I can say with confidence that university has been three years of my life that I will definitely never forget. Bristol allowed me to grow into the person I am today, there is so much opportunity: through an abundance of student jobs, all the societies you could ever imagine, internships and being lectured by masters in their specific field. Not only does the university provide a plethora of new experiences, but the city itself is also pure joy. It is over-flowing with culture, things to do and beauty, there really is something for everyone (including your parents when they come to visit), if you’re looking for your typical student nights out then there are definitely many of those around. If that is not something that interests you then what about a live poetry slam or intimate gig or life drawing class or simply watching the stars from Brandon Hill. It is a city filled with discovery and it will help you discover more about yourself whilst you’re at university.
Obviously, there is some work that has to be done whilst at university (unfortunately!) so be prepared to balance work and play because I would be lying if I said it was easy. You have to work hard but I promise it is worth it in the end and there is support available at every step. Often you may have to seek out that support but it is there, for example getting a peer mentor in the first year or speaking with your personal tutor. There are many people working behind the scenes to make your university experience as smooth as possible to allow you to focus on your learning … and you will learn a lot, especially when you are being taught by some very eccentric lecturers but that just adds to the whole experience. Not only are lecturers experts in their fields, the facilities at Bristol are also the best of the best whether that is the Science labs or libraries. Anything you could ever need, you will find at Bristol.