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Where city and greenery combine to create a distinctive hub of alternative culture and creativity, bold Bristol is a muse in its own right.

Student life in Bristol

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

Low on cash
The old railway path to Bath is a lovely cycle route.
Friday feeling
Rollerdisco at the Trinity Centre, each month.
When Family visit
Visit the mysterious 'Yellow Castle' in Stoke Park.
Sunday chilling
Cheap roast with reggae music at The Cadbury pub.
Feeling cultural
Explore the city's hidden gems on 'Doors Open Day'.
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WATCH: What students think of Bristol

What students say about Bristol's...

City Life
Bristol has so much going on! There are so many great individual pubs all over the place. You could easily find a free gig in a different pub every night.
2nd year student at University of Bristol, 2016
From dance/house/D&B nights at Motion, to chilled reggae/jungle nights in Stokes Croft and lovely traditional pubs like the Jersey Lily... Bristol offers a more affordable and accessible scene than London.
4th year student at University of Bristol, 2016
The standard uni clubs are on 'The Clifton Triangle'. These are generally the cheapest and full of 1st year students. If you head towards Gloucester Rd or Motion you can find something a bit different.
3rd year student at University of Bristol, 2016
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Living in Bristol

Housing, transport and budgeting tips

How we calculate this data
Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£80 - £145
Housing value for money
Poor deal
Where you'll find students
St Andrews
Local transport
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What students say about living in Bristol...

Living Here
Bristol is very expensive. The housing is not equally valued in relation to its cost. You can start looking in November/ December and secure a house before the Christmas break.
3rd year student at University of Bristol, 2016
Living Here
We started looking at the start of the 2ndd term of our 1st year, in February. This was probably a mistake and we should have looked earlier.
2nd year student at University of Bristol, 2016
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Student money tip
Go on your own Banksy walking tour and Instagram away!

No clue about budgeting?
Things like rent and transport may affect your city choice.
Read our budgeting guide

Where to study in Bristol

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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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