Welcome activities

Welcome and welcome back!

During our Welcome Weeks there'll be a range of fun and informative activities on offer to help you settle in or settle back in. Use this time to develop a sense of community, get connected, gain confidence and take care of yourself and others.

Your full Welcome Weeks schedule is available for you to view.

Key dates

  • Welcome Weeks: 27 September - 8 October 2021
  • Postgraduate Student Experience Welcome Induction: 1 October 2021
  • International Orientation Day: 7 October 2021

In the meantime, hit the ground running by completing the following:

  1. Registration and enrolment
  2. Read about the services listed below, which will help you to settle in and feel at home in no time
  3. Look through our student IT induction information
  4. Take a look at our Welcome pages.

Your guide to welcome activities

This map gives you an overview of all of the Welcome and Welcome Back activities that we have planned during Welcome Weeks. View our accessible version.

Important information

Collecting your student ID card

You can collect your ID card from the campus where your course is based. If you're on a combined course across different campuses, please pick up your ID card from Newton Park.

ID cards can also be collected during Welcome Weekend (25-26 September 2021).

For more information please see our Enrolment Arrangements page.

How to find us

For more information on how to travel to our campuses, head over to our Find Us page.

Need to know about the accessibility of our campuses? Our Student Wellbeing Services are happy to answer your questions or visit our accessibility guide.

About our Welcome Weeks

Over the two weeks, there'll be a variety of activities on offer for both new and returning students, including:

  • Course-led welcome activities
  • Student experience welcome activities from:
    • Student Wellbeing Services
    • Library Services
    • Student Information Team
    • Students’ Union
    • Careers
  • And more!

It doesn't stop there – you can also get involved with lots of activities and events run by the Students' Union for their Welcome Fortnight!

Helping you to settle in

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

Explore our campuses

Get to know your surroundings with our Bath Spa Selfie Trail (accessible version). Share your pictures on social using #HelloBathSpa.

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.

Support with your studies

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

Students' Union

Get involved with the Student Unions' wide range of events, opportunities, and clubs and societies. 

The SU Advice Centre provides independent, confidential advice and support on a range of issues including academic matters, sexual health, housing and general wellbeing. 

Student Wellbeing Services

Student Wellbeing Services provides professional advice and guidance for all students. Learn more about:

  • Mental health
  • Accessibility and disability
  • General wellbeing, including money advice
  • Medical service
  • 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.

#HelloBathSpa

Keep up to date with the latest Welcome information on social media with #HelloBathSpa.

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