If you’ve opted for Bristol uni life, you’ll be spending three (or possibly more) years as a student in this delightful city. Bristol student life has a vibe all of its own, packed with great places to visit and plenty to see and do. While there’s far too much to cover here, we’ve rounded up some of the highlights of uni life in Bristol.
If you enjoy letting your creative side run free, or simply like to experience the creativity of others, Bristol is a great place to live. The city’s cultural scene includes enough live music, festivals, shows and art exhibitions to keep you busy throughout the year. Check out the options at Colston Hall for a sophisticated evening of outstanding music or simply tour the city admiring the spray-painted artworks (inspired and encouraged by the annual Upfest Urban Paint Festival).
Student life in Bristol is also a great chance to indulge your culinary creativity. From artisan coffee shops and bakers like Small Street Expresso and Hart’s Bakery to superb steaks (be sure to sip a cocktail or two as well) at The Ox, the city is packed with cafés, delis and restaurants that will delight your taste buds.
Nightlife options abound. The soft lighting and speakeasy-style atmosphere at Hyde & Co is not to be missed, nor is the unique décor of Hausbar. The Apple is essential for those for anyone who enjoys good cider and an unusual venue – the two floors of the moored house boat offer an establishment like few others. For a great venue to visit with a crowd, check out the arty atmosphere and fresh, local food at The Canteen. Bristol also have a lively magic scene – Smoke & Mirrors is one of the best places to catch magicians performing live.
Bristol student living offers some excellent outdoor pursuits as well. There are more than 450 parks and green spaces spread across the city, as well as a lovey waterfront area. Whether you like to stroll quietly through parkland or fancy leaping into a kayak and hurtling down the river, Bristol will satisfy your outdoor urges!
It’s also a great city for shopping, with a buzzing central area that offers everything from major chains to unique, independent boutiques.
In many ways, Bristol is the perfect student city. It also has the perfect student accommodation. It doesn’t get much better than Collegiate student residences for the ultimate university living experience.