(Original post by rainbowworld)
Well, I didn't originally choose bath, it was my insurance, but I have definitely grown to love in once I settled in
I would recommend it.
Yea it depends on your friends really, I mean just pre-drinks etc can be good in themselves, and going on pub crawls.
There are a couple of clubs that are a bit grimy, mainly XL (the biggest one) but they are generally okay, especially Second bridge. There are about 4/5 main student clubs, but a few others too. I think the great thing is that I feel totally safe in bath, even at night. I mean I can't advise walking around by yourself at night! but I have always felt safe in most parts of the city, where as I wouldn't walk around Southampton (near where I live at home) at night by myself. I would imagine the clubs are slightly more expensive than some clubs in London, but bath is an expensive town and with not so much competition as other places they can charge more. I'd say you could easily go out once or twice a week though and wouldn't get bored, and after 1st year, if you went out more than that you probably wouldn't have time to do enough work!
Yes it's very much like that, there are nice walks, and the campus is nice to walk around too, and we often sit in parks when the weather is nice and have bbq's, cook together, things like that. Campus has a lovely feel in summer, with everyone sat around the lake, and everything you need is up there
It obviously depends what your friends are like though and who you make friends with. It is a small Uni though, but there are still loads of people to meet, and I like the fact it's slightly smaller than others. However it is being expanded soon, so there may be some building work going on if you went to bath, although that's similar with most Uni's I guess.
I wouldn't personally say there is much of that, not amongst my friends anyway. There are a fair number of students from private school, but it's not very obvious that that is the case really. Most people are down to earth and nice. There's obviously groups of students always working, and groups who maybe go out a little too often but most people are nice. People are always a bit crazy in freshers, but generally calm down a little later. There maybe a little amongst some sport teams I guess, but not really.
I had one friend who lived in Woodland Court last year. She didn't like it much, due to her particular flatmates as she was quite shy so didn't bond well with them early on. The actual accommodation is fine though, very new, some see the large numbers in each flat as a draw back though, but others seem to think it's positive as you're very likely to find some people you get on well with. They try to put at least one other person taking your course in your flat. There is a little bit of a "oh you live in Woodland Court, you must be posh" sorta thing at the start, but it's really just banter! The rooms seem nice from the ones I've seen. You could of picked worse accommodation for sure, it's in a nice position