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General policies

Anti-slavery statement

Bath Spa University Statement on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Bath Spa University is proud of its vision to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. Underpinning this vision is a principle to act ethically, the University is therefore committed to establishing practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the University's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 July 2016.

Our structure

Bath Spa University is a higher education corporation established pursuant to the Education Reform Act 1988. It is also an exempt charity regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The University;s principle place of business is at Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BN. The University has approximately 1,000 employees, the overwhelming majority of which are based in the United Kingdom.

The University has two subsidiary companies, Bath Spa U Limited and Bath Spa Venues Limited. The annual turnover of the consolidated accounts of the University is in the region of £70,000,000 (2015/16).

The University is comprised of three distinct schools of study: Bath School of Art and Design (BSAD); The College of Liberal Arts (CoLA); and The Institute for Education (IfE). Within each of these schools, departments and fields of study have been ientified. For example, within CoLA, the Bath Business School operates as a field.

Several professional service departments exist to provide services to the students, the academic schools, departments and fields. These include finance, human resources, student services, academic services, estates, international relations, marketing, legal and others.

Our supply chains

The University is a Fairtrade University. Increasing the range of products bearing the Fairtrade Mark that are sold by the University ensures that the relevant parts of its supply chain are more likely to meet Fairtrade standards that protect workers' rights and guarantee payment of a minimum price.

Our supply chains include: suppliers registered under Government procurement contracts, including Crown Commercial, The Energy Consortium, Estates contractors, suppliers of ICT equipment and related services and other professional advisors.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of the University's systems to identify and mitigate risk, suppliers to the University are consulted as to the steps they have taken to combat the use of forced labour either directly or as part of their own supply chains.

The University has established internal systems to identify potential risk areas within its supply chains, monitor and mitigate and identified risk and to protect whistleblowers raising concerns.

Supplier adherence to Bath Spa University values and ethics

To ensure all those in the University and its supply chain and its contractors comply with our policies and procedures the University has put in place a supply chain compliance programme for all new contracts. This consists of procurement procedures, contract reviews and renewal of due diligence on contract renewal.

The University has established a dedicated compliance team, which consists od representatives from the following departments:

  • Legal
  • Human resources
  • Finance and procurement
  • Operations
  • Registry.

Privacy and personal information

Note: We have detailed privacy information in our new Privacy section.

Privacy notice

Bath Spa University of Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BN is the data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2018, and associated data protection laws.

By proceeding to use our website you consent that we may process the personal data (including sensitive personal data) that we collect from you in accordance with our Data Protection Policy. In particular, we will use information we hold about you enable us to:

  • Provide education and support services to our students and staff
  • Advertise and promote the university and the services we offer
  • Publish the university magazine and alumni relations
  • Undertake research and fundraising
  • Manage our accounts and records and
  • Provide commercial activities to our clients.

We also process personal information for the use of CCTV systems to monitor and collect visual images for the purposes of security and the prevention and detection of crime. We use smart cards to provide access to buildings and services for staff and students and an audit trail is maintained for some services.

Our website uses cookies such as Facebook Pixel, Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics to analyse use of our website. To find out more, read the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Videos on our web pages are embedded mostly from YouTube and Vimeo. These third-parties might be gathering usage information and setting their own cookies. Details of their privacy policies can be found here:

Some of our web pages contain social networking buttons and functions, from providers such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, to enable the sharing of pages. The scripts used to generate these buttons come from from third-party websites and the third-parties might be gathering usage information and setting their own cookies. Details of some of their privacy policies can be found here:

The privacy implications will vary across the social networks and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

You agree that we have the right to transfer, store and process the data that we collect from you at a destination outside the European Economic Area (”EEA”).

Please email any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to the Data Protection Officer.

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