Applicant FAQs – Bath Spa University

Got any questions about your application to Bath Spa? Find the answers here.

We hope these FAQs will help answer some of the queries you may have about starting at Bath Spa in September 2021, whether you're a prospective undergraduate, postgraduate or teacher training student.

More information for applicants can be found on our COVID-19 pages.

Applicant FAQs

When will term start?

We are planning for the academic year to start in September. Two weeks of Welcome activities for undergraduate students will take place from 27 September and Semester One will start on 11 October. Undergraduate students should plan to be in Bath by Monday 27 September at the latest to take part in the two week programme of welcome activities. For postgraduate students, teaching will begin on 11 October and PGCE/PGDE and Teacher Education students will start on 6 September.

What will my first few weeks include?

We are planning a two week welcome induction programme, with events and sessions aimed at helping you to settle into life at Bath Spa. In the first few weeks you will get to meet your personal tutor, have introduction sessions with your course and learn about key services like the Library and Student Wellbeing. There will also be a programme of events from the Students’ Union, providing opportunities for you to make new friends, join a club or society and make the most of your time at university.

Will I be taught completely on campus?

We are planning for as much teaching and learning as possible to be on-campus, as allowed by Government restrictions. We hope that there will be no restrictions in place, but have plans should we have to change how teaching and learning is delivered.

We may keep some online activities, such as lectures which our current students have told us worked well for them during lockdown.

Will I be able to visit your campus before deciding on my offer?

We are currently offering campus tours to all our applicants and you can book to visit. We also have a virtual campus tour so you can see our spaces and facilities from your home.

Is it possible to defer my place to September 2022?

Before deferring your place please consider whether this is right for you. We are planning for as much teaching and learning as possible to be on-campus, as allowed by Government restrictions. Our priority is making sure you have the best experience possible, while ensuring the health and safety of all students and staff.
However, if you are sure you wish to request a deferral, please complete the form on our website.

Do I need to get a COVID-19 vaccine or test before I come to University?

All adults aged 18 or over can now get vaccinated against COVID-19. More information about how to get a vaccine is available via the NHS, and some information specifically for students is on our website.

The Government is strongly encouraging people, including students, who are asymptomatic (do not have symptoms of COVID-19) to have two Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) a week. Information about how you can access a test when you are at university is available on our COVID-19 testing page.

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