University of Bath

Westwood student accommodation

Westwood is self-catered accommodation for undergraduate students and pre-sessional English students in the summer, on the west side of campus.

A bedroom in Westwood
A bedroom in Westwood

About this accommodation

Westwood is a self-catered accommodation complex of seven blocks of flats for 654 first year undergraduate students. Pre-sessional English students can also stay here in the summer.

Groups of 16 to 22 students share two or three kitchens and three or four showers and toilets.

There are also studio flats available which are prioritised for students with medical conditions. They have a private en-suite shower and kitchenette.

It is on the west side of our Claverton Down campus, a five-minute walk to the Library and Students' Union.

Westwood accommodation has:

  • secure swipe card access to buildings
  • launderette
  • secure bike storage

There is currently construction work for our new student accommodation, Polden, taking place close to the Mendip and Quarry blocks of Westwood. Whilst every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, there is likely to be varying noise levels throughout the year.


Bedrooms in the Derhill, Cotswold and Wolfson blocks will be newly refurbished for September 2017.

The bedrooms in Westwood give you personal space to work and relax.

Each room has:

  • standard 91cm x 183cm single bed
  • desk
  • chair
  • bookshelves
  • wardrobe
  • drawers
  • wash basin
  • reading light above the bed
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet connection

Kitchens and dining

Each flat has a communal kitchen with:

  • oven
  • hob
  • microwave
  • fridge-freezer
  • table and chairs
  • cupboards and drawers

Accommodation for students with disabilities

There is no accessible accommodation for students with disabilities in the Westwood complex.

If you have a disability or additional needs, you can choose to live in one of the specially adapted bedrooms in our on-campus accommodation.

Included in the accommodation package

There are some items and services that come as part of the price of your accommodation.


As part of your accommodation agreement we clean:

  • communal areas such as kitchens and social spaces weekly
  • en-suite bathrooms every six weeks

You are responsible for keeping your rooms clean and tidy.


The University postal service delivers your mail to shared, passcode-protected mailboxes. These are allocated by kitchen group and you get your mailbox passcode when you move in.


You get insurance cover for your belongings as part of your accommodation package.


See our prices for undergraduate and pre-sessional student accommodation.


There is no smoking in any of our University accommodation.

Blog post

Read a blog post about living in Westwood by Jemima, a first year pharmacy student.