The SU first began working with the National Centre in 2013 to challenge itself to put FAIRNESS, RESPECT, EQUALITIES, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & ENGAGEMENT at the heart of how the union operates. This commitment is more than just words and tick boxes, but informs every decision we take. Quite simply these principles run through our very core!
The SU was first awarded the Investors in Diversity standard in 2014, and in 2016 was awarded the higher Leaders in Diversity standard. The Union is really proud to have retained this accreditation standard and we remain the only students' union to be accredited as Leaders.
The rigorous assessment process is underpinned by a set of diagnostics which have seen the Union named in the top 100 organisations in the UK for its work around equalities for the past 4 years and we have been named as Students' Union of the Year for the last 3 years. Bath Spa may not be the biggest SU or have the biggest budget but we are immensely proud to show once again that it is our commitment that matters.