Universities in Birmingham are some of the most friendly in the country, a survey has revealed.
According to website Friends Reunited, Aston University and the University of Birmingham were both ranked in the top ten of students keeping in touch after they graduate.
Hull topped the league table, but with Aston and Birmingham University coming sixth and seventh in the list respectively, Birmingham can claim to be the most social city in the country.
Both Universities were delighted by the news and said they were not suprised people from their "close-knit" community kept in contact after leaving the institutions.
Nick Blinco, director of development and alumni relations at the University of Birmingham, said: "We are incredibly proud of our alumni and what they have achieved; and they are equally devoted to the University."
He added: "While it is a large and diverse institution, it's campus and nearby accommodation complex lend an intimacy and collegiality that brings together students from a huge range of academic disciplines, interests, and social and ethnic backgrounds."
Mike Wright, Vice Chancellor of Aston University, said: "As a University that has strong ties with its alumni we know that people come to Aston to make lasting friendships."