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BSU London – Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University London is our new campus in Hackney and is part of our higher education community.

Studying at our Bath Spa University London campus can be a career defining moment. Our central and vibrant location, convenient transport links, and connections with the industries surrounding us will help you experience one of the world's best cities to study in.

With a key focus on your employability, we aim to provide you with access to a host of potential employers and careers.

We encourage our students to think big and outside of the box. Our friendly academic guidance, top facilities and great location will equip you with the knowledge, opportunities and skills you need for a successful career.

Flexible studying

Our flexible timetables allow you to fit full time study around your other commitments by studying two full days a week or three-four evenings a week.

Inspiring teaching

Our teaching is interactive, practical and engaging and you'll benefit from the deep knowledge and industry experience of our academic staff.

Dynamic learning

Our students are diverse with a mix of backgrounds, ages and life experiences, giving you a dynamic peer-to-peer learning experience.

"For me, the decision to study at BSU London has been a very positive experience. I feel that the foundation programme has given me the confidence and skills to achieve my goal of graduating with a degree in business and management."

Jabed Hossain, BA (Hons) Business and Management with Foundation Year

Our staff

We have a team of knowledgeable and dedicated staff with substantial teaching and industry experience.

Farzam Bonabi

Profile photoAs Course Director, Farzam leads Bath Spa University programmes in London. He joined in 2018 as a Module Leader and Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Strategy and became Programme Leader in 2020 and the Course Director in 2021.

He has over ten years' experience in Higher Education in the UK and has worked with the University of Greenwich, University of Hertfordshire, University of Gloucestershire, and Teesside University. 

He was a PhD researcher at the Department of International Business and Economics at the University of Greenwich and has industry experience in marketing and business consultancy in different sectors and countries, especially Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Academic qualifications

  • Marketing and Economy - Business College, Copenhagen
  • BA (Hons) International Management
  • MA Business and Management
  • Certificate in Cross Cultural Management - Saxon University, Netherlands.

Research interests

  • Leadership
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • SMEs.


Dawn Calderwood

Profile photoDawn joined Bath Spa University in 2020 as a Programme Leader for the Business and Tourism Management programmes at BSU London. She currently leads several core modules across all levels.

Dawn has worked with designing and delivering higher education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over ten years focusing on business and management subjects. Over the years Dawn has worked closely with various departments such as quality, compliance and communications in order to support students in areas such as personal academic tutoring, incorporating sustainability into curriculum design, accessibility and equality.

Dawn has worked within several specialised industries such as fintech, natural resource extraction (mining, gas and oil), medical, research and corporate headhunting. She has been involved in designing and prototyping new ideas for IPs.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) International Relations (specialising in Economics) - London Metropolitan University
  • MA Management - London Metropolitan University
  • MSc Applied Research Management - London Metropolitan University
  • PGCHE - Birkbeck University of London
  • Currently embarking on a PhD in Education and Gaming.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow - Royal Society of Arts
  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy.

Teaching specialisms

  • Strategy
  • Communications
  • Digital business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Risk management
  • Sustainable environment.

Research interests

  • Gaming
  • Education
  • Communications
  • Technology.


Priya Thapa

Profile photoPriya joined BSU London in 2020 as a Senior Lecturer in Business Management. Her current responsibilities include teaching and leading Business modules.

Previously, she has worked for several Higher Education Institutes in the UK teaching and leading various Business Management Programmes. She has also published research articles in banking and finance. 

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Banking Finance - Cardiff Metropolitan University (expected completion 2021)
  • MBA Finance - Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Professional membership

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

  • Banking regulation and its impact
  • Risk management
  • Bank performance.


Nadia Maddy

Nadia joined BSU London in 2019 as a Senior Lecturer and Module Leader in Health and Social Care. She currently leads modules across levels that include Business Professional Development.

Nadia has over 15 years experience of teaching in inner city schools and Further Education colleges across London.

Nadia is a published writer and has considerable practice working with NGO community leaders and institutions that focus on creative innovation, industry and partnership across West Africa. She has successfully established working relationships with African Literary festival coordinators in the Gambia for the Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport and is responsible for creative writing workshops and competitions across secondary schools held in Sierra Leone. She serves on the editorial board for SLWS (Sierra Leone Writers Series) an academic and general publisher.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Sociology and American Studies - Liverpool University
  • MA Sociology - City University
  • PGCE - Institute of Education, University of London.

Research interests

  • Culture,
  • Health and wellbeing,
  • Feminist and feminist theory
  • Culture and identity
  • Cultural policies
  • Creative economies.


Onyinyechi Joy Kingdom

Profile photoOnyinyechi Joy Kingdom joined the BSU London in 2019. She is a Module Leader and Lecturer in Economics and Globalisation, International Business and Marketing. She is also a dissertation supervisor.

Joy was a visiting lecturer at the Department of Accounting and Finance at University of Greenwich where she was teaching Principles of Banking, Finance, Management Accounting and Economics and Finance. She also has more than five years' experience in the Higher Education sector.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Accounting and Finance
  • MA Accounting and Finance
  • BSc Accounting.

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the High Education Academy.

Research interests

  • Banking Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions.


