There are many ways that we can support you to be successful in your studies during your time at Bath Spa University.
Here are some of the key services and support systems that are available to help support you to be successful in your studies.
Student Wellbeing Services provides a wide range of information, specialist advice and guidance, allowing you to fulfill your potential whilst at Bath Spa University.
Student Wellbeing covers three key areas:
- Accessibility and disability
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Money advice and engagement.
Student Wellbeing Services also operate a Report and Support service, from which you can report a number of different issues to an advisor and receive the appropriate support.
The Student Assistance Programme provides 24/7 access to immediate advice and support from a trained mental health practitioner. You can call 0800 0318 277 or you can message ‘Hi’ via WhatsApp to 00353 87 369 0010.
Contact Student Wellbeing Services
Call: +44 (0)1225 876543
Their services are accessible Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.
You'll be assigned an Academic Advisor who is usually affiliated to your course of study. Academic Advisors will meet with you throughout the academic year and will offer support and guidance to you during your studies. Academic Advisors are named University contacts who you can also reach out to for advice and support.
You’ll meet with your Academic Advisor during Welcome Week, then periodically during your studies each academic year.
If you have any queries regarding your Academic Advisors, please contact email@example.com.
The WLC provides the following support services:
- All types of academic writing
- Digital literacy
- Academic reading
- Critical thinking
- Making the transition to university study
- Returning to study after a break
- Maths and statistics.
The English Language Unit is also available to support students whose first language is not English.
Contact the Writing and Learning Centre
Your lecturers are here to help you with your studies, so if you have any issues with your modules or coursework requirements, please speak to your module tutor(s). They'll be able to clarify what’s required and make suggestions to help you.
The University has support processes relating to extensions and exceptional circumstances, which are designed to help you if you encounter issues that may impact you being able to submit or undertake an assessment on time.
If you don’t feel that you’re fit to submit or undertake an assessment, or if you feel that you need more time in order to submit an assessment item (or more than one assessment item), you can either:
i) Request a short extension from your module tutor (usually one week but can be longer than this at the tutor’s discretion) by submitting an Extension Request Form (PDF) to your module tutor;
ii) Request exceptional circumstances for assessments in one or more modules - this will defer the coursework hand-in date to the next assessment period. You can find out more about this process and our Exceptional Circumstances policy on the Exceptional Circumstances webpages. This tells you about eligible exceptional circumstances, possible evidence which may be required and the approval process.
As part of your studies, it’s important for you to know that the University operates a Fit to Sit/Submit principle as part of our Exceptional Circumstances policy. This is based on the principle that when you submit an assessment or sit an examination, you’re declaring that you’re fit to do so. Students should not then claim at a later date that their performance in an assessment or examination was affected by exceptional circumstances.
It is really important that you ask for support and let your module tutor know if you don’t feel that you’re fit to submit or undertake an assessment.
If you feel that there was either an administrative error in the assessment process, that the assessment of your course was not carried out as published in the course material or that there was demonstrable prejudice or bias against you by one or more examiners, you are able to submit an appeal.
If you wish to submit a formal appeal (known as a Stage One: Formal Appeal) following the receipt of your official University results, the Appeals team can support you through this process. Detailed information regarding the Appeals policy is available on the following pages:
The Student Finance team can provide a wide range of support and advice regarding financial matters.
Contact the Student Finance Team
If you’re facing unexpected financial hardship, the Student Funding Team may be able to help you. They can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and details of the Bath Spa University Access Fund are available on their webpages.
The Careers and Employability team are available to provide support and advise about your career plans, interview tips and practice and support with your CV.
The team offers one-to-one appointments, which can be booked online, and also offers a Careers Space in Main House, Newton Park campus.