Our legal framework

Charitable Status

The University is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 2011. Its charitable activities are monitored by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), which is its principal regulator. The Governors of the University are its charitable trustees. The manner in which the University delivers its charitable purpose within the context of the Charity Commissions guidance on public benefit is outlined in the financial statements for 2011 and subsequent years. The University has no linked charities.

Board of Governors trusteeships

Register of trusteeships 2016/17

Governor   Other charitable trusteeship(s)
Robin Alexander    Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts
William Archer   Higher Education Careers Services Unit
Kristin Doern   Bath Preservation Trust
Teresa Fisk   Clifton College
Jonathan Glasspool   Publishing Training Centre
ICAEW
Rosemary Heald   Redland High School for Girls
Redmaids' High School
Kitty Hilton   Bath Spa University Students' Union
Terence Jagger   Tree Aid
Theresa Lloyd   Frederick Bonnart Braunthal Trust
Edward Mason   Bath Abbey Charities
Bluecoat Foundation
St James, Bath Memorial Charity
Trevor Osborne   Bath Mozart Festival
Bath Per Cent Club CIC
The Royal Fine Arts Commission Trust
The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust
David Pester   Bristol Grammar School
Christina Slade   The Holburne Museum

List correct as at February 2017

Legal name and correspondence address

Our legal and preferred name is Bath Spa University and our correspondence address is:

Bath Spa University
Newton Park
Newton St Loe
Bath
BA2 9BN
United Kingdom

Instruments and Articles of Government

The Instrument and Articles of Government are the fundamental legal documents under which the University is constituted and conducted. They also define the sources of authority and responsibility within the institution.

The Articles of Government were updated in 2005 to take account of Bath Spa's university status.

Our financial statements

Our financial statements for the last five years are published on our Financial Governance page.

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