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Bath- Polden Accommodation

Hi all,

I recently received an accommodation from Polden (not Polden court), but everything I looked up online said this was an accommodation for postgrad students only. Is this still the case, or will I be in a flat with other undergrads this year?

If not, it’s probably too late to change right? As Polden was not my first choice
'About this accommodation
Polden is our newest building, offering accommodation for 293 undergraduate students.'

^^From the uni website
Freshers Week, University of Bath
University of Bath
Bath
Original post by Anonymous
Hi all,

I recently received an accommodation from Polden (not Polden court), but everything I looked up online said this was an accommodation for postgrad students only. Is this still the case, or will I be in a flat with other undergrads this year?

If not, it’s probably too late to change right? As Polden was not my first choice


Hi there,

Polden is undergraduate student accommodation, as you can see here on the university website. So yes, you will be with other undergrads! :smile:

If you do end up disliking it, you can apply to switch to another room on campus via the accommodation office. You have to have a valid reason for doing so, but the process is pretty easy.

Hope this helped,
Jessica, a final year NatSci student
Reply 3
Hi,

Until a little bit ago, Polden was listed as a postgrad accommodation, or maybe I’m just blind!

Thank you! It looks very nice
Original post by Anonymous
Hi,

Until a little bit ago, Polden was listed as a postgrad accommodation, or maybe I’m just blind!

Thank you! It looks very nice

Hi there,

I think you are right, as when they first built Polden it was just for postgrads, but I think this changed recently as the uni website has said it is for undergraduates for at least 2 months now.

You're welcome, Polden is a lovely accommodation (and you have Polden cafe right underneath, which is a great place to study!)

Jessica, a final year NatSci student
Reply 5
Hi, I know you probably don't access this thread anymore, but I'm hoping you might see this! I am applying to Polden for my accommodation for September, and just wanted to hear your thoughts of it? :smile:
Original post by kat(:b)
Hi, I know you probably don't access this thread anymore, but I'm hoping you might see this! I am applying to Polden for my accommodation for September, and just wanted to hear your thoughts of it? :smile:

Hi there,

I didn't live in Polden myself, but from what I've been told, it is really nice and modern accommodation but it isn't that social in comparison with other accommodations. This is mainly because it is also accommodation for postgraduates, who tend to prefer quieter accommodation, and it is on the far west side of campus so it is less central. It is also more expensive than other more sociable but less modern ensuite halls such as Woodland and Marlborough/Solsbury. Overall, it is really lovely accommodation but it is more suitable a) if it is within your budget and b) if you would prefer slightly quieter halls.

I hope this helps,
Jessica, a final year NatSci student
Reply 7
Original post by University of Bath
Hi there,

Polden is undergraduate student accommodation, as you can see here on the university website. So yes, you will be with other undergrads! :smile:

If you do end up disliking it, you can apply to switch to another room on campus via the accommodation office. You have to have a valid reason for doing so, but the process is pretty easy.

Hope this helped,
Jessica, a final year NatSci student


How many people share a kitchen in Polden?
Hello there Aims125!

This year 2023, 3 out of the 4 blocks of flats in Polden will be for UG students. There are 5 floors in each block, and 2 kitchens per floor. It works out so that around 8 students share a kitchen, and don't forget there are social spaces on every floor in Polden as well, so overall you should have plenty of room whilst still having a healthy social atmosphere. When I stayed in Polden as a student here, as well as the modern, almost hotel-like feel I was particularly impressed with the free-to-use washing machine for the laundry, which saved me having to pay to use the campus laundrettes :smile:

It is one of the more expensive accommodation blocks here at Bath, so its definitely worth doing a price compare of the different options. You might also want to check out these fun 360 degree panoramic tours of Bath's various accommodation blocks to get a better idea of the look of the rooms, kitchens etc.

If you have any more questions on accommodation, then please do email [email protected] and the accommodation team will be more than happy to give you any info you need. Alternatively, please feel free to post them on here, the official Bath Uni accommodation discussion thread.

I hope this helps!

Holly
University of Bath
Reply 9
Original post by University of Bath
Hello there Aims125!

This year 2023, 3 out of the 4 blocks of flats in Polden will be for UG students. There are 5 floors in each block, and 2 kitchens per floor. It works out so that around 8 students share a kitchen, and don't forget there are social spaces on every floor in Polden as well, so overall you should have plenty of room whilst still having a healthy social atmosphere. When I stayed in Polden as a student here, as well as the modern, almost hotel-like feel I was particularly impressed with the free-to-use washing machine for the laundry, which saved me having to pay to use the campus laundrettes :smile:

It is one of the more expensive accommodation blocks here at Bath, so its definitely worth doing a price compare of the different options. You might also want to check out these fun 360 degree panoramic tours of Bath's various accommodation blocks to get a better idea of the look of the rooms, kitchens etc.

If you have any more questions on accommodation, then please do email [email protected] and the accommodation team will be more than happy to give you any info you need. Alternatively, please feel free to post them on here, the official Bath Uni accommodation discussion thread.

I hope this helps!

Holly
University of Bath


Hi,
Thank you for the information!
Will I be put with other undergraduates - I’m a bit scared that I might get put with postgraduates. Also, how sociable would you say it is compared to other accommodations such as Quads, and was it generally really noisy?
(edited 9 months ago)
Original post by Aims125
Hi,
Thank you for the information!
Will I be put with other undergraduates - I’m a bit scared that I might get put with postgraduates. Also, how sociable would you say it is compared to other accommodations such as Quads, and was it generally really noisy?

Hi,

This is such an important question, you will definitely be put with at least one of other undergraduate and you will more than likely be in a fully postgraduate flat unless you specify otherwise!

Polden is really social as it does have a specific social area which can be used for bigger gatherings, however I would say that stereotypically Quads is more social. It does truly depend on the cohort and people in your flat, but in general Quads is the 'most social' accommodation however I lived in Eastwood and had lots of friends and opportunities to socialise!

Please let us know if you have any more questions as we'd be happy to answer!

Sophia (2nd Year Student)
I think you meant to say that you will more than likely be in a fully undergraduate flat?
Original post by University of Bath
Hi,

This is such an important question, you will definitely be put with at least one of other undergraduate and you will more than likely be in a fully postgraduate flat unless you specify otherwise!

Polden is really social as it does have a specific social area which can be used for bigger gatherings, however I would say that stereotypically Quads is more social. It does truly depend on the cohort and people in your flat, but in general Quads is the 'most social' accommodation however I lived in Eastwood and had lots of friends and opportunities to socialise!

Please let us know if you have any more questions as we'd be happy to answer!

Sophia (2nd Year Student)

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