(5)·By Izzy R·Geography· Jul 2021
Freshers week was really fun and there were lots of organised club nights from the uni. The geography department put on some stuff for us too, like gave us mentors in second year which was really helpful- especially helping with essay plans later in the term! I was in riverside which was really nice and modern. In a great location, although was quite loud as next to king street which is full of pubs (but usually we were at them so it was ok!). The recycling bins did however wake us up nearly every morning which was quite annoying, especially when hungover. I don't really use the SU loads but it's really nice and the balloon bar (SU pub/cafe) is a great venue with decent priced drinks. Sports facilities were a bit far away unless you lived in Stoke Bishop, however all first years get a free bus pass from uni so this wasn't so bad to access. Really interesting content from world leading lecturers. The course was really varied in first year and then you could specialise more in second year, and even more in third year. Bristol is an amazing city, with lots of fun pubs, clubs and cafes. Also lots of lovely outdoor spaces, with the Downs, harbourside and clifton suspension Bridge being my personal favourites.