Accommodation, Eateries, Events and Security

More than just student rooms

Topic: Security

Springing into action

📥  Accommodation, Bars and eateries, Conference, Guest accommodation, Security, Students, Summer

April has been a month of new things for AHS. We've got a new website, we've welcomed applications for accommodation from new students and we're planning exciting new things for our bars and eateries.

New website

You may have noticed that AHS webpages look a bit different this month. Launched on Wednesday 6 April, we were the first section to go live on the new website, just in time for students to apply for their accommodation for the September 2016 arrivals.

Digital Marketing and Communications have been working tirelessly for the last 18 months developing a new website and Content Management System for the University. Now it's here. It looks great, will scale with your mobile device, and make finding information easier for users.

The following sections are now live:

We're now working on the transition of Security, and that should be live in the very near future.

New arrivals

Applications for student accommodation opened at 9am on Tuesday 12 April and we can't wait to welcome this year's cohort to our accommodation in the city and on campus in September.

This year there's more accommodation available to students than ever, with four new properties in the city centre that are managed by CRM Students.

New look Wessex Restaurant

Over the next few weeks there will be some changes in Wessex Restaurant. Keep your eyes peeled for some great new developments coming to our fine dining restaurant in June.

And speaking of June...

Looking towards the summer

The students will be leaving us in the next few months as their first year of study comes to an end, but that doesn't mean things stop for AHS. That's just the start of one of our busiest periods in the year.

It isn't long until we begin welcoming thousands of bed and breakfast guests, backpackers, families, summer schools and conference delegates to our events venues and guest accommodation on campus and in the city.

We're recruiting more staff and will soon be launching our summer campaign. We look forward to meeting some see some new faces soon and welcoming them into the AHS team.

 

Holidays are coming...

📥  Accommodation, Bars and eateries, Christmas, Opening hours, Security, Students

Well, the months keep on rolling by! Just where has 2015 gone?

Somehow we're coming to the end of November, and another busy month for ahs.

The Securi-Mo guys are still fundraising for Movember, taking donations online and in the library.

We're seeing Christmas decorations start to appear around campus. We've got them up in the bars and eateries and we're starting to notice a few in the students' windows too, which is always nice to see.

Christmas promotions

We're gearing up for the festive season with a whole range of Christmas offers, snacks, meals and events.

We're booking Christmas parties and lunches for guests, staff and students. We've got special edition, Christmas-themed hot drinks and a treats across our food outlets and we'll be serving up traditional Christmas lunches in lime tree, Fountain Canteen, Wessex Restaurant and Claverton Rooms over the next few weeks.

Meanwhile there will be a bit of a twist on the standard Christmas lunch in Parade Bar & Grill. Keep your eyes peeled for that one.

It all starts on Monday 30 November and these promotions will run for various periods throughout December.

The approach of the Christmas period also means some changes to the opening hours of our bars and eateries. More on that later.

House hunting

While everything on campus is looking very homely and comforting right now, it's also the time of year when students begin to make arrangements for their second year accommodation.

We ran a Housing Forum on Wednesday 18 November and we're running drop-in sessions in West Accommodation Centre until Wednesday 9 December for students to find out about what they need to do to secure housing for September 2016.

Studentpad will release the available homes for next year on 7 December, so these events can be a great help to students at a time when many of them will be looking for their first home in the big wide world.

Christmas opening hours

With Christmas just around the corner, and students due to leave campus and head to their families and friends for the festive period, our bars and eateries will operate reduced hours over the next few weeks.

Opening hours as usual unless otherwise stated.

4 West Cafe

Friday 11 December to Sunday 13 December

Weekdays: 8am to 7pm
Weekends: 9am to 4pm

Monday 14 December to Sunday 20 December

Weekdays: 8am to 6pm
Weekends: 9am to 4pm

Monday 21 December to Wednesday 23 December

8am to 6pm

Christmas Eve

8am to 12.30pm

Christmas Day to Sunday 3 January 2016

Closed

Monday 4 January to Friday 22 January

Weekdays: 8am to 6pm
Weekends: 9am to 4pm

CAFE

Friday 11 December to Friday 18 December

Weekdays: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm

Saturday 19 December to Sunday 3 January 2016

Closed

Monday 4 January to Friday 22 January

Weekdays: 9am to 5pm
Saturdays: 10am to 3pm

Claverton Rooms

Christmas Eve to Sunday 3 January 2016

Closed

Fountain Canteen

Friday 11 December to Sunday 13 December

Weekdays: 11.30am to 4pm

Monday 14 December to Sunday 3 January 2016

Closed

Monday 4 January to Friday 22 January

Weekdays: 11.30am to 4pm

lime tree

Friday 11 December to Sunday 13 December

Weekdays: 8am to 10pm
Weekends: 8am to 8pm

Monday 14 December to Wednesday 23 December

8am to 5pm

Christmas Eve to Friday 1 January 2016

Closed

Saturday 2 January to Sunday 3 January

8am to 6pm

Monday 4 January to Friday 22 January

Mondays to Saturdays: 8am to 8pm
Sundays: 9am to 8pm

Parade Bar & Grill

Friday 11 December to Sunday 13 December

Weekdays: 12pm to 11pm. Food served until 9pm.
Weekends: closed

Monday 14 December to Wednesday 23 December

Weekdays: 12pm to 6pm. Food served until 5pm.
Weekends: closed

Christmas Eve to Sunday 3 January 2016

Closed

Monday 4 January to Friday 22 January

Weekdays: 12pm to 11pm
Saturdays: 12pm to 11pm
Sundays: 12pm to 10pm

Sports Cafe

Monday 21 December to Wednesday 23 December

8am to 6pm

Christmas Eve

9am to 11am

Christmas Day to Sunday 3 January 2016

Closed

Wessex Restaurant

Christmas Eve to Sunday 3 January 2016

Closed

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A green autumn

📥  Accommodation, Bars and eateries, Fairtrade, Green Week, Security, Students' Union

Well, autumn is well and truly here. After a lovely start to the month, it's all gone rather damp, overcast and cold, but we're not going to let that stop us enjoying life on campus!

There are loads of things that ahs are getting involved with in October and moving into November.

We're supporting the Students' Union with their Go Green Week initiative between Monday 26 and Friday 30 October.

We've given away free munchboxes on the parade, promoted meat-free meal offers, we're running a Fairtrade stall and supporting the SU at the Cycle Cinema event by providing Fairtrade hot chocolate at the event on Friday 30 October.

In addition to that we've been encouraging students to save energy and recycle through the Student Switch Off and Less Landfill, More Planet campaigns across our student residences.

These initiatives run throughout the year and at the end of it, those groups who have saved the most energy and recycled the most waste will win prizes.

This helps to instill an environmental conscientiousness that we hope our students will take with them into their post-University lives.

Also, throughout October we've been celebrating the Great Bath Feast, with special offers in Parade Bar & Grill, Fountain Canteen and Wessex Restaurant. In fact, you can still take advantage of the main course and dessert for £10 offer in Wessex Restaurant until Friday 30 October.

Looking forward to November, a number of our ahs colleagues in the Security team are raising money and awareness for men's health charities as they join the Movember movement.

Dubbing themselves Securi-Mo, the seven security mo-bros are back after their brilliant £600 contribution to the cause in 2014.

We'll be tracking their progress, so keep an eye on @UniBathEvents and @UniBathEat for updates.

You can make a donation through their page on the Movember website, or in the library where Kate Robinson has kindly allowed the guys to put a sponsorship box. You can find that on the security desk near the entrance.

Good luck boys! We'll let you know how they get on in next month's blog.