University of Bath

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By kingspoge

I love the life i have in bath but i just wish i could enjoy my course. Everyone is lovely and I have had some really great times. if i could cut out my course, it would be perfect.

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Facilities

University of Bath
  • Library and study facilities:
    Situated at the heart of campus, the library provides a variety of study spaces for group, individual and quiet work. With over 500 PCs, power points, copy, print and scanning facilities and wireless networking throughout, you’ll be able to find a place to study that suits you best.
    http://www.bath.ac.uk/library/
     
  • Student Services
    We provide students with support and guidance, including counselling and mental health, disability support, money management and international student advice.
    http://www.bath.ac.uk/departments/student-services/
     
  • Student Union
    The Students’ Union is at the heart of student life at the University of Bath. The SU is a registered charity and everything we do is run by students, for students. There are over 200 student groups you can join covering a wide range of areas including sport, societies and enterprise. The SU organises many activities to help you make the most of your time at Bath, including Freshers’ Week and the Summer Ball.
    https://www.thesubath.com/
     
  • Sports
    We have extensive sports facilities on campus, including our Sports Training Village with its Olympic legacy swimming pool, and we have just been voted Sports University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times 2018. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved from social to high-performance level.
    https://www.teambath.com/
     
  • Arts
    If sport isn’t your thing, our new arts centre, The Edge, is a cutting-edge hub for performance and cultural events. The Edge is the hub of creative life on campus. Here you’ll find opportunities to participate in arts, collaboration, and creative practice using top-class facilities. Classes are available in visual arts, music and dance, with purpose built rooms for rehearsal and gallery spaces to explore.
    https://www.edgearts.org/
     
  • Careers service
    The Careers Service are available to offer careers information, advice and guidance to students, researchers and graduates. We also work closely with employers, helping them to connect with our students and recent graduates.
    http://www.bath.ac.uk/students/careers/

Courses & fees

Accommodation

Choosing your accommodation is an exciting part of the student journey, helping you to quickly become part of our thriving student community. We guarantee accommodation to all our full time first-year  undergraduate students provided that you make us your firm choice via UCAS and you apply for accommodation before our accommodation deadline. We offer a range of rooms and set-ups to suit different budgets, living styles and needs. Once you’ve accepted Bath as your firm choice, you can apply for accommodation from early May in your year of entry.

Three quarters of our first year accommodation is campus-based and the rest is based in the City Centre. The majority of accommodation is in self-catering houses or flats with student bedrooms grouped around communal kitchens or social spaces. You can find out more about our accommodation, and use 360 degree tours to explore the rooms at: http://go.bath.ac.uk/student-accommodation

Open Days

Undergraduate Open Days

Experience the University at an Undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s like to live and study here.

http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/come-to-an-undergraduate-open-day/

At an open day you will have the opportunity to speak to staff and students about the courses, attend a campus tour, and book in advance for course specific talks and  talks on Admissions Advice, Student Finance and the Students’ Union.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Days

To find out what it is like studying at the University without having to step on campus we run virtual open days from time to time. Please register to be updated about our courses and our next virtual open days:

https://www.bath.ac.uk/forms/postgraduate-interest/

 

  • How to get to the uni:

http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/travel-advice/

 

Living here

On Campus:

The University’s purpose built campus is set in attractive rural grounds overlooking the historic city of Bath. Almost £250 million has been spent on campus in the last five years on new student accommodation, new facilities for the arts, new academic buildings and a new Olympic standard swimming pool situated in the stunning Sports Training Village.

The campus has all the local amenities you could ask for including library, shops, banks and a post office just a five minute walk from your accommodation.

City Life:

The campus is just on the edge of beautiful Bath, which is the only entire UK city on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and our modern, well laid-out campus complements its ancient heritage. Bath offers year-round cultural and social activities, with festivals, theatres, cinemas, independent shops, bars and restaurants.

Semsester dates

For 2018/2019 entry new students will arrive over the weekend of Saturday 22 September 2018 - Sunday 23 September 2018 in time for Welcome/Freshers’ Week starting Monday 24 September 2018. The last day of term is Friday 31 May 2019.

Full details of semester dates for 2018/2019 or 2019/2020 entry: http://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/academic-year-dates/

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University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

Q&A

Elena, a Management and Marketing student at the University of Bath, has answered your top questions:

What support is available to students who are struggling for any reason? 
There is so much support available. The Wellbeing service in the 4W building provides drop-in sessions and if you can’t make those sessions, you can either have a session through emails or on the phone. The team always checks up on you even after one meeting, to be there for you and to see what else they can do for you. The Virgil Building provides more in-depth counselling sessions, depending on the reason, whilst also offering a mental health assessment. The SU advice team is also there for you, right in the centre of the campus, in the SU building. They’re all so lovely and always up for a chat. 

What social events do you offer when people first join to help people make friends and settle in?
The taster sessions from Freshers’ Week are amazing! You meet so many new people and you can maintain that friendship if you continue doing that activity together. The language classes are also great for bonding with people long-term! The society Bath Entrepreneurs always organised interesting events with amazing speakers and it’s a great way to meet people who have the same interests as you! Getting involved in volunteering opportunities is also a great way to speak to a variety of people! 

What will my first few weeks at your uni be like?
The first few weeks are super overwhelming because you create so many memories all at once! Keep yourself together, don’t get freshers’ flu and try as many new things as you can! 

Is it a campus or city based university? What advantages do you think this offers? 
Bath is a campus university and the main advantage is definitely the community feeling that it provides. You immediately feel at home! By the time you finish your first year, you become so attached to the campus and to having security every second of every single day, that you simply don’t want to leave! 

How far is the campus from the town centre and what is the public transport like?
I love walking to the town centre especially when the weather is really nice. It takes 30 mins to get there. If you want to get there in 10-15 mins, there are always buses running! Sometimes the queues can get a bit insane, but the transport is great, fast and as reliable as it can be. 

How far apart are different university buildings, and how far away is the accommodation?
Being in campus is such a blessing! We do take it for granted when we live there. Everything is so close to everything! You jump out of bed and the lecture is 5 mins away, 10 if the building is in the opposite part of the campus. It depends which accommodation you live in, but there are so many shortcuts you can take, you just have to learn the tricks.