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Belfast's £2.80 student pint is cheapest in the UK says survey

You can get a pint of Carling at Queen's University students' union for £2.80
You can get a pint of Carling at Queen's University students' union for £2.80 You can get a pint of Carling at Queen's University students' union for £2.80

QUEEN'S University in Belfast offers the cheapest student union pint in the UK, according to a study for online printer ink supplier TonerGiant.

Its research to coincide with freshers fortnight found that you can buy a pint of Carling in the students' union at QUB for just £2.80.

And it puts Queen's joint top of a UK league table with Durham University and Imperial College London.

It comes as the average pint of beer in a pub in Belfast will set you back anything from £4.50 to £6.50.

TonerGiant investigated the top 50 universities in the UK to find out which student union bars offer the cheapest draught pint.

And for most, the cheapest beer was Carling, which is part of the Molson Coors stable, whose other brands include Coors, Pravha, Blue Moon and Madri Exceptional.

The University of Exeter comes after Belfast, Durham and Imperial with a pint of Carlsberg setting you back £2.95.

It's £3 at Newcastle University, University College London, University of Warwick and University of Sussex, while the most expensive students' union pint can be found at The Orator, Cambridge University’s Student Unions Bar, where punters pay a fiver.

Stuart Deavall from TonerGiant said: “Joining university can be both a stressful and exciting experience for students, with lots of preparations to be made for the term ahead. Following this, naturally students may want to hit their student union bar to meet their new peers.

“As students prepare for the new term, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure they’re saving money where you can. If you’re looking for toner or ink cartridges for your printer, ensure to browse the best deals to get the cheapest option available.”