Want to study in a city that offers something a bit…extra? Bath just might be the perfect destination for your university years. You can certainly party in Bath, don’t get us wrong – but there’s far more to this stunning historical city than a vibrant nightlife. It’s also home to some of the UK’s most stunning architecture, as well as being the historical epicentre of spa culture in Britain. Which means that the morning after doesn’t have to be painful at all (if you know where to go).
Small enough to be cosy but large enough to cater for a broad range of student needs, Bath is home to two universities – The University of Bath (number 5 in the UK’s list of top universities) and Bath Spa University, which offers a huge range of courses for the creatives amongst you. There’s also a £30 million Sports Training Village for active types, not to mention a host of other facilities.
You’ll be spoiled for choice with Bath’s nightlife. And if you like your music to be ‘underground’, you’re in the right place – almost all the nightclubs, like Na Na, Komedia, The Nest, and Moles to name a few, actually are below street level. Which means it’s also a really quiet place to live, when you decide to crack the books. Bath is a regular tour stop for all your favourite bands, as well as a seriously desirable filming destination, if you’re into celeb spotting (Benedict Cumberbatch, anyone?) while sipping lattes at one of the many gorgeous independent cafes that spring up regularly.
As one of the more fashionable cities since the 18th century, Bath doesn’t skimp when it comes to shopping, catering for all budgets and tastes. Scattered between elegant Georgian buildings, from Walcott’s artisan quarter to SouthGate high street, everything you need is within 20 minutes walking distance. Find our student accommodation in Bath below.