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And the vainest uni in the UK is...

12th November 2013

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It doesn’t come as a great shock that students are fairly into how they look.

But spending 20% of your student loan on make-up, perfume and skin products might seem a little bit excessive.

Step forward the students of Lancaster, who yesterday were revealed to spend the most on beauty products in the UK – closely followed by York and Durham.

Lancaster’s ladies, according to the Daily Mail, rack up a bill of £1,109 (£370 per term) in the average year, which seems like a lot to us. We’re slightly concerned that they won’t have enough money left to cover their other essentials, namely rent, food, booze... and scarves for those chilly Lancastrian winters.

The same goes for York and Durham, where female students spend £968 and £895 respectively.

At the other end of the scale, students at Oxford University spent only £155 per year on beauty products.

The results were revealed by, which surveyed the spending habits of students at 200 UK institutions.

But why such a huge difference? We couldn’t tell you.

Lancaster students – and anyone else for that matter – feel free to enlighten us below.

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