A student’s honest opinion
“I loved my time at Bristol, and wish I had another year to go.
The Triangle and Park Street have fab shops (especially BS8 and Fopp). It is only 15 minutes into the centre of town, and there are many bus links e.g. to Temple Meads Station and Bristol International Airport.
If you are an animal lover, go to Bristol Zoo; a movie lover, there are cinemas a plenty – the Watershed plays lots of arty/foreign films; a music lover, there are venues playing everything and anything; a food lover, loads of great restaurants with a variety of prices.
Recommended pub: Corrie tap, Clifton – proper cider; Club to experience (though not always an enjoyable one!) – Wedgies; Other great clubs: Bristol Academy (also lots of gigs here), Level, Creation, the Lizard Lounge for sticky carpets and pure cheese.
Accomodation in Bristol is failry expensive – on average about £65-70 a week, but you can find places for £55 a bit further out, and some places can be up to £85.” Katie, 21