Bristol has been shortlisted for ‘Best City Life’ in the national university awards

No surprise there

A national university rankings board has confirmed what we all know already, Bristol is one of the best student towns in the country.

Shortlisted alongside nine other universities such as Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, Bristol could be the lucky winners of the ‘Best City Life’ award this year.

The award will be given during a ceremony in London on the 14th April and will be hosted by everyone’s favourite tax dodging comedian, Jimmy Carr.

The shortlist was based on the opinions of 25,000 students across the country who voted over the last 12 months.

The University of Bristol won the award at last year’s ceremony and is hoping to win it two times in a row.

Charlotte Wilson, the Head of Student Marketing at UOB, said: “It’s fantastic to have such a strong vote of confidence once again from our students, who we know love studying here in Bristol. We face some stiff competition yet again but hopefully we will retain our title.”

“City life is a huge part of being at university and Bristol ticks so many boxes, which is why many students decided to stay in Bristol once they graduate. It doesn’t only offer a good nightlife, but there an abundance of culture, a vibrant music scene, countless festivals, free activities, beautiful green spaces and lots of independent shops and cafes.”

Student reviews have reportedly described Bristol as ‘perfect’, ‘amazing’ and ‘fantastic’, singling out the ‘numerous entertainment options’ and ‘brilliant nightlife’.