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Bath University Parking

Hi :smile:
I'm just about to choose bath university as my firm. But i was wondering is there any way i can possibly take my car with me. The website states there is no student parking accept in acceptional circumstances. Has anyone there found a way?
Thanks (:

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Reply 1
Theres a farmer who allows you to park in a field like 5 minutes away for a reasonable amount of money (like 10 quid a term or something)
Freshers Week, University of Bath
University of Bath
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Reply 2
If you wan't to bring it you'll have to park it in town or a fair distance from the Uni, technically they can kick you out if you have one in the first year but I don't think it's ever happened.

To be honest you won't need it though, the buses go pretty much every 5 min until 3am into town and going home you can get a train to most places without too much hassle.
Reply 3
NoHands
Theres a farmer who allows you to park in a field like 5 minutes away for a reasonable amount of money (like 10 quid a term or something)


Pretty sure its more like £90 a term - I did it in second year.
Reply 4
don't bother bringing your car 1st year.

Bus fares are dirt cheap £1.40 for an adult return, and town centre is 10/20 min bus journey depending on traffic/passengers getting on/off.

by all means bring your car second year if u get a house with on street parking
Reply 5
Parking in Bath (or at uni) is a bloody nightmare. DON'T BOTHER!
Reply 6
This has also caused me problems, in that not being able to park my car on campus means that i will have no option but to lose my part time job in Bristol. The original plan was to get transfered to a store near Bath university but due to unforseen circumstances this has been delayed and now looks as tho it will take longer to organise. Do you reckon there would be anyway, if i write a nice email to Bath, that they would allow me to keep my car on campus just until my transfer gets complete?
Reply 7
BriztolBoy
This has also caused me problems, in that not being able to park my car on campus means that i will have no option but to lose my part time job in Bristol. The original plan was to get transfered to a store near Bath university but due to unforseen circumstances this has been delayed and now looks as tho it will take longer to organise. Do you reckon there would be anyway, if i write a nice email to Bath, that they would allow me to keep my car on campus just until my transfer gets complete?


It's worth a shot, but bare in mind that even if you do get permission odds on you'll have to pay for it, details here:

http://www.bath.ac.uk/security/parking/permits.shtml
Reply 8
BriztolBoy
This has also caused me problems, in that not being able to park my car on campus means that i will have no option but to lose my part time job in Bristol. The original plan was to get transfered to a store near Bath university but due to unforseen circumstances this has been delayed and now looks as tho it will take longer to organise. Do you reckon there would be anyway, if i write a nice email to Bath, that they would allow me to keep my car on campus just until my transfer gets complete?


Unless theyre paying you a lot, won't it be easier to get a job in bath? Is the time & money it takes to get to & back from brizzle & parking worth it?
Reply 9
Thats why i want the transfer to the store in Bath cus its only down the road, but the company i work for does pay the best wages, i also have shares tied up that i cant access until iv worked there for 5 years, and if i leave for another job i lose my shares :frown:
Reply 10
Ty for the link jtanz0
Reply 11
How often do you work at this place? If it is only weekends you could always park your car on either bathwick or north hill during the week which is free then drive it onto campus for the weekend. You can park down bathwick hill then get the bus back up or just walk its a bit of a pain but if you really need it then its probably the best option. Parking on campus at the weekend is reasonable only £2 for saturday and free on sunday (8-5pm so if youre working you might not even need to pay)
Gonna bump this back up, no point starting a new thread but does anybody know how to find this farmer?
Reply 13
ooooh the farmer sounds like a good guy (=
i was hoping there would be someone, i dont think i could cope without my car!
I spent 6 months looking for the farmer and ended up parking on Widcombe Hill every day :colonhash:
BriztolBoy
Thats why i want the transfer to the store in Bath cus its only down the road, but the company i work for does pay the best wages, i also have shares tied up that i cant access until iv worked there for 5 years, and if i leave for another job i lose my shares :frown:


Where abouts in Bristol is it? If it's near the centre then you could just catch the train in, it costs about the same as driving and they leave every 20 minutes or so.
Reply 16
Colbert
I spent 6 months looking for the farmer and ended up parking on Widcombe Hill every day :colonhash:



oh dear. but you still coped with a car? cos im living on campus too... but
i really don't want to lose mine! :woo:
chloe_boo
oh dear. but you still coped with a car? cos im living on campus too... but
i really don't want to lose mine!


Unless you desperately need it, I definitely wouldn't recommend having a car during first year. Especially if you are based in Cardiff which is only an hour away by train.
Reply 18
Original post by prb
Pretty sure its more like £90 a term - I did it in second year.


any idea on how to find this allusive farmer?
Reply 19
Forgot i even started this post! i'm in my second year at Bath now. I bought my car with me for first year as it was necessary for me to be travelling back and forth from home. Unless its completely necessary i wouldn't do it until second year because why would you need it.. and even then parking at the uni is extortionate. Anyway the farmer is at the end of the road out of the uni... the route the bus takes out of uni. The farm is called Rainbow Wood Farm as far as i can remember, and its a B&B. He charges a pound a day for parking and asks for payment up front. So it was like £100 a term, Bath only having 2 terms. If you google the place you'll get the number. Its pretty busy up there so i'm sure that people who use the sports facilities use it cus as i said Bath uni rips you off in parking and will clamp your car.

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