Mohammed Saeed Hbubati

Mohammed joined BSU London in 2019. He previously worked at the University of Greenwich as a Visiting Lecturer for six years teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He taught a range of modules such as Quantitative Methods for Economists, Financial Aspects of International Business, Principles of Investment, Advanced Econometrics and Foundations of Scholarship.

He has more than five years of industry experience as an accountant in auditing, financial services, and management.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Financial Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Auditing
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics/Accountancy.

Research interests

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Econometrics.


Dudley W Ofori

Dudley is the Module Leader for Principles and Practice in Health and Social Care Management, and also teaches on both the foundation and the BSc degree programs in Health and Social Care and Business Management.

He joined BSU London in 2020 after gaining teaching and management experience from various further and higher education institutions in the UK, including the Global University, Sunderland University programs with St Patrick’s College, and the UK College of Business and Computing teaching both Health and Social Care and Business Management modules.

After completing a graduate Pharmacy program in Ghana, Dudley worked at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital (24 hours Pharmacy) and various community Pharmacies focusing more on clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (CPT).

Dudley is a Health and Wellbeing researcher dedicated to research that seeks to understand employees' workplace wellbeing experience, particularly academics. His research integrates three main strands: sociology of health, employment, work, and wellbeing.

He has published on the subject of workplace wellbeing issues for Higher Education academics in Ghana, the impact of frequent leadership changes in Higher Education, and a book chapter on understanding workplace wellbeing. His work has gained readership and education policy attention in Ghana.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Health Studies - University of Hull
  • PGDipRes Research Methods - University of Hull
  • MBA Business Administration - University of Sunderland
  • PGDip International Health Management - Pearson, UK
  • Teaching and management qualifications (ETACET, IQAA)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow – The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
  • Fellow – Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Teaching specialisms

  • Principles and Practice in Health and Social Care (module leader)
  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
  • Perspectives in Health and Social Care
  • Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Work base Service Improvement
  • The Business Environment
  • Dissertation supervision.

Research Interest

  • Workplace wellbeing policy
  • Employees health and wellbeing issues at the workplace
  • Improving employees resilience, wellness, and welfare
  • Interaction between society and health.


Valentina Iancu

Valentina joined BSU London in 2019 following a career in recruitment and enrolment in the Higher Education industry. As Academic Support Officer she is part of the Administration team for BSU London.

Academic qualifications

  • BA Modern Languages and Literatures
    MA International Liaison and Communication.
Jayavarthini Govindaraj

Jaya joined Bath Spa University in 2020 as a Senior Lecturer in the Business and Tourism Management programme. She currently leads modules across various levels.

Jaya has over 15 years experience of teaching across various Further and Higher Education institutions. Where she has led in developing a student-centered approach to assessment.

She has taught Sustainable Tourism, Marketing, Innovation and Commercialisation, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

Academic qualification

  • MSc International Tourism and Management
  • PGCE

Research Interests

  • Marketing
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Education


Stefan Alexa

Stefan joined Bath Spa University London in 2020. As a Senior Lecturer, he teaches across different departments including Business, and Health and Social Care. He is the module leader for several modules ranging from level 4 ‘Creative thinking and reflective practice’ to the level 6 ‘Dissertation module’ and a dissertation supervisor.

Stefan has been teaching in higher education since 2008 and is also a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching UK. He holds a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England since 2007. He also worked as a branding and marketing consultant on a number of successful projects, from European to global accounts.

Stefan has completed his Doctorate in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, with a thesis that appraised the concept of ‘extreme learning’ within a narratively imagined space where ‘pilgrimages’, ‘clowns’, ‘masks’ and, not least, his own ‘nomadic’ journeys -internal or geographical - have collided. He has recently completed the writing of a chapter on migration and education, which will be published in 2021 under Routledge.

Academic qualifications

  • Doctorate in Education (EdD) - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
  • MA Addiction Studies - Dublin Business School, Ireland
  • BA Philosophy (specialism in Applied Logics) - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania.

Research interests

  • Transformational and ‘Extreme’ Learning
  • Adult Education
  • Ecology (concept impacting both the spheres of life and of academia)
  • Migration
  • Fiction writing (also as a methodological choice)
  • Auto/ Biography (as a Methodology, Method and more)
  • Brand-conceived social change
  • New sustainability agendas, also related to the management of health and wellbeing
  • ‘Border countries’, either between disciplines (such as education and psychotherapy) or related to past, existing or changing geographies.


Rizwan Tariq

Rizwan joined BSU London in 2021 as a Lecturer in Business Management. His current responsibilities include teaching and leading Business modules.

He holds a Doctorate from University of West of Scotland in addition to an MBA and MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management.

His Main focus in research is on issues in Social Media Marketing (SMM) and Influencer Marketing (IM). He presented papers at several conferences in the UK.

Academic qualifications

  • Doctorate in Business Administration
  • MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management.
  • MBA ( Master of Business Administration)

Research interests

  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Risk Management


"Studying at BSU London gave me the chance to develop myself enormously personally and professionally. The teaching is always engaging while the courses have quality content, and we always have extra support available if needed."

Roxana Pitaru, BA (Hons) Business and Management

Find us

Bath Spa University London Campus, W Block, Falkirk Street, Hoxton, London, N1 6HQ

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