Have a look at Bath Meetup to see what else you could get involved in.
Living in Bath as a student
Find out what it's like to live in Bath and the South West while you study for your degree.
Studying at Bath means you'll live in a vibrant, friendly, historic city, ranked the second safest university city in England and Wales1.
Bath is a great city to live in if you want to get out and get active. The city is surrounded by beautiful countryside which is perfect for walking, running or cycling. In town, you can also hire a rowing boat, canoe or punt on the River Avon.
Bath has a huge variety of shops, including high street brands, independent shops and fashionable boutiques. You can get student discounts with your NUS card in many of them and enjoy the bakeries, cafes and restaurants while you shop.
Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture, so there are loads of historic locations to visit around the city. You can also enjoy major exhibitions in the city's museums and galleries or watch West End plays at the Theatre Royal.
Bath's sports venues are in the centre of town, so you can enjoy the exciting atmosphere on match days and support local teams, including Bath's Premiership rugby club.
There are lots of ways to travel to and from Bath. You can get trains to Bristol in about 15 minutes, Cardiff in just over an hour, London in an hour and a half, and Birmingham in 2 hours.
You can explore the rest of the South West, including visiting Stonehenge or going to Glastonbury Festival.
If you want to go abroad, you can drive to Bristol Airport from the University in less than an hour or get a direct coach to Heathrow Airport from the town centre.