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Students' Union – Bath Spa University

Based on Newton Park campus, the Students’ Union facilities include The SU bar and kitchen, gym and shop.

The facilities run on a not-for-profit basis – so you’ll find cheap prices – with any income being put back into the Union to make it better for you.

Visit the Students' Union website

The SU bar and kitchen

The bar area provides great, wallet-friendly food in the day (look out for their Sunday roasts!) and awesome events at night. The space is a great spot to socialise or work, benefiting from pool tables, a relaxed atmosphere, and frequent events. These include live music, stand up comedy, and pub quizzes.

The SU events team host the annual Summer Ball, which always promises to be a night to remember. Previous headliners have included Sigma, Sub Focus, The Heavy and The Hooziers.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 10am – 11:30pm (Food available 10am – 6pm)

Saturday and Sunday 6pm – 11:30pm

The Union shop

The Union Shop is the only shop on Newton Park campus. It stocks all the student essentials and groceries to keep you going, as well as the Bath Spa hoodie.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 6pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm

The Union gym

The gym is exclusively for Bath Spa University students and staff, as well as Students’ Union associate members. It's air-conditioned and fully equipped with over 40 stations including:

  • Life Fitness cardiovascular and strength equipment
  • Olympic barbells and a free weights area
  • A synergy multi-station training zone.

Gym members receive an induction when they join and access to a gym programme if they'd like one. Our fully qualified instructors are also on hand to help you get the most from your visits.

A yearly membership for students costs £150 or £80 per semester. 

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 7am - 9pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm

More than just facilities

What does the Union do for you?

The Students’ Union is about much more than facilities and summer balls. They ensure that the student voice is listened to and acted upon. They're there to support, develop and entertain you alongside your studies.

The day-to-day running of the Union is overseen by Sabbatical Officers, voted for annuallly by the student body.

The Students' Union website is packed full of information about exciting volunteering opportunities, and how the Students' Union will represent you.

How will the SU help you?

They make sure that their members are getting a fair deal, whether from the University, your employer, or even from your landlord. Their welfare and advice services can help with a whole range of student-related matters from academic appeals to personal issues. They’re here as your first port of call with any problems you might have.

They also manage the network of Student Academic Reps who take feedback from fellow students in their classes to relay to the tutors, and the University. This network is your voice, and works with the SU and the University to voice your feedback and the things that matter most to you and your studies.

Most important of all, don't forget that the NUS extra card is your passport to discounts, from a whole host of shops and services, local and national.

Being a member of the Union

The Students' Union is run by the students, for the students – you automatically become a member for free. Should you wish not to be a member, you can opt-out as part of the annual registration process. You can still use all the facilities, services and activities, including joining clubs and societies, but you won’t be able to take part in the democratic processes of the Union.

Need to know about the accessibility of our Students' Union building? Our student support team are happy to answer your questions, or visit our accessibility guide.

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