The physical characteristic of City of Bath is amazing. It's not too big, not too small. I love this heritage town. The basic facilities are also great, especially the public transportation that is easily accessible and very convenient. Only the cost of living is quite too high.

By member946197 On 29th February 20

Study in Bath

Bath Spa University and the University of Bath campuses are both on the outskirts of this historic, beautiful city which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its architecture and heritage.

 

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University of Bath

The University of Bath offers courses in engineering, humanities, management, science and social science. The university is highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, student satisfaction and graduate employment and has been awarded a Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

 

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Bath Spa University

The origins of Bath Spa University dates back to 1852, which means the campuses boast historical buildings that have ultra-modern facilities and technology. The university teaches a wide range of courses from art to science and has been awarded a Silver by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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Bath Student Life

Bath is a vibrant city and offers everything a student could need at uni: friendly campuses, an extensive range of shops, restaurants and nights out, all situated in the charming countryside with loads of things to do at weekends.

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7th January 2020

Stunning city however quite expensive…

Stunning city however quite expensive place to live in. Very good shopping and eating out places

EL xxx
22nd November 2019

Very expensive…

Very expensive compared to back home, But they do have some mega shops (apple, urban outfitters,lush). So much selection of food to choose from. Public transport is second to none!!

member1343751
18th November 2019

Not very student budget friendly…

The prices for living and transportation are horrendous and not very student budget friendly. otherwise, the city is beautiful and has many cultural events and social activities on offer. There are many shops and restaurants to please various tastes and satisfy different needs.

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7th November 2019

Quite expensive…

quite expensive compare to cities I have lived in before

Nights Out

Despite being a relatively small city compared to Bristol or London, Bath packs a punch when it comes to nights out. There is a range of clubs with something on nearly every night of the week, suiting nearly all musical tastes. Try Second Bridge, with 2 club rooms, bars and a heated terrace or Moles, a live music venue. University of Bath Students’ Union also run their own club nights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Public transport is great although the city centre can get extremely busy with lots of traffic at peak hours.

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Eating Out

Bath is best known for its buns and gin. Whether you’re looking to discover a new quick go-to place for after lectures or a place for celebration with your friends, Bath has got it covered!

Shopping

Bath has fantastic shopping, with a good mix of high street shops, designer outlets and smaller independent boutiques, and both indoor and outdoor markets. Centrally located in the city is the largest shopping centre, SouthGate Bath, which houses most of the well-known brands. Bath is also well-serviced by all the main supermarket chains, as well as Polish and Asian supermarkets.

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1. The Hideout

A cosy little stone-walled hideaway featuring whiskeys from around the world, a wide range of cocktails and the usual alcoholic beverages available. A friendly bunch.

 

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2. Sub 13

With plenty of nooks to down your favourite tipple with friends, Sub 13 is a cellar bar with a cosy courtyard in the historic Edgar Buildings in central Bath.

 

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3. The Dark Horse

A quirky, friendly nook of a bar serving a creative selection of cocktails and other drinks. Sink yourself into a large, leather Chesterfield sofa and enjoy their attentive service. *This is an over 21s bar. 

 

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4. Opium Bar

Featuring eclectic, sumptuous spaces, Opium serves up a boutique vibe as well as a wide variety of cocktails and beers. It’s worth seeking out this little gem...

 

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5. Canary Gin Bar

Partial to a little gin? With a martini bar upstairs, the cosy main bar below serves up hundreds of gins and gin cocktails, including gins from their own distillery. Yum!

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The Quads 4.41 /5

Mood lighting is bae and free food on your library card is also bae...

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Norwood House 4.32 /5

THE BEST accommodation on campus - no posh rich private school kids like you find in Quads. the lift does work after 11 if you press the down button i...

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Avon Studios 4.25 /5

Andrea, Ruby, and Martin have been very helpful during my time here, always attentive to any potential issues and resolving them quickly when notified...

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Woodland Court 4.25 /5

My experience in Woodland Court was amazing, was there during covid. Was a bit weird when the security dudes would pop into ya kitchen outta nowhere, ...

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The Depot 4.21 /5

There is not a single negative thing I can say about this accommodation. The rooms are very modern and the location is perfect. But more importantly, ...

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Solsbury Court 3.96 /5

Cheaper than the Quads, just as good quality but without the catering credit and the lounge, but honestly the kitchen's are big enough to have loads o...

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Brendon Court 3.93 /5

I liked the fact it was a big accomodation so it was easy to meet lots of new people and make lots of friends. I liked the fact it was really close to...

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Marlborough 3.74 /5

Great en-suites, terrible ventilation, squeaky beds, thin walls (you know what I'm talking about). Terrible kitchen, great internet, not enough space ...

