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Bradford's cheap and cheerful, students told
University of Bradford
The university hopes to attract more students through clearing
University chiefs in Bradford are hoping to attract prospective students by selling the city as the cheapest place to study in England.

The University of Bradford wants to recruit increased numbers of A-level students through clearing after the publication of results on Thursday.

Thousands of 18-year-olds who failed to win their first choice place are expected to take to the phones to search for spare places elsewhere.

Last summer, the facility came top of a poll of the cheapest places to study with the city's cost of living estimated to be 3,200 for an academic a year.

From sports clubs to the price of food, everything costs less than in other parts of the country.
Student Union Communications Officer, Sarah Cartin
Typically student rents in the city vary between 28 to 35 a week, while Halls of Residence - with their 24 hour security - start at 45.

University spokeswoman Emma Leech told BBC Radio Leeds: "It's extremely cheap to live in Bradford.

"We are the cheapest place in the country to live for students in terms of cost of living."

"People can have a good time here without spending lots of money.

Job option

She added that a dedicated student job shop on campus meant it was possible to find work easily for those who wanted to earn extra money.

Although the city is being touted as "cheap", the student union's Communications Officer Sarah Cartin said this did not mean there is nothing to do.

She said: "Bradford is an excellent place to live as a student. It is really inexpensive - and not just for a night out.

"From sports clubs to the price of food, everything costs less than in other parts of the country."

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