Here are the best universities in the UK for student nightlife

The standard of teaching, research scores and facilities are all important factors in deciding a university. But the most important of all is surely the standard of nightlife

And when it comes to going out, it’s the north of the UK that wins out.

According to a new survey by consumer group Which?, 11 of the 19 unis that scored highly for nightlife were in the North, or in Scotland.

Newcastle and Northumbria shared the top spot, and other institutions that featured highly included the University of Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan University and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Top two universities for student nightlife:

Newcastle University
Northumbria University

The best of the rest:

University of Liverpool
University of Leeds
University of Sussex
University of Manchester
London School of Economics
Liverpool John Moores University
Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Bristol
Nottingham Trent University
University College London,
University of Strathclyde
University of Glasgow
University of Sheffield
Cardiff University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Sheffield Hallam University
Swansea University

The poll of 11,000 undergraduates revealed the top universities in the UK for nightlife, sports, student unions, plus politics and creative scenes.

Northumbria and Newcastle universities were the two highest scoring universities for nightlife, while SOAS, University of London, was ranked as the most political.

Falmouth University, University of the Arts London and Norwich University of the Arts were rated the most creative.

The survey also revealed the University of East Anglia, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield as the best all-rounder, scoring highly in all categories surveyed.

Leeds University was the highest rated university for the most active student unions and Loughborough University the most sporty.

Want to explore the city beyond the student union? Check out our nightlife guides to Manchester, Leeds, SheffieldLondon, Newcastle, CardiffEdinburgh and Glasgow.