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Bath is known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
The Claverton Down campus is located two kilometres from Bath City Centre and has undergone extensive building and refurbishment over the past few years to include new and updated research facilities, teaching rooms, halls of residence and a new Student Centre where information and advice can be found for wellbeing, visas and immigration, disabilities and funding. The Parade connects most of the learning facilities on campus and is home to cafés, bars, banks, a union shop, two supermarkets and restaurants.
TeamBath is the universities sports team brand and has many successes behind its name making it within the top five universities in the UK for sport. The University of Bath owns one of the greatest sports facilities in the UK and comprises of 4 squash courts, an indoor and outdoor athletics track, lacrosse, hockey, football, american football and rugby pitches, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, basketball, badminton and netball courts, a 50m swimming pool, a fitness suite, a rowing shed, gyms and karate and jitsu centres. The university facilities have helped many athletes achieve world standards in sport including Amy WIlliams (Gold Vancouver 2010), Ben Rushgrove (Silver Beijing 2008), plus 31 athletes who competed in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, 7 of which won medals.
All programmes at the university have placement opportunities many of which can be abroad using the links added to and maintained by the university over the years on the Erasmus and other programmes across the globe. 60% of students at The University of Bath do a work placement as part of their studies.
The Students' Union provides more than 100 clubs and societies and the bar 'Plug' and nightclub 'The Tub' are constantly hosting bands, comedy and club nights. Located in the new Student Centre you will also find the student newspaper, ‘Bath Impact’, television station ‘Campus Television’ and University Radio Bath alongside the Enterprise Office that will encourage, support and advise students with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to start their own business. If studying, partying and playing sport doesn't take up the majority of your time then students' can also get involved in The Volunteer Centre or find a job through Joblink, the employment centre on campus.
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I did a one year masters course here and was really surprised by the faculty's attitude towards students which at best was a lack of concern and at the worst was one of disdain and outward annoyance. The entire course was plagued by administrative gaffs with our department head unable to cope with the mounting number of problems (one of which was unprofessional and inappropriate supervisor behavior) This resulted in the administration blaming an entire cohort of students in an attempt to sweep problems under the rug rather than solve them. Even so the supervisors that they assign for research projects are also wildly unsupervised which can leave you either in a great lab where you learn a lot to an experience one student had where her supervisor threatened to kick her out of the course for being uncomfortable with killing conscious mice. If you're going to spend money on your education, you might as well make it count by going somewhere else
Apart from the fields surrounding the main university campus, it has to be up there with one of the ugliest campuses in the UK. If students weren't to see the league tables and choose based on looks, I guarantee a large amount of students wouldn't apply. The main "Parade" is gloomy and wind tunnel-esque and when you look around you see big concrete blocks which you'll have the pleasure of studying in for the next three (or four) years. The single library isn't big enough to accommodate the students which need to use it and there is no where else to really do work unless you want to work in one of the noisy campus eateries, which are overpriced and have generally poor quality food (however I do rate the beef chilli, just the right amount of spice and good ratio of meat to sauce.) The Students Union is small and offers very little in terms of somewhere to go with your mates and you'll find yourself bored in there in ten minutes or so.
SO far very good. The only complaint is the gym because it is open to the public as well and not only students, it gets too crowded. Regarding sports, Bath has literally everything for everyone. You can be doing skeleton and salsa dancing while having boxing on Sundays, right after rowing.
Seriously tame and small uni, quite a trek out of the city - which is defo a town and not a city - night life and social life lacking. Not for those from big cities or like places with a buzz. Found it difficult to make friends, not that everyone was horrible but just weren't really like me! I know it is well loved by others though
As a first year, I absolutely love the University of Bath. The campus is beautiful, the clubs and societies provided are amazing full of amazing students. Everyone is so friendly and intelligent, it is very easy to fit in quickly. The only problem I can think of with the university is that the library is often full and it can be difficult to find a space especially near exams, however there are many other places suitable for quiet studying all around the campus.
Sports facilities are first class. In regards to clubs/societies, if there isn't the one you want, it is very easy to make a new one. The SU doesn't seem to actually do much but what's in the building is very good. Wifi is good despite the stick it gets from people. The careers services seem to be relentless which is exactly what you want!
Overcrowded. That's all I can say. The facilities are great, but at busy periods it's near impossible to use them. The gym is always full, making the membership completely not worth it. It's always a struggle to find a spare seat at the library. The WiFi does not reach all bedrooms.
The SU, library and gym need expanding to allow for the expanding number of students in the uni. However the societies and clubs organise many events and the overall environment of the campus is safe and friendly
The University offers great facilities on campus. Though sometimes expensive, the clubs and societies are great and offer great opportunities to continue or pick up a sport or hobby, to socialise and make the most of uni life. The Student Union is very involved and works constantly to improve the student life experience. Wifi on campus is very good on the Parade and in the buildings. Students are presented with plenty of opportunities to meet future employers and develop their skills to buff their CV.
Love love love the campus, it's so pretty, and small so only takes 10-15 minutes to walk from one side to the other. The facilities are great; there's everything you could need on campus and what it doesn't have can be accessed easily in the city (10 mins on the bus) or delivered! There is a massive range of societies, particularly sports ones, but also some completely different ones too. I adore both the Bath Uni campus and the city of Bath - it's a great place to be!
