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Information for pre-sessional students

What you need to know for your 5 or 10 week pre-sessional course at the University.

Campus accommodation for 2020 pre-sessional students

See the University accommodation you can live in on campus during your pre-sessional course.

City accommodation for 2020 pre-sessional students

See the University accommodation you can live in in the city of Bath during your pre-sessional course.

Applying for pre-sessional accommodation

How to apply for accommodation for your pre-sessional course in the summer. You’ll need to apply for your term time accommodation again, separately.

Before you arrive

What to bring with you and when to pay your accommodation fees.

Arriving at the University

Where to go and what to do when you arrive here in July or August 2020.

When you’re living here

Useful information after you’ve moved into your accommodation.

Using the laundry

Washing machines

How to use the laundry, locate your nearest launderette, pay and check machine availability if you are a student.

West Accommodation Centre

West Accommodation Centre.

The West Accommodation Centre is in the Polden accommodation block on the west side of campus and is home to part of the Accommodation team.

Food and drink

The different food and drink available on campus and in the city centre.


Exterior of Fresh

Fresh is a small supermarket in partnership with southern co-op, located on the Parade.

Fresh Express

Cards and T-shirts on display outside Fresh Express entrance

Fresh Express is a small store on Level 2 of the Student Centre. It sells food, drinks, stationery, University memorabilia and clothing.

Using your Eat and Drink credit

Serving food in lime tree

If you live in Polden Court, Brendon Court or The Quads, you can use Eat and Drink credit to buy food and drink in the campus outlets.

Facilities at the University

Useful facilities available to you on campus.

Sports Training Village (STV)

Aerial view of the sports training village

Open to staff, students and the public. The STV facilities include a gym, Olympic Legacy swimming pool, athletics track, pitches and courts.

University Medical Centre

An NHS medical centre offering a range of services including GP clinics, prescriptions, and urgent appointments.

Post Office

The Post Office is inside the Fresh shop on the Parade. You can send parcels and money, change foreign currency, and buy stamps, envelopes and packaging.

Contact us

Speak to a member of the Student Accommodation Team.