Student Life

Student Accommodation

Bristol is a vibrant and diverse city with so much to offer - nightlife, live music & theatre, arts, sports & beautiful green spaces – which is why there are more than 54,000 students living in Bristol. Depending on the time of year, your budget, and requirements, finding private accommodation in Bristol can be challenging, but we can help you find accommodation that is right for you.

Choosing your home from home is just as important as choosing your study programme.

Although we don't offer our own halls of residence or accommodation service we work with a range of partners and providers across the city.

Living in Bristol

Congratulations on choosing to study in Bristol - it is a fantastic student city!

Bristol has, on numerous occasions, been voted one of the best student cities in the UK However, as Bristol is such a popular study destination finding accommodation can be competitive. To help you with this, we work with a range of partners (both residential and private landlords) to support you to find suitable accommodation. We recommend that you look to secure your student accommodation as soon as you make the decision to study at SGS.

Living in Halls
Popular choice for a city centre lifestyle

All of our of halls of residence partners are located in Bristol city centre, so you’ll never be far from the action and excitement of living in our diverse and vibrant city. With regular bus and train routes to all our campuses and designated cycle routes, you’ll find it easy to navigate your way around Bristol.

Living in Private Rental
Popular choice for those looking to live closer to campus

Another popular option is to 'buddy up' and find private student accommodation. Bristol is fortunate to have a large student community, with private landlords opening their houses for students to rent as individuals or in small groups. Private landlord fees vary depending on location and house type. However, savings can be made by splitting bills/living costs.  

Examples of Accommodation Providers

Joint Student Living are a family-run landlord company, who have been offering quality, interior and architect designed houses around the UK for over 10. They have newly-refurbished houses ranging from 6 to 8 beds and featuring artwork by local artists.

Unite Students is the leading provider of student accommodation in the UK, providing homes for 74000 students across 23 cities. Unite currently operates multiple units across Bristol City Centre.

IQ Student Accommodation provide a central location to students living in Bristol over the age of 17 or turning 17 during the academic year they move into halls.

Letting Agent

Balloon Letting Company is a local letting agent and housing management company based in Bristol. Balloon Lets works in partnership with Big Student House.

Accommodation partners and providers