New and returning students must register online before the start of each academic year.

You'll find useful information to help you complete the online registration process below.

You must complete these two steps:

Register online - new student FAQs

Do I need to complete online registration?

Yes! All students starting a new programme of study are required to complete online registration.

However, if you've studied at Bath Spa University previously, you won't need to create an account. You'll be able to log in to your account using your existing student ID number and password.

During online registration you will be guided through a series of screens. You'll be asked to confirm your personal details, you'll find information about your tuition fees (if applicable), you'll upload a photo for your student ID card and you will be asked to confirm your agreement to the University's terms and conditions.

When can I begin online registration?

The online registration portal will open approximately two weeks before your course start or course induction date.

At this time, you'll be sent an email from Bath Spa University inviting you to first create an account, and then to complete online registration. The email will be sent to the correspondence email address you provided at the point of application.

What will I need?

Completing online registration will take about 15 minutes, and you'll need:

  • Your six-digit Bath Spa student ID number, which can be found on any formal email correspondence from the University
  • A digital photograph for your student ID card (JPEG file, 3MB max). To make it easy for you, this step can be completed on a smartphone using a photo from your camera roll. Selfie time! 
  • Your bank account details and a valid credit/debit card (some courses excluded).

Do I need to complete the student ID card section of the online registration portal?

As part of the online registration process, you'll be asked to upload a photo of yourself for your student ID card.

You're encouraged to complete this step as early as possible so that we can have your student ID card ready when you arrive. It's easy to do - you can even access the online registration portal from your mobile phone and upload a photo.

You'll be notified of where and when to collect your student ID card at your in-person enrolment session or through your course area.

What is the self service password reset tool?

During online registration you will be taken to the password reset tool, where you will be asked to answer some 'secret questions'. Make sure you remember the answers. This initial process is required only once, and it will allow you to go online and reset your password yourself throughout your studies at Bath Spa.

If you have forgotten your password before you have fully completed online registration, or think you may have been locked out of your account, please call the IT Helpdesk on +44 (0)1225 876500 or email ithelpdesk@bathspa.ac.uk, quoting your Bath Spa student ID number.

What If I'm unable to complete online registration before I arrive?

To ensure a smooth registration process, we encourage all students to complete as many of the online registration steps as possible before arrival - particularly the student ID card section in step two.

However, if you're unable to complete online registration prior to your arrival, don't panic. Staff will be on hand at your in-person enrolment session to help you through the process and answer any financial queries you may have. Staff can even take your photo and upload it to your registration account.

I need help!

Staff will be on hand on your arrival day to help you get sorted. 

If you're unable to wait until then and you can't find the information you're looking for on our registration and enrolment webpages, please contact Student Services via email at mycourse@bathspa.ac.uk.

What are my next steps?

After you have completed online registration, you can enrol in person. Find your in-person enrolment session.

Register online - returning student FAQs

Do I need to complete online registration?

All returning students are required to complete online registration before the start of the new academic year. You should be able to login to the online registration portal using your existing student ID number and password.

Forgotten your password over the summer? See the password reset section below.

When can I begin online registration?

The online registration portal will open for returning students approximately two weeks before your course start date.

At this time, you'll be sent an email from Bath Spa University inviting you to complete online registration. The email will be sent to both your personal and Bath Spa email accounts.

Help! I've forgotten my password

If you have forgotten or would like to change your password and you have previously set your security questions in the 'register for password reset tool' section within online registration, please use the University's password reset tool

If you've forgotten your password and have not yet set your security questions, or you think you have been locked out of your account, please call the IT Helpdesk +44 (0)1225 876500 or email ithelpdesk@bathspa.ac.uk.

Do I need to get a new student ID card?

Your student ID card can be used year after year - just be sure that your course end date is accurate. If you've taken a break in your studies or repeated a year, you may need a new card. Visit the Santander branch at Newton Park campus and bring your old card with you for a free replacement.

If your card has been damaged, bring it with you to the Santander branch at Newton Park campus for a free replacement.

If your card has been lost, you can request a replacement card from the Santander branch at Newton Park campus. Charges will apply.

If you are at another site, please email mycourse@bathspa.ac.uk to enquire about a replacement card.

What are my next steps?

Your next step is to check your online Induction Planner (available early September from our Welcome Activities page) to see when you are required to be back on campus for your mandatory 'welcome back' course talks.

If you are a returning international student, after completing online registration you are required to enrol in person showing your right to study in the UK.  Find your in-person enrolment session.

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