Polden Court student accommodation

Polden Court is accommodation for first year undergraduate students on the west of campus, just a short walk from everything you need.

About this accommodation

Polden Court is home to 126 first year undergraduates.

Living here means you'll have Eat and Drink credit to spend on food and drink in any University-run places to eat, to save you always having to cook meals.

Polden Court is on the west side of campus, a seven-minute walk to the Library and Students' Union.

On the first floor, students live in groups of five to eight. Flats in the rest of the building are for 22 to 24 students each.

To make you feel safe and at home, Polden Court has a secure living environment, with swipe card access to the buildings and flats. There's also secure bike storage nearby in Westwood.

You'll have your own en-suite bathroom, with a shower, toilet and sink.

The nearest launderette is nearby in Westwood, so you don't have to walk far to do your laundry.

All of our University accommodation is smoke free.


How much it costs to live in Polden Court from 2019 to 2020.

En-suite shower small bedroom

A small bedroom with an en-suite shower costs £155 a week.

This is £7,870 for the full 38 week contract, including £50 a week Eat and Drink credit, which buys you at least two meals a day.

En-suite bath/shower bedroom

A bedroom with an en-suite bath or shower costs £165 a week.

This is £8,250 for the full 38 week contract, including £50 a week Eat and Drink credit.

En-suite bath/shower large

A large bedroom with an en-suite bath or shower costs £170 a week.

This is £8,440 for the full 38 week contract, including £50 a week Eat and Drink credit.

Explore in 360 degrees

View a standard bedroom, accessible bedroom and kitchen in Polden Court in 360 degrees.


The bedrooms in Polden Court give you everything you need to work, relax and rest.

A bedroom in Polden Court
  • En-suite shower small rooms have a standard 91cm x 183cm single bed
  • En-suite bath/shower rooms have a small 122cm x 183cm double bed
  • En-suite bath/shower large rooms have a standard 140cm x 183cm double bed

All bedrooms have:

  • your own en-suite bath/shower, toilet and sink (most rooms include both bath and shower, smaller rooms only have a shower)
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • plenty of storage for your belongings, including a wardrobe and bookshelves
  • a kettle and mini fridge

Kitchens and dining

Each floor has a communal kitchenette, perfect cooking and for socialising with your flatmates.

A shared kitchenette in Polden Court

The kitchenette has everything you need to prepare and eat meals, including:

  • breakfast bar and stools
  • electric hob
  • oven
  • microwave
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • cupboard storage space
  • recycling facilities

Social space

Polden Court has a large communal lounge on the ground floor, so you can relax and socialise with your housemates.

The lounge has:

  • sofa
  • bean bags
  • table
  • chairs
  • games console

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Polden Court

Floor plan

A typical bedroom floor plan for Polden Court. This is an example, as bedrooms in Polden Court vary significantly.

A bedroom floor plan for Polden Court


Polden Court is one building with 126 bedrooms on three floors.

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

For example, the room number P1.01 means you are located in Polden Court, first floor, room 1.


There are four accessible bedrooms for students with disabilities in Polden Court.

All rooms are located on the ground floor and have en-suite shower rooms with grab rails. Some have baths and pull cords.

For more information about the accessibility of these rooms please contact the Student Accommodation Team at accommodation-undergraduate@bath.ac.uk or on 01225 383111.

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

The variety of benefits included in the price of your accommodation.

You are responsible for keeping your rooms clean and tidy. You can buy extra cleaning services for your bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.

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.

Find out if you're eligible to apply for this accommodation

Apply to live in Polden Court


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