Social enterprise – Bath Spa University

As a social enterprise, we’re proud to put people, communities and the environment at the heart of our work. Find out more about our social enterprise activity and accreditations in these pages.

Our social enterprise 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. Our purpose starts with our students and staff but extends to our local, regional and global communities through our teaching and learning, research and partnerships.

We're excited to be launching the Bath Social Impact Network in partnership with 3SG. The Network brings together like-minded groups and individuals to improve and grow the social economy in B&NES. Whether you’re a social enterprise, B Corp, CIC, co-op, or interested in the work of these types of organisations, we’re here to support you on your journey.

Social Enterprise Gold MarkSocial Enterprise Gold Mark accredited for outstanding practice logo

We're honoured 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.

This is a prestigious accolade assessing social enterprise best practice through a rigorous external assessment process. We demonstrated Outstanding Practice across areas which are central to social enterprise excellence including governance, stakeholder engagement, business ethics, financial transparency and social impact.

Certified Social Enterprise Badge - CircleWe're a certified social enterprise

We’re proud to be a certified member of Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) – the leading global authority and largest network of social enterprises in the UK.

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