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Offer Holder Days – Bath Spa University

Offer Holder Days

Received an offer from Bath Spa University?

There’s so much to look forward to at this stage of your university journey, and you might be wondering what comes next.

If you’ve applied to Bath Spa and we’ve made you an offer (either firm or conditional), you may be invited to one of our Offer Holder Days.

Undergraduate Offer Holder Days

For applicants who aren't invited to an interview, audition or portfolio review, there's an opportunity to join us at an Offer Holder Day. These applicant visit days include in-depth course talks, campus and facilities tours, and more. Applicants meeting the entry criteria will automatically be invited, and you can see the dates for upcoming events now.

What to expect

Take a deep-dive into your chosen course

Find out more about the course you've applied for by attending a course talk and speaking to academics and current students.

Meet our students

Our Student Ambassadors will be on-hand to answer your questions about Bath Spa and your chosen course.

Discover the support available to you

Attend talks from our Finance, Student Wellbeing and Careers teams. Staff will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have.

Find out about Bath Spa student life

Join one of our Student Ambassador-led campus tours. After your Offer Holder Day, why not take yourself on a trip into the city of Bath?

Explore our student accommodation

Find out more about the various accommodation options available to you, including our halls and independent housing.

Upcoming Offer Holder Days

Here are the dates for our upcoming 2024 Offer Holder Days for courses based at Newton Park:

  • Saturday 27 April

We also have a number of offer holder events for specific design courses based at Locksbrook campus:

Fashion Design

  • Thursday 25 April

Applicants who are eligible for these events will be invited by email.

Find out more about Bath Spa

If you can't attend one of our Offer Holder Days or you'd like to find out more about Bath Spa you can book a Talk and Tour.

Travel contribution

We recognise that the cost of travelling to an Offer Holder Day, interview, or audition may be a barrier for our applicants.

However, you may be able to receive a contribution towards your travel costs.

How to claim

If you live between 10 and 19 miles away (one way) from the Bath Spa University campus you have been invited to attend, you can claim back £15 towards your travel costs.

Alternatively, you can claim £30 if you've travelled further than 20 miles.

If you would like to apply for a Travel Contribution payment, please complete the form that will be emailed to you following your visit. Terms and conditions apply.

Your questions answered

What's an Offer Holder Day?

Offer Holder Days are a great way to learn more about student life, meet course leaders and explore our facilities.

At an offer holder event you’ll have the opportunity to visit the University and explore your chosen course in detail. You’ll get to meet your future classmates and tutors, chat to current students, and tour the key facilities you’ll use during your time at Bath Spa.

How are Offer Holder Days different from Open Days?

Open Days introduce you to what university life can offer in terms of expertise, facilities and location – they’re a great way to help you decide where to apply.

Offer Holder Days are more tailored to you. They cover the kinds of things you’ll want to know once you’ve received an offer and can help you make your firm choice.

On an Offer Holder Day you can:

  • Learn about your chosen course
  • Explore our campuses and facilities
  • Meet your tutors
  • Talk to current students and your future classmates
  • Find out about student life
  • Explore our student accommodation
Will I be invited? How will I find out?

As Offer Holder Days are tailored events, attendance is by invitation only. Students with a conditional or unconditional offer (offer holders) will be invited by email.

We'll email you via your UCAS registered email address, so keep an eye on this for updates. We'll also call you on your UCAS registered phone number and send you an SMS to the same number.

Will I learn about student life?

Yes – our Student Ambassadors will be on-hand to answer your questions about Bath Spa and your chosen course. You’ll also be able to explore our student accommodation and attend talks on topics such as:

Are Offer Holder Days compulsory?

Offer holder events aren’t compulsory. They’re designed to give you more information on your chosen university and course, to help you make your firm choice. If you can't attend one of our Offer Holder Days, don’t worry. You can still book a guided virtual or in-person tour.

Which subject areas are covered?

If you've applied for a course that requires a portfolio viewing or an audition, you won't be invited to an Offer Holder Day.

Our courses in Art, Design and Performance are known as 'interviewing courses', and if you've applied to one of these, you'll get the opportunity to explore our campuses and facilities, as well as meet your tutors, at your audition or interview.

This is your opportunity to show us what you can do by way of a performance or portfolio, and it's also your chance to learn more about what Bath Spa has to offer. You can also book a guided campus tour and explore Bath Spa virtually.  

Information for Offer Holder Day attendees

Before your event, we'll email you some information to help you plan your day. Here is some additional information you might find useful, including an example timetable, visitor information and links to other useful pages on our website.

You'll receive a full programme and timetable for your chosen course on the day when you register, and there'll be plenty of helpful Student Ambassadors around to help you find your way throughout your visit.

Example timetable

Here is an example timetable of what to expect on the day. Please check your emails for more specific course information. You'll receive a full programme of events on the day.

Time Event
10.00am Registration (open from 9.00am)
10.30am Welcome Talk from your Head of School
11.00am-1.00pm Course Taster Sessions
1.00pm-3.00pm Time to explore; meet academic staff from your course and important University services
3.00pm Offer Holder Day ends
All day Go on accommodation tours, campus tours and explore our facilities
Information for parents and supporters

There'll be a meet and greet for parents and supporters during the Offer Holder Day.

This is an opportunity to meet with University services, support staff and the senior leadership team and find out more about how they can support their student through the university experience.

Parking, travel and finding your way around

Getting here

Your Offer Holder Day will take a place at one of our two campuses: Newton Park or Locksbrook.

Our website has detailed information on how to find us, including public transport options.


Newton Park:

If you're arriving by car then parking is free at Newton Park campus.

If you or a member of your group is a Blue Badge holder you can find dedicated parking outside Commons, the Library and Main House. Feel free to ask for directions from one of our event staff on the day and they will be able to direct you to a space.


Parking at our Locksbrook campus is Parking is free for Offer Holder Day visitors at Locksbrook campus and there is dedicated Blue Badge parking available for visitors. We would encourage visitors to arrive by public transport if possible. The campus is a 15-20 minute walk along the river from the main Bath Spa station, and is well-served by regular buses.

Due to limited parking, we may ask visitors to park at the nearby Bath Spa Sports Ground where you'll then be able to catch a regular, free shuttle bus to Locksbrook.


You can find food and drink to purchase on the day at a number of our catering outlets on campus. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

How to make the most of your visit

Before you arrive at your Offer Holder Day, think about some questions you want to ask our staff and students - this is your chance to find out the answers to everything important to you.

You could ask:

  • What's life like living on campus?
  • How will I be assessed on my course?
  • What are the clubs and societies like?
  • What are some cool places to visit in Bath?
  • What kind of financial funding or scholarships are available?
Social media, photography and video

We'd love you to share your experience with us on social media, across TikTok, Instagram, X and Facebook, make sure to tag us to share the best bits of your day.

During your visit you might notice members of our Social Media and Digital Content teams capturing photos and videos for future use. Please speak to them if you would prefer not to be photographed.

Contact us

Questions about Open Days and visits? Please email to get in touch. Already booked? We'll send you a programme one week before the event.

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