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Welcome activities

You're in. Now it's time to find out what's in store.

Upcoming Induction dates

Pre-Sessional English (six-week)

Monday 7 January 2019

The International Relations Office will be in touch with your full induction schedule.

PCGE Teacher Training (part-time option)

Monday 21 January 2019

The Institute for Education will be in touch with your full induction schedule.

Erasmus / Exchange

Friday 15 February 2019

Check your welcome booklet to find out what's in store. Your timetable for the induction day is on page 8 of the booklet.

MA Business and Management

February 2019

Course Welcome Meeting:
Your Course Leader will be in touch with your full induction schedule.

Registration and Visa Compliance Session:
Fri 15 February 2019, 12:00-14:00
Newton Park Campus, Commons Building (map)
Room CM.125/CM.126

MBA Leadership

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Your Course Leader will be in touch with your full induction schedule.

Hit the ground running with our top tips:

  1. Complete online registration
  2. Find out if you're required to enrol in-person
  3. Read about the services listed below, which will help you to settle in and feel at home in no time.

Introducing...

The Library and Learning Services

The Library and Learning Services team is here to help you transition into studying at Bath Spa University. Have a look at their resources for tips on the following:

  • Vocabulary that might be new to you
  • Independent study
  • Digital learning
  • Assignments
  • Notetaking and reading
  • Referencing

Library and Writing and Learning Centre

Read more about the services available to support you with your studies:

Students' Union

It's not too late to get involved with the Students' Union's wide range of clubs and societies.

Student Support

Student Support is on-hand to provide professional advice and guidance for all students. Learn more about:

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing support
  • Accessibility and Disability
  • Money Advice
  • Medical Service
  • Peer Mentors
  • Young adult carers
  • Estranged students
  • Care leavers

Quikscan

If you think that you might have Dyslexia or another Specific Learning Difficulty such as Dyspraxia or AD(H)D, the University offers a full screening process.

Wellbeing on Wednesdays - WOW

Wellbeing on Wednesdays - WOW aims to celebrate mental health throughout the year. Each month will have a theme with handy information, top tips and posts. Keep an eye out for our next event.

Peer Mentors

When you arrive at university you'll probably face new situations and have lots of questions.

Being students themselves, our mentors can help answer your questions and queries so you can get settled in. A Peer Mentor can also carry on supporting you during your first year, sharing their knowledge and experience with you.

Learn more about how to apply for a Peer Mentor.

Induction dates

Get Started Programme

Get Started Programme

Wednesday 19 - Friday 21 September 2018

Get Started is designed for first year students who have disclosed a disability or a physical or mental health condition. The programme offers you an opportunity to settle in early and helps with the transition to university life before the fanfare of Welcome Week. 

Booking details will be sent by our Student Support team in August. Visit our Get Started page for more information.

Our Student Support team will be in touch about your arrival and schedule for the first few days you're on campus. You'll be emailed when your full Welcome Activities schedule for Welcome Week becomes available.

Undergraduate - new students

Welcome Week

Monday 24 - Friday 28 September 2018

Bath Spa offers you a full week of activities so you can get connected with other students, meet your lecturers, get to know your way around campus, and learn about the services available that will help you achieve your academic, personal and professional goals. You'll be emailed when your Welcome Activities schedule becomes available.

BA Education (Year 3 top-up)

Wednesday 19 September 2018

The Institute for Education will contact you with details of your induction day.

 

Undergraduate - returning students

Welcome Week

Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 September 2018

Welcome back! Your course area will host one or more induction session(s) for returning students. You'll be emailed when your Welcome Activities schedule becomes available.

In addition to re-registering online each academic year, returning non-EU international students are required to show evidence of their right to study in the UK (visa, BRP, etc.) before they can be fully enrolled at each new academic year. Please check our In-Person Enrolment dates for your session.

Postgraduate - new students

If you're starting at Newton Park, Bath School of Art and Design, or Corsham Court, you'll be emailed when your Welcome Activities schedule becomes available. Please check the details below for your induction dates.

  • MA/MSc - Newton Park
    Monday 24 September 2018
  • MA - Art and Design
    Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 September 2018

  • MA/MSc - Corsham Court
    Thursday 27 September 2018
  • Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma - Professional Practice in Higher Education
    Your course team will be in touch about any induction activities.

Postgraduate - returning students

Your course team will be in touch if you are required to attend any activities during Welcome Week.

In addition to re-registering online each academic year, returning non-EU international students are required to show evidence of their right to study in the UK (visa, BRP, etc.) before they can be fully enrolled at each new academic year. Please check our In-Person Enrolment dates for your session.

PGCE and Teacher Training

  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) - Maths course
    The Institute for Education will be in touch with your full induction schedule.
  • Teach First
    Teach First staff will be in touch with your full induction schedule.

  • PGCE Secondary (including School Direct) and PGCE Primary and Early Years (including School Direct) 
    The Institute for Education will be in touch with your full induction schedule.

    Please note: PGCE applicants who are awaiting certificates or test results and are holding conditional-firm offers are expected to attend induction activities, but will be unable to finalise registration and enrolment on the day.  
  • Early Years Initial Teacher training (EYITT)
    The Institute for Education will be in touch with your full induction schedule.

  • School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)
    Your colleges will be in touch about your welcome activities at your home campus.

Partner Institutions

  • Circomedia (New FD students and MA students only)
    You'll be emailed when your Welcome Activities schedule becomes available.

    Circomedia (BA Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre)
    Your course team will be in touch about any induction activities.

If you are studying at one of the following colleges, your course team will be in touch about any induction activities:

  • New College Swindon
  • Bath College
  • Bristol College
  • The Brighton Academy
  • Best Practice Network (BPN) 
  • SENCoFuture Education World (UAE)
  • ESART (Spain)
  • Training Vision Institute (Singapore)
  • Cornwall College

PhD/Distance Learning courses

Your course team will be in touch about any induction activities.

International Students

International Induction Day (September 2018 starters)

Friday 21 September 2018

Starting at a new university in a new country can seem daunting. That’s why we offer welcome activities specifically for new international students. All new international students are expected to attend the international induction day, which allows you to move in early and get settled before the academic term begins.

The International Relations Office (IRO) will be in touch with you about your arrival, and you'll be emailed when your Welcome Activities schedule becomes available. If you have any questions, please email international@bathspa.ac.uk.

Attendance on the International Induction Day is compulsory, so please ensure that you arrive on time to attend the programme to get the best possible start to your studies. 

You may also wish to review our visas page for important information on visas and immigration, and what to prepare before you arrive.

Pre-Sessional English and International Summer School courses

International students on our short-term English language or summer school programmes typically have a full day of orientation activities on their course start date. The International Relations Office will be in touch with more details about your welcome activities.

American University Mentorship Program in Bath

Your course team will be in touch with your full induction schedule.

We'll help you settle in

There's plenty of support available to help you settle into life at Bath Spa. Scroll through and familiarise yourself with some of our services.

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