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Get involved in our community activities

Take advantage of the many creative and scientific events, activities and courses we offer members of the public and our local community.

Get active

Make most of our world-class sports and leisure facilities.

Players in a game of wheelchair basketball.

No matter your skill level, students, employees and members of the public are welcome to use our sport facilities.

Our facilities include:

  • an Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • astroturf pitches as well as badminton, basketball, squash and indoor volleyball courts for hire
  • facilities for netball, tennis, indoor football or futsal, dojo and indoor jumps and throws
  • a fully equipped professional gym
  • fitness classes, including x-biking, yoga, ab attack, Pilates, Zumba and circuits

Experience the arts

Discover thought-provoking classes, talks and workshops at our arts and creativity hub, The Edge.

Dancers rehearsing at The Edge.

In addition to innovative shows and exhibitions, you can sign up for all sorts of courses, from dance to music to painting.

If you have younger friends or family, feel free to introduce them to our monthly Create Clubs, half-term activities and family shows.

Keep learning

Expand your horizons at our informative public lectures, all free unless otherwise stated on individual event descriptions.

The audience attending a public lecture at the University of Bath

We make some of our public lectures available as podcasts and videos.

Minerva Series of Lectures

This is our public lecture series, formerly known as the General University Lecture Programme (GULP). The next Minerva lectures take place in September 2019.

All lectures in the Minerva Series:

  • are free
  • start at 6pm
  • take place on our Claverton Down campus (free parking after 5pm)
  • require registration

You can get the latest information on the series by joining our mailing list. Just email your name and address to

If you have any questions about the Minerva Series, you can either email us or call 01225 386335

Listen to podcasts of the past Minerva lectures on Soundcloud.

Learn a new language

Whether you want to learn for work, because you’re going on holiday or simply for fun, we can help.

Members of staff learning French

The following language courses, for beginners through to advanced level, are delivered by well-qualified and experienced tutors to the public, staff and students alike.

Choose from:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Spanish

Organise your event on campus

You can hire our event facilities and use our experience in organising events to host yours on campus

A conference taking place at the University of Bath

We offer great spaces, overnight accommodation and a range of catering options.

Work with local communities

We are a member of the Student Community Partnership, which is a forum to enable the local Council, University and Students' Union to work together.

The partnership has been set up to promote excellent two-way relationships between local higher education students and other members of their local communities. Topics for discussion include accommodation, transport, welfare, community relations, community safety and environmental issues.

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