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Study in Bath

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!

Roman baths

The hot springs heat the city's alfresco pools to a balmy 38°C – perfect for public bathing.

City life – second year student at Bath Spa University

Every Wednesday afternoon they are a lot of sport clubs and matches against other sports' teams. There is a hockey, golf, netball, dodgeball, football, ultimate frisky, american football, and several others.

Pride and Prejudice

Bath was Jane Austen's home and inspiration for many of her novels.

Nightlife – third year student at Bath Spa University, 2017

'Bath isn't the busiest of places but it still offers a diverse night life. From Poonana's 90's night to their heavy metal night, to Second Bridge's classy club nights.'


You heard correctly! The planet was discovered in Bath, 1781, by an award-winning astronomer.

Student life in Bath

Local gems, tips, and things to do, as recommended by students.
Treat yourself
Celebrate in style at Sub 13's swish champagne lounge
Low on cash
Watch hot air balloons with a picnic in Victoria Park
Sunday chilling
Enjoy a full English and rural Bath views at Newton Farm Shop
When family visit
Experience Georgian Bath with a trip to No. 1 Royal Crescent
Feeling cultural
See 500 years of Bath captured on canvas at the Victoria Art Gallery
Catch up with mates
Take a picnic to Royal Crescent, and spend a sunny afternoon in the company of one of Bath's iconic landmarks

Bath Abbey

The heaviest bell in the Abbey, which is called the tenor, weighs about 1.7 tonnes (1,688kg) – which is the average weight of a male hippo!

Nightlife – third year student at Bath Spa University, 2017

'The Nest has a lot to offer with lots of live music events and is popular with the art students. Moles has also recently reopened and has some good alternative nights too.'

Pulteney Bridge

This beautiful bridge is truly a work of art! A perfect example of Bath's Georgian architecture, the bridge opened in 1770 and is best viewed from Parade Gardens and the crescent weir.

First year student at University of Bath, 2017

'Living in Bath is a little more expensive than in other areas of the country but there are ways to limit your spending. Getting a bus pass is ideal as it saves you a lot of money on travel and you can use it to travel around the city of Bath as well as the surrounding areas'

Bath rugby

Bath's own premiership rugby team. If you're into sport, get yourself a ticket for a home game at The Rec.

Third year student at University of Bath, 2017

'Try to start early on the house hunt, and once you found a house you like, don't hang around. The majority of students live in town or in Oldfield Park (suburbs).'

Vintage and antiques market

Held on the last Sunday of every month, this market is the perfect place to deck out your accommodation with vintage finds.

Living in Bath

Housing, travel, and budgeting tips:


Local transport*
  • £13.25
  • FirstWeek
  • (Bus)
Where you'll find students*
  • Oldfield Park
  • Twerton
  • Weston
*Average mean rents via (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

Student money tips

Many places have a student discount which makes it more manageable (especially Co-op food). 

The cost of living as a student soon adds up, us our budget calculator to find out roughly how much you'll need each month.

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