Student Accommodation Bristol
Bristol has two universities, one of which consistently ranks in the UK’s top 10. Bristol is one of the country’s most vibrant cities which makes it an ideal place to study. Use our search engine to find student accommodation in Bristol.
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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.
University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.
Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.
A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.
A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.
Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.
A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.
A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.
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Living in Bristol as a student
Bristol is home to one of the leading universities in the UK, Bristol University, which is consistently ranked among the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings. The University is also a centre for scientific research and has made global innovations in cot death prevention and nanotechnology to name but just two. The other University in town, UWE Bristol, is no poor relation either, ranking at 28th in the Guardian League Table and receiving a Gold award for teaching from TEF.
Bristol itself was recently voted ‘Best Place to Live in the UK’ by the Sunday Times, who mentioned the fact that it was ideally located for both seaside and scenery, with a big city feel in a small location. They also praised the culture in the area, as well as lots of great food and drink – all big attractions for students.
Bristol is well known for being an independent city of culture, with something for you whether you are into music or museums – and it is also home to a thriving art scene as well. A little known fact about it as well is that it was the first city in the UK to be named as a ‘European Green Capital’. There is not only an abundance of nature and green spaces in the area, but it is also home to many creative industries too, such as aerospace, electronics, creative media and technology.
There is a rich heritage in Bristol, which is easy to explore. You could climb the tower of the Wills Memorial Building to experience wonderful views of the city, or go under St Mary Radcliffe Church to visit Captain Blackbirds Hideaway. You can even take a dip at Clifton Lido or go fishing at Chew Valley nature reserve. The choice is yours.
If the thought of all of this makes you thirsty, then don’t worry there are plenty of pubs and bars around where you can quench your thirst. In fact, you could say the nightlife in Bristol was legendary! Bristol knows how to have fun, and you will enjoy spending time at its huge clubs, karaoke bars and underground live gigs.
If Bristol is your ideal place to study, then book your accommodation in Bristol through us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in Bristol? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
Bristol is home to the University of Bristol and The University of West of England.
University of Bristol
Offering over 200 undergraduate courses, the University of Bristol has a depth of academic knowledge.
University of the West of England Bristol
The University of the West of England is a campus university based in Bristol, which is one of the UK's most student friendly cities.