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?

Undergraduate - new students

Welcome Week
25-29 September 2017

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.

View your personalised Welcome Week timetable. Note that activity dates and times are still subject to change - check back regularly.

Undergraduate - returning students

Welcome Week 
25-29 September 2017

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

View your personalised Welcome Week timetable. Note that activity dates and times are still subject to change - check back regularly.


Postgraduate Induction Sessions - September 2017

The campus where the majority of your teaching takes place will dictate your induction date, location and activities.

Note: Part-time returning postgraduate students continuing their course are not required to attend induction activities.

PGCE and Teacher Training

The Institute for Education will be in touch about your welcome activities.

  • Teach First
    Sun 2 July
    Newton Park Campus

  • PGCE Secondary (including School Direct)
    PGCE Primary and Early Years (including School Direct) 
    Mon 4 September
    Newton Park Campus

    *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)
    Thu 14 September
    Newton Park Campus

  • School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)
    As SCITT is a schools-based programme, there are no formal induction activities planned. 

Partnership Colleges

Circomedia Foundation Students

  • Tuesday 26 September, 10.30am-3pm
  • View your personalised induction day timetable. Activity dates and times are still subject to change - check back regularly.

Other Colleges

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

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

Due to the nature of these courses, there are no formal enrolment sessions to attend. Please complete online registration as soon as you can after receiving the University's welcome email inviting you to do so. Student Services will ask your tutor to confirm that you are in attendance/fully engaged with your studies. You'll receive your student ID card by post.

PhD Students

Following online registration, you will be required to report to the Corsham Court reception desk to show photo ID (valid passport or driving licence) and original documents of your highest academic qualification (map). You will also be sent an invitation to attend a PhD induction event, which usually takes place within the first few weeks of your studies.

International students

International Induction Day - Fri 22 September 2017

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 your induction schedule can be found here. If you have any questions, please email

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 International Arrivals page for important information on visas and immigration, and what to prepare before you arrive.

Get Started programme

20-22 September 2017

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 you 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.

After your Get Started session, you are required to attend your Welcome Week induction - view your personalised induction timetable for welcome week (Sep 25-29). Activity dates and times are still subject to change - check back regularly.

Pre-Sessional English and International Summer Schools

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.

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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