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University of Bath Completes Topping Out of New Accommodation

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The University of Bath has completed a topping out ceremony for its new student accommodation being built on its Claverton campus.

The new Polden residence is located on the western edge of the campus alongside Quarry Road and consists of 293 ensuite bedrooms for postgraduate students. The accommodation is due to open in Autumn of 2018 ahead of the new academic year.

The new accommodation is part of the university's focus on becoming an international leader in graduate education and extending the scope and scale of its research.

The new residence sits in front of the existing Polden Court student accommodation and is being built on land identified in the University's Masterplan.

Commenting on the build, Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Vice-President of Corporate Engagement, said: "We are tremendously proud of this high-quality student accommodation which our postgraduate students will be able to enjoy from the next academic year."

"Further development of the University's campus is fundamental in enabling the sustainable growth of the University and to ensure that the teaching, research and accommodation facilities provided are sector leading."

"Postgraduate students come from all over the UK and the world. There is a very different dynamic to undergraduate students because they have one year to complete their work rather than three, so it is great to have more accommodation on campus for this community of students. They bring energy and dynamism to campus."

"I am always amazed how much they throw themselves into community work in Bath, often within a month of arriving. They feel very loyal and committed to Bath. They love the University and they love the City."