Bath Spa University Campus

By | 12th April 2017

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Bath Spa University Campus

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more inspiring backdrop for your studies. Our campuses are steeped in history, with beautiful period buildings and breath-taking settings. Beyond the aesthetics, you’ll find ultramodern technology and facilities.

 

  • Campuses
    • Newton Park
    • Sion Hill
    • Corsham Court
    • Locksbrook Road

 

Newton Park

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There can’t be many campuses that rival Newton Park. The parkland estate has everything you’d expect from a modern university, as well as a castle and a lake. All this and it’s only four miles from the buzz of central Bath.

At the busy heart of the campus is our ultra-modern academic building, Commons. Facilities include open-access, technology-enabled study space; social learning space; bookable group working rooms; a café; and outdoor amphitheatre.

“You are not going to find a more beautiful campus in the rest of the UK.”

Sam Lawton, BSc Psychology graduate

The campus also has the best specialist digital and studio resources for teaching in the South West – equal to anything found in top commercial organisations and broadcast companies.

Need a study break?

You could take a walk around our lake. The campus has its very own nature reserve, woods, historic listed buildings, and rolling fields. The grounds were designed by the well-known landscape architect Capability Brown in the 18th century.

Sion Hill Campus

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The Sion Hill campus is in the north of Bath, in the Lansdown district. This campus houses the Bath School of Art and Design and the majority of Art and Design courses are taught here. Its history extends to the original Bath School of Art which was founded in 1852. One of the earliest Masters of the school Anthony Carey Stannus, an Irish painter noted for marine scenes and who later helped establish a society which evolved into the Royal Ulster Academy. Until 2009, the University also owned the nearby Somerset Place. The sale of this listed Georgian crescent was intended to finance a new campus in the city centre. This development, alongside the Dyson School of Design Innovation, did not proceed due to planning issues relating to the chosen riverside site.

Corsham Court Campus

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The University has a specialist centre for postgraduate research and teaching in Corsham Court, Corsham, Wiltshire. The university developed this centre in 2008 after an absence of more than 20 years from the site. Corsham Court became the home of the Bath Academy of Art (now Bath School of Art and Design and part of the University) when its premises were destroyed during the Second World War. Walter Sickert, who taught in that School was also a mentor to Lord Methuen RA, owner of the Court. The centre handles the majority of postgraduate courses, and includes development support for research projects, postgraduate workshops, studios and seminar rooms providing facilities for the academic Schools, specialist facilities for music, photography, film and textiles, a library and dedicated librarian, shared quiet study and social learning spaces for Masters and PhD research students, a common room space, a university research office which works with schools on the development of funding bids to external agencies, and a gallery space – managed by the Bath School of Art & Design in support of undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum activities.

Locksbrook Road Campus

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Bath Spa University purchased the former Herman Miller factory on Locksbrook Road in 2016, and over the next few years will transform it into a fantastic new campus for our Bath School of Art and Design.

The building is in a central location and close to student accommodation on Lower Bristol Road and Oldfield Park. As a former factory used by Herman Miller, it is part of Bath’s industrial history.

The University will now play a significant part in revitalising this Grade II listed building, and creating a new history for this iconic building.

This campus is located in the Southdown area of Bath. It is situated next to Bath Community Academy (formerly Culverhay School) and was formerly the school’s Humanities block. The campus is the home to most of the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Education Secondary and Middle Years Education courses, including History, Music, English, Geography, Mathematics and Religious Education. Facilities at the campus are not as extensive as those found in Newton Park but there are IT facilities and a common room.