About

Who we are

A leading university

The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966 and is now firmly established as a top ten UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.

Our campus, overlooking the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, has a vibrant research culture driven by the enthusiasm and invention of our academic community.

Students are attracted by our excellent academic reputation, our outstanding graduate employment record, our world-class sports facilities, and the wide array of other social, recreational and personal development opportunities we offer.

Our ability to offer placement options across our discipline base, and with leading organisations, is unique among UK research-intensive universities.

We are sector leaders in the commercial exploitation of intellectual property (IP) and the establishment of international links for exploitation of IP. 

Mission statement

Our mission is to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating our students to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence.

How we are run

Professor Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor

Leadership

The University's Vice-Chancellor is Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell. She is supported by the Senior Management Team.

Thomas Sheppard

Governance

The Council is the governing body of the University.

The Chair of Council is Thomas Sheppard.