Our legal framework
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
|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
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 St Loe
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.