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Student life

Norland is smaller than other higher education institutions, so students experience a close-knit, warm and friendly environment and enjoy student life in the vibrant city of Bath.  

As an early years specialist institution, students join a unique community of like-minded people who are passionate about the health, wellbeing and education of the children we care for and their families. 

While students adhere to the Code of Professional Responsibilities, a code of conduct ensuring students meet the standards of professionalism that Norlanders are world-renowned for, they also enjoy an active student life. Bath is a university city with a large student population and there’s always something to do. 

Norland students have exclusive access to Bath Spa University Students’ Union clubs, societies, sports teams, facilities and more, enabling them socialise with a wider group of students and take part in a range of activities not available at Norland. 

What's it like to live in South West?
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The South West of England is made up of seven counties, with rural areas surrounding key student cities – from Plymouth and Bournemouth up to Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham & Gloucester.

You'll find many a festival – including the world-famous Glastonbury. And if you're a cider or cheese buff, you'll have plenty to try in the South West. You can always walk it off in Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, or beautiful countryside from the Cotswolds to Land's End.

Cornwall, Dorset, and Devon are big coastal favourites, with idyllic beaches and waves to test the bravest surfers.

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What's it like to live in Bath?
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Bath's beautiful Georgian architecture has earnt it UNESCO status – so how do you add student-pleasing nightclubs to such a beautiful city? Build them underground of course!

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Campus and facilities

Most of our students’ time at Norland is spent at our multi-million-pound refurbished campus in Oldfield Park, with breath-taking views of Bath including the famed Royal Crescent. 

The campus offers: 

  • State-of-the-art lecture rooms with smart screen technology enabling lecturers to deliver their teaching in innovative and engaging ways. 
  • A large conference room for guest lectures and practical sessions. 
  • A simulated nursery with direct access to the garden giving students space to learn all the practical skills required to care for children using the latest equipment, as well as learning the traditional skills that Norland teaches. 
  • A dedicated library providing all the resources students will need for your degree and diploma studies. 
  • Purpose-built kitchens where students will learn the Food and Nutrition element of our course. 
  • A large student common room with access to the patio and landscaped gardens. 

Course locations

Norland (Main Site)

39-41 Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, BA2 3LB