Polden student accommodation

Polden is a high spec, modern accommodation block on the west side of campus, designed especially for postgraduate students.

About this accommodation

Polden is our newest building, offering accommodation for 293 postgraduates.

This high specification building was completed in 2018, designed with postgraduates in mind.

There are 37 flats on four floors across two buildings, arranged around a landscaped courtyard.

Polden is located on the quiet, far west side of our Claverton Down campus, a seven-minute walk to the Library and Students' Union.

Living in Polden means you are just a short walk away from all the teaching spaces, as well as the cafes, shops and banks.

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

Polden has washing machines and drying rooms that are free to use. The washing machines are conveniently located in each kitchen, and drying rooms on every other level.

Polden residents also have use of the meeting rooms in C block book one of the meeting rooms.

All of our University accommodation is smoke free.

Accommodation prices

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

En-suite shower bedroom

An en-suite room in Polden costs £210 a week.

This is £10,770 for the full 51 weeks and two days contract.

Couples and family prices

A double flat for couples costs £270 a week.


View a bedroom, kitchen and social space in Polden in 360 degrees.


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

Polden bedroom

Bedrooms have:

  • small 122cm x 190cm double bed
  • your own en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • plenty of storage for your belongings, including a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bookshelves
  • USB charging
  • storage under the mattress

Polden has a one bedroom flat, for couples only. This has:

  • standard 140cm x 183cm double bed
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • your own en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin
  • your own kitchen
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • plenty of storage for your belongings, including a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bookshelves

Kitchens and dining

There are modern, communal kitchens in each flat, perfect for cooking meals and socialising with your housemates.

A kitchen in Polden

In the kitchen you will find everything you need for preparing meals:

  • electric hob
  • oven
  • microwave
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • cupboard storage space
  • recycling facilities
  • washing machine

Social spaces

Socialise with your housemates in your flat's lounge or the large communal space in C block.

A social space in Polden

Polden has multiple social spaces:

  • each pair of flats shares a communal lounge with a study area
  • there is a large communal social space for all residents with study areas and a kitchen, on the first floor of C block

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Polden is two buildings with 293 bedrooms on four floors. Your room details contain your building, floor and room number. For example, the room number POA2.1 means you are located in Polden, block A, second floor, room 1.


There are two accessible studio flats for students with disabilities in Polden.

They are located on the ground floor, with kitchenettes and accessible en-suite bathrooms with grab rails.

We can make further adaptations to rooms if necessary.

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

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.

‘It’s just perfect, it’s a very nice place for students to live.’
Ying Lou MSc Accounting and Finance

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