Welcome activities

Missed Welcome Week? Get yourself up to speed...

Hit the ground running by completing the following:

  1. Online registration and enrolment.
  2. Familiarise yourself with the induction information available on our Welcome pages.
  3. Read about the services listed below, which will help you to settle in and feel at home in no time.

Upcoming Induction dates

Undergraduate – new students

Welcome Week

Monday 21 – Friday 25 September 2020

Bath Spa offers you a full week of activities so that you can get connected with other students, meet your lecturers 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 (Hons) Education (year three top-up)

The School of Education will contact you with details of your induction.

Undergraduate – returning students

Welcome Week

Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 September 2020

Your course area will host welcome back sessions for returning students. You'll be emailed when your Welcome Activities schedule becomes available.

Remember that all returning students will have to re-enrol for the new academic year. You'll be emailed when online registration opens for your course.

Postgraduate – new students

  • MA/MSC based at Corsham Court, Newton Park and Locksbrook campus
    Tuesday 22 September - Online postgraduate induction day
    Monday 21 - Friday 25 September - You may be invited to further online or in-person events held by your course team.

    You'll be emailed when your Welcome Activities schedule becomes available.

  • Postgraduate Certificate – Professional Practice in Higher Education
    Your course team will be in touch about any induction activities.

  • MA Educational Leadership (Teach First)
    Your course team will be in touch about any induction activities.

  • Studying on a distance learning course? 
    Your course team will be in touch about any induction activities you may have.

  • Returning postgraduate student?
    Your course team will be in touch about any induction activities you may have.

  • Unable to attend your induction day? 
    Please notify your Course Leader.

PGCE and Teacher Training

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

Partner Institutions

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

  • University Centre Weston
  • New College Swindon
  • Bath College
  • Bristol College
  • The Brighton Academy
  • Best Practice Network (BPN) SENCo
  • Boomsatsuma
  • Ballet West
  • Future Education World (UAE)
  • Cornwall College

PhD / Distance Learning courses

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

International students

International Orientation Day (September 2020 starters)

Friday 18 September 2020

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 get settled before the academic term begins.

You'll be emailed when your Welcome Activities schedule becomes available.

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

ID card collection

Students at Green Park House Halls of Residence can collect their ID cards from Green Park House reception. 

All other students can collect their ID cards from the campus where their course is based, at the times below. If you're on a combined course across different campuses, please pick up your ID card from Newton Park.

  • Newton Park, Commons atrium
    Monday 21 to Thursday 24 September, 10.00am to 3.00pm
    Friday 25 September, 10.00am to 12.00pm

    After Welcome Week, all Newton Park ID cards will be available for collection from the Vinery.
  • Locksbrook Reception (if your course is based at Sion Hill, please also collect your card from here)
    Monday 21 to Thursday 24 September, 10.00am to 3.00pm
    Friday 25 September, 10.00am to 12.00pm

    After Welcome Week, and remaining ID cards can be picked up from reception.

  • Corsham Court
    Monday 21 to Thursday 24 September, 10.00am to 3.00pm
    Friday 25 September, 10.00am to 12.00pm

    After Welcome Week, and remaining ID cards can be picked up from reception.
  • Distance Learners - Students studying on a distance learning course will receive their ID card through the post.
  • Partner Institution - ID cards will be posted to our partner institutions for further distribution.

Missed Welcome Week? Get yourself up to speed.

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

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 SU's wide range of clubs and societies.

Student Wellbeing Services

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

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • 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.

We'll help you settle in

There's plenty of support available to help you settle into life at Bath Spa. Have a look at our informative Welcome pages to find out more.

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