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17 Inconveniences You Face If You Live On Campus at Bath Spa University

Living in a field can be fun… sometimes.

1. The constant smell of cow pat and manure.

Within a few weeks you’ll get used to it, and when family come and visit, they’ll think you’ve lost all sense of smell.

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2. Missing the last bus and being trapped in Bath City Centre during a night out.

Because we all seem to forget the bus service doesn’t continue throughout the night. Although it should, just for us.

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3. And possibly having to walk for two hours just to make it back to bed.

Because when you can’t afford a taxi, the idea of walking up Bristol Road back up to campus literally kills you inside.

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4. Gigantic hairy spiders.

If you thought Harry Potter was fictional, think again. Someday you will find Aragog lurking in your shower. Make sure you find a friend at Bath Spa who loves the horrible buggers.

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5. And hoards of daddy longlegs.

What’s worse then spiders? FLYING spiders. There are so many perks of living in a giant field.

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6. When the bus gets stuck in the driveway.

And a silent faction forms between those who only have to walk 5 minutes to their halls, and those that have to walk all the way through campus, past main house and beyond. If only Spa had a bus like this:

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7. Locking yourself out of your room or halls.

You will have to do the walk of shame to the security lodge at some point during your stay on campus. It’s even worse if you live on the ground floor and can see your keys through your window.

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8. Having to wait forever to see the uni doctors.

Its not fun feeling like you’ve been left to die. The only option is to hold out or make the pilgrimage to Fairfield Park.

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9. Grocery shopping in town requires serious decision making.

Because you know if your bags are too heavy, you won’t be making the walk from the bus stop back to your kitchen. Sacrifices must be made.

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10. Kitchen inspections.

There will always be one traitor among you who destroys the kitchen the morning of the inspection. Despite this you will ALL end up paying the fine.

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11. The Nursery.

Yes, kids are cute and all, but if you’re one of the poor sods that lives next-door in Hiscocks or Gore House, you’re in for a noisy morning.

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12. Cows on the loose.

Yes, you will be surrounded by them. Yes, you must learn to live among them. And if they break loose, which they do occasionally, you must be prepared.

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13. Surviving in the old builds when you wanted the new.

Every new fresher wants to live in the new builds, where the kitchens are on the GROUND floor (rather than up three flights of frikin’ stairs) and they can say they live in ‘Elm’ ‘Maple’ and ‘Holly.’ No one wants to tell their parents they’re living in ‘Hiscocks’.

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14. Disappearing WiFi.

The WiFi is awful. It is changed on a regular basis and this means times of complete WiFi blackout. You will receive last minuet warnings over said blackout and this isn’t fun when you have essays to submit.

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15. The rogue birds.

There is an abundance of birds at Bath Spa. Herons, Ducks, Geese and Swans… all of which will try and take a bite out of you during your stay on campus.

16. And the baby lambs!

Every Spring, Spa is blessed with the arrival of baby lambs! They’re cute and adorable, but if you’re living in Hiscocks the novelty will soon wear off. (The sound of crying sheep outside your window at 5:00 AM will get on your nerves.)

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17. But the biggest inconvenience of all? Knowing that, in spite of everything, you’ll miss it when you leave.

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