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University of Bath

Jacob Withington Student Governor

Will undertake the responsibilities of members of governing bodies as set out in the CUC Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in the UK.


Jacob Withington was elected by the Students' Union as its Education Officer to the Council of the University of Bath for 2021/22.


Over the past 4 years, Jacob has been studying Physics with a much-needed placement year at GSK doing Biophysics where he looked at the structure and binding of proteins to compounds.

Jacob has been an academic rep where he thoroughly enjoyed solving issues his cohort faced. He was chair of TEDx and enjoys a TED talk. In his final year he was Politics & Activism lead and a faculty rep where he gained experience in solving cross-department issues. He thoroughly enjoys getting involved with politics, whether national or helping to shape the SU over the past few years. He loves learning about new things and hearing people’s views on all sorts of topics and has a variety of interests, such as politics, engineering, science, and management.

Jacob is from Worcestershire so, of course, loves the countryside. You can find him most weekends on a walk or ticking off National Trust sites around the area and always eager to find new ones.

The next year is an exciting time where we can shape the learning experience to suit students’ needs. He has a passion for making the learning experience the best it can be and ensuring it works for everyone.

As well as being a member of Council, Jacob is also a member of:

Register of Interests declaration

Read the 2021/22 Register of Interests for Jacob Withington and other members of Council.