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    Torn between choosing Bristol or Bath uni. Is the social life good at these unis - is it easy to make friends at halls if you like clubbing/going out - I don’t want to end up left out by flatmates? Obviously Bristol is better for clubbing/nightlife but do students in halls at these unis generally like going clubbing? Or do most students at these unis not like socialising with new people and going out?
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    (Original post by iBMRjS)
    Torn between choosing Bristol or Bath uni. Is the social life good at these unis - is it easy to make friends at halls if you like clubbing/going out - I don’t want to end up left out by flatmates? Obviously Bristol is better for clubbing/nightlife but do students in halls at these unis generally like going clubbing? Or do most students at these unis not like socialising with new people and going out?
    Those are two village type unis, your social life will be really focused on your halls mates... but academically they are both sound, i would pick Bath personally, but that would have been ny other dream school... if i didnt attend the social mixer that is Nottingham, keyword MIXER lol.

    When i say village im referring to the party culture... they are known for not city size lol.
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    Those are two village type unis, your social life will be really focused on your halls mates... but academically they are both sound, i would pick Bath personally, but that would have been ny other dream school... if i didnt attend the social mixer that is Nottingham, keyword MIXER lol.

    When i say village im referring to the party culture... they are known for not city size lol.
    Thank you for your help above.

    Are there any students at Bath/Bristol who’d also be able to comment for me?
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    (Original post by iBMRjS)
    Torn between choosing Bristol or Bath uni. Is the social life good at these unis - is it easy to make friends at halls if you like clubbing/going out - I don’t want to end up left out by flatmates? Obviously Bristol is better for clubbing/nightlife but do students in halls at these unis generally like going clubbing? Or do most students at these unis not like socialising with new people and going out?
    Both will provided good opportunities to make friends but I'd personally recommend Bristol. The people who choose Bristol are generally academic but also recognise the importance of good nightlife and social life. Otherwise they'd go somewhere like Durham. Bristol is full of posh people trying to be edgy but you can't deny the fantastic social side. The majority of people are into clubbing or at least pubs and parties. Make sure you choose a big halls though, don't be swayed by luxuries such as ensuites and double beds. Best off choosing one of the more popular ones with the most rooms.
    Bath is a gorgeous city but for student life I think Bristol is the better option.

    You say you don't want to end up left out by flatmates. Did you mean because you do or don't want to go clubbing? If clubbing isn't something you're bothered about then choose whichever course and city you prefer. If you are interested in going to good clubs then Bristol all the way.
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    Both will provided good opportunities to make friends but I'd personally recommend Bristol. The people who choose Bristol are generally academic but also recognise the importance of good nightlife and social life. Otherwise they'd go somewhere like Durham. Bristol is full of posh people trying to be edgy but you can't deny the fantastic social side. The majority of people are into clubbing or at least pubs and parties. Make sure you choose a big halls though, don't be swayed by luxuries such as ensuites and double beds. Best off choosing one of the more popular ones with the most rooms.
    Bath is a gorgeous city but for student life I think Bristol is the better option.

    You say you don't want to end up left out by flatmates. Did you mean because you do or don't want to go clubbing? If clubbing isn't something you're bothered about then choose whichever course and city you prefer. If you are interested in going to good clubs then Bristol all the way.
    Thank you very much for your help and guidance. Yeah I did mean that I would like to go clubbing and I do want to experience the nightlife, but not be left out say if my flatmates where to do something without my knowledge.
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    (Original post by iBMRjS)
    Thank you very much for your help and guidance. Yeah I did mean that I would like to go clubbing and I do want to experience the nightlife, but not be left out say if my flatmates where to do something without my knowledge.
    Nah chances are most of your flatmates will also be into clubbing. Again provided you pick popular and sociable halls. If they're not into clubbing (or your types of clubs) then you can always find a balance and some nights spend it with them and then other nights with mates that enjoy your clubs. It's likely you'll find at least one person in your flat with similar interests so you two can always find other people to go with.
    But yeah Bristol has fantastic clubs so if you get the opportunity to choose it then do.
    What I would say though, in the first couple weeks of freshers, stick with your flatmates most of the time. Even if you're not that into the music they like or they just want to go to the pub or stay in. Because otherwise if you distance yourself in those first couple of weeks simply because you wanted to go to certain clubs then they'll all become close and you'll be the odd one out.
    Definitely doesn't mean you have to spend every night with them though. Course friends are also as important so make sure you go to socials.
    So jealous that you're going to be a first year. Gd luck
 
 
 
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