Bath Spa Start

Bath Spa Start

Our Welcome Package

Get your first year off to the best start with our package for new students – the Bath Spa Start – which includes expert advice, scholarships, guarantees, and a welcome bundle, helping you to settle in and thrive.

  • 1:1 advice


    You’ll be able to meet with a lecturer through an informal chat or interview (if applicable), chat with a current student and explore the campus to ensure you make the right decision for you.

  • Personalised welcome bundle

    Whether you’re a foodie, love entertainment or are all about mindfulness, our personalised bundle will make you feel right at home*.

  • Accommodation


    Rest easy knowing that you’ll have a guaranteed offer of accommodation** – close to new friends, the great outdoors and in a world-heritage city.

  • Scholarship opportunities

    Get £500 to boost your first year if you achieve higher than your predicted grades, get AAB or display outstanding talent in the creative or performing arts***.

Your personalised bundle

You'll have the chance to choose one of our great bundle options:

The Mind and Body Bundle

Enjoy finding time to relax and unwind? This is the option for you.

You’ll get a year's subscription to Les Mills On Demand, Headspace and Spotify to help you settle into university life, as well as the opportunity to join clubs or societies for free*.

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The Entertainment Bundle

Love to keep up with the latest films and TV? This is the one for you.

Benefit from a year's subscription to Netflix, Spotify, and Headspace to enjoy during your downtime, as well as the opportunity to join clubs or societies for free*.

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The Foodie Bundle

Need some inspiration in the kitchen? Get started with one month of Hello Fresh deliveries and a year’s subscription to Spotify and Headspace, providing the perfect accompaniment to your first year.

You'll also have the opportunity to join clubs or societies for free*.


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Joining us in September?

The deadline to choose or change your bundle is 24 September 2021. Check your email for more information, or contact

General FAQs

Do I have to take part in all elements of The Bath Spa Start?

The Bath Spa Start has been specially developed for our applicants but you can take part in as much or as little as you like.

I'm an applicant, can I visit the University?

Yes, we’re pleased to let you know that we can now offer COVID safe, socially distanced tours of our Newton Park Campus to our applicants. To book please email When planning your travel to Bath, make sure you’re aware of and understand the rules and guidelines for travel.

Bundle FAQs

When and how do I select my bundle?

Shortly after you have received an offer from Bath Spa University you'll be contacted with a link to choose your bundle. The deadline to choose or change your bundle is 24 September 2021. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email

Can I change my bundle?

Yes, you can change your bundle until 24 September 2021. To change your bundle click back on the booking link and you'll have the option to choose again.

Is the bundle dependant on me receiving the scholarship?

No, all students that have been invited to The Bath Spa Start and come to study at Bath Spa University will receive the welcome bundle. The £500 scholarship will be awarded just to those students starting their first year at Bath Spa University if they achieve higher than their predicted grades, get AAB or display outstanding talent in the creative or performing arts.

How do I redeem my bundle?

Approximately one month after your enrollment has been confirmed you'll receive activation codes for the companies listed in your bundle. This is based on you selecting your bundle by 24 September 2021.

Do I need to attend a University Experience Day to receive the Bundle?

No, however, these events are planned to give you the information you'll need to make an informed decision about Bath Spa University and your course.

What is Spotify?

Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from artists all over the world.

You can:

  • Choose what you want to listen to with browse and search
  • Get recommendations from personalised features
  • See what friends, artists, and celebrities listen to.

Spotify is available across a range of devices, including computers, phones, tablets, speakers, TVs, and cars, and you can easily transition from one to another with Spotify Connect.

What is Headspace?

Headspace is a mindfulness and meditation app and online content hub offering guided meditations, animations, articles and videos.

You can access:

  • Bite-sized minis for when you’re short on time
  • Exercises to add extra mindfulness to your day
  • Hundreds of meditations on everything from stress to sleep.

What is LES MILLS On Demand?

LES MILLS On Demand offers at home workouts for all levels and goals.

You'll have access to 1000+ online workouts including:

  • Yoga
  • Strength
  • Cardio
  • HIIT
  • Dance.

Workouts can be streamed from your TV, laptop, mobile or tablet.

What is Netflix?

Netflix is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of award-winning TV programmes, films, anime, documentaries and more – on thousands of internet-connected devices.

You can watch as much as you want, whenever you want. New TV programmes and films are added every week!

What is HelloFresh?

HelloFresh is a recipe box delivery service. You'll receive simple step-by-step recipes complete with nutritional information and fresh, pre-measured ingredients to get you whipping up delicious dinners in no time. All of this straight to your door!

What are clubs and societies?

Run by students, clubs and societies are a great way to meet like-minded people and make friends outside of your course. There are over 70, on everything from Harry Potter to cheerleading, and if your passion isn't represented, you can set up your own!

Scholarship FAQs

How do I apply for The Bath Spa Start Scholarship?

To qualify, you will need to apply through UCAS and satisfy our Admissions requirements (including through Confirmation or Clearing), and be starting your studies in September 2021. You’ll then need to meet one of three criteria:

  • Achieve better than your predicted grades, or
  • Display outstanding talent or promise in the creative or performing arts, or
  • Achieve outstanding grades of at least AAB in your A-levels (or equivalent).

You will qualify automatically if the above criteria are met. Please note only one award will be given per student.

How does the scholarship based on outstanding talent or promise in the creative or performing arts work?

If you’ve shown us your portfolio or attended an audition, this will be decided by the academic selection panel. You’ll need to have scored in the top 10% of all applicants for that course.

How will I know if I’ve got the scholarship?

The Student Finance Office will write to you and email your student account. Please make sure that you check your account regularly as it contains important information about the payment of your scholarship.

Can I get more than one scholarship from The Bath Spa Start?

You can only receive one scholarship worth £500 from this specific scheme. However, there are other scholarships and forms of financial support available.

How and when will I receive my scholarship?

You’ll hear whether you’ve qualified for your scholarship within the first four weeks after you've enrolled in the 2021/2022 academic year. If you’ve met the conditions and are continuing your studies at Bath Spa University, you’ll receive £500 towards the end of January 2022.

How will I receive the money?

We’ll make a payment directly into your account via BACS. To receive your payment, it’s essential you enter your bank details into the university portal. If we don’t have your details, we can’t make the payment.

What if I want to defer my place?

If you choose to defer your place (or suspend your studies before January 2022) you won’t be eligible for The Bath Spa Start Scholarship. If you’ve already deferred and are planning to register on a September 2021 course, you will be eligible for the scholarship – as long as you can prove you’ve met the qualification criteria.

What if I decide to change course at Bath Spa University – will I still get my scholarship?

Yes, you’ll still receive your scholarship, provided the new course meets the original scholarship criteria and is a full-time Bath Spa University undergraduate degree due to begin in September 2021.

What other funding and scholarship opportunities are available?

There are a number of funding opportunities available at Bath Spa University.

Accommodation FAQs

What is the guaranteed offer of accommodation?

Students in their first year of study at Bath Spa are guaranteed an offer of accommodation and are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:

  • Entering your first year of study at Bath Spa University
  • A full-time applicant
  • Have made Bath Spa their firm choice in UCAS
  • Will be studying at Newton Park campus, Sion Hill campus, Locksbrook Road, or at the City of Bath College (studying a Bath Spa foundation degree).

Find out more about our accommodation.

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