Accommodation, Eateries, Events and Security

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Posts By: Sarah James

You asked, we listened

📥  Bars and eateries

The Patch


Our department really values your opinion and suggestions for what we can do to improve your time at the University of Bath. There’s several new things we’ve rolled out for this academic year, all of which have been introduced in response to what you’ve been asking for.

So, next time you receive that link to an online survey, or get asked to answer some questions, please do spare us some time! What you feed back to us plays a big part in what we do. For example…

You wanted… more meat-free and healthy food options

We opened The Patch in September 2017, which offers a purely vegetarian and vegan menu of locally sourced food.

You wanted… a more sustainable campus

As well as KeepCups, you can now buy one of our reusable Leave No Trace containers from outlets for £6.50. Don’t forget that using this instead of a disposable one at our eateries gives you 20p off and a stamp on your loyalty card.

You wanted… to spend your Eat and Drink credit in the city

CAFÉ at the Virgil Building is now open in the city centre, so you can spend your Eat and Drink credit when you’re in town.

You wanted… to know more about what you were eating

We’ve improved communication about dietary requirements, so you can now find details on all menus and food counters.


Find your new housemates on Facebook

📥  Accommodation, Students

Meeting new housemates


If you’re moving into University of Bath accommodation later this month you might like to chat to some of the people you’ll be living with beforehand.

Here’s a list of the official Facebook groups for different residences, managed by the Students’ Union.

General freshers group

Eastwood A (Houses 1-31)

Eastwood B (Houses 32 - 51)

Westwood A (Wolfson and Brendon Court)

Westwood B (Derhill, Quantock, Conygre, Cotswold)

Westwood C (Quarry, Mendip, Polden and Osborne)




Woodland Court

Quads (Acer)

Quads (Bay)

Quads (Chestnut)

Quads (Damson and Ebony)

City and private accommodation

Postgraduate freshers

Happy chatting!


The Quads and Norwood House amongst some of the best student accommodation in the UK

📥  Accommodation, Students

Bedroom in Norwood House


We’re delighted that The Quads and Norwood House (pictured above) have been listed in the top 50 best student accommodation halls in the UK.

The feedback comes from 10,834 students, who scored seven different elements of their accommodation:

  • Value for money
  • Location
  • Hall management
  • Cleaning
  • Common room or social space
  • Social experience
  • Internet / Wi-Fi

The Quads scored four out of five for value, cleaning, Wi-Fi and management and five out of five for location, social space and social experience, ranking at 29 overall.

One of our students who reviewed the Quads explained, “the social space/lounge area is honestly the best thing, I only go to my room to sleep!”

Another said, “the standard of cleaning is fantastic and maintenance is outstanding. You will almost certainly have a great Uni experience living in the Quads.”

Norwood House scored four out of five across all, apart from location where it scored five out of five, ranking it number 45 overall.

One student reviewing Norwood stated, “I've never experienced something like this. I am now never late. The club downstairs is not that noisy and obviously fun! Rooms are big, and the kitchen is just HUGE. I highly recommend it to all the people who like good view from the window and all the services downstairs.”

Read more on the Student Crowd website.


Fountain Canteen’s new value corner is a huge hit

📥  Bars and eateries, Students

Hopefully by now you’re all aware of the new ‘value corner’ in Fountain Canteen, which launched last month.

The new area (just to the left as you walk in the main entrance of Fountain Canteen) is home to a super value menu where everything is just £1.

Value corner


You can view a full menu here, but the types of food on offer include…

• Homemade soup
• Beans on toast
• Sausage and mash
• Pasties
• Vegetable pie
• Steak slice
• Cakes
• Doughnuts

Plus different toasties and crumpets that you can toast yourself.

As if all of this wasn’t enough value already, you also get a free tea or coffee with any purchase if you bring your own reusable cup. Bargain!

Value corner


The new corner was introduced to provide a budget food and drink option to students on campus. It’s clearly been popular, as our survey showed that 86% of students rated it as excellent value for money.

Have you tried anything from the new budget menu? We’re always interested to hear feedback, so please do comment below with your thoughts.