Ryan Lucas

Personal statement

Ryan Lucas joined Bath Spa University in 2014 as a student in Religions, Philosophies and Ethics. During his third year, Ryan was elected President of the Students' Union, a role he held for 2 years. During his time as President he was chair of Bath Spa Students' Union Trustee Board as well as being a Governor for the University.

As President Ryan oversaw a review of the Unions' governance structures, led on a restructure of the Union and ran several campaigns - such as one to bring free sanitary products onto our campuses for students, for which he was Shortlisted for Most Innovative EDI Initiative of the Year by the National Centre for Diversity.

Since being President, Ryan worked short term in the University's Strategic team, working to operationalise strategic and cultural change across the University, and working to ensure that the University's strategic planning was joined up and effective.

Ryan currently works in the Future Students Team as a recruitment officer. He primarily focuses his attention on Bath Spa's UK recruitment offer, working to recruit students for our Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PGCE courses. Ryan's role at Bath Spa is to support applicants and their parents/supporters through the application process to University, providing guidance on UCAS, Student Finance as well as presenting on key aspects such as Student Life and Choosing the right course.

Ryan spends the majority of his time out and about attending careers fairs, UCAS fairs and delivering presentations to schools and colleges across the UK as part of our Ignite package - through this he works with various schools and college staff in the schools and colleges he attends. Ryan supports Bath Spa University's full range of recruitment focused activities such as Open Days, Applicant Visit Days and Audition/Interview Days - as well as liaising with schools and school college staff about bringing their students onto our campuses.

From September 2020 alongside his current role Ryan is starting a postgraduate degree with the University of Winchester studying Student Engagement in Higher Education.


Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Religions, Philosophies and Ethics



Professional Memberships

  • Member of HELOA - HELOA is the professional association for access, recruitment and outreach staff working in Higher Education in the UK. Its mission is to support and enable its members to help students make informed decisions.


Contact Ryan about:

  • Applying to University
  • Student Life at University
  • Arranging to bring your students onto our campuses
  • Bath Spa Universities recruitment offer
  • Student Engagement

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