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University of Bath

Bath | South West England

Sporty City Campus Rural

Ucas code: B16

Overlooking a World Heritage city, our campus features top quality research, library and sporting facilities and some of the most satisfied students in the UK. All our degrees offer placement options, and our great industry connections mean 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs.
Source:University of Bath Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 1278 comments (316 students)
    • Academic Experience

      Good balance of exams and CW, good support from lecturers if you are willing to ask, content interesting

      2016, 5th year, Electronic Engineering

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    • The upside

      sports facilities

      2013, 2nd year, Pure Mathematics

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    • Finances

      Moderately expensive,if you don't think you'd want to cook that often would recommend getting catered/semi-catered accommodation

      2016, 1st year, Others In Mathematical Sciences

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    • The downside

      Bus services

      2013, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      There are on campus shops that sell fairly cheap, decent value food. There is of course the possibility to get food delivered...

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      2012, 1st year, Pharmacy

      Everyday expenses

      There are on campus shops that sell fairly cheap, decent value food. There is of course the possibility to get food delivered to you online - many students were taking advantage of this throughout the year. Depending on the course, part time work may not be a possibility. Some money can be earned however throughout the year - if you get involved with the night clubs and sell tickets for them you'll make around 1 per ticket sold. Showing around potential students and their parents will earn you some money. For Pharmacy there is the cost of books and equipment - the books are strongly recommeneded but not a must. If you'll happily use the 24-hour library to take out the required books when you need them, you can avoid these costs. I personally had to spend over 100 for my course books but most of them are needed for the rest of the course. Its fairly impractical to walk from University into Bath and back as you'll have to walk up a steep road. Cycling is a possibility if you're prepared to bring a bike to University but there is a bus service that runs frequently. Two companies do the bus route between University and town so you'll never have to wait long for a bus. One of the best offers is a ticket that allows you 20 single trips for the price of 15. This works out at less than 1 per trip, and about 1.50 to go into town and back.

      2012, 1st year, Pharmacy

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    • The upside

      Location - everything is on campus, so a real community feel

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

48%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

59%

MED

Varied union activities

74%

MED

Sporty

92%

HIGH

Creative

47%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Student score 84% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

16,155

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

12%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

46%

of students are female

Young / Mature

6%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

29%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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