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As part of a major redevelopment of the Newton Park campus, there are plans for new halls, housing up to 500 students to be built at the top end of the campus. This, however, is subject to planning approval. Bath Spa University Introduction www.bathspa.ac.ukYour University AccommodationWhen you become a student you might well be moving away from your home town for the first time and if this is the case one of the first things you will want to organize is where you'll be living.What are the options?There are several things to consider when choosing where to live - your chosen course may determine the location, you may wish to consider whether you want to live in the city, you may wish to bring a car, and of course you need to consider how much you can afford. There are several options available - halls of residence on campus, our off site halls or one of our secured, accredited houses in the private rented sector.Halls of residenceMany of our first year students live in self-catering halls of residence, buildings located on or near campus which have staff on site. Basic facilities such as cookers, microwaves, fridges and freezers are provided in all halls. The accommodation is self-catering, is of a good standard and Internet access and student possessions insurance are provided. Please note that we are not able to house all first year students in halls on campus - good alternative accommodation is available. Students based at Newton Park can book halls on campus; one of our off site halls, Waterside Court or Charlton Court (conveniently located between the campus and the city centre on a good bus route); or one of our secured, accredited houses in the private rented sector. Students based at Sion Hill campus (Bath School of Art and Design) can book Where would I live?03halls at Bankside House which is only a ten minute walk away or they can book Waterside Court or Charlton Court. They can also choose one of our secured, accredited houses in the private rented sector. Private rented accommodationThis is a popular option for students who prefer to live independently and in smaller groups. We secure a number of houses in the private rented sector specifically for first year students. The houses are in popular student areas of Bath, are on good bus routes and are accredited by the local housing authority. This is also the best option for students who wish to bring their cars since students living on the Newton Park campus, Waterside Court, Charlton Court and at Bankside House are not permitted to bring cars with them. The Student Housing Team assists in grouping students together by identifying four to eight first year students to live together. We look at personal interests, hobbies and ages to try and maximize compatibility and students are given the opportunity to contact each other before moving in. The Student Housing Team has longstanding links with landlords in the private rented sector who are typically charging rents of around £73 - £80 per person, per week to live in a student shared house. There will be additional costs for bills such as electricity and gas of approximately £20 - £30 per person, per week. You may also be required to pay an agency fee and deposits are usually one month's rent, payable at the time of signing the contract. Contracts are for 48 weeks and start from 1 September.Securing accommodationStudents who choose Bath Spa University as their firm choice via UCAS and who live over 30 miles away will be eligible for accommodation. Following their confirmation to UCAS, students will receive information from the Student Housing Team regarding accommodation options and the process for securing accommodation.  Accommodation is secured via the Student Housing Website https://housing.bathspa.ac.uk/ We make reasonable adjustments for disabled students and those with certain medical issues. Students who choose Bath Spa University as their firm choice via UCAS and who live over 30 miles away will be eligible to secure accommodation. When securing accommodation you may be required to pay a deposit.010201 Hiscocks, Newton Park Blocks kitchen02 Harington, Newton Park Blocks bedroom03 Sydney study bedroom

F. Bankside House (off campus) (for Sion Hill)-This building is available to students studying at the Bath School of Art & Design and is just ten minutes walk from the Sion Hill campus, The Circus and the city centre. The 40 rooms are arranged in a flat cluster of four study bedrooms, each study bedroom has its own shower cubicle and wash basin. Each flat has a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, breakfast bar and communal sitting area. In addition to the en-suite shower cubical each flat has a shared bathroom fitted with a bath, basin and toilet, and there is an additional second, shared toilet. Facilities include internet, a laundry room and a bike store. Please note students wishing to live here are not able to bring their cars. Rent for academic year 2010/11 - single room with own shower and washbasin - £118 per week (subject to annual increases). Students sign a 45 week Licence Agreement with Bath Spa University. Student possessions insurance is provided. In addition there is a small number of en-suite studio flats incorporated within the building which provide a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, a separate dining area and a bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. Facilities include internet, a laundry room and a bike store. Rent for academic year 2010/11 for the studio flats is £135 per week (subject to annual increases). Bath Spa University Introduction 10 / 11A. The Courts (Newton Park)-These are two storey buildings arranged in a courtyard design, each building is divided into five self-contained houses with eight single study bedrooms (all with hand wash basins). There are four study-bedrooms, a shower room/bathroom and toilet on each floor and students share a large kitchen with communal area. The Courts have 146 single rooms and four shared