John Wood Court or "the wood" as it's know to its inhabitants is pretty much the perfect student halls.
Imagine a block of flats (well 6 blocks of flats) enclosed in a private courtyard around a central grassy bit, good for footie and the like, 300 odd students, reasonable resident tutors (the guys/gals that supervise you are PhD lads so they are a good laugh and fairly leinient in people bending rules) in THE CENTRE OF BLOODY TOWN!!! It is legendary, no hassle of having to get a bus/taxi back to campus after a night out, you can find a decent pub/bar and be there weeks before the campus residents have a chance to stake a claim on it... dont go thinking its gonna cost six arms and three legs either, my place there was £56/person a week, with four sharing and very nice it was too, thats damn good price for a centre of town lad-pad. it does have one or two little problems (but then it wouldnt be fit for students if it didnt) you have to get the bus to campus every day... yes, even if you have an 8:15 lecture... THAT MEANS WAKING UP AT 6am... but if your lucky enough not to get many of them or you dont make a habit of going to them them all is good. also (not actually a problem) "the wood" generally has a fair sized foreign student population, of all sorts, french/spanish/italian/german/swedish/chinese/arabian/pretty much anything and they (naturally) tend to socialise with thier own kin, so if you end up in a flat with three chinese, dont expect conversation to flow freely. that is of course a sweeping generalisation and the vast majority of them really do try and mingle in. Its genuinely eye opening to be around such a diverse mix of people (all 18-20 ish) and go out on the piss with people who end up ratted and speaking incoherent russian to you because they have gone beyond the point of being able to speak english anymore! its great, i loved it and all the brits/europeans/asians i knew there loved it too. if its your first year in bath coming up. Go. Now.