Great uni campus all round, apart from the SU which is honestly dysfunctional. You're taking on a set number of freshers, why wouldn't you ensure that there were enough freshers week tickets for all of them? They're there for looks, but beyond the surface are just as bureaucratic as the university staff. The uni-run student services are great, really helpful. Staff members too are great. Internet and wifi are amazing, two hops from JANET so great speeds!
Campus and facilities are great. There could be more societies, there isn't a lot of variety either and no encouragement to join. Students union is great. I hear career opportunities are great. Again the eduroam wifi is very unreliable.
A great uni that focuses on STEM subjects. This shows with funding going towards great facilities used by both students and researchers. The campus is logical compact without feeling crowded. The Student's Union is excellent with a really good bar/social space that looks amazing and is a great space to chill or work. The sports facilities are literally world class. The Sports Training Village is host to a number of international teams throughout the year from the British Bobsleigh team on a regular basis to the Australian Rugby team during the world cup/ There are many aspects of this Uni that need to be experienced to be appreciated.
Full of dull sports students and privately-educated home-counties "lads" and identikit blonde girls. Far out of town with an appalling bus route and limited facilities on campus. Run by a VC on close to £400k a year who doesn't care about students - increases in the number of freshers each year means students are now sharing what used to be single rooms, and cohorts are being split in two as the whole class wouldn't fit in any of the lecture halls. Study space is not being increased in line with student numbers and management doesn't seem to care. Good for getting a job due to the emphasis on placements but not much else.
It's a shame that I couldn't do my undergraduate at this university. It is by far the best university experience I have had and I am glad that I have chosen to do my postgraduate course at Bath. I can only recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the proper university life.
Uni of Bath is perfectly located in a beautiful city, with a campus that provides everything you could possibly need. The accommodation is just a short walk to lectures, and it's very easy to get all your flatmates together for a night out!
The university especially the students union is very much trying to be in our best interests. The societies are all very inclusive (from my and my friends experiences) and there is a large range of them for all different interests
I really like the fact that there are so many sports clubs and societies, so there is always something that will fits you. I think the facilities are great, for example the eat places, SU, tennis field and the swimming pool.
The facilities are all very good and there is pretty much everything you could want on campus, although the campus supermarket is a bit overpriced, so your better to get a supermarket delivery to your accommodation. Nights out at the SU are great and there are so many clubs and societies that there is something for everyone. The uni wifi is pretty good, but it stops working randomly at some points, but most importantly the Yikyak game is on point!
I've grown more fond of the university the longer I've been here. I didn't realise how much there would be to do here until I got here - Freshers week was packed with stuff. After that things seemed to quiet down until now (3rd week), so many societies to join and sports to take part in. Already have a job on campus and am part of a volunteer group, as well as 3-4 socities, I no longer have much time to myself (as I love being busy) between that and study. The buildings aren't the most attractive thing (the main lecture building was almost voted Britains ugliest new building) but they all serve their purpose well. Things are tightly packed in the campus so everything is always 5 minutes away (except the Medical Centre which is a bit of a trek). There are so many different things here run by the SU and the university in general, from academic skills services to volunteer opportunities and a club for nights on campus.
Campus is really nice and the student union is massive. You can get strong wifi all over campus. There are huge range of sports, with a more limited range of societies. Nights out on campus are a big thing and also cheap, and happen on a Saturday night so you can actually recover the day after.
University of Bath is a campus university with a very 'homely' feeling environment. It is an average sized campus however it is getting bigger and newer every year with new investments and constructions. There are so many societies to choose from that you feel like you have to opt something out so that you can have time to study too! I am currently in 5 societies which I really enjoy being a part of; finding and making like-minded friends is much easier! The Foreign Languages Centre offer many languages that you can choose as a 6-credit (as a part of your degree and diploma) or 3-credit (as an extra near your degree and diploma). I have just started taking 3-credit Spanish lessons and am really fascinated to learn a third language. Students Union is really active in the university and are doing their best to give us a well-rounded university life. They are open to any new ideas that may come from all university students!
All facilities on campus are to an extremely high level. The STV is particularly amazing, all brand new sports facilities to match the high level of sports played at Bath. There are so many clubs and societies - there is something for everyone.
Most courses offer the opportunity to go on a half or year long work placement, which is invaluable at making you stand out when it comes to finding graduate jobs. It's a brilliant campus university, which means it's got a real community feel, plus it's located in Bath - literally the most beautiful city in the country!
Great all round uni. The city is great - it's got everything you could possibly want - shops, bars, pubs, salons, the spa, swimming pools, parks, gyms... I could go on! The lecturers are great and so friendly. the uni has a lovely atmosphere and is the perfect size!
People think our campus is too small. I think the word they are looking for is compact, convenient, commutable. Takes no time at all to visit friends, can get to lectures on time easily and the student union is the heart of the campus. CONVENIENT. Also the woods near the golf course is BRILLIANT for a quick escape, town is walkable, and buses aren't too bad from campus. The number of societies, the close knit feel, the friendly atmosphere of actual true friends! From sports to arts to educational to charity, there's a society for all. Students union has good food. Fresh express nice lil shop. Places to sit down. Perf. THEY HELPED ME WITH CAREER STUFF PLENTY. Always have time for meetings. Even on the day, useful advice. Please fix eduoroam (keeps breaking the stupid wifi)