University is expensive! Or is it? Here, Mike James delves a little deeper into the relative costs of enrolling in higher education around the different regions of the UK. With the help of Solution Loans, it was determined (as expected) that South East England is the most expensive place – given the living costs and proximity to London. But what about everything else? Given that a student will most likely spend their days watching Deal or No Deal in Spongebob pyjamas, what are the relative living costs for the bright hopes of the UK’s future? Rent, tuition fees, beer, weekly shop – these expenses all tally up, meaning the true cost of achieving a higher education may be far higher than estimated. Once calculated, compared and contrasted students must ask themselves; is it worth it?