About us – Bath Spa University

About us

Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. We teach and research across art, sciences, education, social science, and business. The University employs outstanding creative professionals who support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise.

Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2024

We're delighted to have been named University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024, in recognition of our commitment to empowering students from all backgrounds.

We're an accredited Gold Mark Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise Gold Mark accredited for outstanding practice logoWe’re proud to have been awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark in recognition of our outstanding work as a social enterprise, making Bath Spa the first University in the south west to achieve this standard, and fifth in the whole of the UK. As a social enterprise, we put people, communities and the environment at the heart of our work.

Our purpose is to challenge our students and staff to realise their talent and thrive, for their own benefit and for the wider good. By doing this we will think and make the world better. This starts with our students and staff but extends to our local, regional and global community through our teaching and learning, research and partnerships.

Find out more about our social enterprise activity.

"We’re champions of creativity, culture and enterprise, giving you the skills and support you need to find and follow your passion."

Professor Sue Rigby, Vice-Chancellor

Creativity for Good

We're incredibly proud to have received the Creativity for Good award at this year's Creative Bath Awards, in recognition of our "impressive repertoire of thoughtful activities, powered by creativity".

Creative Bath Awards 2023

A Fairtrade University

Our values, actions and curricula are led by sustainability principles, and our Fairtrade University status brings us to one step closer to achieving our ambition of making the world a better place.

What it means to us

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