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London universities 'best for budding MPs'

London and the South East have the best Universities for budding politicians, the most exciting student nightlife is up north, and Oxford and Cambridge were amongst the best for arts, research has found.

Cambridge University Students out in Cambridge drinking. However, a report from Which? says Cambridge is great for arts and politics. Credit: PA

A report from Which? rated Universities based on five extra-curricular activities - creative arts, politics, student union activities and nightlife - and quizzed 16,000 undergraduates on how their schools were doing.

Oxford and Cambridge did will as breeding grounds for wannabe politicians and artists, but came in low on the list of sporty Universities.

Unsurprisingly, Loughborough - known for its sports facilities - was considered among the best sporty universities, alongside institutions such as Durham, Bath and Birmingham.