Being a fresher and moving to a new city is an exciting part of someone’s life, but nonetheless daunting! There is the initial panic after results day of sorting your accommodation, what to leave at home and what the take with you to your student digs and whether you’ll like your new housemates.
We have complied a guide for newbies to Bristol to make your move to the next stage in your life slightly easier; from furnishing your room to the best post-night out food outlets there are various Bristol ‘gems’ that will help you settle in to this magnificent city.
BEDROOM: Your bedroom will be your safe haven after days of lectures, a hangover space and inevitably also become a study space so you want it to be perfect! There are a number of ways you can decorate your room whilst keeping to budget and in some cases saving the environment. Here are two examples to help you but Bristol is teaming with places to help you furnish your room.
TRANSPORT: It will take you a few weeks of lectures to work out how long you can stay in bed before you can leave to get to uni for your lectures on time so you want to make sure you can get there as quickly and cheaply as possible! Bristol is well known for its love of bikes- we have YoBikes which are an affordable way of getting around without having to buy a bike yourself. You simply download an app, scan a QR code and off you go! This will make your journey to uni so much quicker (maybe giving you an extra 10 mins in bed!). Alternatively you can buy a bicycle from a number of outlets including Bike UK situated on the Clifton triangle with a discount for anyone with an NUS card. If cycling is not your thing then First Bus offer students discounts as well.
PRE-DRINKS: Bristol has a bustling nightlife which students enjoy all year round. There are countless places for pre-drinks offering student deals and other offers.
POST NIGHT OUT FOOD: Arguably the best part of a night out is the food after. We are spoilt for choice here in Bristol with food available from all over the world. There are some particular student favourites though to remember…
PLACES TO CHILL:
Caffe Clifton offers students 10% all year round and this year 20% off in freshers week. So bring your new flat mates for a smoothie, coffee and a cake and bond in a relaxed atmosphere with staff who can give you top tips about living in Bristol!