Cambridge Peterhouse (Student Life)

Accommodation: All live in.

Eating: Cheap (or reassuringly expensive) restaurants are two minutes away.

Drinking: College bar is loud and cheap. Local pubs include The Mill, with alfresco dining on Coe Fen, and the Spread Eagle, with a big-screen TV.

Nightlife: Cambridge is not the best for nightlife but there's enough to keep most happy. Clubs range from cheesy to mainstream. A multiplex cinema is down the road, and Cambridge has plenty of theatres.

Sports: Kelsey Kerridge Sports Hall is cheap and cheerful.

Financial help: Very good. College bursaries and university funds.

Locals: Mostly OK, although they're sometimes a bit bemused by the vast amount of Cambridge jargon.