Uxbridge has grabbed second place as most expensive place to live for students in UK

Students in Uxbridge pay a weekly rent higher than almost everywhere else in the country according to figures released on Wednesday (October 5).

Accommodation for those in full-time education in the town will cost an average of £120 per week, making it the second most expensive in the UK.

London tops the list with an average of £136.61, according to figures published by property website accommodationforstudents.com

Director of the website, Simon Thompson, said: “The severity of the housing crisis in the capital means that some students are paying nearly the same as the private rented sector for accommodation.

“Everyone deserves an education, not just the well-off, but increasing fees, changes to the grant system and rising rents are setting a prime example of elitism.”

The statistics were taken from the Accommodation for Students database and took the average rental, median rental values and the minimum and maximum rents.

Accommodation with Brunel University directly does come in cheaper however.

Weekly average rental costs for Brunel student accommodation on campus are £108.15 for standard accommodation inclusive of bills.

Students in private accommodation are also often expected to pay for a year while Brunel allows contract lengths as low as 38 weeks.

Brunel Student Homes also manages about 60 properties off campus but in the Uxbridge area, which are exclusively available to Brunel students. The average weekly rental price of a room in one of these is between £90 and £110 excluding bills.

accommodationforstudents.com said average weekly rents for a student room in the UK is £86.76 in 2016 – up from £73.73 in 2010.

For median rent values, Uxbridge is third in the country, behind London and Kingston, at a cost of £124.

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