A key part of moving away to university is deciding where you are going to live and what type of accommodation you are going to choose. In Bristol you will not be short of options, as a city with a big student population there are lots of choices including university-provided as well as private options for accommodation in Bristol.
There are two highly reputable universities in Bristol, UWE and University of Bristol, each with their own dedicated student accommodation within the city. What are some of the key accommodation options for those studying at the University of Bristol?
Hiatt Baker Hall
The largest of the accommodation options, Hiatt Baker Hall is based in the North Residential Village near famous landmarks such as Clifton Suspension Bridge, Avon Gorge and Leigh Woods. The North Village is two miles from the university and can be easily accessed by a regular bus service. Hiatt Baker accommodation in Bristol has room for 747 students, making it a lively accommodation block with plenty of opportunity for socialising. There are both catered and self-catered accommodation options, catered options have shared bathrooms and basic kitchen facilities whilst self-catered accommodation have ensuite bedrooms and full kitchen facilities.
This self-catered accommodation in Bristol is based right in the middle of the university campus in the East Village meaning it is very easily walkable to the university facilities for lectures etc. Aside from being in an ideal location for your studies, this accommodation is also right in Bristol city centre meaning there is an abundance of shops, cafes and bars meaning there is plenty to do in your spare time. The Hawthorns is a slightly smaller accommodation option with 114 spaces that are a mixture of ensuite or rooms with basins and also has communal socials and study spaces.
Located in the West Residential Village, Winkworth House appears to resemble terraced houses. Based in a mostly residential area, it provides a homely and relaxed environment whilst still being close to the hustle and bustle of Bristol City Centre and the Harbourside. With 219 accommodation spaces, this self-catered option offers rooms all with ensuites and shared fully furnished kitchens as well as a common room which can be used for socialising and studying.
One of the most modern accommodation options available, The Courtrooms is located in the East Residential village which is home to nearly 4000 students. Within walking distance of Bristol University campus, The Courtrooms is also near a number of shopping centres including Cabot Circus and Broadmead. All the modern rooms at The Courtrooms are self-catered with ensuites and small double beds.
If you are going to be studying at the University of Bristol and looking for the best accommodation in Bristol then there is a lot to consider. You need to decide which factors are most important with regards to facilities, location and cost. Aside from university owned accommodation, don’t forget there are other private accommodation options available to research.