I'm in my 3 rd year and I've had a very happy time at Bristol. I love the city so much, I'm currently living in Clifton, and I've got a great group of friends. I study history which I love, the teachers are very helpful and interesting. I use the library most days and im a member of the gym. The facilities and library I think are great. However I am not involved in any societies so not sure how good they are. There could be a little more communication between students and proffessors, because I only have about 6 hours of uni a week. Maybe a more hands on approach would create a better community feel within the university.
Bristol University has a wonderful campus that is intergrated into the city and consists of small, traditional houses for seminar locations as well as huge castle-like buildings. The sociology department has great staff from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and the course gives you the freedom to explore the areas you're interested in.