University of Bath
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Found Year: 1966
Address: Claverton Down

History The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966. We were ranked 6th in the UK in the 2019 Guardian University Guide and 7th in the 2015 QS top 50 under 50 universities. The University's Chancellor is His Royal Highness, the Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. Location and transport The University Campus is 1 mile from the centre of the beautiful, and historic, City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The campus buildings are set in landscaped grounds, alongside a wide range of convenient on-site leisure, social and commercial facilities – creating a friendly community feel. The University of Bath was named 'Best Campus University in Britain' in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014. A frequent bus service runs from campus to the city, from where there are regular transport links to London and Bristol. Entry standards The University of Bath seeks the most academically able students from an international recruitment pool. Student mix Our gender mix comprises 54% male students and 46% female students. International students (those from outside the UK) account for around a third of our student body and represent over 100 nationalities. Course flexibility Most courses are offered with an option of a paid placement year or a period of study abroad. All students are offered the option of studying a language, or subject of personal interest, alongside their degree course. The modular system facilitates opportunities for student choice within the curriculum. Teaching standards The high teaching standards are evidenced by professional body accreditation, national subject reviews and graduate employment profiles. Our graduate employment prospects are among the best in the country 86% of employed UK first degree graduates secured work in the top three categories of graduate level jobs (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16). We are ranked 7th for career prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2019. Student satisfaction levels are amongst the very highest in the UK. The University was voted first for student satisfaction two years in a row in the National Student Survey (2013 and 2014) with an overall satisfaction rate of 93% in 2014. Overall satisfaction in 2017 was 88%. In 2015, The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey also ranked us as the top University in the UK for student satisfaction. Research standards An international reputation for research excellence. We have strong national and international links with industry, government bodies, charities and other universities. Our research ethos has a strong focus upon impact, tackling issues of global significance – from developing new drugs to cure breast cancer to working with Ford to develop fuel efficient cars. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 graded 87% of University research as world-leading or internationally excellent. Academic strengths Humanities, Education, Engineering and Design, Health, Management, Science and Social Sciences. An excellent record of supporting students to successful completion of their courses (retention) and employment (graduate destinations). Its Careers Advisory Service has links with 8,000 employers and 86% of employed UK first degree graduates are in jobs in the top three groups (professional, managerial or associate professional). Bath runs one of the largest and most established placement schemes in the UK higher education sector which is in no small part due to its close links with business, the professions and the voluntary sector both in the UK and overseas. Student facilities, including library and computing Around 500 computer workstations available for general student use plus laptop docking points as well as connectivity in all student residences. PCs in the library and learning centre are refreshed on a regular cycle and there is free access to email and internet. The 24/7 library is open 365 days a year. Disability services Visit the website to find out about the disability services at the University of Bath. Telephone +44 (0) 1225 385538 or email Students' Union The Students' Union has a Gold Student Union Evaluation Initiative (SUEI) award for being one of the best developed and well-managed students' unions in the UK. The Student Centre provides a buzzing social hub for student life on campus. There are over 100 societies/clubs addressing cultural, sports and arts interests. The union also offers welfare services and personal development opportunities. Sport The Sports Training Village has a range of world class facilities, including a 50m swimming pool (a London 2012 Olympics legacy pool), tennis and squash courts, athletics tracks, astroturf pitches, and a judo dojo. A number of sports have their national or other high performance bases at Bath including modern pentathlon and bob skeleton. It is also one of British swimming's five intensive training centres. Olympic and Paralympic athletes train at Bath.

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