University of Bath

John Wood Building student accommodation

John Wood Building is self-catered accommodation for first year undergraduates and pre-sessional English students in the summer, located in the city centre.

A bedroom in John Wood Building
A bedroom in John Wood Building

About this accommodation

John Wood Building is self-catered accommodation offering 81 bedrooms for first-year undergraduates.

It is in the city centre, just a short walk to Sainsbury's supermarket.

John Wood Building has:

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


The bedrooms in John Wood Building give you personal space to work and relax.

There are:

  • 62 en-suite rooms
  • 15 standard rooms
  • two shared rooms (each shared by two people)
  • four flats for family accommodation

Each room has:

  • standard 91cm x 183cm single bed
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet
  • bookshelves
  • noticeboard

En-suite rooms also have an en-suite shower and an armchair.

Kitchens and dining

Each flat has a large bright communal kitchen, shared by seven to ten people.

Kitchens have:

  • electric hobs
  • oven
  • grill
  • fridge-freezer
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • plenty of cupboard storage space
  • dining table and chairs
  • recycling facilities

Accommodation for students with disabilities

There is no accessible accommodation for students with disabilities in John Wood Building.

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.

Room numbers

John Wood Building is one block with four floors and 29 bedrooms on each.

Your room details contain your building, floor and room number.

For example, the room number J4.05 means you are located in John Wood Building, fourth floor, room five.

Included in the accommodation package

These items and services come as part of the price of your accommodation:

You are responsible for keeping your rooms clean and tidy.

Hall Representatives

At the start of the academic year you can elect a Hall Representative.

The Students’ Union supports Hall Representatives to organise social and community-building events.

Hall Representatives collect student feedback about living in the accommodation. They discuss this with the University and the Students’ Union to make sure your voices are heard.


See our prices for:


There is no smoking in any of our University accommodation.


Your address for any mail is:

Your name Room number, John Wood Building, Avon Street Bath BA1 1AG United Kingdom

The University postal service delivers your mail to your accommodation.

Mail that requires your signature is held at The Virgil Building.


Any parcels must be addressed to The Virgil Building:

Your name Room number, John Wood Building The Virgil Building Manvers Street Bath BA1 1JW

This is where you need to go to collect your parcels. You can also pick up parcels from the Amazon lockers on campus.

It is your responsibility that all deliveries are addressed correctly. We do not accept responsibility for missing parcels.

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