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Bristol shortlisted for ‘best city life’ in national university awards

Press release issued: 12 April 2016

City life in Bristol is up there with the best in Britain, according to students who have voted for the University of Bristol in the latest Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2016.

Bristol has been shortlisted alongside nine other universities, including Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester based on the opinions of 25,000 students who cast their opinions across the UK over the last 12 months.

The official 2016 Whatuni Student Rankings will be announced on Thursday [14 April] at a ceremony in London, being hosted by comedian Jimmy Carr.  Follow all the action on the night with the hashtag #WUSCA.

The University of Bristol won the ‘best city life’ award at last year's ceremony and is hoping to be a strong contender again.

Charlotte Wilson, Head of Student Marketing, 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 describe the city as 'perfect', 'amazing' and 'fantastic', singling out the 'numerous entertainment options' and 'brilliant nightlife'.

Simon Emmett, CEO of parent company Hotcourses Group, added: "The WUSCAs inspire and guide students of all backgrounds to make the right university choice for them.  With the 2016 results so closely following the Green Paper and consultation focussing on student choice, teaching excellence, and social mobility, there has never been a more crucial time to collect and analyse student satisfaction ratings from across the UK.

"We’re very proud of the work our team have accomplished in order to produce this year’s rankings, which sees 14 new institutions included, and a 25 per cent growth in sample size, as more students discover the importance of their own voice in changing policy not just at their chosen institution, but across the entire sector."

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