Bath Spa University is an inclusive and diverse learning environment, and their Students’ Union (SU) reflects this, providing guidance and support to its global community of students, and ensuring that each student’s voice is represented throughout the university.
The organisation of the SU is overseen by the sabbatical officers, who are elected annually to represent the student body. They make sure that students get the most out of their university experience by helping with a range of issues from academic to personal. They also communicate feedback from the students to the tutors to enable a healthy and dynamic dialogue which forms the basis of the university’s academic support network.
The SU also coordinates over 70 student-run clubs and societies, and an annual program of events and activities. There is a union shop, café and bar, where students can meet up with friends, grab a drink and check out live music or poetry readings, or just pick up a pint of milk on the way home.
Bath Spa University’s Students’ Union has over 70 different student-run clubs and societies to choose from. The university supports the creation of new clubs and societies if they are not already represented.
Societies are open to all, regardless of course or year of study, so students can indulge their interest in film and still get an MA in Business Management.
The city of Bath is home to a wealth of history and a vibrant student community. Alongside golden Georgian buildings are independent shops, cosy pubs and cafés, restaurants and quaint tea rooms. Nightlife options include cocktail bars, nightclubs, the famous Theatre Royal and a lively comedy and music scene. It is ranked as the second safest student city in the UK by the 2020 Complete University Guide.
Just ten miles from Bath, Corsham is a beautiful market town, home to the university postgraduate centre, Corsham Court. The street is an eclectic jumble of 16th, 17th, and 18th-century buildings, and weekly markets and thriving festivals offer a taste of village life.
Bath is surrounded by charming rural villages and towns such as Bradford-on-Avon, Norton St Philip and Frome, and the larger metropolis of Bristol. The Kennett and Avon Canal provides welcome respite from the bustle of Bath city life, and the famous Bath City Skyline walk is perfect for long weekend rambles.