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.
  4. Look through our student IT induction information.

Upcoming induction sessions

Postgraduate - MA Business and Management

Course induction 

Your Course Leader will be in touch about your course induction arrangements.

Online support session induction day - Friday 12 February 2021

International welcome talk (please click to join)

  • 12:00-13:00 - Meet our International team and get an introduction to the Student Information Desk.

Introduction to our Support Services (please click to join)

  • 14:00-14:30 - Student Wellbeing Services
  • 14:30-15:00 - Library and Learning Services
  • 15:00-15:30 - Students' Union

Welcome social event with the Students' Union (please click to join)

  • 16:00-18:00 - Meet other students starting at Bath Spa at this Students' Union social event.

Get Connected - Monday 15 to Friday 19 February

Don't miss the Get Connected week hosted by the Students' Union. Find out more about our clubs and societies, and join some speed friending events.

You'll be able to access your online activities up to 15 minutes before they start by simply clicking on the links provided on your schedules. These links will take you to your Blackboard Collaborate session where you'll be required to enter your name upon joining. For data protection purposes, please don't enter your full name as it'll be visible to anybody who joins the session.

In most cases, your audio and video will be disabled when you enter the session, and you'll be told if/when it becomes enabled.

Please note that your online session may be recorded. If you don't want to appear on these recordings, please leave your camera and audio disabled.

We recommend that you join online sessions using a PC, laptop or Mac. If you don't have access to a PC, laptop, Mac or a suitable device on which to access the virtual University environment, including learning, teaching and services, Bath Spa University may be able to help.

Postgraduate - MA Arts Management

Course induction 

Your Course Leader will be in touch about your course induction arrangements.

Online support session induction day - Friday 12 February 2021

International welcome talk (please click to join)

  • 12:00-13:00 - Meet our International team and get an introduction to the Student Information Desk.

Introduction to our Support Services (please click to join)

  • 14:00-14:30 - Student Wellbeing Services
  • 14:30-15:00 - Library and Learning Services
  • 15:00-15:30 - Students' Union

Welcome social event with the Students' Union (please click to join)

  • 16:00-18:00 - Meet other students starting at Bath Spa at this Students' Union social event.

Get Connected - Monday 15 to Friday 19 February

Don't miss the Get Connected week hosted by the Students' Union. Find out more about our clubs and societies, and join some speed friending events.

You'll be able to access your online activities up to 15 minutes before they start by simply clicking on the links provided on your schedules. These links will take you to your Blackboard Collaborate session where you'll be required to enter your name upon joining. For data protection purposes, please don't enter your full name as it'll be visible to anybody who joins the session.

In most cases, your audio and video will be disabled when you enter the session, and you'll be told if/when it becomes enabled.

Please note that your online session may be recorded. If you don't want to appear on these recordings, please leave your camera and audio disabled.

We recommend that you join online sessions using a PC, laptop or Mac. If you don't have access to a PC, laptop, Mac or a suitable device on which to access the virtual University environment, including learning, teaching and services, Bath Spa University may be able to help.

Erasmus, Exchange or Study Abroad Programme

Online induction day - Friday 12 February 2021

Please click on the links below to join the sessions.

Erasmus, Exchange or Study Abroad Programme welcome talk (please click to join)

  • 10:30-11:30 - Come along to this session to find out more about settling into Bath Spa Univeristy as an Eramus or Exchange student.

International welcome talk (please click to join)

  • 12:00-13:00 - Meet our International team and get an introduction to the Student Information Desk.

Introduction to our Support Services (please click to join)

  • 14:00-14:30 - Student Wellbeing Services
  • 14:30-15:00 - Library and Learning Services
  • 15:00-15:30 - Students' Union

Welcome social event with the Students' Union (please click to join)

  • 16:00-18:00 - Meet other international students starting at Bath Spa at this Students' Union social event.

Get Connected - Monday 15 to Friday 19 February

Don't miss the Get Connected week hosted by the Students' Union. Find out more about our clubs and societies, and join some speed friending events.

You'll be able to access your online activities up to 15 minutes before they start by simply clicking on the links provided on your schedules. These links will take you to your Blackboard Collaborate session where you'll be required to enter your name upon joining. For data protection purposes, please don't enter your full name as it'll be visible to anybody who joins the session.

In most cases, your audio and video will be disabled when you enter the session, and you'll be told if/when it becomes enabled.

Please note that your online session may be recorded. If you don't want to appear on these recordings, please leave your camera and audio disabled.

We recommend that you join online sessions using a PC, laptop or Mac. If you don't have access to a PC, laptop, Mac or a suitable device on which to access the virtual University environment, including learning, teaching and services, Bath Spa University may be able to help.

PhD / Distance Learning courses

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

Postgraduate Certificate – Professional Practice in Higher Education

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
  • Future Education World (UAE)

ID card collection

Please note that due to the COVID-19 national lockdown, ID cards are currently unavailable for collection from our campuses. Once the campuses re-open, you will be able to pick up your ID card from the appropriate location as listed below.

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 locations below. If you're on a combined course across different campuses, please pick up your ID card from Newton Park.

  • Newton Park, Vinery building (behind the Students' Union)
  • Locksbrook Reception - if your course is based at Sion Hill, please also collect your card from here
  • Corsham Court 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.

Here to help

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
  • Note taking and reading
  • Referencing.

Writing and Learning Centre

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

Students' Union

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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