Less choice in terms of bars, clubs and restaurants but other cities are close by and transport links are very good. There is a lot of accomodation options in the centre and close to the uni, the majority of which are pretty cheap.
As a smaller student town there is less choice in terms of clubs, bars, restaurants and shops. However transport to Leeds and Manchester is very good and the town is generally quieter with a lot of options for student accommodation. It's very cheap.