Our goal is to provide suitable accommodation for everyone; we aim to meet any access and support needs.Access Needs
We're committed to ensuring that you have a good living experience while studying with us. We have a range of support services available to you.
When you move into your accommodation, your housemates become your household for the time you live with us. These are the people you will likely interact with the most each day. This household could include the other residents in your flat, or the people in your corridor (if you don’t live in a flat).
Cleaning and hand washing are still very important within your household. You’ll find wall-mounted hand sanitiser stations installed close to entrances and exits in your accommodation.
If anyone in your household develops Covid-19 symptoms, the first thing to do is seek advice. If there's a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus in your household, you must tell the University. We'll support students who need to self-isolate.
As the academic year progresses, the situation surrounding Covid-19 will change and our plans will adapt in line with Government guidance. If there is a full lockdown again, and you are unable to return home, please know that you will be able to remain in your accommodation and the University will support you
We have committed to the Universities UK Code of Practice for University Managed Student Accommodation in all University managed Halls of Residence.
The Code aims to promote best practice over a range of management activities including:
Bath Spa University Accommodation – Under 18s Policy
(Revised March 2018)
1.0 Bath Spa Accommodation will:
2.0 Bath Spa Accommodation will not:
3.0 Any students under 18 staying in halls must:
Our goal is to provide suitable accommodation for everyone; we aim to meet any access and support needs.Access Needs
A licence agreement is a legally binding document that you sign just before the start of your university experience by moving into halls of residence. It's a written agreement between yourself and the University that states the following items:
The accommodation team normally sends out the online agreement to you before you move to Bath. Before you sign this, please read it carefully making sure you understand the terms and conditions set out. You can access the full Licence Agreement in the link below:
The residents' handbook is a guide to make your time in accommodation the best it could it possibly be. It provides you with all the information you could ever need to know whilst in our accommodation, from items the University provides, to who to contact when you need support. Please download your handbook below:
Your health and safety is of upmost importance to us. To make sure you know what to do, watch this video and read the below information.
If an emergency occurs, contact Security immediately on: +44 (0)1225 875555 or +44 (0)1225 876666 for Green Park House. If you're in any doubt, call the Emergency Services direct on 999 and then inform the Security Team so they can direct the Emergency Service when they arrive on site.
If you think you need medical help but it's not a 999 emergency, you can call 111, an NHS service offering advice and information on what action to take. Minor injuries or medical conditions that do not require immediate treatment at hospital should be referred to your doctor.
Security staff are qualified in Emergency First Aid at Work, and are equipped to deal with general incidents. However, in the event of a serious injury, an ambulance should be called.
Accident and emergency in Bath
Bath Royal United Hospital, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG. Telephone: +44 (0)1225 428331.
All accidents causing injury or near misses must be reported as soon as possible so that we can take steps to prevent a recurrence. Contact Student Accommodation or Security (out of normal office hours) at the time of the accident giving full details. An accident or near miss form should be completed and forwarded to the Health and Safety Office.
If you identify a hazard in your accommodation, please report it to the accommodation team or raise a repair through the Hub. If it's an emergency please contact security on +44 (0)1225 875555 for Newton Park, or +44 (0)1225 876666 for Green Park House.
If you wish to bring any additional furniture into the building, you must first get permission from Student Accommodation.
All furniture must comply with the Fire and Furnishings Regulations 1988 and must be labelled as such. Please note all study bedrooms are fully furnished, so there's little room for additional furnishing. If unauthorised furniture is found within your accommodation you'll be asked to remove it. If this isn't done, the University will arrange for its disposal. The disposal costs plus associated administration costs will be deducted from your deposit at the end of the Licence period.
Gas and electrical safety
The University ensures that current certificates / documentation are held which provide evidence that:
Care must be taken not to overload the electricity supply. The electricity supply in study bedrooms may be restricted so that only small electrical appliances such as your stereo, hair dryer, TV or PC may be used. Kettles, microwaves, rice cookers, etc can only be used in kitchens. Your own electrical appliances must be new or portable appliance tested. Any appliance you bring to halls of residence must be:
Fridges, freezers and microwaves
You won't be allowed to keep fridges, freezers, microwaves or any kitchen appliances in your study bedroom for safety and hygiene reasons. If you need a small fridge in your room for any medical reason, please contact the Student Accommodation team for advice.
