How well does the city of Norwich service the student population?
For students, Norwich strikes the ideal balance of the big city and the calm of the country. It’s this combination of rural charm and urban excitement that saw it named as one of the best small cities in the world. Students also regularly rate it as one of the best places in the UK to be a student, but what is it that makes it so unique?
Norwich is a historic city, full of fascinating buildings and local intrigue. But it is also one of the safest cities in the UK. That means students can go out and have a good time and not need to worry about their person or property getting into trouble. It is also small enough for students not to feel overwhelmed, and allows them to quickly familiarise themselves with the layout and major attractions.
With over a quarter of the population of the city being aged between 16 and 29, it is also a very young city. This gives it a friendly atmosphere and big social scene for students to enjoy. There is a mix of traditional and modern venues for students to enjoy, as well as venues for theatre and modern art.
Travel around the city is also easy, with walking or cycling being the main cheap and environmentally friendly options. The city has also provided a good public transport network for students to enjoy. Frequent buses take students back and forward to student accommodation. And if you do want to explore further afield, London and international airports are less than two hours away by train. Students can also apply for a discounted ticket, with an annual pass around the city costing little more than £200.
Of course, students also think about the future and what happens after they graduate. In Norwich there is a diverse range of employment options, with the business and financial sector playing an increasing role in the city. The university is also linked to two large research and development parks, providing further employment opportunities for graduates. Even while studying, a healthy retail and tourism sector means there are plenty of job options open for students.
Rent and accommodation options in the city are also more favourable to students than in other areas. A good supply of properties means the rental property sector is good, with investment opportunities and rising house prices often meaning student accommodation is of a better quality than it might be in other cities around the UK. If you would like to know more about the rental market in the city or chat about anything to do with property investment, give us a ring on Norwich 01603 567804 or send us a message.
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