Bristol is the home of the creatives. Whether your passion is film, music, or art, the city will let your talent grow and develop. Within this ever expanding community of visionaries you will always find new opportunities to get involved and become part of Bristol's art scene. 


We know accommodation can be a worry for many prospective students. Bristol caters brilliantly to its huge student population so you can rest assured that you will find something that fits your needs. Generally speaking, most students either choose to live in private student halls or share a house or a flat with fellow students.


Private student halls are an ideal choice for first year students, for a number of reasons:

  • A wide range of accommodation types are available (studio apartment, en-suite room, room in a shared flat)

  • Most are located in the city centre

  • Rooms are fully furnished

  • Facilities have common areas such as Games, TV Rooms and Gym

  • Student halls run social events

  • Offer 44 week contracts (the length of one academic year)

  • All bills are included

House and Flat Shares

For those who want to find accommodation in groups of 3+ people, there are a number of professional letting agencies that will help you find the best accommodation to suit your needs. 

To get started try Room Go and Spare Room

House sharing options are usually quite cheap and a good way to meet people outside of Screenology. Groups to check out - Bristol Alternative Community Abodes and Bristol Rooms For Let


What Screenology students say:

Our students share their experiences to give you an idea of what to expect:


Unite Students are generally pretty good for first years, no issues with them at all. And they have varying accommodations all dotted around the city centre

I second Unite, Blenheim Court was a lovely place to stay for first year and a great location

I recommend Phoenix Court close to city centre. I suggest you book early, to avoid raising prices (supply/demand).

From my experience, DIGS student accommodation at The Colston (Private) was perfect for 1st year. Depending on what layout your room is, they are fairly spacious and nicely furnished. Maintenance was very efficient and I always had any problems fixed immediately.

…In private rentals

I’d genuinely go private, sosososo much cheaper if you’re sensible (mines now almost £80 a week cheaper than Phoenix Court)

I’d say if you do rent privately, do not be afraid to argue about things not being fixed, or cleaned. I’ve just got a new place and requested a new bed, mattress, shower, sofa and the garden to be refurbished. Take photos, argue for cleanliness and safety and they’ll often do it

If you get stuck finding ACCOMMODATION…

Please get do get in touch with Alison on 0117 325 3007 or email