University is the perfect place to take advantage of the many opportunities available - we'll do all we can to ensure you make the most of them.
University is a great way to explore who you are and what you’re interested in. Whether you're meeting new people, getting involved in sport, clubs, or volunteering through the Students' Union, or looking to get a head start on your future career, there's plenty to be getting on with as you enjoy student life.
We’re here to help you along your journey, with loads of opportunities for you to make friends, learn new skills, gain experience and explore the world beyond Bath Spa.
Find your course, of course
What are you interested in? What are you good at? What are you passionate about? It all starts with great courses. Whether you dream of designing a blockbuster computer game (or a cool indy one), performing on stage, educating the next generation, being the next Picasso, protecting the planet or starting your own business, we offer a range of courses for you to explore. You can also combine certain undergraduate courses into a joint honours degree, include a professional placement year and even study abroad - creating a university experience that’s as unique as you are.
And if you want to take things to the next level and gain a more in-depth understanding of a subject you're really passionate about, we offer a range of postgraduate courses. There's even a scholarship available for Bath Spa students who go on to study a taught Master's course with us!
"My course at Bath Spa provided training in various skillsets so I could find what I was most suited to, and then provided connections to various directors and practitioners, while also offering opportunities that were best for me." - Tommy Carmichael, BA (Hons) Acting
The future's looking bright
95% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduation.*
A big part of that is down to our award-winning Careers team, which offers support with placements and internships, and runs career-focused events like Workfest so you can connect with industry, improve employability skills and meet employers. And whatever course you’re studying, you have the option to undertake a Professional Placement Year (read: real work experience!) as part of your degree for undergraduate courses, which can give you a boost to your employability after you graduate and start looking for jobs.
You can also boost your employability (and expand your worldview - literally!) by undertaking our Global Citizenship course alongside your degree, or even studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world.
"The idea of trying to figure out what you want to do after university can be daunting, but the Careers team make that experience much easier and are always happy to help out." - Chiara Luongo, Student Ambassador
Launching your ideas
As we mentioned in our WITH Support post, there are many scholarships and bursaries available that you can apply to for help with projects, extracurricular activities, travel, course materials and more. There’s also a funding programme for recent graduates to help them start their own business. (Over 15% of our working graduates are in some form of self-employment*, so giving them opportunities to help turn their side hustle into a… front hustle?... is a no-brainer.)
But did you know you can also raise your own funds using the University’s crowdfunding platform? Our Launchpad crowdfunding site provides an opportunity for students to raise money for their projects, with help and support from the Launchpad team. It’s also a great way to get experience in project management, networking, social media promotion and marketing.
Find out more
Our students know firsthand how you can take advantage of the many opportunities available to you at Bath Spa. Check out some of our other blog posts, written by the Bath Spa community, featuring:
- How our Careers team can help you make the most of opportunities
- Raising funds for your bright ideas through crowdfunding
- Advice on how you can follow your own path through freelance work or entrepreneurship
- A student’s experience travelling abroad with help from one of our bursary funds
*HESA Graduates Outcomes Survey 2017/18
Disclaimer: The Bath Spa blog is a platform for individual voices and views from the University's community. Any views or opinions represented in individual posts are personal, belonging solely to the author of that post, and do not represent the views of other Bath Spa staff, or Bath Spa University as an institution.
- Art and design
- Bath Spa
- Business and management
- Culture and society
- Education and teaching
- Science and environment
- Students and alumni
- Writing, Performance and Production
Mobility Grants allow Bath Spa staff to visit and exchange knowledge with other universities around the world.
Adam Grover recounts his Skills Bootcamp journey and how he uses his newly learned skills in his web developer role.
Harry Watts was awarded a three month internship at the University of Regina in Canada to research data for his dissertation.
Creative Writing student Kylan Smith co-created a writing group to explore the written word with our partner YCSW.
Kate Pullinger discusses using digital solutions to open venues to broader audiences.
Recent Biology graduate Angelica Plumb writes about her work as a research assistant on a Quarry Life Awards project.