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    Hello there, I am thinking of applying to Bath uni to study Economics. I am wondering which accommodation is most modern and comfortable. Marlborough/ Solsbury court looks nice on the website, but not sure if the standard lives up to that. I am looking for on-campus, self-catered accommodation. Thank you.
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    Hello there, I am thinking of applying to Bath uni to study Economics. I am wondering which accommodation is most modern and comfortable. Marlborough/ Solsbury court looks nice on the website, but not sure if the standard lives up to that. I am looking for on-campus, self-catered accommodation. Thank you.
    Hi. It's great to hear that you are considering applying to Bath.

    We have a variety of self-catered campus accommodations. Marlborough & Solsbury Court is on the East side of campus, nearer the Limetree cafe, the Sports Village and the bus depot. Having lived there myself last year, I can happily say it's very convenient - Chancellor's Building is pretty much opposite, and a lot of my larger lectures (especially Economics ones!) took place there last year.

    It has modern interiors compared to some other accommodations, and the kitchen has enough cupboard space for the entire flat, as well as a TV that you can use - we found this really good for movie nights and flat bonding!

    My room was really spacious, and I much preferred having my own bathroom - a huge selling point for me! However, if this is something you're not too bothered about, the Eastwood residences take the form of houses with shared kitchens and bathrooms, and these are right next to Marlborough & Solsbury.

    For photos of specific residences, you can look at our accommodation pages which also include prices. There is also a virtual tour of a room in Marlborough & Solsbury which you might find helpful.

    If you have any more questions about studying at Bath, feel free to quote me.

    Hollie
    International Development with Economics, 2nd Year
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    Hi. It's great to hear that you are considering applying to Bath.

    We have a variety of self-catered campus accommodations. Marlborough & Solsbury Court is on the East side of campus, nearer the Limetree cafe, the Sports Village and the bus depot. Having lived there myself last year, I can happily say it's very convenient - Chancellor's Building is pretty much opposite, and a lot of my larger lectures (especially Economics ones!) took place there last year.

    It has modern interiors compared to some other accommodations, and the kitchen has enough cupboard space for the entire flat, as well as a TV that you can use - we found this really good for movie nights and flat bonding!

    My room was really spacious, and I much preferred having my own bathroom - a huge selling point for me! However, if this is something you're not too bothered about, the Eastwood residences take the form of houses with shared kitchens and bathrooms, and these are right next to Marlborough & Solsbury.

    For photos of specific residences, you can look at our accommodation pages which also include prices. There is also a virtual tour of a room in Marlborough & Solsbury which you might find helpful.

    If you have any more questions about studying at Bath, feel free to quote me.

    Hollie
    International Development with Economics, 2nd Year
    Ah! Thank you, your advice was much helpful. I have taken a look at the website and all seems great. I will take this into great consideration.
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    Hi. It's great to hear that you are considering applying to Bath.

    We have a variety of self-catered campus accommodations. Marlborough & Solsbury Court is on the East side of campus, nearer the Limetree cafe, the Sports Village and the bus depot. Having lived there myself last year, I can happily say it's very convenient - Chancellor's Building is pretty much opposite, and a lot of my larger lectures (especially Economics ones!) took place there last year.

    It has modern interiors compared to some other accommodations, and the kitchen has enough cupboard space for the entire flat, as well as a TV that you can use - we found this really good for movie nights and flat bonding!

    My room was really spacious, and I much preferred having my own bathroom - a huge selling point for me! However, if this is something you're not too bothered about, the Eastwood residences take the form of houses with shared kitchens and bathrooms, and these are right next to Marlborough & Solsbury.

    For photos of specific residences, you can look at our accommodation pages which also include prices. There is also a virtual tour of a room in Marlborough & Solsbury which you might find helpful.

    If you have any more questions about studying at Bath, feel free to quote me.

    Hollie
    International Development with Economics, 2nd Year
    Hello again Hollie, just another question for you... I was looking at the university website and it was talking about hall Representatives. I was wondering, how is it to be elected, is it a competetive process and do you know anyone that has tried to/ been a Hall Representative. Thank you.
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    Hello again Hollie, just another question for you... I was looking at the university website and it was talking about hall Representatives. I was wondering, how is it to be elected, is it a competetive process and do you know anyone that has tried to/ been a Hall Representative. Thank you.
    Hi Alihila,

    I'm sorry for the delay in response! There are Hall Reps. for each accommodation, and they work to act as a point of communication between residents and the Student Union. Basically a very informal feedback system, so that students who live in university accommodation can have their comments passed on to senior management.

    The Hall Reps. also arrange socials and sometimes days out, to Thorpe Park for example. Here's the role description for 2017, which may give you a clearer idea about what they do and their main responsibilities.

    As far as competitiveness goes...I would say that it differs. Generally, students at Bath are very keen to get involved, but as it's a very early election, there can be far fewer candidates standing.

    The Hall Reps. that I knew from last year really enjoyed their role, and got to meet people from all the other accommodations through the meetings and training they had.

    If you don't succeed in becoming a Hall Rep, there are also lots of other positions on campus. Such as becoming the Academic Representative for your course and year group. There's many leadership opportunities at the university, and as you go into 2nd year most students go on to be part of a society/club committee.

    I hope this helps!

    Hollie
    International Development with Economics - 2nd Year
 
 
 
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