Bath Spa University
Bath | South West England
Ucas code: B20
What students say about this university450 comments (136 students)
Here at Bath Spa I personally have not been disappointed and believe there is nothing that they could do better on, because...
Here at Bath Spa I personally have not been disappointed and believe there is nothing that they could do better on, because when you look around things seem to be always being improved even though they seem adequate.×
I have thirteen hours a week of lectures and laboratory work. The subject isn't as difficult as I expected, and I am glad that,...
I have thirteen hours a week of lectures and laboratory work. The subject isn't as difficult as I expected, and I am glad that, in my second year at least, I have only one written exam. The issue with this, however, is the fact that the lecturers have a bad habit of all deciding that all the assignments are due in within a few weeks, resulting an several months of quiet followed by a month of panic. The assignments I do are generally lab reports, though other, more varied assignments are commonplace, such as presentations, interpretive reviews, and other formats depending on the subject and objectives of the work.The feedback I receive is generally informative.The facilities set aside for my course are few and dated. Not enough money is spent on the Biology department - we can't even afford a proper heating system. Nonetheless, we still have everything we need and more, even if there is no area between 'freezing' and 'scorching' in one of the blocks. The library contains a great many dated books physically, but the online library is MASSIVE.×
There are essays for every subject, even ones you may not think of (such as Creative Writing) so be aware that it is work. BSU...
There are essays for every subject, even ones you may not think of (such as Creative Writing) so be aware that it is work. BSU takes each subject seriously: there are no easy subjects. Upside of that is that there is a lot to learn, and if you're passionate about the subject it's great.A lot of the learning is based around lectures, or being told thing. So taking notes is a must in order to gain anything from classes. However, seminars allow time for less formal talking so you can have one on one learning if you're unsure. There isn't a lot of textbook learning - it's all from experienced people, which is great.Feedback is detailed and one to one, giving opportunities to find out how to improve your work or ask questions.×
The campus is very large and has a broad range of spaces. The student union at the top of campus.Report
sporting facilities. more halls to increase capacity for first year students.Report
The Students Union isnt waht I expected. Its small and on the other side of campus from the bus stop so its a bit of a walk....
The Students Union isnt waht I expected. Its small and on the other side of campus from the bus stop so its a bit of a walk. And it doesn't have a great nightlife. For instance, most nights it puts something on to entertain people, about 50 people on average turn up. So it could help with a reboot. The cafe is quite expensive for what it sells. But its in the middle of campus next to the bus stop and is a great place to meet fellow students or lecturers. However, a great place to spend with friends is near the lake. A great walk on a sunny day and lots of green areas to sit and relax in the sun with friends.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction84%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students7,630
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate76%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time13%
of students are part-time
Male / Female68%
of students are female
Young / Mature14%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK10%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction64%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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