Bath

Bath time! Why Bath is the right student city for you

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Jane Austin (Novelist)
    Peter Gabriel (Musician)
    Sir Isaac Pitman (Shorthand Inventor)

  • Population: 176,016

    • About Bath

      Amidst famous British architecture and surrounded by rolling English countryside, student life at one of Bath’s two highly regarded universities certainly seems like the classic student experience of yesteryear.

      In a city famed for its influences on the writings of Jane Austen, it’s no surprise Bath offers such an inspired and somewhat sophisticated feel to student life. However, forgetting the Georgian structures and its history of Roman bathing (now the name makes sense!), 21st century Bath ‘undressed’ is a fantastic city to complete your education. 

      With enough drinking holes to satisfy a thirsty student several times over and shops, stores and boutiques to satisfy even the most fashion-obsessed; there’s good reason why Bath performs so well in the university tables. Many of the degrees offered by the University of Bath give students the advantage of sandwich years in industry, helping the university to achieve its impressive graduate employment figures. 

      Both universities are respected institutions in Britain and abroad, and offer a host of notable former students and respected alumni. Situated on the River Avon, a short drive to Bristol and an hour on train from London, Bath has all the advantages of the big city whilst surrounded by buildings to make your day tripping Nan go weak at the knees.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • The University of Bath
      • Bath Spa University

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      Student Accomodation in Bath

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • Bath boasts the only natural hot springs in the country

      • The city's Pulteney Bridge, inspired by the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and built in the 1700s, is one of only two in Europe that feature shops!

      • Jane Austen lived here and set several books in Bath.