Thornbank Gardens student accommodation

Located just outside the city centre, Thornbank Gardens is self-catered accommodation for postgraduate students and exchange students.

About this accommodation

Thornbank Gardens is self-catered accommodation for 221 postgraduates and exchange students.

There are four blocks of single and mixed-sex flats, each shared by eight to ten students.

Living in a University managed building means your accommodation is looked after by our experienced house keeping team.

Thornbank Gardens is located in the Oldfield Park area of Bath, a ten-minute walk from the main shops and culture of the city centre. It is also a ten-minute walk to the local shops and cafes in Moorland Road.

A bus stop with regular buses to campus is just a few minutes' walk away, so you can easily get to campus.

Our student hub in the city centre, The Virgil Building, is a 15 minute walk away.

To make you feel safe and at home, Thornbank Gardens has a secure living environment, with swipe card access to the buildings and flats.

There is a launderette in the complex, so you don't have to go far to do your laundry.

All of our University accommodation is smoke free.

Prices

How much it costs to live in Thornbank Gardens from 2018 to 2019.


Postgraduate prices

Studio

A studio in Thornbank Gardens costs £160 a week.

This is £8205.71 for the full 51 weeks and two days contract.

En-suite bedroom

An en-suite bedroom in Thornbank Gardens costs £157 a week.

This is £8051.86 for the full 51 weeks and two days contract.

Exchange student prices

An en-suite bedroom in Thornbank Gardens costs £157 a week.

This is £5966 for the full contract and £2938.14 for semester one.

Explore in 360 degrees

View an en-suite bedroom in Thornbank Gardens in 360 degrees.


Bedrooms

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


Bedroom in Thornbank Gardens

En-suite rooms have:

  • standard 91cm x 183cm single bed
  • your own en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • plenty of storage for all of your belongings, including a wardrobe and bookshelves

Studio flats have:

  • standard 91cm x 183cm single bed
  • your own en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin
  • small kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge-freezer and sink
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • plenty of storage for all of your belongings, including a wardrobe and bookshelves

Kitchens and dining

Each flat has a large communal kitchen, perfect for cooking meals and socialising with your flatmates.


A kitchen in Thornbank Gardens

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

  • electric hob
  • oven
  • grill
  • fridge-freezer
  • microwave oven
  • toaster
  • cupboards
  • dining table and chairs
  • recycling facilities

Social space

There is a communal lounge on the ground floor, where you can relax and socialise with your housemates.


The lounge has:

  • television
  • tables and chairs
  • a games console
  • student mailboxes

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Thornbank Gardens

Floor plan

A typical bedroom floor plan for Thornbank Gardens. This is an example, not all bedrooms are exactly the same.


A bedroom floor plan for Thornbank Gardens

ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

There is no accessible accommodation for students with disabilities in Thornbank Gardens.

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.


Cleaning

We will clean some areas of your accommodation for you, but you are responsible for keeping your rooms clean and tidy.

Security

We have a 24 hour security team, to keep you safe around the clock. This includes a dedicated accommodation security officer.

Post

The University postal service delivers your post to shared, passcode-protected mailboxes located in the social space. These are allocated by kitchen group and you get your mailbox passcode when you move in.

Mail that requires your signature will be held at The Virgil Building.

Parcels

You can collect your parcels from The Virgil Building.

You could also pick up parcels from:

  • click and collect services
  • the Amazon lockers on campus

Insurance

You get insurance cover for your belongings as part of your accommodation package, to protect your belongings.

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

Apply to live in Thornbank Gardens

Enquiries

Speak to our accommodation team.