We have received several industry awards, and continually work towards both improving our existing grading and adding to our achievements.

We have achieved these standards for:

  • our commitment to Fairtrade products
  • our quality of customer services
  • our environmental efforts
  • people management

Investors in People (Gold)

Investors in People is the standard for people management. This internationally-recognised accreditation defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people within your organisation.

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 is the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems. It recognises our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment.

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 is the International Standard for Quality Management Systems. It provides a framework and set of principles that ensure a commonsense approach to customer satisfaction and feedback.


We won a gold award for Best Fairtrade University at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards in March 2018. We received this award in recognition of our commitment to ethical and responsible food sourcing.


Bath was named the second safest university city by the 2017 Complete University Guide.

The Complete University Guide also ranked the University tenth in England and Wales for low crime levels in 2017.

The University was ranked the third safest university in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017.

We are accredited by Secured Environments and Park Mark Safer Parking.

Sustainable tourism

Our guest accommodation won a silver award in the Sustainable Tourism category at the 2017/18 Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.

This award recognises our commitment to protect what matters and reduce the department's impact on the environment.