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University of Bath

Cleaning your University accommodation

The cleaning services provided in our accommodation and what you must do to keep the residences clean.

Cleaning services we provide

The cleaning services provided by our staff vary according to each accommodation block and sometimes room type.

The information shown in the table below is for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

Undergraduate accommodation

On campus

Building Room type Bedroom Kitchen Toilet Shower Stairs and corridor Social space Waste / recycling removal
Brendon Court Standard - Once a week Once a week Once a week Once a week Daily Waste - Monday and Friday, recycling - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Polden Court All Once a semester Once a week - - Once a week Daily Waste - Monday and Friday, recycling - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Eastwood 1 to 21 All - - - - Once a week n/a None
Eastwood 24 to 51 Standard - Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Once a week n/a Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
Marlborough and Solsbury Court All Once a semester Once a week - - Once a week n/a Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
Norwood House Standard - - - - Once a week Daily None
Osborne House Standard and standard with washbasin - Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Once a week Once a week None
Standard en-suite Once a semester Fortnightly - - Once a week Once a week None
Studio Once a semester - - - Once a week Once a week None
The Quads All Once a semester Once a week - - Once a week Once a week Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
Westwood - Conygre, Cotswold, Cotswold, Derhill Standard - Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Once a week n/a Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
Westwood - Mendip and Quarry Standard - Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Once a week n/a None
Westwood - Wolfson Standard - Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Once a week n/a Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
Woodland Court All Once a semester Once a week - - Once a week n/a Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week

In the city

Building Room type Bedroom Kitchen Toilet Shower Stairs and corridor Social space Waste / recycling removal
Carpenter House Standard washbasin - Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Once a week Daily Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
John Wood Building Standard and shared - Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Once a week n/a Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
En-suite Once a semester Once a week - - Once a week n/a Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
John Wood Court Standard and shared - Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Once a week n/a Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
En-suite Once a semester Once a week - - Once a week n/a Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week

Postgraduate accommodation

On campus

Building Room type Bedroom Kitchen Toilet Shower Stairs and corridor Social space Waste / recycling removal
Polden All Fortnightly, including a linen change Twice a week - - Twice a week Daily Daily

In the city

Building Room type Bedroom Kitchen Toilet Shower Stairs and corridor Social space Waste / recycling removal
Canal Wharf All - - - - - - None
Clevelands Standard - Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Once a week Daily Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
En-suite shower Once a semester Once a week - - Once a week Daily Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
Double studio Once a semester - - - Once a week Daily Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week
Pulteney Court All - - - - Once a week Daily None
Thornbank Gardens All Once a semester Once a week - - Once a week Daily Waste - once a week, recycling - three times a week

Your responsibilities

You are responsible for the day-to-day cleaning of your accommodation.

Kitchens and communal areas

You must:

  • clean up spillages
  • keep fridges and freezers tidy and throw away unwanted food
  • keep the oven, grill pan and microwave free of cooking debris
  • keep surfaces, worktops and windowsills clear
  • wash up and put away crockery and cutlery
  • avoid leaving personal belongings in kitchens, corridors or bathrooms
  • put all rubbish and recycling in appropriate bins
  • take your rubbish to the refuse and recycling points at weekends and during University holidays
  • not throw food out of kitchen windows as this encourages vermin

Bedrooms

You must:

  • clean the sink or en-suite bathroom regularly
  • move rubbish from the room bin to the kitchen bins each week so it can be collected
  • not store food in bedrooms or on windowsills
  • not throw food out of bedroom windows as this encourages vermin

Expectations

Kitchens

We check kitchens and communal areas weekly.

If the cleanliness of your kitchen falls below an acceptable standard, you will have 48 hours to improve it.

If there is no improvement, our staff will carry out a full deep clean at a cost of up to £35 per resident. You will be given a date and time of when the deep clean will take place.

Bedrooms

We check bedrooms regularly.

If your room is below an acceptable standard you will have one week to improve.

If there is no improvement, our staff will carry out a full deep clean, which you will be charged £50 for.

You will be given a date and time of when the deep clean will take place.

Additional cleaning services

You can get your bedroom or kitchen cleaned in addition to the usual service.

Prices vary depending on the service you want.