30 things you never knew about the UK's universities

From sightings of ghosts and monsters to traditions of streaking and sunrise sea dips, the revelations are here.

As thousands of new students take up places at universities across the UK, we’ve collated 30 fun facts you may not know about some of them.

Did you know that Byron kept a tame bear at Cambridge after his pet dog was banned?

Ever heard of a racing car powered by chocolate and steered by carrots?

Know where Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and Coldplay played some of their very first gigs?

From sightings of ghosts and monsters to traditions of streaking and sunrise sea dips, the revelations are here.

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