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Welcome

We're here to help you settle in!

We're delighted to welcome you to the Bath Spa community.

This is the start of a new adventure and we're here to guide you through it.

These pages include tips on getting started and useful information to read before you arrive.

When you arrive you'll also be given a Welcome Pack. Inside you'll find vouchers and lots of useful information to help you get off to a great start at Bath Spa!

Vice-Chancellor professor Sue Rigby at Locksbrook CampusI want to welcome you to Bath Spa, and let you know how delighted we are to have you as part of our community.

This is the start of a brand new chapter of your life, and this section of the website is designed to help you get settled, answer some of your questions, and point you in the direction of the teams and resources that can help you. 

A university is the sum of its students and staff, and so much more – it is a community of learners and a place to grow. Your talent and skills make Bath Spa University what it is, and ensuring that you flourish is vitally important to all of us – your tutors and professional services teams alike – who work to support you at Bath Spa.

We offer a toolkit for the unknown, and a way to thrive in your professional life. Each new academic year is the start of a new journey; this is where you begin that journey with us.

Professor Sue Rigby
Vice-Chancellor

Key dates (Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate)

Activity dates From To
Moving in Weekend 23 September 2023 24 September 2023
Welcome Week 25 September 2023 29 September 2023
Teaching begins 2 October 2023

See all term dates for the rest of the year.

Key dates (PGCE)

Term From To
Autumn 4 September 2023 15 December 2023
Spring 2 January 2024 22 March 2024
Summer 8 April 2024 14 June 2024

Online registration and enrolment

You must complete online registration and enrolment before the start of each academic year.

You'll receive an email invitation when online registration opens for your course. Until then, you can read ahead in the Registration and Enrolment section of the website.

Download our campus app

The My Bath Spa App gives you access to University services on your phone, tablet and desktop. It brings together news, information and updates in one place and you'll be able to use the app to check in to your lectures and see your timetable.

You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play store, or view it in your browser. You'll get your login details once you've registered with us but in the meantime, you can take a look around as a guest.

Student Hub

The Student Hub is located in Twiverton on Newton Park campus opposite the Refectory. The Hub is open Monday to Friday and is available for you to drop in and speak to the Student Information Team and the IT Service Desk Team, and receive guidance and support with all course related and student record enquiries. On select days, the Accommodation, Finance Fees and Student Wellbeing Teams will also be available at the Hub.

There is also a Student Hub space at our Locksbrook campus. 

Term time opening hours

Newton Park: Monday-Thursday: 9am-4.15pm
Friday: 9am-3.45pm

Locksbrook: Monday-Friday (not including Bank Holidays): 9am-2pm in G19, and 2pm-4pm in the Summix building.

Access via MyServices or call on +44 (0)1225 876115.

Follow us

Follow @bathspastudentlife on Instagram for all Welcome Week updates and day-to-day updates about student life throughout your time at Bath Spa.

You can also follow the main University accounts on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can find a list of our Bath Spa University-affiliated accounts in our social media directory.

Throughout the week, use the hashtag #HelloBathSpa to share your Welcome Week experience with us!

More about our locations

Finding your way around

There will plenty going on all around our Newton Park campus during your first few weeks. Take some time to explore, and find your way around, and you'll soon be feeling right at home! Download a map of Newton Park to help you find your way around.

Useful links and contacts

Remember, if you can't find what you're looking for, just use the search function at the top right of your screen.

Relevant policies

Policies relevant to students are located in the Policies section of our website under the policy theme 'Academic and Student'. There you'll find detailed documentation such as:

  • The Undergraduate Academic Framework
  • Student Guide to the Academic Framework
  • Academic and Student Regulations
  • The Student Engagement and Attendance policy
  • Policies about assessment, appeals, attendance, engagement and behaviour.

Reading these policies before you arrive will ensure that you're aware of your rights and also our expectations. 

Visit the Policies section.

International opportunities
  • Global Citizenship Certificate - apply by Wednesday 4 October 2023
  • Study abroad - apply by Friday 23 February 2024
  • Attend our Go Global Fair
    • Thursday 23 November at Newton Park, Commons atrium, 10am-2pm
    • Friday 24 November at Locksbrook Campus, The Street, 10am-2pm

Emergencies
  • UK emergency (ambulance, police, fire and rescue): 999
  • Non emergency medical number: 111
  • Non emergency incident number: 101
Finance

Student Fees

Tuition fees, tuition loans, sponsorship and accommodation payment queries:

Student Funding

Funding, bursaries and scholarships, and international funding:

Student Payments

How to pay fees, instalment dates, payment options and how to update card details:

Security
Social media

Follow us to keep up with the latest news and events:

Student engagement

Studying for a degree is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you can do. Engagement is key to your success, and support and guidance is available at every stage of your journey.

Our research tells us that students who are most engaged with their course feel the most settled at Bath Spa University. National research suggests that the more involved students are with their course, the better they do. We want both of these things for you.

Fully engaging with your course means that you’re more likely to thrive at Bath Spa, and to be more successful in your studies. Our mission is to help you do this.

Find out more about how we can support you and get in touch with any questions at myengagement@bathspa.ac.uk.

Student Information Team
  • Access via MyServices
  • +44(0)1225 876115
  • Visit the Student Hub:
    • Twiverton at Newton Park from 9am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday
    • Room G19 at Locksbrook Campus from 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday
    • Summix Building from 2pm-4pm, Monday-Friday

Refill: mains-fed water coolers can be found across the University. Download the refill app to find out where to top up!

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