Why Bath Spa? – Bath Spa University

From our diverse and unique courses to our beautiful setting, here's why you should choose Bath Spa.

Life in Bath

Our campuses

Our inspiring campuses are steeped in history, balancing beautiful period buildings and breathtaking settings with ultramodern technology and facilities.

Did you know that you can book a campus tour? Or take a look at our self-guided virtual tour.

Student life

Being a Bath Spa student means joining our close-knit community. It’s about bumping into friends on campus, embracing challenges and genuinely caring, and it's a community that you'll be part of long after you graduate, as one of our alumni.

Our Students' Union is here to help you make the most of your University experience. As well as lots of incredible events to get involved with, you could also lead a campaign, join a club or society or make change on campus.

Thinking but where will I live? Whether you prefer city living or on-campus halls, there's something for everyone at Bath Spa.

Discover the perfect student city

Live in one of the world's most beautiful, vibrant and forward-looking cities, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. It's the perfect student city – not too big, and not too small - and has lots of great places to explore.

There's quick and easy access from all of our campuses into the city centre.

Safety first

Bath is ranked as the second safest university city in England and Wales, and the sixth safest university city in the UK according to the Complete University Guide. It's a truly great place to live - the mix of tourists and students generate a friendly and bustling atmosphere that you won't find anywhere else.

“The campus is amazing, the lecturers are amazing, and Bath in general is amazing. The University is so welcoming and there's ample opportunity. The accommodation is cosy, the facilities are great and the nightlife isn’t half bad, either. You’ll have such a great time – I wish I could do it all again!”

Leonie Deveney, BA (Hons) Sociology

Bath Spa Cares

Student Wellbeing Services

Our Student Wellbeing Services are here for you.

They're available to offer advice and guidance on everything from mental health to wellbeing and disability support.

Careers and Employability

Our Careers team are here to help you get a head start – whether it’s exploring your career goals, getting work experience or applying for graduate opportunities.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our Equality and Diversity Committee is leading us in finding meaningful ways to work in partnership with the Students’ Union, staff and students to address issues of racism and inequality.

During October 2020, we celebrated Black History Month at Bath Spa. The Black Lives Matter campaign has highlighted the difficulties that black people routinely face, so our Black History Month celebrations focused on the experiences of prominent and ordinary black people in the UK, and on what we can all do to build a better future.

Green Focus

It doesn’t stop with the people – we care for our environment too. We're committed to becoming a certified Zero Carbon Organisation by 2030, and have a detailed Sustainability Strategy that covers everything we do as a business.

On the 27 February 2020 Bath Spa University and Bath Spa University Student's Union jointly declared a climate emergency. We're now encouraging students, staff, and the wider Bath community to make a pledge to pave the way in making a necessary change.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduation*

*based on data from HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18 for leavers from undergraduate courses

Your Bath Spa journey

Innovative courses

Entrepreneurs, scientists, musicians, dancers and writers – you'll find them all and more at Bath Spa. Which one do you want to be?

Discover our courses

Amazing tutors

Our Bath Spa academic staff are experts in their fields of study; friendly, inspiring teachers who want to share their passion.

Our small class sizes allows our staff to focus on and support you as you develop your talents and skills during your time with us.

Specialist facilities

Our campuses combine purpose-built facilities with breathtaking locations. You'll benefit from:

University services

Our dedicated teams are here to support you through your university journey.

You'll have access to teams specialised to help you with accommodation, admissions, wellbeing, careers and employability, finance, library services and more.

Get to know our amazing staff! We're shining the spotlight on Dr Jermaine Ravalier, Reader in Work and Wellbeing (Psychology). He's passionate about diversity and inclusion, and finding practical ways to support the wellbeing of public service workers.

Spotlight on: Jermaine Ravalier
Jermaine Ravalier

Bath Spa Proud

Our students become creative thinkers, doers and makers. They create and achieve amazing things. We encourage our students to think big – and outside of the box – and they don’t disappoint.

Silver Accreditation for Hedgehog Preservation

Bath Spa University receives Silver Accreditation from British Hedgehog Preservation Society. Achieving a silver award means a great deal to our community as it reflects our growing commitment to becoming a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus.

For more information you can follow the team on Instagram @hedgehogsbsu and Facebook @bsuhedgehogfriendlycampus, or email hedgehogs@bathspa.ac.uk.

Film graduates’ work gets a ‘Fighting Chance’ at Royal Television Society Student Awards

A crew of recent Bath Spa University graduates have had their short film documentary 'Fighting Chance' shortlisted in the prestigious Royal Television Society (West) Student Awards.

BA (Hons) Film, Television and Digital Production graduates Bethany Andrews and Haydn Feltham, and BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies graduate Oli Batten made their documentary in their final semester at the University. The 10-minute film — which is one of just four shortlisted in the ‘Factual’ category — follows the lives of two young people who have been helped by the Empire Fighting Chance organisation in Bristol.


Product and Furniture Design graduate wins a competition to design Creative Bath Awards

Maggie David, who graduated from Bath Spa’s BA Product and Furniture Design course in 2021, was the winner of the annual competition to design and produce the trophies for the Creative Bath Awards that took place in December.

Whilst studying for her degree at Bath Spa, Maggie was encouraged to use a variety of materials in her creations and experiment through making.

Read the full story online now.

Peter Kinley Prize for multi-media artist graduate

A young visual artist with a distinctive style in both sculpture and painting, Kamil Kapla has been awarded the Peter Kinley Prize for 2021. As the winner, Kamil will win a £1,000 cash prize, £200 towards materials from the Art Shop at Locksbrook Campus, and a solo exhibition at its Michael Pennie Gallery.

For recent BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Kamil the Prize came as a very pleasant surprise: "I really didn't expect to be selected out of all the amazing painters in my year, especially as my focus towards the end of my degree shifted massively towards sculpture and ceramics."

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Bath Spa and Komedia raise funds for Ukraine appeal

Students and staff from Bath Spa University’s BA (Hons) Commercial Music course have raised funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal by hosting a concert at Komedia Bath. The department had only one week to organise the event and raised a total of £2,847. 

Read the full story online!

Looking back at 2021

2021 was a challenging year but that didn't hold our Bath Spa community back. We’re proud of the achievements of our students, staff and alumni over the past year!

Student tip: "Bath Spa Students' Union (SU) has over 70 societies, from the Doctor Who Society to the Christian Union, from the Baking Society to Dungeons and Dragons. There's something for everyone and like-minded people to chat to."

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