Chancellors Building, Uni of Bath

University of Bath, Chancellors’ Building, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY

Located on a hill overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath, the University of Bath received its royal charter in 1966. It is at the forefront of international research in many fields, including underwater acoustics. The conference will take place in the Chancellors’ Building on the University’s main campus, Claverton Down. 


Free parking is available on the Claverton Down Campus. To book a parking permit please tick the box on the registration form.

Bath UK


Beautiful Bath with its stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture has been a popular destination since Roman times. It is particularly famous for its hot natural thermal springs that visitors can still enjoy and bathe in. Bath’s compact and visitor-friendly centre with its numerous places to eat and drink, plus some fine independent shops, and its collection of museums, galleries, theatre, music and sports make it an ideal city to visit.


Bath Travel Information

Bath is easily accessible by rail, road and air with Bristol Airport located just 19 miles from the city and a well-connected Railway station (Bath Spa) in the heart of the city centre. Bath also benefits from being a short drive from both the M4 and M5 and has a well-connected regular bus and coach service.


Bath Spa Railway Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre, just a short walk from some of Bath’s attractions, venues, and hotels. The Great Western Railway, serves the city and South West region with regular high-speed services from London Paddington taking just 80 minutes. Discounted delegate rail fares are available on qualifying GWR routes, including from London Paddington, where a standard, anytime return fare can be booked for just £41.00. Find out more about the discounted delegate rail fares here.


Bristol Airport is a short 20 minute drive to Bristol city centre and a 40 minute drive to Bath city centre, in optimal conditions. There is a direct bus transfer from Bristol Airport to Bath city centre, stopping not far from the Bath Spa railway station and buses to the University (

London airports are within easy reach too, for example London Heathrow (coach line 403 from National Express: but also London-Gatwick, Stansted and Luton (often with National Express bus connections to Heathrow).


BUSES – U1 Service


U1 service

Bath Unibus Service U1 will take you between the University of Bath, the City Centre and Oldfield Park. It runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week and there is a bus up to every five minutes during the day, but please check the timetable as there will less buses during student holidays. The key bus stops have real-time display boards showing the times of the next three buses and the FirstBus app provides real-time tracking of buses of interest. The conference venue is at the last stop on the line, at the University of Bath. When stepping out of the bus, the Chancellors’ Building can already be seen on the right, behind the departing bus shelter and across the green space.

The main bus stops are listed below but there are other stops on route.

  • Arrival’s Square, University of Bath (end of line)
  • Dorchester Street (close to the train station)
  • St James Cemetery
  • Hayesfield School
  • Green Park

Buses take card payments; you can pay for each journey or use the “Tap-on Tap-off” system available. Buses do not accept cash.


Tap On, Tap Off

If you’re not sure which ticket to buy, you can Tap On, Tap Off on the U1/ U2/ U5 and only pay the student fares. Just tap your contactless card when you board the bus, and tap the same card/ device when you leave, we’ll work out the fare for you! Please note, if you use Tap On, Tap Off on any of our regular services in Bath, this will incur the full adult fares.

The U1 bus route is shown on the route map in maroon.

The Arrivals Square at University of Bath is located just a short walk from the Chancellor’s Building.


Bath is located just ten miles from junction 18 of the M4 motorway, which runs directly from London and Heathrow Airport. There are also excellent motorway links from the north, Devon and Cornwall via the M5 motorway, and Wales is just 15 km (10 miles) on the M4 motorway.


Bath Spa is the central Bath train station, Travelwest also offer some useful information on Accessible train travel to and from Bath here.  There is step free access throughout the station, with lifts to the platforms and ramps available to board the trains. Staff assistance is available between these hours Monday – Friday 05:00 – 01:10, Saturday 05:30 – 01:10, Sunday 07:00 – 01:10 hours a day; please request assistance at the Ticket Office if you have not booked assistance in advance. Wheelchairs are available.


Bath can be very busy in June so please book early.

Follow the link to the free online booking facility provided by Bath & Bristol Convention Bureau


Alternative Hotels not included in the booking service:

Details for these Hotel and Guest Houses can be found on the booking site, there are also a selection of apartments available, please check the website for up to date details.

Premier Inn Bath City Centre

0.5 miles from centre

Bath YMCA Hostel

450 yards form centre

Royal Hotel ***

450 from centre

Oldfield House ****

0.6 miles from centre

Tyndall Villa Boutique ****

0.6 miles from centre

The Windsor Town House *****

350 yards from centre

The Black Fox 

350 yards from centre

Pulteney House ****

0.3 miles from centre

The Henry Guest House

200 yards from centre 

This is the official website of ICUA2024 conference

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