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Study and career – Bath Spa University
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Study and career

Get ready for your degree!

Your studies may be very different from how you've learned before, but we're here to help you thrive when you get here! Find out how to access Library resources, discover independent learning, and find out more about our Careers services and international opportunities on this page.

Support during your studies

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Academic Advisors

At Bath Spa most students are allocated an Academic Advisor, who will support your academic and professional development throughout your University career.

Your Academic Advisor will be a member of the teaching team from your course and will be available to help and advise you throughout your studies at Bath Spa University.

They'll be your key point of contact and offer you appropriate academic advice, guidance and structured support at key stages of your academic career. They'll also be able to effectively signpost you to our relevant Student Services support service teams across the University.

Academic Skills (ASk)

The Academic Skills (ASk) team is here to support you in your academic work, at any stage of your academic career.

Contact the ASk team for feedback on your writing or advice on developing skills such as time management. Whether you'd like help with maths or statistics or tips on how to deliver excellent presentations, the ASk team offers a range of support, both in-person (ground floor of Commons) and online. Get in touch:

International students seeking similar support, please contact the English Language Unit:

Student Engagement

The Student Engagement Team is here to welcome you to Bath Spa University and quickly help you find your feet. The team will be on-hand to support you with every stage of your student journey, including Welcome Week, and when you transition between phases of your course (for example, between your second and final year of your undergraduate course), and to help you to stay fully engaged and on track with your course.

Your library

Our large electronic and print collections are available to support you with your studies and our friendly team are on hand to assist with any issues or queries you may have.

Check out our Library homepage, visit us in the Newton Park Library, email or get in touch via our 24/7 chat service.

Study spaces

We have lots of great places to study on campus, including drop-in and bookable spaces. A range of open access computers are available for use in the Newton Park Library as well as a range of spaces with charging points for using your own device.

To pre-book a space in the quiet study area in Newton Park Library, please visit the Library homepage.

Subject resources and Subject Librarians

Dedicated Subject Librarians can help you access the Library resources that are the most beneficial for your particular course. Subject librarians can help you with research for your assignment and finding relevant material within the collections.

Your Library and Learning Services

For full information about how the Library at Bath Spa can support you throughout your studies, take a look at our Library and Learning services booklet. If you'd like to download a copy, click here for the downloadable version of the booklet.

What students say about independent learning...

'Independent learning' is probably the biggest change you'll find when you start university.

You'll be in charge of your own learning, which is great, but can also be a little scary! It can take a while to get to grips with planning your workload, but don’t panic. With a little bit of trial and error, you'll find the best way for you to study.

Here are some tips from past students to help you get a great start...

Plan your time

Buy a diary or use an online tool such as Evernote, Asana or Google Calendar. Add all your lectures, seminars and job commitments. Plan time to do your reading and research and add those too. Some experts suggest you allow for about 20 hours of study per week outside teaching times.

Get academic help when you need it

If you're struggling with time management or planning your writing assignments, the Academic Skills (ASk) team runs workshops and 1:1 support sessions.

Develop your note-taking skills

Reading and note-taking are key skills to help you make the most of lectures, journal articles and books. The Academic Skills (ASk) team has more resources to help you develop good quality academic writing, so check them out early in your first term, and ask for their short online note-taking course.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers online learning in business, software, technology and creative skills. Gain access to a video library of top-quality courses taught by recognised industry experts.

Box of Broadcasts

BoB is an on-demand TV and radio resource for those in education. You can access it with your Bath Spa University account, and use it to watch and record recently aired programmes from over 65 channels.

Your career

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Advice and support

We're here to give you a head start in preparing for your future. We'll help you to:

  • Explore your options and job possibilities
  • Experience work through exclusive internships
  • Progress your ideas and career plans.

You can find resources through our dedicated portal, MyCareer, or visit our Careers and Employability webpages for more information.

Get help finding part-time work, placement opportunities and more

Many students work part-time during their studies, including part-time or casually at Bath Spa University. All of the University’s casual vacancies are listed on MyCareer, as well as several opportunities in and around Bath as well.

When you begin to think about finding work experience through placements or internships, and later graduate opportunities or schemes, they’re all there too, including some opportunities that are exclusive to our students.

Get a CV check

Is your CV good? Or wondering how to start? We have your back, with several ways to help. On MyCareer you can submit your CV to us to review, book a one-to-one appointment to chat through it, book onto a "How To Write A CV" workshop, or look through some of our resources.

Book personalised appointments and attend skills-enhancing events

Careers appointments offer a safe space for you to discuss anything careers-related, from getting started thinking about what you’d like to do, to having a mock interview for a coveted job.

We also hold advice workshops throughout the year across a range of topics, as well as WorkFest - a concentrated period of events designed to help you connect with industry, hear from employers and meet creatives at the height of their profession.

All of this is accessed through MyCareer.

Get a mentor

Through MentorMe, we have hundreds of industry professionals from a huge variety of sectors that are happy to meet and mentor you. They’ll provide advice on turning your aspirations into practical steps towards what you want to do. Interested in getting matched? Simply apply through MyCareer.

Get support for your freelancing or business idea

Our funding and support programme is designed to help our students create, share, develop and unleash their entrepreneurial ideas and ventures. We offer start-up grant funds of as much as £10,000, as well as specific one-to-one advice, workshops, links to professional networks, and valuable exposure.

Find out about the Professional Placement Year (PPY)

The Professional Placement Year (PPY) is the ultimate employability-boosting experience that will help you to develop the skills that employers are looking for in a competitive job market. Available to any student on any course, this is one of the best ways to get work experience. Students taking a PPY will access support through MyCareer, and those interested in finding out about adding a PPY onto their degree can also do so on MyCareer.

Follow us on social media

Keep up to date with our latest advice, vacancies and events on Instagram, Twitter (, TikTok and Facebook.

Are you an international student?

The Immigration Advice and Careers teams work together to ensure that our international students and graduates are aware of all the opportunities and requirements when working in the UK during and after your studies.

Find out more on our webpages.

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