History, Affiliations and Rankings
Regarded as one of the top universities in the UK, the University of Bath was founded in 1966 and is located in Somerset. The university's mission was to "provide a higher literary and scientific education as an adjunct to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge." Despite the fact that the Victorian plans for the college fell through owing to a lack of funding, the area still needs a science and technology institution. The Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1851 raised public awareness of Europe's scientific and craft knowledge. In response, the Bristol Trade School was founded in 1856 as the initial portion of the institution that would eventually become the University of Bath. Its goal was to give industrial training in sciences and technology, which, combined with humanities and management, account for the majority of the subjects we teach and research today. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs and the European Quality Improvement System. The university has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally and was given the #166th position according to the QS World University Rankings 2022 and was ranked between #201-250 in THE World University Rankings 2022. Also, the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University League Table rank the university at #10 and #8 for 2022, respectively.
Campus, Courses and Infrastructure
The university’s main campus is located on Claverton Down and is known to be one of the plate glass universities. The university has undertaken a significant project to increase accessibility for individuals with impairments. The campus was designed with wheelchair and accessible parking in mind. The university is also known to have multiple student residences along with the central pedestrian thoroughfare, The Parade. Having a legacy of more than 50 years, the university offers an array of well-structured programs across four faculties: Engineering & Design, Humanities & Social Science, Management and Science. These courses are led by professionals who instil practical and theoretical knowledge in students along with the requisite skills.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Being acclaimed for its teaching excellence and research, the University of Bath had launched the SET squared partnership - the largest partnership for research in 2004. Apart from academics, UOB is highly recognized for sports facilities and has hosted a range of international teams in the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics. 87% of the university's research was defined as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest results of REF 2014. The university provides a dynamic student life and has been rated 86% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021. Also, Bath has received several industry awards, and continually work towards both improving its existing grading and adding to our achievements. It has also won a gold award for Best Fairtrade University at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards in both 2018 and 2019. The University of Bath has a strong alumni network of 120,000 with great names like Anne McClain (NASA Astronaut), Nigel Healey (Vice-Chancellor at Fiji National University), and Heather Stanning (Gold Medalist in Rowing).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The university has enrolled around 19,041 students, among which around 32% come from outside the UK, representing 147 nationalities. The university houses 13,589 undergraduates, 5,452 postgraduates, 54% male students, 46% female students and 0.1% students who do not identify as male or female. It has a multicultural environment and offers many facilities for students that include personal tutors, mental health counsellors, career counsellors, etc. The UOB boasts of an employment rate of 90% with active partnerships with commercial organisations like Nike, Ford, Rolls Royce, L'Oréal, The World Bank, and Airbus.