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Student Accommodation

  • The university guarantees an offer of accommodation to all new undergraduates accepting Bristol as their firm choice and who apply by the given deadline. The guarantee is subject to certain conditions.
  • There is a wide range of catered and self-catered accommodation to suit all tastes, from picturesque 18th-century houses to modern well-appointed flats.
  • Most residences are in Stoke Bishop, Clifton or the city centre, which are all within walking distance or a short bus journey from the main campus.

Accommodation Costs

University of Bristol

Number of university/college beds 6,598
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,580–£6,964
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £4,400–£5,400

Living Here

  • City Population: 428,000
  • Student Population: 47,000
  • Bristol is the largest city in south west England and perennially popular as a student destination. 
  • The city has benefited from National Lottery funding and other grants to finance major regeneration projects and it buzzes with activity at the harbourside bars, restaurants, museums and art galleries. 
  • The thriving local economy means high prices and generally expensive accommodation; however these rates are comparable to other cities in the south of England.

Getting Around

  • Bristol has been named as the UK's first Cycling City, with government grants to further improve cycling networks and facilities, providing good cycle tracks.
  • With car parking both expensive and hard to find, it is recommended that those travelling by car use the park-and-ride services for a cheaper alternative.
  • The bus network is extensive and reasonably priced, with travel cards available. The Studentlink bus service operates during the week.
  • London is 1 hour 45 minutes away by train, and National Express coaches travel to many UK destinations.
  • Bristol Airport offers low-fare flights to many popular European destinations with some routes several times a day. Bristol's harbourside attractions are served by regular ferry services.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Bristol has an excellent range of pubs and clubs from the traditional to stylish late-night bars. Student nights are offered at city-wide venues throughout, and a particularly vibrant scene can be found on the famous Park Street, Whiteladies Road and Habourside areas. Bristol has been awarded Purple Flag status for the second year running for safety in the city at night.
  • The Bristol Old Vic theatre company is based at the Theatre Royal, whilst the Hippodrome is the venue for musicals including West End shows, ballet and opera. Colston Hall hosts comedy, rock, pop and orchestral concerts and exhibitions. St George's Bristol, famed for its renowned acoustics, has classical, folk and world music concerts. The Arnolfini and the Watershed Media Centre offer lively programmes of exhibitions, films and theatre, and the city is well provided with cinemas, both multi-screens and independents.
  • Other attractions include Bristol Aquarium, Bristol Zoo Gardens, with over 450 species set in 12 acres of beautiful grounds, and Bristol's M Shed museum which explores the city's history and culture through the ages.
  • Bristol has two football clubs, City and Rovers, a championship rugby club and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, which hosts one-day international matches. Tennis, swimming, ice-skating, golf, rowing and sailing are all available. Bristol Climbing Centre offers indoor climbing while the Avon Gorge is a popular venue for outdoor climbing.