Arriving at Bath Spa University

We look forward to meeting our new undergraduate students over Registration Weekend, 21 and 22 September 2019

Move-in and Registration Weekend - schedule of activities

Living in halls of residence?

You'll receive an email detailing the date and time you can move into your accommodation over Registration Weekend. Late arrivals (after 5pm) will be able to access their accommodation upon arrival, but will need to complete in-person enrolment the following day. 

Depending on where you're moving into, the order of the day may vary. Check the table below for more details.

Newton Park residences
(Gardens and Lakeside halls)          
  1. Complete online registration
  2. Enrol in person on campus with your photo ID
  3. Collect your student ID card and your accommodation key card
  4. Move into your accommodation

Waterside Court and
Charlton Court

  1. Complete online registration
  2. Move into your accommodation (accommodation keys available at your accommodation building on your assigned day)
  3. Enrol in person on campus with your photo ID
  4. Collect your student ID card

Twerton Mill

  1. Complete online registration
  2. Move into your accommodation (accommodation keys available at your accommodation building on your assigned day)
  3. Enrol in person on campus with your photo ID
  4. Collect your student ID card
Green Park
  1. Complete online registration
  2. Move into your accommodation (accommodation keys available at your accommodation building on your assigned day)
  3. Enrol in person on campus with your photo ID
  4. Collect your student ID card

Living in independent housing?

Not living in halls? After you've completed online registration, come by our Newton Park campus over Registration Weekend for in-person enrolment and to collect your student ID card. See our in-person enrolment page for details.

If you're unable to join us at the weekend, please drop in to the registration room of the campus where you'll be studying the following Monday.

What to expect at Registration Weekend

Registration Weekend is an opportunity for new undergraduate students to get the essentials in order before the frenzy of Welcome Week. Staff and student volunteers will be on hand in the Registration Room of the Commons Building, Newton Park Campus, to help get you sorted.

Here are some of the stands and services you'll come across:

Registration and enrolment desks

All registration activities will take place in the Commons Building at Newton Park Campus ().

If you haven't already completed online registration, you'll be able to do so when you arrive on campus. You'll need your bank account details and a digital passport-style photo (images can be taken with your mobile phone). If you can't upload a photo, please see a member of staff who'll be able to take a photo of you and upload it to your account.

Once you've registered online, over Registration Weekend you can go to the in-person enrolment desks on the ground floor of Commons to complete your enrolment. Please bring a piece of government-issued photo ID with you (e.g. passport/driving licence). If you're an international student studying on a Tier 4 visa, you'll also need to bring your passport, visa/BRP, and any additional documents specified on your CAS letter.

Student ID card

Your student ID card can be used as proof of your student status. It's important that you carry it with you at all times while on campus, as your card can be used to access many of the University's resources; it may also additionally be used to electronically record your attendance at timetabled sessions.

  • New students: if you've completed online registration well in advance of your course start date, you should be able to pick up your student ID card at your in-person enrolment session
  • Offsite students: if you're a part-time student, distance learner, on a placement or exchange programme, or if your course is not taught at Newton Park, it's possible to get your student ID card sent to you remotely. Please email mycourse@bathspa.ac.uk for details, quoting your six-digit student ID number
  • Returning students: your student ID card can be used for the duration of your time at Bath Spa. If your card has been lost/stolen, is damaged/faulty, or if your course end date has changed, a replacement ID card can be ordered from the Bath Spa AppHub. A £10 fee may apply.

Santander bank

Bath Spa University has a partnership with Santander who has a branch at our Newton Park campus. If you wish to find out more about setting up a bank account with Santander, you can do this at their stand in the Commons during Registration Weekend.

Bus passes

Many of our students purchase a First Bus pass to get around. As a student you may be eligible for discounts on tickets and passes. 

