Im in my second year here now, and i think its great.
Again, i just really liked the feel of the place on the openday, really liked the campus, the space and that. And i really liked my deptment, everyone was freindly and interesting/enthusiatic (not allways the case), and they seamed to have really good facitlys (also not always the case).
18months in, and im still loving it, and can confirm all my inital thoughts where true!
The town isnt huge, but with several night clubs, a stack of bars, and more pubs that i can count the nightlife could be a lot worse! There also a decent number of shops for basicaly all you need, and notingham/lecester/derby are all a short train ride away.
On campus you the union, which is a massive four room nightclub open 7days a week, with a massive number of diffrent nights on each week.
- And then theres JC's (the union pub), and several bars run by Imago.
The unions shops are a little pricey, but for the convenece of them all being soo close, thats what you get.
- And if you walk a few yards out of campus there are plenty of corner shops, saisburys is right up the road on the nearside of the town, with tescos only a little further to walk.
In terms of a "quite plabe to drink" sarah, have you tryed towers bar, or moving off campus, the swan, or the pagent, which are both fairly close. Or else the Phantom?