The facilities in the Uni are fantastic aswell, anything that you could ever think of they're already 10 steps ahead of you. They have a gym, spar, starbucks, doctors office, restauraunt, bar and even a hairdressers just to name a few. There is also a forest walking trail and basically a whole park too if youre not into the gym and relaxed strolls are more youre vibe. Im a member of the gym on campus and a member of the Equestrian club so I can compete in Varsity Competitions. I'm off to Tetrathelon in a couple weeks representing the Uni. Its a great way to meet people with similar insterests and to keep going in the sport you play, if you play any. They also have a long list of societies you can join which are also good fun.
I live in Halls on campus, which are great if you like your lie ins in the morning. 9am lecture? Wake up at 8.50 and stroll in no problem. Anyone who is familiar with Manor or Riverwalk the dorms the Cranagh ones are fairly similar, but in Cranagh where I am every room is an ensuite which is a big perk. The Residential Life team are great with any issues you have and they give out free food all the time and plan different events for every day of the month, from campus hide and seek to weekly movie nights. There is also a place called the hive, similar to the SU in WIT, where you can chill with friends and watch netflix or play pool or games.
There is also alot you can do when it comes to your social life, with fab restaurants in the Ramore Complex in Portrush (if you're a pastry person I highly recommend the wine bar), cafés in town and the go to night life spot of Anchor in Portstewart, about a 10min taxi from campus and they have student nights on Tuesday with a club upstairs. The Jet Centre in Coleraine is also fab, with an Asian restaurant, mini golf, cinema, bowling and arcade all under one roof.
Overall, my first month here has been quite fun and layed back, considering we only have lectures 3 days a week it gived you the time ro do what you want and go exploring and meet new people along the way!