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Westwood 3.72 /5

I love Westwood, after having an awful experience in Polden it proved to me that an en-suite is not everything! the flats are so social and the toilet...

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John Wood Court 3.68 /5

Very close to everything you need at uni - local and big supermarkets, shops, bus stop, pubs and bars, nightclubs, a cinema, all kinds of restaurants ...

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17th May 2022

A decent universi...

A decent university town. Has two asian supermarkets, and is close to Bristol, so what it lacks, you can easily access there. read more

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26th March 2022

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12th February 2022

Expensive city to...

Expensive city to live in and not much going on, but much quieter than London read more

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9th January 2022

Extremely expensi...

Extremely expensive but the Bath city centre pretty much has everything you’ll need. There are regular buses to my uni campus which was nice. There are so many clubs and restaurants and shops in town, so the only thing to complain about is the cost of living here. read more

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1st December 2021

Bath's a cute cit...

Bath's a cute city, although it's very small and there's not a lot to do as students. So far every night out has been to one of 2 bars as we can't find anywhere else that students go to. Most food places are very overpriced, but the wages are amazing. read more

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9th November 2021

Buses are pretty...

Buses are pretty inconsistent especially getting up to campus but the city centre is super nice and there are lots of nice places to eat and shop read more

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8th November 2021

It’s a good locat...

It’s a good location. However quite expensive and places shut very early even on weekends which is quite annoying. Most clubs are nice some are a bit creepy tho same with the bars read more

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11th September 2021

Typical expensive...

Typical expensive white city, loads of old white middle-class British are living here. This makes everything in this city super expensive and the choice is usually limited due to the size of the city. read more

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26th July 2021

Quite an expensiv...

Quite an expensive city to live in. Lots of places to go and eat in the city and lots of things to do with visiting family/friends. Bus is obviously busy as all students use the bus service but haven’t ever had to wait for the next bus. read more

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26th July 2021

Bath is a gorgeou...

Bath is a gorgeous city, it offers many social activities. Transportation is convenient. read more

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26th July 2021

Basing this off o...

Basing this off of my cost for next year but it’s not too expensive considering the cost of my student accommodation and there are tonnes of nice places to eat that aren’t extremely expensive and lovely to eat at! Also public transport is always going on and if not it’s not a long walk to town. read more

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26th July 2021

I really loved th...

I really loved the city of bath. Beautiful city, lots of things to do, shops were great etc. Only thing I didn't like was that one of the reasons I chose to go to Bath was because of the 24/7 bus service and it turned out the bus service was not actually 24/7 but idk if that has changed because of Covid read more

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25th July 2021

A friendly and sm...

A friendly and small city with easy bus connection and train link to Bristol which is more or less a bigger bath with more to do read more

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23rd July 2021

the 5 bus is abso...

the 5 bus is absolutely shocking don't like in the twerton area if you like being on time read more

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3rd June 2021

Just go bristol f...

Just go bristol for a night out read more

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28th April 2021

Great transport l...

Great transport links, yummy restaurants and plenty of shopping! read more

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22nd March 2021

I really like Bat...

I really like Bath and I am sure I will miss Bath after leaving. I want to stay here longer, the time is so limited. read more

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28th February 2021

Bath is amazing,...

Bath is amazing, lovely place to live read more

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28th February 2021

Safe city but ver...

Safe city but very quiet and dead read more

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2nd January 2021

Bath is a histori...

Bath is a historical town but has modern sections. It is good for sightseeing, exploring but also shopping, eating and has clubs all within walking distance of the bus stop. read more

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27th December 2020

Buses are a bit h...

Buses are a bit hit-or-miss but the town is fantastic and I never once felt bored of it in all my time there. read more

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19th November 2020

Little bit quiet...

Little bit quiet and very expensive but lovely read more

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8th September 2020

Bath is the 2nd m...

Bath is the 2nd most expensive place to live after London. There are plenty of restaurants that hire may students as the cost of living is so high in Bath. Nights out are boring though, Bristol is definitely the place to be. It feels like in Bath everywhere closes at 11pm and one or two pubs or clubs are open. Loads of shops, loads of tourists. Best places for food is The Cork, Thai Hut. read more

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17th August 2020

Relatively speaki...

Relatively speaking, an expensive place to live (especially in terms of private accommodation after first year). However, Bath is a very pleasant city, and I enjoyed numerous fun nights out; don't be fooled by anyone saying Bath is "boring", I can assure you it isn't! read more

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29th June 2020

u think the night...

u think the nights out would be terrible but you get used to the small clubs quick read more

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22nd May 2020

Lovely city. Big...

Lovely city. Big enough that you don't feel trapped but small enough to feel safe. read more

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27th April 2020

An amazing City,...

