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Bath Spa University

Bath | South West England

Creative City Campus Rural

Ucas code: B20

Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.
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What students say about this university

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    • The downside

      Here at Bath Spa I personally have not been disappointed and believe there is nothing that they could do better on, because...

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      2013, 1st year, Applied Sociology

      The downside

      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.

      2013, 1st year, Applied Sociology

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    • Academic Experience

      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,...

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      2016, 2nd year, Cell Biology

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2016, 2nd year, Cell Biology

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    • Academic Experience

      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...

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      2016, 2nd year

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2016, 2nd year

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    • Facilities

      The campus is very large and has a broad range of spaces. The student union at the top of campus.

      2012, 1st year, Musical Instrument Technology

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    • The downside

      sporting facilities. more halls to increase capacity for first year students.

      2012, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      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....

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      2012, 2nd year, Performance & Live Arts

      Facilities

      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.

      2012, 2nd year, Performance & Live Arts

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

33%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

58%

MED

Varied union activities

52%

LOW

Creative

87%

HIGH

Sporty

35%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Student score 79% MED
Average graduate salary £16.7k LOW

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

7,630

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

76%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

68%

of students are female

Young / Mature

14%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

10%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

64%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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