Voted the best city in the UK for students to live – and those at
Vita Student accommodation in Bristol have it all on their doorstep.
Bristol has a certain charm. Maybe it’s the vibrant graffiti art that breathes life onto the streets, or the way that you can feel the city’s history as you walk along the Docks. Either way, Bristol is a place you love to get lost in.
Despite having a laid-back pace, Bristol is known around the world for its culture of activism. It is the birthplace of Banksy, after all.
With such a progressive reputation, thousands of people come to experience student life in Bristol each year, and become a part of something bigger.
Vita Student Zed Alley has, without a doubt, the best location of any student accommodation in Bristol.
It’s in the middle of the city centre and within walking distance of all of the buzzing student areas in Bristol; like Stokes Croft, Clifton, and Gloucester Road.
Our building in Bristol
Vita Student Zed Alley is in the heart of Bristol City Centre, and home to people of all cultures and nationalities. Take your pick from 10 floors of luxury studio apartments and experience the best of student living in Bristol.
Just 10-minute’s walk from both the University of Bristol and the vibrant city centre our Zed Alley residence offers the ultimate in location.
Vita Student is the only student accommodation with everything covered. All-in service, for students with an all-in attitude.
Learn more about life at Vita
VARIED STUDIO APARTMENTSTake your pick from a wide range of rooms, all including a large bed, ensuite bathroom & ample storage space.
FITNESS STUDIOS & GYMSWake up, work out. 24/7 onsite gyms and fitness studios with free personal training sessions every week.
INSPIRATIONAL HUB SPACESSpark bright ideas & forge new friendships. Hub spaces that are designed for work and play.
PRIVATE BOOKABLE ROOMSImpress your date in a private dining room, host a movie night, knuckle down in a secluded study space.
HOUSEKEEPINGFive-star cleaning services every two weeks. For free.
WEEKDAY GRAB & GO BREAKFASTFuel your day with a delicious and varied breakfast. Available to take away Monday-Friday.
24/7 ONSITE TEAMThe heart and soul of our buildings. Our Residence Teams are here for you.
SUPERFAST WIFIA a secure 150mbps connection, day and night. Your own personal wireless network for up to 10 Smart devices.
CAREER TOOLSAt Vita Student, the tools to succeed are already in your hands.
SECURE & SAFEWith CCTV in every building and Secure Key fob entry you can feel at home from the minute you move in.
VITA STUDENT ALUMNIJoin a network of like-minded people venturing into their careers together.
VIP BRAND EVENTSAll your favourite brands, ready to give you VIP access. La Mer, Harvey Nichols, ESPA, and more.
DAILY ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPSLearn something new. Daily activities and workshops so you can meet new friends and make memories.
FREE TO USE BIKESExplore your new city on your terms. Take one of our free-to-use bikes for a spin.
HEADLINER EVENTSJust the thing needed after a stressful exam season. Let your hair down at our all-out headline events.
STAFF TRAINED IN MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
SURPRISE GIFTS & TREATSLittle gifts from time to time, to show you we care. You deserve it.
24/7 PARCEL COLLECTION
LIVING AT VITA STUDENT BRISTOL
Our Zed Alley building is in the heart of Bristol, and it is for this reason that the building is always quick to sell out. It’s a short stroll to the University of Bristol, and in the middle of all the main student areas in Bristol.
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
Vita Student is for students that want it all. For students that want to live without limits.
With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.
Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.
Vita Student Bristol sits next door to some of the best bars and restaurants in the city, and sits between iconic landmarks like the Arnolfini, Bristol Hippodrome, and the now-toppled Edward Colston statue. Capture panoramic views on Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Take a breath in nature at Ashton Court. Update your wardrobe at Cabot Circus. Our building is central to everything this beautiful city has to offer.
Despite being amongst the city’s action, it’s equally easy to find a spot to relax. Walk out of the door of Vita Student Bristol and you’re on the Harbourside – the perfect place to sit by the water and watch life go by.
The University of Bristol was founded in 1876 and is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK, and top 100 in the world.
It was the university of study for 13 Nobel Prize winners, including former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
Since the institutions founding, it has retained its high reputation for world-leading research and industry connections, with its alumni being amongst the highest paid in the UK.
Ranked in the Top 30 universities in the UK for graduate employability, the University of West England (UWE) is known for giving students practical skills to go into their career.
UWE has some of the best facilities in the country after a £300 million investment in 2020 and consistently has some of the highest student satisfaction scores.
“My three favourite things about living at Vita: the weekly events, the gym and the independence I get from living on my own”
“The reception was really welcoming and helpful”
“A place where I can learn new things and feel comfortable”
“I wanted to move into a place where I can feel really secure”
What are the best attractions in Bristol?more
Bristol is full of incredible sights. The most iconic attraction to visit in Bristol is its famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Walk across here at sunset and get some of the most beautiful views of the city, overlooking the River Avon. One of the next best attractions in Bristol is the Arnolfini, a cool arts venue that regularly hosts exhibitions and music nights. It sits on the edge of the harbour, which is the perfect place to hang out with friends in the summer, and less than a 5-minute walk from Vita Student Bristol. Lastly, visit the SS Great Britain, a ship built by Isambard Brunel – this used to travel from Bristol all the way to New York, but is now a museum that you can walk inside and explore.
What are some interesting facts about Bristol?more
Bristol is full of surprises, and the list of interesting facts about Bristol is endless. Every year it hosts its own Hot Air Balloon Festival, which celebrates the fact it’s the world’s biggest manufacturer of hot air balloons. It’s the birthplace of everything from Banksy to the blanket. The city once had its own time zone and even now, has its own currency.
How long does it take to get from Bristol to London on the train?more
It takes just 90 minutes to travel by train from Bristol Temple Meads to London.
What is the nightlife like for students in Bristol?more
Nightlife in Bristol is one of the things students love most about living here. Whatever kind of night you want, there’s something for you in Bristol. See live music and have casual drinks in the creative Stokes Croft area or get dressed up and order delicious cocktails in Clifton. Clubs, pubs, and everything in between, Bristol has it all.
Where are the best places to eat and drink in Bristol?more
Bristol has an abundance of places to eat and drink. With a huge mix of cultures in the city, you can get whatever cuisine you’re craving. A famous food spot in Bristol is Rice & Things, which is known for serving up some of the best Caribbean food in the country. Bristol also has plenty of fine dining venues like The Chef’s Table, Pasture and littlefrench, and street food spots in St Nicholas Market. For drinking, check out the Full Moon Bar in Stokes Croft or head to Her Majesty’s Secret Service, a secret cocktail bar in Clifton.
Where do students live in Bristol?more
If you’re a student in Bristol, it’s best place to live in the very centre of the action. Living either in Bristol City Centre or around Gloucester Road proves the most popular choices for students in Bristol. Vita Student Bristol is situated at the heart of Bristol, with everything the city has to offer at your doorstep.