The Town of Scarborough
A university town
Scarborough provides students with a vibrant campus,
satisfyingly reasonable living costs and high-quality affordable
accommodation - plus two beaches, harbourside cafes, a castle,
museums and funfairs - Scarborough is a special place to live learn
Hit the town, then hit the beach
The South Bay beach and the busy Brunswick shopping centre are
only minutes apart, linked by the popular cliff lifts.
Scarborough's largely pedestrianised centre incorporating all the
major high-street names plus many specialist shops - some opened by
our graduates - which contribute to the town's unique character.
Boutique shopping and cafe culture are part of Scarborough's unique
The cultural mix
The student nights in many of Scarborough's pubs and clubs
feature DJ's bands and open mic evenings in an eclectic music scene
- on which our own student bands wield an important influence.
You'll be able to participate in the annual National Student
Drama Festival which our students help to run, while other
recurring highlights include a literature festival; Seafest (a
combination of music, seafood and maritime-themed activities); a
national acclaimed jazz festival; and Beached - a free two day live
music event on the beach, attended by thousands of people each
year. Headline bands have included the Fratellis, the Kaiser Chiefs
and The Hoosiers.
Substantial private and public sector investment supports
Scarborough's resurgence. Recent projects include the harbour's
tranformation into a stylish marina, free seafront Wi-Fi; The
Sands, a £120 million residential facility, and the installation of
one of Europe's fastest broadband connections (100MB).
The 'creative industries' are a rapidly developing sector in
Scarborough, with the new Woodend Creative Centre providing a
focus. This is a sector that many of our students and recent
graduates engage with. Scarborough has also been named Most
Enterprising Place in Britain 2008, and more recently in 2009 the
Most Enterprising Town in Europe.
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