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Our place in the community

How we contribute to the economic, social, environmental and cultural life of the region, and how residents, schools and businesses can benefit.

Working with the community

See some of the ways our staff and students are involved with the community in and around Bath, including partnerships with community groups and collaborations with local organisations.

Reducing our environmental impact

Find out how we're reducing the University's environmental impact through ethical food sourcing, waste management, generating our own sustainable energy, and raising awareness of how staff and students can help.

Helping local children prepare for the future

See how local schools and colleges collaborate with us to support their students, inspiring them to pursue further study and careers.

Women in Engineering

Student working on fermentation experiments in the laboratory.

Our Women in Engineering initiative provides information and highlights opportunities for aspiring female engineers.

Come to public events

Find out about our public events on and off campus, including lectures and conferences.

The Science Behind Climate Models

20 Feb 2024 4.30pm Online

Professor Bill Collins talk will explain how climate models are built and how they can be used for much more than predicting the future.

Business @ Breakfast

22 Feb 2024 8.00am Incepta, 10 East, University of Bath

The School of Management's successful monthly networking meeting focusing on best practices in business.

Use our facilities

As a member of public, you can use many of the University's facilities, including The Edge arts hub, Sports Training Village, Library, Innovation Centre, and a range of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops catering for all tastes.

Sports facilities

The swimming pool in the Sports Training Village

Open all week, the Sports Training Village is a sport and fitness centre with a gym, a swimming pool, and coaching, physiotherapy and sport science services.

Arts at The Edge

A man getting involved at an event at the Edge.

Visit The Edge, our arts hub on campus, featuring dance, music, theatre, visual arts, science, film, classes and exhibitions.

Conferences & Events

Tiered lecture theatre with students seated and walking through

From exhibitions and dinners, to celebrations and conferences, the University of Bath is a great place to hold any event, from June to mid-September.

Innovation Centre

Innovation Centre

The Innovation Centre offers meeting rooms for University staff and the public to hire.

Booking guest accommodation

A twodio in Green Park House.

We offer accommodation on the University campus or in Bath city centre. Bookings for stays in July and August are now available.

Learn something new

Come to a public lecture to hear the latest insights on a range of topics, or learn a new language on one of our public courses.

Minerva Series of Lectures

A public lecture series run by the University, looking at the latest insights into the big issues of today and those that will shape the world in the future.

Watch Minerva public lectures

See videos of our Minerva public lectures and hear about the latest insights on a range of topics like the environment, politics and healthcare.

Online postgraduate study

Study for a master’s degree 100% online, around your existing work and lifestyle commitments, from wherever you choose.

Free online courses

Take one of our free online courses through FutureLearn to learn new skills, pursue your interests or advance your career.

Improve your health and fitness

Come and use our renowned £30m Sports Training Village (STV), with gym and sports, coaching, physiotherapy and sport science services.

Casual and competitive sport

A man and a woman playing squash

Discover the range of sports you can do, whatever your level, at the Sports Training Village (STV), including gymnastics, football, swimming, tennis and squash.

Fitness classes and coaching

Members of the public take part in an exercise class

Join one of our exercise classes, test your fitness levels in the Sport Science Lab, and consult a personal trainer or strength coach to improve your fitness.

Children's sport

A TeamBath coach teaching a young girl to play badminton

Find out about children's sport at the Sports Training Village, including after-school sessions, athlete development, holiday camps and school visits.

Physiotherapy and sport science

A TeamBath physiotherapist treating a man, who is lying facedown on an exercise ball

Find out about getting treatment or therapy for an injury, as well as sports massages, strength and conditioning, and guidance on sports nutrition.

Sports facilities

The swimming pool in the Sports Training Village

Open all week, the Sports Training Village is a sport and fitness centre with a gym, a swimming pool, and coaching, physiotherapy and sport science services.

Join our creative community

Visit The Edge, our arts hub on campus, featuring dance, music, theatre, visual arts, science, film, classes and exhibitions.

Creative learning

A woman in a yoga pose

Learn something creative, though classes, workshops, discussions and artists' talks, including free exhibition tours for schools, colleges and community groups.

Our artistic community

A group of local residents talking at The Edge

Join an active, creative environment at The Edge, where you can arrange talks or tours for local groups, hire rooms, and get a local residents' Art Pass.

Take part in our research

Help us carry out research that improves lives and changes the world by volunteering as a study participant, coming to a public engagement event, or forming business partnerships with our researchers.

Build your business

Work with us to improve your business, find future employees, and develop your workforce's skills through training.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Two men looking at a computer screen wearing hard hats.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK wide programme which enables companies to access knowledge, skills and technology from UK Universities.

Supporting the local economy

Find out about the Bath institutions we're involved with and how we provide funding, expertise and support to contribute to the local economy.

City of Bath World Heritage Site

This organisation celebrates and protects the city's status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One member of the University staff sits on the Advisory Board.

The Holburne Museum

The Museum's aim is to encourage the enjoyment of art. We nominate one member of staff as a trustee of the Museum.

Bath Preservation Trust

The Trust promotes high standards of planning and architecture in Bath through conservation, education and museums. We are corporate members of the Trust.

Explore the University

Explore our campus with a virtual tour.

Where we are

Our buildings and facilities in the city centre, including those available for the public to use.

Get in touch

We're always looking for new ways to contribute to the community. If you have comments about our work or an idea for a way to collaborate, we'd love to hear from you.

Find out how to contact the University.