The location of Bristol in the Wild Wild West of England may initially be deceiving. It is actually one of the liveliest, student-orientated cities I have ever visited (although of course I am biased). There are plenty of things to do if you can handle the hills. From walking up Cabot tower or hanging out around harbourside or up on the downs, to shopping in Cabot Circus, broadmead or cribbs causeway. There are often events throughout the year. Films are shown in the caves for Halloween, the balloon festa displays light displays of Hot air balloons every summer and there are many more that seem to pop up every couple of weeks. It is also easy enough to go on day trips to bath/ the south west, Birmingham and the North or even over to London (which is less than 1.5 hours by train or 3 on the coach). The night life is diverse. An edgier scene can be found along Gloucester Road in the notoirios motion and lacota whereas for a cheesier night out or a night with clubs and societies, there are lounge, bunker, agora, Pam pams (where you are likely to meet UWE students) and Lola lo’s all within 2 minutes walk from each other. There are many more clubs but if you don’t feel like clubbing, there are a number of large pubs very near the uni including 2 weatherspoons. There is also a lot of food to choose from... the 2nd largest all you can eat restaraunt in Britain is here: zaza bazar and there are many other restaraunts popular with students. There are simply too many to name but a few are: the stable, burger joint, wahacca (although I think they have just got rid of their student discount), pizza express (40% student discount) and many many more. The only problem is, as mentioned before, you HAVE to be prepared to handle the hills of the West Country which can be intense. The transport around the city is not great and is fairly expensive. The bus is the only option as even if you are a rich bitch with banker parents, a car won’t get you anywhere as there is no parking (great for the environment though)! You can bike around but the hills can be tough and you don’t really need to as student land only really stretches from the train station to the downs. One really big downside is the cost. Everything will cost a pretty penny even with the student discounts, in particular the accommodation is one of the most expensive outside of London... although there are some slightly cheaper places if you search hard and early on.