Dating back to 1966, the University of Bath is a prestigious institution ranking within the UK’s top 10 universities. The University Charter sets out the principles which have now guided our teaching and research for 50 years.
We're highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, student satisfaction and graduate employment; we’re a university that's well-placed to help you succeed.
92% of the University of Bath research submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) achieved the two highest qualifications of world-leading or internationally excellent. We are ranked joint 12th for Research Quality in the Complete University Guide 2022.We carry out research that makes a difference to society – from developing a sustainable alternative to palm oil, creating a new way of storing vaccines without refrigeration to keeping us safe from cyber threats.
The SU (students' union) building houses the SU and their offices, the Student Centre, food outlets and the campus pub and nightclub. SU student development and jobs services are available in the Virgil Building in the city centre.
The Library is open 24 hours a day to staff and students. It provides study space and resources for learning, teaching and research.
Medical Centre: The doctor's surgery offers NHS treatment to staff and students, including medical appointments, prescriptions, advice on sexual health and vaccinations
Dental Centre: The dentist offers NHS and private dental treatment to staff, students and their dependents.
Our campus plays a huge part in bringing together the University community. With lots of places to meet with friends, relax in green spaces, buy food and drink, and study, you’re sure to find where you belong.
If you want somewhere to hang out, you can sit in The Students’ Union or make the most of our green spaces, including the beautiful lake not far from the Parade.
You can find places to study in the Library and throughout campus so you’re never far from somewhere quiet to plug in your laptop and do some work.
If you study at Bath, you can take part in a wide range of sports whatever your level or ability. You could join a club to keep fit and meet people, take part in inter-halls competitions, or be selected to represent the University.
Our £35 million Sports Training Village is the centre of sports on campus. You can access the gym, book fitness classes and take part in sport, whether you're a student, member of staff or member of the public.
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