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.


We won a gold award for Best Fairtrade University at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards in both 2018 and 2019. 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 14th safest for low crime levels in 2018.

The University was ranked the second safest university in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

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



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

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

Access and inclusivity

Our guest accommodation is highly commended for access and inclusivity at the 2018 Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.

Business tourism

Our Conference and Events facilities and team won the silver Business Tourism and Venue Award at the 2018 Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.

We were also awarded 'highly commended' at the 2018 South West Tourism Excellence Awards.


The Quads won silver for Best Accommodation at the 2018 British Youth Travel Awards. The accommodation and our team was recognised for the facilities and service provided to our summer school guests.