Bristol is the biggest city in the south-west of England with so many different areas to visit in Bristol, each having its very own vibe. It is an exciting, multicultural place with some of the best and brightest students coming from all over the globe and from all walks of life.The city is home to the University of Bristol, which is one of the top universities in the UK, and rank in the top 50 universities worldwide.
So, in this blog I will tell you about what makes Bristol such an incredible student city.
Bristol is a vibrant and friendly city with something for everyone– thriving music and arts scenes, eclectic places to eat and drink, a wide range of boutiques and more than 400 parks and open spaces which helped it earn the reputation as a green city. You will be glad to know that in March 2014, Bristol was awarded as the best UK city to live in, and also the European Green Capital in 2015.
Apart from this, the city offers many opportunities to enjoy outside the city and explore the incredibly beautiful countryside. You can visit Mendip Hills, which are great for outdoor activities like rock-climbing and abseiling or the Cotswold’s which have very pretty English villages. With its excellent road and rail infrastructure, Bristol is quite easy to reach from other cities of the UK as well.
While studying in Bristol you don’t have to worry about your accommodation as there are multiple options that will suit all tastes and budgets. The universities guarantee to provide an offer of student housing to all new undergraduates but the halls are limited in numbers so the other option is Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA).
There are several PBSAs such as Dean Street Works Bristol (https://www.universityliving.com/united-kingdom/bristol/dean-street-works) present in the city near the university campuses and in the city centers. These are modern day student homes which come with a wide range of room types and offer plenty of amenities for a comfortable living. They are quite safe and secure as they come with state of the art security measures to ensure the safety of every student and their belongings.
The city offers an amazing student life with a large array of clubs down in the city Centre. The city also has a great live music scene, with popular venues such as The Fleece and The O2 Academy, as well as Thekla. Apart from these, the city also hosts plenty of music festivals such as Bristol Harbour Festival, Bristol Sounds, Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival, etc. Don’t forget to have a ride in a hot air balloon which is done during the 4-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta that takes place every August. On a normal day when there are no festivals in the city you can visit Stokes Croft area, filled with cool vintage stores, independent cafes, lively bars and more. And if you like quaint areas then nothing better than Clifton which has an abundance of concept stores, brasseries, and home to the famous Suspension Bridge.
So, these are the 3 main points which makes Bristol the best student city. The cost of living is also quite reasonable and within budget you can live a comfortable life. Although, the city is small but it is large enough to offer lots of interest and excitement. It has a unique, artistic and forward-thinking character that attracts thousands of students to study here and also spend the rest of their life enjoying living in this city. University Living, a student housing platform allows students to browse and book student homes in cities like Bristol from anywhere in the world.