You'll live in the beautiful, historic and vibrant university city of Bath

Norland does not have its own accommodation. You’ll live in a shared student house in the city of Bath, enabling you to immerse yourself in student life outside of Norland training and learn essential life skills. When you’re offered a place at Norland, we’ll ask you if you’d like us to help you find your first-year accommodation and, if so, we will then place you into a house with other Norland students, which has been visited and vetted by a member of staff. All bedrooms are furnished with a bed, desk, drawers and a wardrobe. All accommodation sourced by us is within walking distance or a bus ride from Norland.

Please note that accommodation contracts are strictly between you and the letting agent or landlord. Contracts are from September. The duration of contracts is typically 51 weeks. The approximate cost of accommodation for 2023/24 is £550-£650 per person, per calendar month and does not include bills. There are two self-contained/partially self-contained flatlets within two of our properties. The rent for these two rooms with additional facilities is £575 each.

Don’t forget you’ll also need to budget for your bills, food, travel and other living costs.

Living costs and budgeting
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Life in the beautiful and historic city of Bath

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Make the most of everything the city has to offer

The only city in England to qualify as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath is home to stunning Georgian architecture and important Roman sites. With its large student population, Bath is also an interesting and vibrant city – bustling with life and entertainment. The city centre is easily accessible and small enough to explore on foot, with excellent bus links to and from student accommodation areas.

Bath offers a diverse range of shops, art galleries, museums, clubs, cafes, bars, restaurants and an annual calendar of festivals and events meaning the city has something to offer everyone. While it boasts the highest number of Michelin-rated restaurants outside London, you can still eat out cheaply. It has several theatres, including the Theatre Royal and the egg – the only children’s theatre outside London. It offers both an art-house cinema and an eight-screen Odeon for the latest blockbusters and hosts the annual Bath Film Festival. There are plenty of opportunities for fitness and leisure within the city and in the beautiful surrounding countryside, or you could relax in its famed natural thermal waters at the Thermae Bath Spa, which offers residential discounts.

Be inspired by the Visit Bath website
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Think you know Bath? Think again…

Visit Bath’s video features a cast of famous local faces – including some Norland students – at recognisable landmarks across the city, capturing everything that Bath has to offer. Whether you’re looking to soak up the city’s history or explore its more modern, alternative side, Bath truly has something for everyone.

Living in Bath

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