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Commons building – Bath Spa University

Commons? You can't miss it on our Newton Park campus. As our main teaching building, it features superb classroom facilities, social spaces, and specialist digital resources.

Commons is the heart of our Newton Park Campus. Alive with students and staff, it boasts immersive views of Newton Park's beautiful countryside. 

Inside you’ll find lecture halls, seminar rooms, study spaces, a cafe, TV studios, and computer rooms and staff offices. 

Looking for somewhere to study? Commons covers over 1,000 square metres and has 400 study seats, plenty of social learning spaces and bookable group working rooms and pods, as well as a café to relax in.

Opening hours

The ground floor is open from 6am to midnight.

Some spaces in Commons (such as the café, upper floors and specific teaching rooms) may operate different opening times.

Student support

Need help? If you’re ever lost or need information and advice, our friendly staff at the Student Hub are your first point of call. The Student Hub (TN.G1) is in Twiverton (located behind the Refectory) at Newton Park.

Also inside Commons

The Publishing Lab

The Publishing Lab is located in the ground floor of Commons. It comprises rooms full of Macs with the latest desktop publishing software.

The Publishing Lab contains a variety of devices and media for the production of published materials in print and on the web.

The Publishing Labs are used as teaching rooms, open 10-5pm each day and staffed by Technical Demonstrators to help you with your latest projects.

TV Studios

Our Commons building has the best specialist digital and studio resources for teaching in the South West – equal to anything found in the best commercial organisations and broadcast companies.

Need to know about the accessibility of Commons building? Our Student Wellbeing team are happy to answer your questions, or visit our accessibility guide.

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