Bus passes can be purchased on your smartphone using the mTickets app. This is the preferred purchase option as it gives you the added security of your pass being stored on an account should you lose your phone. Alternatively, you can purchase term or academic year passes during the online registration process or over Registration Weekend at Newton Park. For all other types of bus pass please visit the Bath Bus Station in the city centre.

For general information on tickets and prices, please visit the Bath Spa Uni Bus webpages.

Medical service registration

If you're relocating to Bath from elsewhere in the UK or abroad, we recommend that you register with a local NHS GP Practice.

Fairfield Park Health Centre is a local GP Practice based in Bath which is linked to the University and provides GP and Nurse appointments on campus. You can choose to register with the Fairfield Park health centre as part of online registration with the University. Staff will also be on hand over Registration Weekend to assist with paper registration forms and to answer any questions you may have.

If you're living off-campus, you may wish to register at one of the clinics nearer to your accommodation. Here's a list of GP practices in the Bath area.

Bath Spa Live

Bath Spa organises a full year round programme of events, concerts and performances through Bath Spa Live, our in house performing arts production company. You can find out more about scheduled events from their stand in the Commons atrium.

Wifi and IT Helpdesk

After creating your Bath Spa account, you'll be able to access the campus wifi Eduroam using your student number + @bathspa.ac.uk (e.g. 12345@bathspa.ac.uk) and password (which is emailed to you upon account creation).

If you have any issues accessing the wifi, or any other technical issues, you can go to the IT Helpdesk in Commons for assistance.


Our Student Finance pages are a valuable resource to help you manage your finances during your time at Bath Spa, and include advise on how to pay your tuition fees, your installment options, and more. Our Money Service can also help with budgeting during your studies.

If you have any queries about student finance/fees, members of the Finance team will be available in the online registration room in Commons (CM.125).

Students’ Union

The Students’ Union (SU) will be hosting various events over Registration Weekend, as well as a Welcome Week programme of events, based in the Student Union at the top of campus. 

Representatives from the SU will also be on-hand in the Commons during Registration Weekend to highlight the services provided by the SU.

Parking on the day

Parking will be free over Registration Weekend.

If you're moving into a halls of residence on campus, please follow the instructions below.

  • Lakeside residences - please park in the Newton or Gardens car park while you complete enrolment and pick up your ID card. You can then park outside the Lakeside residence while you move in. If you're not leaving campus immediately, you can park again in the Newton or Gardens car parks.
  • Gardens residences - please park in the Gardens car park outside your accommodation while you complete enrolment and pick up your ID card. You can then move in while you're parked adjacent to your residence. If you aren't leaving campus immediately, please allow other arriving students to park adjacent to the residence. You can park again in the Newton car park.

If you aren't moving into a halls of residence on campus, please park in the Newton car park, or if full, the Gardens car park.


We embrace a strong environmental ethos at Bath Spa. Please help support our green focus by bringing along a reusable water bottle and coffee cup.

Refill your reusable bottles and cups at our publicly accessible water points, which are listed on the Refill App.

Travelling to Bath Spa University


If you're travelling via the M4 to either the Newton Park campus,  Sion Hill campus, or any of the halls of residence in Bath, we recommend you take junction 19 southbound of the M4 and proceed to the University via the A4174 and A4. Please note that driving through Bath via the A46 is a very busy route; if you take it expect to experience delays.

For detailed travel information, view our Find Us pages.

Using SatNav?

Use these postcodes to find us:

  • Newton Park Campus
    BA2 9BN - however, please note that the postcode for Newton Park doesn't always provide helpful SatNav routes. We recommend using the postcode for the Globe Inn (BA2 9BB) which is on a roundabout at the A4/A39 junction, from which Bath Spa University is clearly marked.
  • Sion Hill Campus
    BA1 5SF
  • Corsham Court Campus
    SN13 0BZ

Getting around

Want more details on buses, bikes, other transport, and parking once you're here? Get to know your way around Bath before you arrive with our handy guide.

Edit section | Website feedback to web@bathspa.ac.uk