Honorary Education Degrees – Bath Spa University

Honorary Education Degrees

We're celebrating the achievements of our teaching alumni and offering all eligible individuals the opportunity to receive an Honorary BA Education Degree.

Bath Spa University is made up of three predecessor institutions; Bath Academy of Art, Bath College of Domestic Science, and Newton Park Teacher Training College - each of them tied together through the training of teachers, many of whom were awarded a Certificate in Education.

To celebrate the achievements of our teaching alumni we're offering all eligible individuals the opportunity to receive an Honorary Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Education, in recognition of the academic rigour demanded by the Certificate in Education and for subsequent services to education.

“This initiative is a celebration of Bath Spa University, the colleges that came before, and all the lives it has touched. The Honorary Degrees will hopefully help us highlight and feature some of these amazing people, their careers and the impact they have made throughout their career on their communities.

Kyriaki Anagnostopoulou, Head of the School of Education

How to apply

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to receive your Honorary Degree you must have:

  • Attended either Bath Academy of Art, Bath College of Domestic Science or Newton Park Teacher Training College
  • Received a Certificate in Education from one of those institutions pre 1982
  • Didn't complete a BEd in the year immediately after achieving the Certificate in Education

Even if you've completed a further qualification we would encourage you to make an application.

How will I receive my Honorary Degree?

Once your application has been approved you'll receive your certificate by mail.

We'll be hosting in-person celebrations for each predecessor college. If you attended:

  • Bath Academy of Art at Corsham Court, your event will taken place at Corsham Court on Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Bath College of Domestic Science at Sion Hill, your event will take place at Sion Hill on Wednesday 10 August 2022
  • Newton Park Teacher Training College at Newton Park, your event will take place at Newton Park on Thursday 11 August 2022

An invitation will be sent to you and include information about the time and the order of the celebration.

How do I apply?

To apply, please complete the application form including as many details as possible. To assist us in processing your application, please email a copy of your Certificate in Education to alumni@bathspa.ac.uk (a scan or clear photo is fine). If this is not possible we'll try and reconcile your details with our own records but may contact you for some further details.

If you've received a letter from us, you can return the completed application to us in the accompanying prepaid envelope along with a copy of your Certificate in Education (a photocopy is fine).

All applications and enquiries will be reviewed and responded to each Friday.

Contact us

If you have any questions please get in touch:

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