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Students at the University of Brighton top the league when it comes to the number of sexual partners they have.

They average 10.59 partners per student throughout their degree course at the East Sussex campus, according to a new survey.

Last year they came only 20th.

Close behind in the 2014 University Sex League was the University of Chester and Liverpool Hope University, with an average 9.94 and 9.57 partners respectively.

The poll, by money-saving website Studentbeans, found Southampton Solent University took fourth place with 8.63 partners and Queen Mary University of London was fifth with 7.93.

Last year, University of Roehampton students finished top with an average of 6.32 sexual partners.

A spokesman for Studentbeans said: “The figures astonishingly show that not only has the number of sexual partners increased but last year’s number one wouldn’t even make it to the 2014 top 10.”

Researchers interviewed 6,650 UK university students online for the survey.