Bath is full of quiet corners, independent shops and cafés. It has a fresh and thriving arts scene – including the Bath Festival, which Bath Spa students help to deliver. Well-connected and with Bristol on the doorstep, the city also boasts lively nightlife.
Nightlife and culture
- With over 150 restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs, Bath's bustling nightlife and reputation for safety makes it ideal for students.
- The city boasts a range of museums, theatres, galleries, cinemas and a comedy club. Not to mention historic sites and scenic parks, all set in rolling countryside.
- Bath's annual events include Bath in Fashion, Bath Festival (which celebrates music and literature), Bath Film Festival, a food festival and the famous Christmas markets.
- Bath RFC, the city's rugby club, boasts several international players. Bath City Football Club's stadium is a short distance from Bath Spa's Newton Park campus.
- Bath is a creative and cultural hub, and home to leading organisations. Many are linked with the university, providing students with opportunities within industry.
- Undergraduate students who make Bath Spa their Firm choice are guaranteed an offer of accommodation in their first year.
- Students can choose from a range of different accommodation options, with over 2,000 rooms available in the city and on campus.
- The university provides a great choice of single, shared and en suite bedrooms, all with free Wi-Fi and fully-fitted kitchens.
- All accommodation is well-served by bus services and is within easy reach of supermarkets, delis, cafés, restaurants and bars.
- Wherever students choose to stay, they'll find everything they need to make living away from home convenient and easy.
Accommodation costs 2020/2021
£70- £252 per week
- Bath Spa offers opportunities to have fun and gain wider experience, from cheerleading to Harry Potter and community action.
- Elected student reps work hard to ensure that the student voice is at the heart of everything the university does.
- The SU runs many extras such as student-led sports clubs and societies, volunteering, fundraising, trips and an advice centre.
- Bath is a compact city, making it easy to get around on foot, by bike, and via the university's regular bus services.
- Bath railway station is a short stroll from the city centre. It is well-connected to cities including Bristol, Cardiff, London.
- Bristol International Airport is 15 miles from the city and an express coach service runs from Bath.
- Travelling between campuses is simple. The university runs a free inter-site shuttle bus to complement the U5 / U6 bus services.
- The U5 bus takes students between the university, Bath bus station and back again. It runs every 15 minutes during the day.
- Bath Spa's free Job Shop service helps students find good quality, fairly paid, part-time employment while at university.
- The Job Shop advertises over 2,500 jobs every year – hundreds of them on campus – and works with over 460 employers.
- The careers team can help students find part-time jobs that suit their needs.
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