There are lots of things to consider when choosing a university, and for many, space is near the top of the list. With Bath Spa's amazing spaces, facilities and settings, you can settle in and thrive.
We all need space - to learn, explore, reflect, create or just hang out. You’ll also be spending a lot of time there, so it’s important to find a place that inspires you and makes you feel at home.
At Bath Spa we have a multitude of wide open spaces - both literally (just look at the fields) and metaphorically - for you to stretch out, have a wander, meet friends, make stuff, get inspired and be who you want to be.
We’re known for our stunning campuses; it’s one of the first things people mention about us, and it’s easy to see why!
Nestled in the countryside just outside Bath, our Newton Park campus boasts rolling fields home to grazing cows and sheep, a lake, woods, historical listed buildings and even a castle (yes, a real one).
"Main House now has a new careers space, a quiet room, a multi-faith space and a study room. If you like to regularly change your studying environment to feel more inspired and motivated, try out the study room!" - Sophie Gonzalez, Student Ambassador
Our Corsham Court campus in Wiltshire is a beautiful stately home where the majority of our Master’s courses are taught. It features lush gardens with roaming peacocks as well as an art gallery, library, seminar spaces, and a pretty impressive main staircase.
Locksbrook campus is our newest site, opened in 2019. Situated on the bank of the River Avon, this refurbished furniture factory is the main home for our Art and Design courses, and is an amazing, open plan, adaptable space where artists and makers can collaborate and get creative. And Sion Hill offers a buzzing atmosphere for our Fashion and Textiles students, plus amazing views across the city from the top of the hill.
At Bath Spa you’ll get to live and study in some gorgeous surroundings, but we’re more than just a pretty face. Our wide range of modern, state-of-the-art facilities provides the perfect spaces for you to learn, explore and create. And when it’s time to relax, there are plenty of spaces to eat, drink and meet up with friends.
Commons is the impressive, glass-covered building and the heart of Newton Park campus - home to our TV studios, Publishing Lab, classroom facilities and social spaces. There’s also a cafe, so you can grab an oat latte on your way to one of our study pods.
For the musicians and performers among you, Newton Park is also home to our University Theatre, an outdoor Amphitheatre (where you’ll often find students rehearsing in the sunshine), and the Michael Tippett Centre, specifically built for chamber and small ensemble performances. Or if you want to rock, we also have professional, industry-standard rehearsal and recording studios.
"There are so many great galleries and museums in Bath and as a student, you can get free or discounted entry into the majority of them." - Charley Skinner, Student Ambassador
Where will you live?
We have a range of accommodation options, both on our Newton Park campus and in various locations around Bath.
Our Accommodation team is here to support you and ensure you have a good living experience with us. And if you have any access needs, we can help with that too.
City life (with rural charm)
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have the buzz of living in a city, a small community feel and easy access to nature when you want to get away from the hustle? In Bath, you can!
Surrounded by countryside, yet full of interesting places to visit, pubs, clubs, live music and enough restaurants to satisfy carnivores and vegans alike, Bath offers the best of all worlds. And it’s the second safest city for students in the UK, so you can explore and enjoy the city, knowing you’re in safe hands.
You’re just a 15 minute train journey from Bristol, a cultural hub and largest city in the South West. Cardiff and London are also not too far away, with trains to either city easily accessible from Bath Spa station.
Find out more
Our students have plenty to say about the great spaces on campus, in and around Bath. Check out some of our top blog posts, written by the Bath Spa community, featuring:
- Our campus biodiversity
- Our students' favourite places on campus
- Their favourite places to visit in the city itself
- And some top choices for when you’re feeling peckish
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
Introducing the Amnesty International Bath Spa Group
Jacque reflects on his second trimester of his year-long placement with Youth Connect South West as a Community Events Coordinator
Reflections on Equality Week 2022 – what did we learn?
Bath Spa care dogs will be honoured at the upcoming Spring Graduation ceremonies for their services to the community.
Professor John Strachan tells the story behind this limited edition book, part of Newton Park Library's Special Collection.
Jacque reflects on the first 3 months of his year-long placement with Youth Connect South West as a Community Events Coordinator.