Student accommodation guide: University of the West of England, Bristol

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University of the West of England, Bristol

Best Locations for Student Accommodation:

  • Clifton
  • Downend
  • Frenchay
  • City Centre
  • Henleaze

Average Rent:

The average rent around Bristol for a room is between £70 and £200 per week.

Parking and Permit Information:

It is only advised to obtain a car permit if you live in Kingsdown or in Cotham which now require permits.  Car permits start  at £30.00 for one car, go up to £80.00 for two cars and £300.00 for a third car.

Living in Bristol:

The University’s main campus in Coldharbour Lane is only four miles from the centre of Bristol.  There are regular Uni link buses which allow students the ease to travel into Bristol straight from the campus.  Furthermore, the location of the campus is close to Bristol’s Parkway Railway station, so students have the benefit of close transport links.

The Frenchay Campus has some new exceptional facilities and they describe it as UWE Centre of Sport.  The facilities were built at a cost of £5.5 Million and so you can imagine how good they are.  The facilities include  two glass squash courts, Wallscourt Farm Gym, 70 Station Fitness Gym, a hockey pitch which is water based and a large main indoor sports hall which caters for a number of sports. With such variety and many opportunities, students are able to participate in a range of sports whilst enjoying top class facilities.

Bristol was recently awarded European City of the Year with its mixture of a vibrant city surrounded by beautiful countryside towns and coastlines.  Bristol has a number of museums and galleries along with a complete mix of culture to suit everybody’s tastes.  There are excellent transport links throughout Bristol to get around whether it is in daytime or in the evening on nights out.

The recent development of Cabot Circus has broadened Bristol’s shopping experience with a number of shopping locations all across Bristol including Broadmead and Clifton Village.  In combination with this there are a number of other key activities and dates including the Balloon Festival and the Bristol Harbour Festival.

Bristol has a number of key areas where most students tend to go for nights out and these include Park Street, Whiteladies Road, the City Centre, the Triangle and Gloucester Road.  These areas are also the locations known and used for shops and supermarkets.  For alternative options you would be best to go and check out some of the bars located around Cheltenham Road and Stokes Croft,

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