04. Bath - a top student city 490,000m2of parkland in the cityA beautiful and unique city, with historic attractions, stunning architecture, and excellent shopping. 130+Bars and pubs!Bath also has a lively social scene, but is friendly, compact and a safe city.3rd3rd top city in the UK for safety and security - Complete University Guide 2009 Bath Spa University Introduction www.bathspa.ac.ukWhy Bath Spa University?03. Superb campuses When students come and visit us at Open Days many are bowled over by our campuses. How many universities boast medieval buildings and their own parkland estate? There's a unique mix of the old and the new, with state-of-the-art modern facilities alongside historic buildings - providing an inspiring and safe study environment."B ath Spa University is set in a peaceful and picturesque closed campus location. The location was one of the reasons for my decision to attend Bath Spa University." Joseph Cooper, graduated 200905. Staff who'll careOur staff care about their students. They are accessible, supportive and passionate about their subjects, and they take pride in developing dynamic approaches to teaching and assessment. They're actively engaged in 'teaching-led research' so that their standards of professional and academic expertise are very high, and the research is relevant and directly applied to what, and how, you are taught. "T he teaching quality is excellent, the lecturers really get to know you and provide great support." Jenny Browne, graduated 201006. Small and friendly This is what students often say when we ask them what they like about Bath Spa University - there's a real community feel. 6,500Students; it's small enough for students to feel that they won't get lost in the crowd - but large enough to provide good facilities and social activities. "S tudents like the 'small and friendly' atmosphere, which the university is anxious to retain." The Times Good University Guide 201001060203040501. Top quality teachingTeaching undergraduate students is the most important thing we do at Bath Spa - we're a 'teaching-led' university. All our other activities - our research and our links with business, for example - are measured by their contribution to the quality of student teaching, to the student experience and to student employability. 86%Score for teaching quality in the National Student Survey 2010 "The best part of Bath Spa for me has been the tutors. The tutors have been outstanding, aiding me to improve academically through guidance with assignments, feedback, and in seminars steering you to make you think and explain." Kia, Year 2 Education student02. Great range of courses From Fashion Design to Human Nutrition, and from Foundation Degrees to Honours Degrees, you'll find plenty of great courses to choose from. A lot of our courses form part of a very flexible modular scheme so that you can often tailor your degree to your own interests. 13,067Applications for less than 2000 places in 2010Our entry requirements are pitched to make our courses accessible to a lot of students - though many of our courses are very popular, so there's quite a bit of competition.
Bath Spa University Introduction 04 / 0507. Satisfied students Our students are overwhelmingly happy with their experience here at Bath Spa University. 79%overall satisfaction - National Student Survey 200908. Great career preparation 91%of graduates with a job or doing further studyWe make sure that you're well prepared for the jobs market when you graduate, and that you have all the transferable skills you need, along with practical experience in relevant employment fields. We also develop links with local employers in many different ways so that Bath Spa University is well known and well respected.09. Environmental ethos PlatinumAccreditation under the national EcoCampus scheme (the highest level) and ISO 14001Staff and students at Bath Spa share a strong environmental ethos - partly in response to our exceptionally beautiful campuses that we're looking after for future generations, but also to make sure that we minimise our impact on the environment. 1stUK university to gain the International Standard for Environmental Management (ISO 14001) through the EcoCampus award scheme. 10. An international universityWe welcome students from across the globe to study here, and we have links with many universities abroad. We currently have partnerships with institutions in Korea, China, the USA, India and Japan and throughout Europe. Membership of many important international education organisations including the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European Association for International Education and the NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 11. Partnerships in learningWe have highly successful partnership arrangements with a range of further education colleges and other education providers across the region which help us deliver our courses to as wide a range of students as possible. Robustreview mechanisms for collaborative provision - a feature of good practice. Quality Assurance Agency Institutional Audit, 200812. A long history of success 160 YearsWe can trace our history back over 160 years, to the original Bath School of ArtOur first trainee teachers trained here over 50 years ago. So while the University is modern and progressive, it builds on a long history of tradition and success in higher education.120810090711