am
University of Sheffield Students' Union

Daytime television not revision, sleep-ins and hangovers, traffic cones to copping off, a student's life can be a busy, albeit cliched, lot.

But what is for sure is all involved need to make the pound in their pocket or purse stretch as far as possible.

So credit card company have conducted their own studies ... assessing UK universities' living cost from rent payments to price of a pint.

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Besides academic and social benefits of each seat of learning, affordability can be factors from transport to takeaways.

To help clarify the situation, the company compiled a list of the top 50 universities, calculating which are most affordable to study at. And, as infographic shows, Sheffield is ranked in top half for value for money studies.

Steel City's affordability It's a far cry from capital universities that make up costliest nine on the league table with Central London Bloomsbury ranked biggest spender.

Thomas Cross from says: "Towns in the North offer great value for money to people who, not only won't have that much spare cash, but will leave their university with quite a lot of debt.

"Those little treats, like a kebab or trip to the cinema, are really important to students. So it is definitely worth checking out our list to see where their money could go further!'