UniHomes guide to

Bath

Uni Life in Bath

Bath is an ancient Roman city in England's south west. Home to two universities - the University of Bath and Bath Spa University - the city welcomes 21,000 undergraduate students to its streets each year. The city is regarded as a fantastic place for students to live and study, having been awarded the TEF Gold Award by Office For Students since 2017.

The city is graced with an abundance of stunning 18th-century Georgian houses - many of which have now been renovated into large student properties. The student homes in Bath come in a range of sizes, with larger detached homes available for larger group sizes. You'll also find three-storey Georgian style terraced houses for mid-sized groups, as well as double-bedroom student apartments for those wanting to live alone or with a partner.

Key reasons to study in Bath

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    A culture vulture's paradise

    Bath gained World Heritage Site status in 1987 thanks to its 18th-century architecture, Roman remains, natural hot springs and a stunning landscape setting.  The entire city is dripping in culture and history, with most of the city centre built out of old Georgian and Victorian sandstone, cobbled streets and old shops. The hot springs and Roman Baths are a huge tourist attraction in Bath. Thermae Spa is Britain's only natural thermal spa and gives its name to the famous Bath Spa.

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    Range of accommodation choice

    The two universities in Bath are campus-based, with Bath Spa's three campuses all located on the west side of the city, and the self-contained University of Bath campus on the east side. With the city centre between the two, and rolling Somerset countryside in all directions, you'll be able to find a perfect student home no matter your preference. City dwellers will love living in Oldfield Park or Bathwick, whereas those who love the student life might prefer living on-campus. Nature lovers will find housing with easy access to the country in Weston or Combe Park.

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    Great nights out

    Bath isn't short of nightlife. Each university has an on-campus union which puts on student nights, like PLUGTUB and SLAM. There are popular student nights in the middle of the city too, with Po Na Na and Moles being two of the most popular.Students who are hanging onto their houses into June will note that Glastonbury Festival is less than an hour's drive down the A37!

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    A well-connected city

    Not only is Bath itself full of fun things to do, it's also near to more than just Glasto. The bustling, vibey city of Bristol is less than 15 minutes away by train. The sandy beaches of Weston-super-mare are close by, and city also has excellent transport links to London via frequent trains and the M4. 

I love studying in Bath. The city is full of students and there's so many good places to eat and drink. Oldfield Park is student central for anyone looking to live off-campus. Just make sure you get a bus pass - there's a lot of hills!

Jasmine P Brand Ambassador

Universities in Bath

Bath Spa University

Picture of Bath Spa University

In the west side of Bath you'll find Bath Spa university, split across five campuses between almost 10,000 students. Bath Spa university students usually live in places like Weston and Twerton when studying here.

University of Bath

Picture of University of Bath

The University of Bath is a campus university on the east side of the city. It’s well-connected to the city centre by the “U” buses and there’s lots of student housing in the nearby Bathwick and Olfield Park areas.

Student Life in Bath

When it comes to my favourite bars, I love Moles, Labyrinth, Revs, Slug and Lettuce, Spoons, Bridge and The Bath Uni Plug and Tub. The Stable does the best pizza. Basically, Kingsmead Square is where it's at!

Jasmine P Brand Ambassador

Frequently Asked Questions

October is the best time to start looking for student accommodation in Bath. Properties will be available until February, but we would recommend starting a search for a property during the autumn. The most popular student areas in Bath include Oldfield Park, City Centre and Twerton.
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Tenancy periods in Bath usually last for 12 months. Most contracts will start on the 1st July and end on the 30th June the following year. Occasionally, letting agents may offer tenancy periods that last for 10 or 11 months, starting in August or September. You can always enquire with the letting agent to find out how long your contract length will be.
Deposits are usually either 4 or 5 week's rent. The maximum legal amount a landlord can charge your for a deposit is 5 week's rent. You’ll get your deposit back when you move out of the property. That said, if the landlord is still owed outstanding rent or needs to pay for repairs to damage within the property, they may take deductions from the deposit to cover the costs.
UniHomes accommodation in Bath usually costs £37 – £235.51 per person, per week. This price includes the cost of all bills you'll need to pay, which you won't always see on other student accommodation websites. Check out the full range of student accommodations available in Bath.

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