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Student Friendly Bath

Perfect Location

The City of Bath College is located on Avon Street in the city centre, conveniently located near bus stops and just a ten minute walk from Bath Spa train station.

The University of Bath has five accommodation residences that surround the city centre, with the campus located on Claverton Down. There are many regular bus links between the accommodation, campus and the city centre.

Bath Spa University has four accommodation residences and two campuses. Newton Park campus is four miles from the city centre, whereas Sion Hill, the campus for Art and Design students, is located within the city. There are many bus services to and from the campus and the city centre, making it easy to reach wherever you need to go.

Nightlife

A night out in Bath is guaranteed to be an exciting one with a variety of entertainment. The city has a great selection of pubs and bars, so whether you want to relax and chat with friends, visit a comedy club, watch a film or show, hit the dance floor or head to a sophisticated cocktail bar, Bath accommodates everyone. The city also adopts a Nightwatch scheme and has been awarded the Purple Flag, meaning that it is one of the safest cities for a night out.

Partied a bit too hard the night before?

With so many great cafes you’ll never be far from that much needed English breakfast to get you on your feet again. Take a look at places that serve breakfast here.

Gigs

Looking for live music? Why not try Moles, a club renowned for introducing bands from the early stages of their careers such as The Smiths, Mumford and Sons, The Vaccines and Annie Mac. The Chapel Arts Centre and Komedia also host many comedy and live music nights too.

Shopping

Bath is a haven for shoppers and boasts an eclectic mix of independent retailers alongside all your favourite labels and high street stores. If you’re looking to shop in Bath but keep costs low, remember to:

- Explore the local farmers' market to grab fresh ingredients in just the quantities you need. The Farmers’ Market at Green Park Station on a Saturday morning is great for picking up fresh, local produce. 
- Make sure you use your NUS card to get discounts at many high street retailers, restaurants and even the cinema.
- For more ways to save money, take a look at our Bath on a Budget page.

Wi-Fi and places to study

Need somewhere quiet to study? Bath’s library is right in the city centre above Waitrose and offers free Wi-Fi. Alternatively there are many places around Bath offering Wi-Fi and quiet areas to sit with your books and laptop.
 
If you’re after a book from the library and can’t find what you’re looking for, why not browse through the Oxfam bookshop or Guildhall market book stall for affordable second hand textbooks? Alternatively, take a trip to one of the other bookshops in Bath to help find what you’re looking for.

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