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Our Transition to University Programme is a free two day event, for applicants who have disclosed an Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger syndrome. It’s a great way to meet applicants and staff.

The Transition to University Programme starts at 10am on Wednesday 26 July 2017 and finishes at 4pm on Thursday 27 July 2017.

The Transition to University Programme will give you an opportunity to experience university life on campus.

This event will assist you to develop your independent living skills, so you feel prepared to move away from home. The Bristol Autism Spectrum Service (BASS) are delivering specialist workshops on managing the transition to university. You’ll also be able to find out about services at the University including Student Support, the Peer Mentor scheme and Accommodation.

Activities will include

  • Staying overnight in one of the halls on campus with up to nine others;
  • Planning an evening meal and shopping at the local supermarket for ingredients;
  • Cooking workshop with a University Chef;
  • Using public transport;
  • Social activities, such as film and board games;
  • Introduction to Disabled Students Allowances and Assistive Technology.

Please note, a Student Support staff member won’t be on campus overnight; however, Security are available 24 hours a day and there is a phone available in each kitchen within the halls to contact Security if required. A Resident Tutor will be on call between 6-10pm and Conferencing staff will be available at Sophia between 8am and 10pm regarding any accommodation queries.

Contact Student Support

You can call Student Support on: 01225 87 6543, or email: studentsupport@bathspa.ac.uk.

If you’ve spoken to a member of the team before, do contact them directly. We're open all year round, including vacation periods, so someone will always be here to answer any questions/listen to your queries and help you.

Booking your place

We’ll be sending out invitations by email and post in June 2017 with booking details.

We can offer this event to a maximum of 20 applicants. Bookings will be taken on a first come basis, so please book early to reserve your place.

Make sure:

  • you check your personal email account regularly so you don't miss out (including the spam/junk folder);
  • you ensure we have your correct email address;
  • you get in touch as soon as possible, if you don’t hear from us in June.

Frequently asked questions

Will I have WiFi access on campus?

You’ll be given a visitor login to access Wi-Fi on campus.

What do I need to bring with me?

You only need to bring your personal belongings such as, clothes and wash kit

Breakfast, lunch and evening meal will be provided during the programme. There is a shop available at the Student Union on campus if you want to buy additional drinks and snacks. All planned activities, such as using public transport, will be funded by the University. Bedding is provided in your room. You’ll need to bring small appliances, such as a hairdryer.

Please note this is an alcohol free event.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you are happy and comfortable in. Some events will involve moving around and participating in activities. The campus can require a lot of walking (all accessible) so comfortable shoes are a must.

Do I have to attend all sessions?

Planned events during the day are compulsory and provide a great foundation for making the most of your studies and university. The evening activities on Wednesday are optional, if you would prefer to relax in your room or spend time exploring the campus.

What type of accommodation will I be staying in for this event?

We have arranged for you to stay in student residential accommodation, Gardens, on the Newton Park campus. Your room will have a small double bed, desk, fitted wardrobe, drawers, under bed storage and en-suite bathroom. There is a communal kitchen within the accommodation block and you’ll be sharing this with up to nine other applicants. Please note this accommodation is for the event only, you still need to apply for University accommodation separately if you wish to live in halls while you study at Bath Spa.

Is accommodation available for parents/supporters?

Overnight accommodation can be booked at Green Park House, which is located in the city centre. Discounted rates are available for parents/supporters of applicants who are attending the programme.

Please contact greenparkhouse@bathspa.ac.uk for further details.

Can I attend if I have a conditional offer at Bath Spa?

Yes you'll be invited if you hold either an unconditional or conditional offer.

Can I attend Get Started as well as the Transition to University Programme?

Yes you can attend both events. You’ll be invited to Get Started following confirmation of your results and place at Bath Spa.

Get Started is a three day early induction event. Student Support will be sending out emails in August 2017 with booking details, after exam results come out.

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