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?

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.

Undergraduate - new students

Welcome Week
25-29 Sep 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.

Your induction schedule will be available on this webpage shortly.

Undergraduate - returning students

Welcome Week 
25-29 Sep 2017

Your course area will host induction sessions for returning students. Your induction schedule will be available on this webpage shortly.


Postgraduate Induction Sessions - Sep 2017

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

Your induction schedule will be available shortly.

PGCE and Teacher Training

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

  • Teach First
    Sun 2 Jul
    Newton Park Campus

  • PGCE Secondary (including School Direct)
    PGCE Primary and Early Years (including School Direct) 
    Mon 4 Sep, 
    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 Sep
    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

Your college will be in touch about your welcome activities.

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

Due to the nature of these courses there are no specific enrolment sessions to attend. Please complete online registration as soon as you can. 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 and student status certificate by post.

International students

International Induction Day - Fri 22 Sep 2017

Starting at a new university in an 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 will be available on this webpage shortly. 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. 

Get Started programme

20-22 Sep 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.

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

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