Nelson House is located in our city centre cluster of residences which together house over 2,000 students, giving the area a student friendly atmosphere. The vibrant centre of such a busy and lively place can be noisy at times, but offers great opportunities for students who want to fully experience everything Bristol has to offer as a University and a city. The 2015 Whatuni survey of over 20,000 students crowned Bristol as the best city in the country. Nelson House will particularly suit students who are independently minded and keen to mix with a wider group.
In 2014/15 students at Nelson House experienced considerable disturbance from building works next to the residence. Whilst the main work will be completed by September 2015, the building noise from remaining work is likely to continue into 2016.
Nelson House was refurbished in 2013, with the addition of a large common room and courtyard area on the ground floor of the property. These facilities, and the rest of the ground floor area, are shared between University of Bristol students and the UWE students living in the neighbouring building (Drake House). Within the flats, the refurbished rooms have been finished to a high specification, with modern fitted kitchens and spacious, well-equipped bedrooms.View photo gallery Take virtual tour How to apply
- Flat of 5 - 6 students
- Owned by Unite Students
- Student experience managed by the University of Bristol
- Shared shower, basin and toilets in each flat
- Kitchen/diner in each flat
- Internet access in rooms (StudentCom)
- Common Room
- Bike storage
Living at Nelson House
Nelson House is located in the heart of Bristol, just 2-3 minutes walk from the main shopping areas and at the very heart of Bristol's world-famous street art scene, where the buildings (including Nelson House) have been transformed into huge canvases. Living at Nelson House gives you the opportunity to make the most of the vibrant city life and gives you easy access on foot to:
- shops from Harvey Nichols to Wilkinsons,
- theatre at Bristol’s Hippodrome for the big west-end shows, and at the renowned Bristol Old Vic for independent productions,
- cinema at the Showcase Cinema de Lux (13 screens), Odeon (three screens), or Watershed (three screens),
- world class galleries, museums, exhibitions and art spaces,
- live music venues from the Colston Hall to the O2 Academy,
- a host of bars, restaurants and clubs.
Nelson House has a warden who is responsible for pastoral care for first year undergraduate students (freshers). He is supported by deputy wardens and senior residents. The senior residents live at Nelson House and are on call to help with any issues that arise whether personal, social or academic.
The Junior Common Room (JCR) Committee is elected from the student residents in the first term and is a great way to get involved, organising balls, pub quizzes, evenings for overseas students, open mic nights, intramural sports, plays and whatever else you have the enthusiasm for. If you do not have the time to organise events in hall, you can still benefit by joining in! The JCR are also the voice of the student residents on the Bar and Hall Committee where they can raise any issues of concern.
At a glance
Rooms and rents
Tenancy: 43 weeks, 13 Sept 2015 - 10 July 2016. Tenancy covers the duration of the academic year.
|Single no basin||178||£5.514 or £128/week|
Location and contact details
Warden: Janie Digby
Student support administrator: Stella Eastwood
Tel:+44 (0) 117 954 6638
Website: Student houses website
Address: Nelson House, Rupert Street, BS1 2PZ