I'd be interested to hear about the student life at Bristol Uni. Are the formals and other events held at the halls generally attended by people after their 1st year? Does the university life dry down after the first year? What kind of events are organised after the first year? I'm interested in the Oxbridge/Durham type of formals, socials and on-campus parties, not too much into club nights with reduced drink prices and people from outside the uni.
So is there less university life and more self-organised clubnights after the first year? I'm worried that the city, though only medium sized, takes away some of the university spirit like in universities in London, where the school has just a few societies but no "exclusive" nights like parties, socials or formals, for the students, where people get to know each other.
Thanks for answers
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