An amazing City, such a great place to live read more

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29th February 2020

The physical char...

The physical characteristic of City of Bath is amazing. It's not too big, not too small. I love this heritage town. The basic facilities are also great, especially the public transportation that is easily accessible and very convenient. Only the cost of living is quite too high. read more

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member644662
7th January 2020

Stunning city how...

Stunning city however quite expensive place to live in. Very good shopping and eating out places read more

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3rd December 2019

I love Bath, it’s...

I love Bath, it’s has a little bit of everything. Can be abit quite during the week but lots to do on weekends read more

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28th November 2019

Everything is per...

Everything is perfect in the city of bath read more

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22nd November 2019

Very expensive co...

Very expensive compared to back home, But they do have some mega shops (apple, urban outfitters,lush). So much selection of food to choose from. Public transport is second to none!! read more

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22nd November 2019

Easy to get aroun...

Easy to get around. Nightlife’s not great but usually something do do if you find the right places. read more

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19th November 2019

Transport is well...

Transport is well organised for the city and the aspects of living is good as well read more

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19th November 2019

I’m French, I hav...

I’m French, I have to say there is a lack of diversity and good restaurant in bath, but nice Italian and Thai place nonetheless. read more

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member1343751
18th November 2019

The prices for li...

The prices for living and transportation are horrendous and not very student budget friendly. otherwise, the city is beautiful and has many cultural events and social activities on offer. There are many shops and restaurants to please various tastes and satisfy different needs. read more

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18th November 2019

One of the UK’s u...

One of the UK’s unsung cities - beautiful architectural landscape with a vast number of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Eating out is exceptional with some fantastic restaurants. Nights out are slightly limited due to the city being quite small. Public transport is great although the city centre can get extremely busy with lots of traffic at peak hours. read more

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18th November 2019

Small yet beautif...

Small yet beautiful town, life is cozy read more

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7th November 2019

quite expensive c...

quite expensive compare to cities I have lived in before read more

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member843252
7th November 2019

Peaceful, safe an...

Peaceful, safe and small, which is convenient to hang out and have fun. But very few takeout food read more

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member442794
17th October 2019

Such a beautiful...

Such a beautiful city, great variety of shops and cute cafes and coffee shops and very aesthetically pleasing. read more

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10th July 2015

Good bus services...

Good bus services, always something to do read more

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10th July 2015

Beautiful city, e...

Beautiful city, expensive to live and the nights out need improving read more

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10th July 2015

Lovely Town with...

Lovely Town with so much to do , if I was rich it would be a lot more enjoyable read more

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10th July 2015

Bath is an incred...

Bath is an incredible city, doesn't matter where you're from in the world, you're always welcome here read more

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10th July 2015

Bit pricey but on...

Bit pricey but only if you don't know where to go, and use the many student deals! read more

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10th July 2015

Great place for s...

Great place for shopping and living location, although the prices for students is harrowing. Has a variety of local and popular shops, which makes shopping easy and fun! Although, the public transport in town is very good, outside of town is hit and miss most of the time. read more

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10th July 2015

Bath is amazing,...

Bath is amazing, beautiful and exciting. A relatively small city which offers everything you could possibly need. Yes it's expensive but it's worth it. Nights out are good but the venues are relatively small, you're better going to Bristol or London for a big night out which can be easily accessed by train or bus. Shopping and social activities are excellent as there is lots to do and see. In all, Bath is an incredible and beautiful city that has everything you could possibly need. read more

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10th July 2015

On the expensive...

On the expensive side, but beautiful area with a great music scene, clubs are average but Bristol is close enough to be a viable option there. read more

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10th July 2015

So many restauran...

So many restaurants to choose from! Varied and not too expensive nightlife, but also fancy cocktail bars if there's a birthday. Loads of buses, rent is expensive though! read more

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6th July 2015

High cost of livi...

High cost of living. Public transport unreliable - always late, overcrowded and often doesn't even turn up. Better to go Bristol for a night out. read more

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5th July 2015

Beautiful city wi...

Beautiful city with loads to do read more

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4th July 2015

Nicest city in th...

Nicest city in the UK! Traffic can be a problem though read more

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23rd April 2015

Bath is a wonderf...

Bath is a wonderful city, safe for students and plenty going on! read more

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23rd April 2015

EXPENSIVE - not a...

EXPENSIVE - not a cheap place to live read more

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23rd April 2015

Quite expensive t...

Quite expensive to live in Bath in terms of rent, but the quality of living here is great. Shopping is amazing and you have Bristol just a short train ride away. Night life is good and all within easy access. The public transport to uni is very frequent and reliable. read more

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21st April 2015

Fabulous city, bu...

Fabulous city, but very expensive! read more

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