City life in Liverpool has been voted the best in the UK in a major survey of university students.

The University of Liverpool won the ‘City Life’ category at last night’s 2018 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, an annual celebration of student satisfaction in higher education.

Now in their fifth year, the awards provide prospective students with an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems.

Liverpool jumped an amazing seven places from last year and saw off competition from Newcastle, Glasgow and Bristol to take the top spot.

36,440 reviews were collected from students at 130+ universities, with 43 institutions nominated across 15 categories.

Student reviews describe the city as ‘really lively’, ‘friendly’ and an ‘amazing city, filled with amazing people’ with ‘always something going on’.


Trip advisor says about the city, “Liverpool’s fortunes have historically been tied to shipping.

“But imports and exports like sugar, spice and tobacco pale in comparison with Liverpool’s most famous export of all — The Beatles.

“Relive the hysteria at The Beatles Story Experience, and check out Paul’s childhood home, but also leave time for exploring Liverpool Cathedral and the Walker Art Gallery.”


And those outside of Liverpool who like the idea of visiting the city on holiday will be delighted to know that Liverpool John Lennon Airport was voted the ‘friendliest airport’ in the country.

It beat 13 other major airports to clinch the title ahead of Manchester, Edinburgh and Heathrow.


Energetic, spirited, beautiful, creative, ambitious…there is truly nowhere quite like Liverpool.