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What made me choose Bath

Erin discusses why she chose to come to the University of Bath instead of other universities she had offers for.

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"when people ask me, “Why Bath?”, I want to say, “Why wouldn’t you choose Bath?”

Erin is a second year student studying the Mathematics and Physics degree course.

“Erin, what made you choose Bath?”

This is a question that I get asked on a regular basis and there are countless factors that contributed to me ultimately choosing Bath as the city that I wanted to spend my years at university in. Whenever I arrived on campus to have a look around I just felt at home. I loved the hybrid between the stunning city of Bath and the forest and lake vibe on campus. As I am someone who loves to be outside, the countless walks, parks and green spaces appealed to me massively.

Another thing about Bath that I love are the numerous coffee shops and restaurants; there is always somewhere new to try! While you’re in the city why not check out some of the famous landmarks of Bath, such as Bath Abbey, The Royal Crescent and the Roman Baths of course. Every Saturday there is a market in town with various stalls and vendors. Trust me, there is never anything to do, regardless of day or time!

Another factor is that everyone is so approachable and friendly. To the extent that, despite me visiting on move-in day for the students in the year above me when as I’m sure you can imagine all of the staff were super busy, they all still took time out of their day to speak to me.

The facilities at Bath are absolutely outstanding from sports to theatre to science to mixology. Whatever you are interested in there is a top-quality facility for it, including an Olympic standard swimming pool, multiple theatres, dance studios, individual practice rooms, laboratories, the list goes on.

As well as facilities, the transport in Bath is brilliant. Both transport to get around the city and transport to get to and from campus. As well as transport to Bath from other areas. There is a bus and train station located in the centre of town which has buses coming every two minutes that go to campus. There is also a bus every 30 minutes that goes directly to Bristol Airport. This makes getting to Bath by plane just as straightforward as going by train.

If you still need some more persuasion, Bath has been voted one of the most beautiful cities in the country and has been ranked as the second safest city in the world. From my experience, this couldn’t be more true. I am yet to wake up and not hear someone make a comment about how stunning Bath is. Furthermore, Bath University has been ranked as the safest university in the country. Again, from my experience, I would fully agree with this as all of the security staff are approachable, friendly and helpful, regardless of the time of day or night.

As a result, when people ask me, “Why Bath?”, I want to say, “Why wouldn’t you choose Bath?”

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