Get started

Taking place the week before academic year starts, Get Started is a three day early induction event. It's for first year students who have disclosed a disability or a physical or mental health condition.

We want you to have the best possible start to your time at Bath Spa.

Get Started 2018 will be from 19-21 September 2018.

Moving in early can give you some space and time to sort out the everyday things (particularly helpful if you're living away from home for the first time). It's a great opportunity to set up a bank account, ask questions about University life, or learn your way around the campus before the Welcome Week activities start.


There will be a mixture of required and optional activities, such as:

  • Welcome event in the Students' Union
  • Ask the Academic
  • "Money, Money, Money"
  • Walking tour of Bath
  • Tour of the library
  • Quiz night.

Frequently asked questions

When can I move into halls of residence?

You can move into your accommodation on the Wednesday before term between 10am - 3pm. The day is timetabled around this time frame including registration for the following day's events, therefore you need to arrive between these times.

Who will I be living with and will I be on my own?

  • During your time at university you'll be living with a range of people.
  • As you're arriving early, the rest of your flat/housemates won't have moved in yet so you may be the only one in your kitchen for the first few days. But don't worry! There will be other people nearby on campus, with evening events happening on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday where you can meet people.
  • A Resident Life Assistant will be calling round and they will be around on campus during Get Started. Student Support will also operate during this time so feel free to contact us if you're feeling nervous.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you are happy and comfortable in. Some events will involve moving around and participating in activities. The campus can require a lot of walking (all accessible) so comfortable shoes are a must.

What types of activities are involved?

There is a host of activities involved. These include workshops on money management, engaging talks about reaching your potential and a chance to ask the lecturers questions.

Do I have to attend all the sessions?

  • It is recommended that you attend all three days.
  • Wednesday is a great opportunity to settle in with a chance to meet people and learn about university life in the evening.
  • Thursday's events are compulsory and provide a great foundation for making the most out of your studies and university.
  • Friday is a day of optional activities including tours of the campus/Bath city centre/library, and an opportunity to meet an Advisor and to ask any questions.

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