Bath Spa University insures the building and its own contents against loss or damage due to fire and flood. The University doesn't insure against negligence, accident or vandalism and in the event of being responsible for such an occurrence you may be charged accordingly. The University doesn't accept responsibility for the loss of, theft of or damage to residents' or other individuals' property. The University has arranged core possessions insurance with Endsleigh Insurance to cover your possessions while you're living in University managed accommodation. It's your responsibility to check the scope and level of the insurance cover and arrange additional cover for valuable items if required.
To view your full policy details and extend cover visit Endsleigh Insurance online or call free on: +44 (0)8000 327081. To make a claim, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)8444 722507. Policy No: Bath Spa University HH1216.
Fire safety is essential in our halls of residence. We conduct fire drills every term to make sure that you are fully aware of the correct procedure to follow when you come to the University.
It's also really important that you take some time to familiarise yourself with the following information:
Fire alarms and evacuation:
Please pay particular attention to all escape routes and Fire Exits when you move into halls.
Each accommodation has its own unique assembly point. The assembly point is detailed on fire safety panels that are placed around your flat – predominately on or near your kitchen door and above fire extinguishers. When you move in, make sure you know exactly where this is, as it will prove vital.
Fire safety equipment:
There are multiple different types of fire safety equipment present in all of our buildings. There are fire extinguishers in every block and main corridor. Please familiarise yourself with the extinguishers in your flat to know where they are. Each kitchen will also be equipped with a fire blanket. This is normally positioned to the side or above the oven.
All fire doors in our buildings must be kept shut at all times when not in use. Fire doors are clearly marked. Please don't prop these doors open at any point in your tenancy.
Please don't leave items in the corridor, as these pose a severe fire risk. Please familiarise yourself with the fire safety guidelines in The Residence Handbook.
For more on fire safety in our halls of residence, please watch our short fire safety video.
There's a lot to think about both before and after you arrive in our accommodation, so we have prepared a list of useful links for various suppliers and services. Please be aware that this is not a personal recommendation from the University, and we can't be held responsible for the content of third-party sites.
Circuit Laundry manage the laundry machines at Newton Park and Green Park House. You can pay for your washing either via their website, or by using the app (although please be aware these are separate). You can also contact them if there are any issues with payment, or with the machines.
Please be aware that the Bath Spa Accommodation Team doesn't manage the laundry, so you'll need to speak to Circuit if you have any concerns.
We want you to be happy in our accommodation, and various events are run throughout the year.
We'll keep you up-to-date on activities and events that are happening at your particular accommodation site. We recommend following our social media accounts to keep up-to-date with new events:
Bath Spa has a range of accommodation options both on campus and in the city, all of which are safe and comfortable places to live. Please see our accommodation options for more information and our eligibility criteria.
Please be aware that due to data protection reasons, we cannot discuss the details of a student over the phone with any individual, even if they claim to be a friend or family member, without prior permission from the student. For more information for parents, guardians and supporters, please see this section of our website.
Please see our accommodation pages for further information. However, should you have any further queries, please contact us directly and we would be happy to advise.
The accommodation disciplinary procedure outlines the procedures for dealing with a breach of the Licence Agreement by a student resident or their guest within University accommodation. For information on our Accommodation disciplinary procedure, please email email@example.com.
Confirm your FREE contents insurance
Your contents. Covered.
By partnering with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider, we’ve arranged free contents insurance for all our students staying with us.
It is important all students confirm their cover to ensure you understand what is and isn’t covered.
Visit confirm your cover to see:
We understand students have a limited budget so Endsleigh have launched brand new, unique student insurance options. They have been designed to cover the risks that you may encounter whilst living in student accommodation and away from home.
For the terms and conditions regarding cancellation of Bath Spa managed accommodation please see the link below.
For our short term and emergency accommodation policy, please see the link below.
We offer rooms in our university-managed halls of residence but also rooms in private halls of residence, managed by external housing providers like Unite Students for example.
These are what's known as "nomination properties." This means that you apply to live in them via the University's application process but your tenancy agreement is with the external provider, or third-party provider as they are commonly known. You pay your rent directly to them, not the University.
The University remains involved in processes relating to your tenancy throughout your stay, and you still have access to the same services, like Student Wellbeing for example.
Some of the details around cancellations and your prepayment are slightly different to the standard University policies or process, and this information will be included in your contract, so please read through it carefully.
UCAS' definition of private halls of residence providers can be found here, along with other helpful information.
There are multiple private residence providers in and around Bath. Bath Spa University has a nominations agreement with Unite Students, and we house applicants in their two locations in the city, Waterside Court and Charlton Court. However, students can book accommodation independently with other third-party providers if they wish, and we have included some examples below that our students have used in the past:
If you would like more information on private halls providers such as Unite Students, please see this link.