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Student Living Support

There is plenty of support to make your life in University accommodation as comfortable as possible, and help you to make the most of your time at Bath.

We're here for you

Starting life at University can come with a few new challenges. That's why our Student Living Support team are here to help.

The Student Living Support team are here to support your transition into University accommodation, by developing a sense of community, connecting you with key services, and helping you with any issues or welfare needs while you're living with us.

Settling into your new home, building relationships, cooking meals and cleaning with your housemates are all common situations that everyone faces when moving into University accommodation.

The Student Living Ambassadors are friendly faces to help out with any queries or concerns you may have, as well as running social activities and making sure you're aware of the latest events and updates.

Your Student Living Ambassadors will regularly check-in with you and your flatmates via Microsoft Teams calls. However, if you need help or advice with life in halls, you can schedule a one-to-one call with a Student Living Ambassador at any time by contacting

Programme of activities

Once you've moved in to your University accommodation, take a look at our welcome activity calendar. These are a great way to meet other students and explore your new home city of Bath. All sessions are open to everyone.

Event/ Activity Details When Book your place
Getting started in Bath check in Virtual appointment with Student Living Ambassadors (SLAs) offering advice on how and where to set up a bank account, registering with a doctor, registering with the police (if needed), where to go for passport checks / Biometric Residence Permits (BRP) collection, sim card purchase, where to go to buy things for your room, collecting your library card if needed and using public transport. 6 to 17 September Coming soon
Inter-household rounders and football Compete with your housemates in teams of six against other households in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Prizes awarded for top households. This is a great activity to do whilst getting to know your housemates and meet students from other households. 25 to 28 September Coming soon
City centre walking tour Guided tour of the sights of central Bath. Lead by SLAs, this is a chance to meet other students and get to know the city. Up to 10 students per tour, three km distance and roughly one hour long. Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 29 September onwards Coming soon
Green space walking trails A chance to exercise and enjoy the green spaces and nature of Bath. Lead by SLAs, this is a chance to meet other students and aid your wellbeing. Up to 10 students per tour, six to seven km distance and roughly two hours long. Three route options available. Saturday and Sunday afternoons starting from 29 September onwards Coming soon
Tea and talk Chat with SLAs and other students about life in accommodation and Bath, plus top tips for studying and settling in. Enjoy a complimentary hot drink from one of the cafés on campus and make connections from other households. 27 and 29 September, then Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 2 October onwards Coming soon
Yoga and Pilates Weekly yoga and Pilates sessions running in the Polden communal space. Classes of 11 running to help your health and wellbeing. Weekly sessions from 6 October Coming soon
Jogging group Get together with SLAs and other students to keep fit, healthy and catch up with others. Routes are on campus with a relaxed approach. Mondays and Thursdays 7pm from 5 October Coming soon
Cooking lessons Learn some simple and healthy recipes from our hospitality Chef Mike James, to help you transition to independent living at University. Beginner and intermediate classes available. Wednesday afternoons 5pm from 27 October Coming soon
Barista sessions Try your hand at latte art and learn about making the perfect coffee from Jun Zhao, an award winning barista from our Hospitality team. This is a fun hands on session for those interested in coffee and a useful way to meet other students, in groups of six. Wednesday afternoons 4pm from 20 October Coming soon

How we can support you

Meet your Student Living Ambassadors, and get help on common issues, by clicking through the videos below.

What to do in common situations

When sharing a home at University, it's normal to come across new challenges.

We've put together some top tips for dealing with disagreements and difficulties, to help you to feel prepared and supported.

From helping your flatmates through relationship troubles to studying in a noisy house, we're here to help you feel happy and settled in your University home.

10 top tips for living with housemates

These top tips are designed to ease any anxiety and worry about embarking on your new journey, and help you easily build new relationships.

You can contact the Student Living Support team at any time on for help with things like flatmate disagreements, cleaning, noise or anti-social behaviour in your accommodation, welfare support and general life in halls.

Read student Lizzie's 10 top tips for living with housemates
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How to be a great housemate

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A day in the life of a Student Living Ambassador

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Shared Living Agreement

This agreement is designed to help you get the most out of living with each other.

The Shared Living Agreement is a set of guidelines that you and your housemates agree to follow during your time living in student accommodation.

It is helpful to have these conversations early, as it can be a great opportunity to get to know your housemates better and discuss expectations about living together.

Coming to an agreement may mean making compromises, so make sure you are ready to make some sacrifices. It is important that everyone feels comfortable and at home in shared accommodation.

This year's Shared Living Agreement will be available in September.

“The Student Living Support Team have been fantastic in supporting me over my period of self-isolation and beyond.

Regular calls and check-ins from the friendly team really helped boost morale over this otherwise tough period, and made for a pleasant surprise on multiple occasions. The staff have been great in offering invaluable advice on all manner of topics, spanning from next year’s accommodation arrangements, to ways to stay active over lockdown – as well as lending a much appreciated listening ear!”

Jessica, first-year Quantock resident

Finding private sector accommodation

Our team are here to help you to move into private sector accommodation when it's time to move out of University halls.

If you're an undergraduate student, you'll need to start thinking about finding a place to live for the next academic year around December of your first year.

This will usually be privately rented accommodation, like a shared house or flat, a studio apartment, or lodging in a landlord's home.

Our Student Living Support Team is here to support you in finding private sector accommodation, as well as giving advice on things like costs, deposits and guarantors.

We're here to talk

Contact The Student Living Support team for help.