University of Bath

History

  • The university received its Royal Charter in 1966. 
  • We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2016 and in that time we have established ourselves as a nurturing ground for enterprising minds.
  • Our state-of-the-art 24-hour library opened its doors in 1996 and was the first of its kind in England. 
  • We have invested over £100 million in our campus facilities geared towards an outstanding all-round student experience. 2014 saw the opening of The Quads, our new 700+ en-suite accommodation, and 2015 sees the opening of our new facilities for the arts (The Edge), two new academic buildings and a new Olympic-quality swimming pool.
  • Our £35-million Sports Training Village hosted training for British and international squads in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics.

Location and Transport

  • Set amongst green fields overlooking the world-heritage city of Bath, the campus is only 1 mile from the city centre. From the campus you can discover the Bath Skyline; six miles of way-marked footpaths with hidden valleys, woodlands and breathtaking city views.
  • Voted the Best Campus University in 2014, all the local amenities you could ask for including shops, banks and a post office are on campus, just a five-minute walk from accommodation.
  • The campus is one of the safest in the UK and has been recognised with a national police security award.
  • With regular buses running between the campus and the city, travel is easy, and they even run services late into the night. London is only 90 minutes away by train and Bristol is only 15 minutes away.