We've created Access Guides for Bath Spa University campuses (Newton Park, Locksbrook and Sion Hill) and buildings. These guides are available to view on AccessAble.View our access guides
Please tell Student Wellbeing Services if you identify as disabled and/or neurodiverse, even if you don't think it will affect you while you're at university.
The information you provide is treated as personal and sensitive data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and is made available on a "need to know" basis only, to university staff involved with your application, the organisation of any arrangements and/or the implementation of reasonable adjustments.
Accessibility Advisors can help coordinate additional support and give advice and guidance on the following.
This checklist outlines the steps you should complete prior to commencing your studies at Bath Spa. Doing so allows us to work with you and explore any arrangements that might be helpful to you accessing your studies and university life.
You can download this checklist as a PDF to save or print.
If you’re not sure what to do at any stage, please contact Student Wellbeing Services through MyWellbeing. You can ask questions, book appointments and see upcoming events and workshops by logging into ‘MyWellbeing’.
All applicants offered a place at the University are invited to complete a questionnaire requesting some information about their disability, specific learning difference, autism spectrum or medical or mental health condition. This information will be used to produce an Academic Access Plan (AAP).
With your consent, we share information about your requirements for learning with colleagues via an Academic Access Plan (AAP). Your AAP will include recommendations for study in class, for timed examinations (including in-class tests), tutorials, other assessments, placements and field trips.
Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) pays for extra support for eligible disabled students e.g. neurodiversity including Autism Spectrum Condition, dyslexia or dyspraxia, medical or mental health condition. It is a non-means tested allowance for eligible UK students, which pays for extra costs incurred as a result of a disability.
The DSA may provide:
Students are required to make a contribution of £200 towards the cost of IT equipment.
Please note: DSA doesn’t cover the disability-related costs you would have if you weren't attending a course, or costs that any student might have.
Apply as early as possible before arriving at university to ensure your support is in place. Please see the links below on how to apply, depending on where you live:
When completing your UCAS application form, please use these codes to indicate what disability you have:
Get Started is an early induction event that takes place just before the start of the academic year. All first year students who have disclosed a sensory or physical disability, autism spectrum or long-term health condition are invited.
It'll be particularly helpful if you're living away from home for the first time and aims to give you the best possible start to your time at Bath Spa.
For more information visit the Get Started web page.
A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) is a working plan of escape in an emergency evacuation for students who may require assistance or special arrangements to escape to a place of safety from University buildings (this includes anyone with a temporary impairment or who is in the later stages of pregnancy).
A PEEP is written by Student Wellbeing Services, in collaboration with the student, their Area Safety Managers, Health and Safety, and Student Accommodation (as appropriate). The PEEP is subject to review for each new academic year and following any changes in the student’s condition, regular locations or buildings used.
The Care Plan is a document for students who have intermittent medical conditions that may require assistance in the event of an incident. It is shared with the School(s) of Study via the course leader(s), First Aiders, Library, Accommodation and Security to ensure that the appropriate actions are undertaken in an emergency situation.
A Care Plan is written by Student Wellbeing Services, in collaboration with the student. It's subject to review for each new academic year and following any changes in the student’s condition, regular locations or buildings used.
Student Wellbeing Services will be operating face-to-face and virtually for the 2022/23 academic year. When preparing Needs Assessments, please make students aware that they can receive support in the format they'd prefer.