Sustainability and the Environment

Our Newton Park, Sion Hill and Corsham Court campuses are outstandingly beautiful and historically significant.  We take our responsibilities to protect this environment very seriously, and we feel strongly that universities have an important role in achieving sustainability and reducing climate change.  We have an environmental policy that gives a commitment to continuous environmental improvement, and staff and students share this commitment.

Progress on our sustainability and environmental activities are overseen by the Environmental Steering Group (ESG), made up from staff working in different parts of the University as well as student representatives.  The ESG meets quarterly to discuss relevant sustainability and environmental issues and to direct the University's actions in tackling them. 

People & Planet University League 

Bath Spa University has been recognised as a First Class university in the People and Planet University League table 2015.  The University has been ranked 28th out of all 151 Universities.  

Green Week 2016

Bath Spa's third Green Week ran from the 11 - 15 January, with a range of events and activities running across the University, more details on the Hub Pages


Bath Spa University is participating in the 'EcoCampus' scheme aimed at developing a nationally accredited environmental Award scheme for universities in England. EcoCampus is closely aligned to the international environmental management System Accreditation (ISO 14001).

BSU has been awarded Platinum award under Ecocampus - the highest available.

Living on a 'Green' Campus

Newton Park Landscape

There is a comprehensive recycling scheme in place across the University, including the halls of residence. All students living here are expected to support this policy, and we hope that they will continue good recycling practice when they move into private rented accommodation.

Students and staff are encouraged to use sustainable forms of transport such as the 15/15A bus services, cycling, and lift-sharing.

The new campus development at Newton Park has been designed to the highest standards of environmental performance - BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) excellent. Features will include, for example, a 'living' sedum roof and energy efficient lighting.

The Curriculum

Where possible we promote an awareness of the environment and best environmental practice through our courses, which reflect our concern for the natural environment, sustainable development and resource management.

Bath Spa University has recently established its Research Centre for Environmental Humanities and is dedicated to stimulating and supporting research activity of the highest quality. The Centre hosts a number of postgraduate masters and PhD courses. 

Further information 

For more information for current Students and Staff, please visit our Hub Pages.