Unite Students and Korean Billy release Bristol guide for new students in the city

Unite Students and Korean Billy release Bristol guide for new students in the city

Posted on: 29 May 2018

The Bristol Guide is designed to help new students feel at home in the city.


Internet sensation Korean Billy, known for his popular British dialect videos, and the UK’s largest student accommodation provider have partnered to create a ‘Guide to Bristol’, to help new students feel more at home. The video guide includes Bristolian quirks, sayings, landmarks and cuisine.


Watch the full guide here:


Unite Students and Korean Billy have also launched three other UK city-specific guides for students moving to a new city to study, as well as a UK-wide guide for international students. The city guides include other top student locations London, Newcastle and Glasgow.


In the Bristol guide, Korean Billy highlights popular Bristolian phrases like ‘Alright, me luvver’ – ‘Hello’ or ‘How are you?’, ‘Wurz zat to?’ – ‘Where is that?’, and ‘Gert Lush’ – ‘Very nice’.


Some of the best clubs and bars in Bristol include; The Apple, Urban Standard, Full Moon and Gravity – whilst some of Bristol’s best student eateries include; Jason Donervan kebab van and Pieminister.


Unite Students is the UK’s largest purpose-built student accommodation provider of its kind that houses more than 50,000 students and was established almost three decades’ ago. Over a third of Unite Students’ occupants are overseas students.


Korean Billy shot to internet fame in 2016 after creating a series of videos that demonstrate dialects from different parts of the UK, with his most famous video being the ‘Roadman’ dialect, which has had more than 700,000 views.


John Blanshard, Student Experience Director at Unite Students, said, 

“We know that heading off to university can be a daunting experience for many students, not least those going to study in another country. We wanted to do something to make them feel at home in the UK before they even arrive for their first semester. Korean Billy is a sensation not just in Britain but across the globe and that’s why we think he’s the perfect person to help us launch our guide. The guides we’ve created should help people understand a bit more about where they are heading to, in an engaging way.”

Korean Billy said,

“When Unite Students approached me I knew that it was something I wanted to help with. I love British culture and I’ve only ever heard good things about Bristol, that’s why now several of my videos focus on Bristol’s dialect and quirks! I know what it’s like for students travelling to another city or even country for their education, so if these video guides help at least one student feel more at home then I’ll be happy!”



Article by:

Hannah Moll

Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.