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Small on size, big on excitement, Belfast promises adventure to all those who seek it, with picturesque views too.

Student life in Belfast

Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Treat yourself
Cocktails with cabaret at Cafe Vaudeville.
Friday feeling
The Cathedral Quarter for live music.
Sunday chilling
An 'Ulster Fry' breakfast at Maggie Mays.
When Family visit
The Botanic Gardens are pretty all year round.
Feeling cultural
Take a trip through history via Belfast's famous murals.
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WATCH: What students think of Belfast

What students say about Belfast's...

City Life
Good fun and relaxed as a city. All of the peoeple are so friendly. Safe and cheap with quick links to the rest of the UK.
Meg, Queen's University Belfast student
The pub scene is fantastic. However due to licensing laws they all close very early. The Parlour is good for pizza and beer deals. Woodworkers is pricey but has excellent cocktails and more importantly board games!
3rd year student at Queen's University Belfast, 2016
Limelight is the best club for music. Cuckoo has ping pong and old-school arcade games, with cheap and fashionable jam jar drinks. The Cathedral Quarter is also fantastic for pubs.
3rd year student at Queen's University Belfast, 2016
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Living in Belfast

Housing, transport and budgeting tips

How we calculate this data
Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£52 - £82
Housing value for money
Fair deal
Where you'll find students
The Holylands
Lisburn Road
Local transport
Weekly Network Wide Ticket

What students say about living in Belfast...

Living Here
Avoid the Holylands unless you're a party animal. You almost certainly will find a nice property there but you'll lose your deposit on St Patrick's Day when the house parties start in the area.
2nd year student at Queen's University Belfast, 2016
Living Here
We looked in late May-June both years and found fairly decent housing, but do look around. If you want the best [look] early (last week of February/start of March).
2nd year student at Queen's University Belfast, 2016
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Student money tip
Catch a free exhibition at the Naughton Gallery.

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Things like rent and transport may affect your city choice.
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Where to study in Belfast

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

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