Foreign students studying at university bring in £2.5 million to the Brighton and Hove economy each year, according to new research.

But the sum revealed by Santander doesn't take into account people studying at one of the city's many privately-run language schools so the true value of the industry is likely to be much higher.

The bank said the 1,715 foreign students who went to the University of Brighton last year spent on average £93 each week in their local community on shopping, bars, restaurants, and travel.

Females spent more than males, £95 compared to £91, while one third of students' spending went on socialising and 28% on clothes shopping.

This boost to the economy is on top of the many millions of pounds foreigners pay in university fees and private accommodation.