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The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966. The Claverton Campus is 1 mile from the centre of the beautiful City of Bath, a World Heritage Site. International (non-UK) students account for a third of the student body and represent over 100 nationalities.

Suburban
Suburban

On the outskirts of a city or town

Campus
Campus

The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: B16

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 91%
  • Part Time 9%

Where students come from

  • UK 70%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 20%

Student gender

  • Male 53%
  • Female 47%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The library is at the centre of the campus, open 24 hours a day. Subject Librarians are experts in the resources students need, providing one-to-one help and support.
  • The university's virtual learning environment allows students to access course materials, quizzes and recorded lectures, as appropriate for their subjects.

Student jobs

  • The university employs over 2,000 students on campus, with jobs available in the various bars and cafés on site. Roles as a student ambassador or tutor, supporting various outreach activities both on and off campus, are also available.
  • The Joblink service connects students with a wide range of internships and part-time work opportunities in the local community including web design, administration, sports roles, marketing and hospitality.

Careers advice

  • The university's Careers Service team support students from their first year of study through to graduation and beyond.
  • The team help with career planning and job search skills, including interview techniques, aptitude testing, applications, and honing a CV.
  • The Careers Service also arrange up to 400 employer recruitment visits to the university each year, including career fairs. These visits provide excellent networking opportunities, helping to build connections and explore future career opportunities.
  • The Joblink service offers advice about vacation work, tax, national insurance and other employment questions.

Health services

  • The university medical centre and dental practice are situated on campus, providing a wide range of NHS services for students.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • The university's counselling and mental health team can help students get the most out of their studies through individual and group support. All support is free and confidential.
  • Well-being Advisers also provide support about any issue students face – they work hard to create a safe and inclusive space. Welfare and well-being drop-in sessions are run daily.

Disability support

  • If students have a disability, impairment, long-term health condition or specific learning difference, the Disability Service can provide confidential advice, guidance and support, working with students to create an individual support plan.

Other services and facilities

  • Undergraduate students have access to a range of skills development opportunities covering four key areas – academic skills, employability, language skills and personal skills – tailoring these to fit flexibly around their other academic studies. Students can hone their critical thinking and presentation skills, brush up on statistics and data, learn a new language or find out how to use IT resources efficiently.
  • Bespoke course facilities include psychology observation suites and refurbished engineering laboratories.
  • The Bath Connection links students with its global alumni community to receive careers support, CV advice and interview tips. Students will find profiles of thousands of graduates around the world, including high profile executives, start-up owners and more.

Students' Union

  • The University of Bath Students' Union and its groups host events throughout the year, from music events, food fairs and cultural trips, through to the biggest and best club nights in Bath.
  • There are more than 160 clubs, societies and student groups to get involved in, from cultural and politics societies to arts and sports clubs. The Volunteer Centre offers hundreds of volunteering opportunities to match student interests and time commitments.
  • The union also offers representation, advice and welfare services as well as a variety of personal development opportunities.

History

  • The university received its Royal Charter in 1966.
  • It celebrated its 50th anniversary in October 2016 and in that time has become established as a nurturing ground for enterprising minds.

Fascinating Fact

  • Captain Heather Stanning MBE learned to row at the University of Bath – with her partner Helen Glover she went on to win the first gold medal of the 2012 Olympics, winning gold again when defending the title at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Professor Raymond Schinazi – more than 90% of HIV-infected individuals take at least one of the drugs he invented.
  • Professor Douglas G. Altman – founder and director of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine as well as the Cancer Research UK Medical Statistics Group.
  • Tony Kendle – creative director at the Eden Project, overseeing their education programme, science outreach and horticulture.
  • Neil Holloway – senior vice president of business development at Skytap and former vice president of Microsoft Dynamics US.
  • Peter Harrison – group chief executive officer for Schroders, chair of the board at the Investment Association.
  • Ash Atalla – TV producer responsible for producing The Office, The IT Crowd and Man Stroke Woman.
  • Nigel Sharrocks – formerly managing director of Warner Bros, commissioning the Harry Potter and Matrix films; now non-executive chair of Digital Cinema Media (DCM).
  • Belinda Phipps – chair of the Fawcett Society.
  • Captain Heather Stanning – Olympic gold medallist, World Champion and world record holder in the women's coxless pairs.
  • Anne McClain – member of the 2013 NASA astronaut class. In 2019, Anne reached the International Space Station to spend over six months conducting hundreds of science investigations.

Address

University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY