You're in. Now it's time to find out what's in store...

To provide you with a tailored experience, our welcome activities differ depending on your level of study, course of study, home campus, and whether you're a new or returning student. All induction activities are designed to get you settled into university life, and feature:

  • Subject-specific welcome talks from academic staff to introduce you to your course
  • Opportunities to learn about the resources, support services, clubs and societies available on campus
  • Social activities so you can make new friends and build your university community.

See the drop-downs below to find your welcome schedule. 

What's in store for you?

Get Started Programme

Get Started Programme

Get Started is designed for first year students who have disclosed a disability or a physical or mental health condition. The programme offers you an opportunity to settle in early and helps with the transition to university life before the fanfare of Welcome Week. 

Booking details will be sent by our Student Support team in August. Visit our Get Started page for more information.

Our Student Support team will be in touch about your arrival and schedule for the first few days you're on campus. Your full Welcome Week induction schedule will be available in early September 2018.

Undergraduate - new students

Welcome Week 

Mon 24 - Fri 28 September 2018

Your first days on campus are important, and we'll make sure they're memorable!

Bath Spa offers you a full week of activities designed to get you connected with other students, meet your lecturers, get to know your way around campus, and learn about the services available that will help you achieve your academic, personal and professional goals.

You will be emailed when your induction schedule is available.

Undergraduate - returning students

Welcome Week

Wed 26 - Fri 28 September 2018

Your course area will host one or more induction sessions for returning students. 

You will be emailed when your induction schedule is available.


February 2018 starters

Mon 5 February 2018
Newton Park Campus, Commons Building
Room CM.125/CM.126 (map)

Download your Induction schedule (pdf).

September 2018 starters

You will be emailed when your induction schedule is available.

PGCE and Teacher Training

  • Teach First
    Sun 24 Jun, Time TBC
    Newton Park Campus, Commons Building, Rooms TBC (map)
    Teach First staff will be in touch with your full induction schedule.

  • PGCE Secondary (including School Direct) and PGCE Primary and Early Years (including School Direct) 
    Date and time TBC
    Newton Park Campus, Commons Building, Room TBC (map)
    Your enrolment session start time will be noted on your induction schedule, which will be emailed to you by the Institute for Education approximately two weeks prior to your course start date.

    Please note: PGCE applicants who are awaiting certificates or test results and are holding conditional-firm offers are expected to attend induction activities, but will be unable to finalise registration and enrolment on the day.  
  • Early Years Initial Teacher training (EYITT)
    Date and time TBC
    Newton Park Campus, Commons Building, Room TBC

  • School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)
    In-person enrolment sessions on campus are not required for SCITT students. After you have completed online registration, your Bath Spa student ID card will be distributed to you at your college by a member of Bath Spa staff in September.

Partner Institutions


You will be emailed when your induction schedule is available.

Other colleges:

  • University Centre Weston (UCW)
  • Best Practice Network (BPN) SENCo
  • New College Swindon
  • Bath College.

Your colleges will be in touch about your welcome activities at your home campus.

PMP, PhD, distance learning, and returning part time Master's students

Your course leaders will be in touch about any welcome activities for your course.

Pre-Sessional English and International summer school courses

International students on our short-term English language or summer school programmes typically have a full day of orientation activities on their course start date. The International Relations Office will be in touch with more details about your welcome activities.

International Students

International Induction Day (September 2018 starters)

Date TBC

Starting at a new university in a new country can seem daunting. That’s why we offer welcome activities specifically for new international students. All new international students are expected to attend the international induction day, which allows you to move in early and get settled before the academic term begins.

The International Relations Office (IRO) will be in touch with you about your arrival, and you will be emailed when your induction schedule is available. If you have any questions, please email international@bathspa.ac.uk.

Attendance on the International Induction Day is compulsory, so please ensure that you arrive on time to attend the programme so that you get the best possible start to your studies. 

You may also wish to review our Visas page for important information on visas and immigration, and what to prepare before you arrive.

Students' Union Welcome Week activities

Please have a look at the events being run at the Students' Union throughout the year.

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