Finding Student Accommodation in Bath
Anyone on the lookout for student accommodation in Bath will not be short for options, with a number of popular areas to choose from, Bath is a great city to begin life as a student. Located in Somerset, Bath welcomes over 300,000 visitors every year from all parts of the world, and with two highly performing universities, it’s no surprise international students choose the city of Bath for their studies too.
The city is full of historical architecture and attractions such as Pulteney Bridge that sits on the River Avon and as its namesake suggests the infamous Roman Bath’s, still open today, built in the late 1800's. Bath received World Heritage Site status in 1987, as a result of being home to 18th Century Architecture, Roman remains, natural hot springs and a stunning landscape setting. The hot springs and baths are a huge tourist attraction in Bath with the city's famous Thermae Spa being Britain's only natural thermal spa.
Bath student accommodation is spread across the various student areas of the city, all of which have their own individual qualities depending on what you are looking for from a student home. Areas such as Oldfield Park and Bathwick are both within walking distance from the city centre, and are the more lively areas when it comes to the university social scene in Bath. For those studying at the University of Bath, most areas have great transport links to the main Claverton Down Campus, but Widcombe sits just beside the university for anyone looking to be within walking distance. At the south side of Prior Park Landscape Garden is Combe Down which, although located further out of the city, is a good choice for those looking to keep out of the hustle and bustle of student life.
For students choosing Bath Spa University to study, the most popular and convenient place to live is Oldfield Park due to its direct bus routes to the campuses, which is a great choice thanks to all of the local amenities, bus and train services and nightlife situated in the area.
Bath is graced with stunning 18th century Georgian houses across the city, 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 for group sizes of 8-9 people, three storey Georgian style terraced houses for groups of 3-4 housemates, as well as double bedroomed student apartments, for those wanting to live alone or with a partner.
Being a Student in Bath
Bath has two excellent universities for both post and undergraduate students, the University of Bath and Bath Spa University. Located at opposite sides of the city, the student areas that sit between them are a popular choice for students of both.
The University of Bath is understandably a popular place of study for undergraduate and postgraduate students due to its high standard of teaching which lead to the university being awarded the Royal Charter in 1966, and now holding the TEF Gold Award. The university is also known for its £35m sporting facilities, where international competitions, such as the tennis Fed Cup, are held.
The universities, thriving nightlife and heritage draw in over 21,000 students to the city and for culture vultures, there’s plenty to indulge in - from museums, art galleries and theatres to the infamous Roman baths, narrowboat trips and surrounding national parks.
For the festival lovers, Bath is an ideal location as home to the Bath Festival along with having rail links to Bristol and Brighton putting Glastonbury Festival and Brightons Pride just a short journey away. A big night out closer to home is also on the cards, with student union events at each university, student clubs such as Po Na Na and one of the UK's best live music venues, Moles.
Our wide range of student accommodation in Bath will provide you with exactly what's required to get the most out of the city. From large Georgian spacious living, to cosy apartments, UniHomes has a large array of student accommodation situated in and around Bath city centre for you to choose from.