Bath Spa University is a university based in, and around, Bath, England. The institution was previously known as Bath College of Higher Education, and later Bath Spa University College. It gained full university status in August 2005.
The Newton Park campus, located to the west of Bath near The Village of Newton St Loe, is the largest of the university's three campuses. It is here that the majority of courses are taught, with the exception of Art and Design and some of the PGCE courses. The campus is based in Newton Park in grounds designed by Capability Brown and leased from the Duchy of Cornwall. The site has a lake, nature reserve, woodland and farmland.
The campus has a new Students' Union building, which includes a large bar, a gym, a shop and office space. The library building, which includes a book shop and stationery shop, has been updated and enlarged and includes new IT facilities. A new refectory has opened and includes a restaurant and separate deli/coffee bar. The University Theatre has opened in new buildings on the site of the old refectory.