I've lived in both Nottingham and Leeds (I'm from Leeds) and Leeds wins hands down! It could be said I'm slightly biased, but Leeds really is better in everyway, especially for a student. University-wise, they're both Russell Group I think, and they both have good reps so I can't see much difference in terms of career after. Leeds nightlife is just AMAZING. Just the buzz of the city centre on a normal day is awesome. The shoppings fantastic, if you've got a lot of money then hey, even better! I grew up here and even though I went to Notts for a while, I couldnt wait to get back....so much to do and its always alive. I'd say the student areas like Headingley, Hyde Park and Woodhouse and pretty safe, but Hyde Park has a very high burglery rate (probably why its a bit cheaper). Headingley's generally expensive, but it has fantastic properties, shops, pubs, bars etc...it's known as the student village! Go Leeds and you can't go wrong! Nottingham is full of chavs, but if you stayed away from the council estates like St Anns, Meadows, Top Valley, Bestwood (not that youd have any reason to go there hopefully), then I think you'd be ok there too. Lenton tends to be the main student area there, which is a bit bland, but nice and leafy. Still, pick Leeds!
Last edited by OoohLaaaLaaaaaaa; 07-02-2011 at 01:42.
MrRS seems to have some very serious issues. If people want to defend Nottingham, or reccommend that OP go there in stead of Leeds, it's not an attack against you, just because it's not someone elses opinion that Leeds is better. Get a grip.
And for the record, the crime statistics in Nottingham are massively disproportionate. The reason it always comes out high up in crime figures, is due to the crime rate from the larger urban area - which ranks as the 7th largest population in the country between Liverpool and Sheffield - being applied to the population of the much smaller city population (It's only just in the top 20 population wise), and thus, the crime rate amongst a population of upwards of 750,000 (urban area) is applied to a much smaller population of around 350,000 (city population), so crimes per head come out looking much worse than they actually are. A simple and quick check of any crime statistics found on government websites will show you this.
As I said, MrRS, you need to stop getting so wound up. The world will not end if one person choooses to study and live in Nottingham over Leeds.
Last edited by benji1987; 09-11-2011 at 17:18.