Students are placed in Bath University residence halls in downtown Bath, where they live with other international students and some British students. The residence halls are only a 15 minute bus ride from the University, and since only first year students live on campus at Bath, most older students rent apartments in the downtown area. Students are provided with a single room, and prices vary depending on whether the bathroom is shared or private. The halls are self-catered: students prepare their own meals in shared kitchens. Resident tutors provide advice and assistance for any problem or question..
Bath has up-to-date computer laboratories open 24 hours daily, and students are assigned email accounts. The Students' Union on a British campus is a very active organization-much more so than its American counterparts. Bath Students' Union sponsors over 100 clubs and societies and organizes many evenings of entertainment. Arts, drama and music groups are numerous. A new Sports Village offers superb facilities for athletics including a gym, track, pool, and basketball, squash and tennis courts. Sports clubs include football, soccer, volleyball, rugby and cricket!
The International Office at Bath provides student support and also assists with many other arrangements. For example, they provide a pick-up service from Heathrow airport to the University in the fall semester as well as an extensive orientation. During the spring semester there is a shorter orientation and advice is provided about traveling to Bath. The International Office also provides academic support and basic advising, and organizes low-cost day trips to locations of interest around Bath. They also offer courses specifically designed for visiting students such as: Contemporary Literature and film of the British Isles and Britain’s International History.
The Student Union at Bath is the hub of student activity on campus and includes club offices, a convenience store, student Support offices, counseling services, event space, a cafeteria and a pub. There is also a bank, a travel agency, an insurance office and other cafes and restaurants right on central campus.
Long break, particularly during the spring semester, provide opportunities for travel and exploration in the UK and around Europe. Refer to the University of Bath's academic calendar for a more detailed schedule.
Last Updated: 10/19/09