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Supporting the arts

“The scholarship enabled me to dedicate time to my passion” Florence Merrett, Elly Williams Arts Scholar

Our Arts Scholarship programme supports students who are keen to develop their creative talents alongside their studies. Whether it’s a flair for photography, a passion for performing or a musical ear, the programme provides opportunities for students to advance their skills, collaborate with like-minded peers and perform at excellence showcases.

Successful applicants can receive up to £1,500 per year for up to three years, and in 2018-19 we awarded scholarships to 18 talented students – the highest number of Arts Scholars yet.

“The scholarship enabled me to dedicate time each week to something that I am so passionate about,” says Florence Merrett, an Elly Williams Arts Scholar. “It’s not just about the money but all the incredible opportunities that have come with the scholarship, such as getting to work with talented professionals and performing at the scholar showcase event, Platform. I cannot express my gratitude enough.”

We would like to thank Dorothy Walters-Godfree, Elly Williams, Nick Berry, Anna and Grace McQuaid, Margaret Dewey, Santander Universities, Kathryn and Simon Arnold, and the Cullum Family for their generous contributions to the Scholarship and Tuition Awards programme.

A creative hub on campus


What was once the Arts Barn is now Bath’s largest creation centre, The Edge. Home to the Andrew Brownsword Gallery, made possible by a £250,000 gift from honorary graduate Andrew Brownsword CBE DL, it provides a year-round programme of exhibitions, performances, workshops and family events for our campus community and the general public.

The Edge is a place where artists, audiences, researchers and academics can find new perspectives and a platform for ideas.

44,000 visits have been made to the Gallery since its opening in 2015

Developing talent

How scholarships give students space to grow their skills.


Andrés Lopez Moreno playing guitar

“I have received mentoring that has greatly helped my development as a classical guitarist. I have performed at several events, such as the Vice- Chancellor’s inauguration, and I won a competition that I would have had no hope of attending without your help. I have now started taking lessons in orchestral conducting at the Royal College of Music, which has been a dream of mine for years. Thank you!”

– Nick Berry Arts Scholar Andrés Lopez Moreno (MSci Mathematics & Physics 2020)

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