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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.

Vice-Chancellor professor Sue Rigby at Locksbrook CampusI want to welcome you to Bath Spa, and to this section of the website, which 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)

Activity datesFromTo
PGCE students arrival 5 September 2022
Moving In Weekend 23 September 2022 25 September 2022
Settle In Week 26 September 2022 30 September 2022
Welcome Week 3 October 2022 7 October 2022
International Students Orientation Day 3 October
Postgraduate Welcome 4 October
Semester one 10 October 2022 27 January 2023

See all term dates including Postgraduate and PGCE.

Online registration and enrolment

You must complete online registration and enrolment before the start of each academic year. Online registration will be open from early September.

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.

Your personalised course timetable will be available before the start of term:

  • 14 September - New undergraduate timetables released
  • 26 September to 5 October - Postgraduate optional module selection
  • 7 October - Postgraduate timetables including optional modules released

Settle In Week

Monday 26 - Friday 30 September

Settle In Week is a week of optional activities for first year undergraduate students to get involved in between accommodation move in and the start of the formal course and student experience induction, Welcome Week.

We’re planning a variety of informal activities designed to enable you to meet, develop friendships and begin to experience the University before academic study begins. Check out the full schedule online (accessible version also available).

Welcome Week

Monday 3 - Friday 7 October

Your Welcome Week kicks off on Monday 3 October. This week of activities is designed to help you find your way around and get your university journey off to the best start. You'll attend course-specific talks, workshops and social activities to get to know your course team, fellow students and your Academic Advisor.

Your schedule is available to access on our Welcome Week page and through the My Bath Spa App.

Bath Spa Students' Union

And it doesn't stop there – you can also get involved with lots of activities and events run by the Students' Union (SU) throughout Settle In and Welcome Week.

Highlights include the welcome and activities fairs, a variety of events throughout the day and late into the evening at the SU bar and trips, mixers, club nights and even an outdoor cinema!

Join the official Facebook group for 2022 to meet your fellow new students and get updates on all Bath Spa Welcome 2022 events, tickets and wristband info.

Moving in?

We can't wait to welcome you to your new home and get you settled in. We understand moving can be daunting but don't worry we're here to help.

Students moving into Bath Spa managed halls will receive information about booking your arrivals slot the week commencing Monday 22 August. If you're a student who'll be living at Charlton Court, Waterside Court or Twerton Mill, you'll receive move-in information once you've returned your completed tenancy agreement.

If you have any questions about moving in, please get in touch with the team at accommodation@bathspa.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about what to bring, check out our FAQs.

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 as well as your Welcome checklist. 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. 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. On select days, the Finance Fees and Student Wellbeing Teams will also be available. Visit the Hub for guidance and support with all course related and student record enquiries.

Term time opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am - 4.30pm

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

Follow us

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for updates on the latest news and events. Keep an eye on #HelloBathSpa for more welcome tips and information.

You can find a list of our Bath Spa University-affiliated accounts in our social media directory.

More about our locations

Click below to take a virtual tour of our campuses

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.

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

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