Planning to study at UOB, BIMM or UWE and not sure where to stay? Here’s why we think you should choose Collegiate UK, the best student accommodation in Bristol.

Finding the right student accommodation can significantly boost your university experience. Whether you are looking for somewhere bang in the middle of student life, a place that offers great student support, or somewhere with cool amenities that simply make life easier and more enjoyable, it’s important to measure up what aspects of student life are most important to you.

Before choosing your student accommodation, it may be worth thinking over the following:

  • How far away is the accommodation from your university?
  • How far away is the accommodation from the gym, the local nightlife and supermarkets?
  • Are bills included? Will you have to sort these yourself?
  • Does the accommodation offer any pastoral support?
  • What do other students say about the accommodation?

There can be a lot of questions that bubble over your mind when deciding where to live, especially if it’s your first time away from home. So, let us lay out why Collegiate UK should be up there in your top accommodation picks.

Central Location

For many, location is the most important factor when it comes to choosing the right student accommodation. Being close to university can save you a lot in time and travel expenses. Meanwhile, choosing a place that is within the student community gives you the opportunity to take or leave the student social scene whenever you please. That’s why, we chose a city-centre location for our Bristol Tower accommodation.

Located by the scenic harbour, our student accommodation in Bristol is only a 15-minute walk from the University of Bristol, a 10-minute walk from the BIMM Institute and a 12-minute drive to the University of West England.

What’s more, our accommodation is only a 4-minute walk to a Tesco Express, a 5-minute walk to the nearest Lidl and a 5-minute walk to Bristol’s main shopping quarter. So, it’s safe to say that all you need is at your very doorstep.

Comfort and Convenience

We know that both wellbeing and academic performance are top priorities for our students. So, we have done our best to make life easier and more comfortable when living at Collegiate UK. We don’t just cover all the basic amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi, all-inclusive bills, 24-hour security and laundry units, we have gone above and beyond to provide awesome and unique amenities such as:

  • Study rooms
  • Games room
  • Residents’ bar
  • On-site cinema room
  • Club lounge
  • Private gym

Social Opportunities

With all you need in one place, our facilities provide opportunities to relax, study, exercise and get together. We built our accommodation with students in mind and are no strangers to how much students like to socialise. We have aimed to keep a supportive community feel that ensures students have a place to not only thrive but feel connected too.

Having created a unique student hub, our accommodation is great for those who are travelling from abroad or are living away from home for the first time and looking to make new friends.

But the social opportunities don’t stop there… Bristol ranks in the top 3 best cities for nights out in the UK. Bristol’s party hotspots are Harbourside, Parkstreet and The Triangle. All these places are not only within a 5-minute walking distance of each other, but of our Collegiate Tower accommodation too.

Supporting Your Mental Wellbeing

We want to make sure that we can be here for all of our students at all times in our student accommodation in Bristol

We have set accommodation teams who have received full Mental Health First Aid training by MHFAE and we have maintained strong links with all universities in Bristol, so that we can ensure someone can be on hand to support you.

Likewise, we have partnered with Health Assured to provide our students with a 24-hour helpline and advice with personal and professional problems. All our residents have access to the My Healthy Advantage app and the Health Assured Online Portal, which offer a variety of wellbeing guides, fact sheets, webinars, workshops, health checks and much more.


Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Testament to our commitment to provide high-quality student accommodation, we have been recognised as the best by not only those in the industry but our students as well.

  • In 2020, we won the ‘Operator of the Year’ accolade at the Class of 2020 Awards in Berlin. This came after 80% of our Collegiate residents rated our accommodation as Good and Very Good for the fourth year in a row.
  • That same year, we also brought home the ‘Remarkable Brand’ Award at the Class of 2020 Awards for our commitment to developing high quality living spaces as well as focusing on the physical and mental health of our students.

Wait, there’s more…

  • In 2021, we also won ‘Best Student Accommodation Hero’ at the National Student House Awards.
  • We have also landed as finalists across several categories of the National Student House Awards in 2019 and 2020, including Best Halls Provider, Best Student Wellbeing and Best Learning Environment.

At Collegiate UK, we really have built our accommodation with students in mind. If our Bristol residence is ticking your house-hunting boxes and you would like to find out more, click here.