University of Bath Open Days

University of Bath Open Days

University of Bath

Our 2017 Open Days take place on:

Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July
Saturday 16 September
Saturday 14 October

We are now open for our summer dates, please register your interest for autumn dates. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

You can also request a prospectus which will be sent directly to your address.

 

History

The University of Bath was granted university status in 1966 by Royal Charter, however our roots can be traced back to the Bristol Trade School – a technical school established in 1856.

In 1885 the school was renamed the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College and in 1929 the Bath School of Pharmacy became part of the college.

By 1960 the college had become the Bristol College of Science and Technology and, following the Robbins Report of 1963, which recommended immediate expansion of universities, began to look at gaining university status.

With the college rapidly expanding and no suitable site available in Bristol, a chance conversation between the college principal and the Director of Education in Bath led to an agreement to provide the college with a new home in Claverton Down, Bath.

The first building on campus was completed in 1965 (becoming the building now known as 4 South), just a year before the Royal Charter was granted.