It is not at all surprising that so many young people choose to study in Yorkshire and the Humber; our universities are so distinctive in what they can offer students.
This region has excellent examples of every kind of higher education institution from the research-led Russell Group universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York (the University of York has recently won the 'University of the Year' award), institutions in rural settings (such as the University of Hull's Scarborough campus), post-1992 universities (like the University of Huddersfield and Sheffield Hallam University) former colleges offering specialist provision, and universities situated in our lively and interesting towns and cities. Many of our universities and colleges have benefited from recent major building works, leading to campuses that are exciting to study in (Leeds Metropolitan University is a good example).
Together the 11 universities and 3 higher education institutions in Yorkshire and the Humber offer excellence in every kind of academic subject and preparation for the widest range of employment opportunities.
Yorkshire and the Humber have always been popular destinations for students and the lower cost of living offers an additional benefit – particularly in these harsh economic times. So our students get the best of all worlds – outstanding teaching and learning in the highest quality facilities in places where living on a student budget can be more easily managed.