rooms. There are six rooms with suitably adapted access, including kitchen and bathroom, in the Courts. Rents for academic year 2010/11 - single £96 per week, shared £79 per week (subject to annual increases). Students sign a 45 week Licence Agreement with Bath Spa University. Student possessions insurance is provided.B. The Blocks (Newton Park)-These are red-brick three-storey buildings, arranged in 'blocks' shared by eight or nine students. On the ground and first floor there are four study bedrooms (mostly single) with bathroom/shower room and separate WCs. Each bedroom has its own wash hand basin. On the top floor there is a spacious and airy kitchen-dining/communal area shared by the eight or nine students in that 'block'.The Blocks have 168 single rooms and six shared rooms. Rent for academic year 2010/11 - single £96 per week, shared £79 per week (subject to annual increases). Students sign a 45 week Licence Agreement with Bath Spa University. Student possessions insurance is provided.C. Sydney (Newton Park)-This building is on three floors with 57 single en-suite rooms arranged along corridors. There are large kitchens and communal dining areas on each corridor which are shared by 8 - 12 students. The building accommodates two single suitably adapted study bedrooms and a suitably adapted kitchen. Rents for academic year 2010/11 - single en-suite £118 per week (subject to annual increases). Students sign a 45 week Licence Agreement with Bath Spa University.Student possessions insurance is provided.D. Waterside Court (off campus)-Owned and managed by UNITE, a large organisation which specialises in student accommodation. Waterside Court has 316 en-suite study bedrooms, all are of a very high standard and are arranged in cluster flats of five, six and seven rooms. Each flat has a fully furnished kitchen and spacious lounge area and there is a common room, laundry facilities and a bike store on site. Internet access is available but there is a small additional charge. Security is very good as Unite operate a swipe card entry system, CCTV and a 24 hour security service. Waterside Court is located approximately three miles from Newton Park campus and one mile from the city centre. Resident students are not able to bring their cars, however a very good bus service runs from Waterside Court to the Newton Park campus. Rooms are secured via the Bath Spa University Student Housing Website. Rents for academic year 2010/11 - en-suite Single £93.30 per week (subject to annual increases). Students sign an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement for 40 weeks directly with UNITE. Student possessions insurance is provided.E. Charlton Court (off campus)-This building is right next door to Waterside Court and is owned and managed by UNITE, a large organisation which specialises in student accommodation. It has recently been built and is designed with students in mind; it has 291 en-suite study bedrooms and 36 studios. All rooms are of a very high standard and are arranged in cluster flats of three, four, five, and six rooms. Each flat has a fully furnished kitchen and spacious lounge area; there is a large common room area, laundry facilities and a bike store on site. The studios are self-contained open plan units with a fully-equipped bathroom, kitchen with breakfast bar and seating area. Internet service is provided at no extra cost. Security is very good as Unite operate a swipe card entry system, CCTV and a 24 hour security service. Charlton Court is located approximately three miles from Newton Park campus and one mile from the city centre. Resident students are not able to bring their cars, however a very good bus service runs from Charlton Court to the Newton Park campus.Rooms are secured via the Bath Spa University Student Housing Website. Rents for academic year 2011/12 - en-suite classic room £125 per week, en-suite premium room £130 - £136 per week, studios £169 - £207 per week.Students sign an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement for 48 weeks directly with UNITE. Student possessions insurance is provided. Wardens live on campus to help resolve any problems out of office hours. Senior students are appointed to assist residents in the everyday living in halls. There is 24 hour security and good facilities on campus including a launderette. There is a total no smoking policy in all BSU halls of residence. Bankside House is the nearest halls to our Sion Hill campus (ten minutes walk) and houses 43 students. Students living on the Newton Park campus, Waterside Court, Charlton Court and Bankside House are not permitted to bring cars. Rents for university-managed halls for academic year 2010/11 at Newton Park campus and Bankside House are £79 - £118 per week, en-suite studio flats at Bankside House are £135 per week (subject to annual increases). This includes heating, hot water, Internet and student possessions insurance. Most rooms are single but there are some shared rooms. Please note en-suite rooms in on- campus halls are limited. You will be required to pay a deposit which is returnable at the end of your stay (subject to damage of room and shared communal areas). Rent is paid in instalments. University-managed halls are let on a 45 week contract covering the full academic year, so you do not have to vacate your rooms at Christmas or Easter. You will receive information on what to bring such as kitchen equipment, bedding and how to purchase a TV licence, before you arrive. We can offer accommodation in halls or private sector housing to eligible students studying on one of our courses based at City of Bath College. If you're based at one of our other partner FE colleges we won't be able to offer you accommodation in Bath, however we can assist by providing you with contact details of people who can help at the college where you will be studying. Waterside Court and Charlton Court, our offsite halls, are managed by Unite. 316 first year students live at Waterside Court and 327 live at Charlton Court.Key Facts Living in HallsABBDBDCDEFEFEF