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Student Living

There is plenty of support available to make your life on campus as comfortable as possible. Find out more about how you can 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 Welfare and Support team are here to help.


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

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

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 livingsupport@bath.ac.uk.

Activities

During your time in University accommodation, you'll get to know our Student Living Ambassadors through a series of activities and talks designed to help you to make the most out of your time here.


Why not compete against other accommodation groups in an online quiz night, create a tasty dinner with our virtual cooking class, or learn how to look after your wellbeing with a 'tea and talk' session?

In addition to the activities, your Student Living Ambassadors will arrange a virtual induction session, where you can get to know each other, and learn important advice for living in your accommodation.

Date Event Details
31 October, 7, 14, 21 November City Centre Sights Walking Tour Meet students from other households, get outside and see the best of beautiful Bath. Register your interest
31 October, 7, 14, 21 November Campus tea and talk Meet students from other households, get outside and talk whilst enjoying a free hot drink with your Student Living Ambassador. Book your space
Week commencing 9 November Q&A and check-in Ambassadors are available for personal check-ins
Week commencing 16 November Tea and talk session via Microsoft Teams Budgeting and money advice
Week commencing 23 November Tea and talk session via Microsoft Teams Moving to the city, and the second year accommodation transition
Week commencing 30 November Q&A and check-in Ambassadors are available for personal check-ins
2 November Virtual cooking lesson Hospitality staff Mike James and Paul Harvey teach a virtual cooking lesson
Week commencing 7 December Tea and talk session via Microsoft Teams How to manage your resilience and wellbeing

How we can support you

Find out what our Student Living Ambassadors are here for, and how they can help you to find your place at Bath. If you're joining the University from overseas, click through to the second video for information on settling in to your new home.


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 Welfare and Support Team at any time on livingsupport@bath.ac.uk for help with things like flatmate disagreements, cleaning, noise or anti-social behaviour in your accommodation, welfare support and general life in halls.

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5 steps to mental wellbeing


Trying these things could help you feel more positive, and able to get the most out of life.

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How to be a great housemate


Follow these simple steps to be the best housemate you can be, and help to build great relationships in your accommodation.

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A day in the life of a Student Living Ambassador


Get to know what our Student Living Ambassadors get up to, and how they can help you during your time at Bath.

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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.

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.


Around December, you'll need to start thinking about finding a place to live for the next academic 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 and Welfare Support team are 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 Living Support team for help with feeling at home at University