University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

MSc Finance, MSc Finance with Banking
& MSc Finance with Risk Management

Your Welcome Week is full of different events, some organised by the School, and some by the Students' Union (SU), all helping you settle into Bath and get to know your course mates better.

There's an exciting postgraduate-specific event every night of Freshers' Week, so be sure to get involved in the fun!

Join us on Facebook and Instagram, use #MySoMMSc and #BelongatBath to share your amazing photos from the Welcome Week.

More information on the Students' Union's Freshers' Website

Read more about campus locations.

Events and activities key

Must attend Must attend once Optional Students' Union Postgraduate only

Monday 24 September

Time Event Location
10.00 - 16.00 Document checking Library 3rd/4th floor
10.00 - 17.00 Wristband collection

Last chance to collect your pre-ordered wristband.Your wristband is your ticket to every FW event happening throughout the week. Make sure you bring government issued photo ID with you and your library card if you have it.
The Tub
10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 Free campus tour led by our MSc Induction Ambassadors Meet at the MSc Reception in 8West, Level 1
14.15 - 15.00 Course Registration

Register, meet classmates and enjoy free refreshments. You will also sign up to attend Friday's Finance Trek to London.
10West 2.47
15.15 - 16.05

Brew@2

The University of Bath Chaplaincy Centre is open to everyone; people of any faith or none. Pop in everyday this week  for homemade cake and a cuppa and space to relax and chat to others

The Chaplaincy
16.15 - 17.05 Welcome to the School

Meet key MSc staff and hear more about some of the opportunities that await you in the year ahead.
East Building 1.1
Evening

Film Night: Avengers- Infinity War
Pizza and Board Games
Arena Night 1
Club Night
Find out more on the SU website

Various
20.00 - 00.00 PG Cocktail & Mocktail Night 

Whether you fancy a Mojito or a Martini - Cocktail or Mocktail - meet at The Tub for a Postgrad only night with 2 for 1 cocktails! A fantastic warm up to the Plug's weekly Cocktail night happening every Thursday.
The Plug

Tuesday 25 September

Time Event Location
10.00 - 14.00 Document checking Library 3rd floor
10.15 - 12.05 Director of Studies Welcome Talk

In this session you will meet your Director of Studies, your Student Experience Officer and Programme Administrator. You will receive details about: 
  • your course structure and choosing optional units
  • Personal Tutoring - who to contact for help and support
  • studying in Bath
  • exams and assignments
  • plagiarism and referencing
  • becoming an Academic Rep
3West North 2.1
10.00 - 15.00 Inflatables Founders Hall
13.15 - 15.05 Library Induction and literature searching 

Helen Rhodes (Subject Librarian) will introduce you to the resources. This session will provide a foundation for the database workshops Helen will deliver later in the semester.
2West University Hall
14.00 - 17.00 Acoustic Vibes

Listen to some relaxing tunes played by Music Soc
The Tent
18.00 - 19.30 PG Welcome Reception 

An informal drinks reception to give you the opportunity to meet and network with other new Masters students and staff working in the School. You'll get your ticket to this event at your Course Registration on Monday 24 September.

The Assembly Rooms, Bath
Evening Film Night - About Time & Scream
Murder Mystery
Pizza and Board Games
Plug Quiz
Bake Off Screening
Arena Night 2 
Silent Disco
Find out more on the SU website
Various
20.00 - 23.00 PG Cheese and Wine

Non-alcoholic and vegan alternatives are available. Tickets are £6 must be purchased in advance.
Claverton Rooms

Wednesday 26 September

Time Event Location
10.15 - 12.05 Introduction to Accounting & Finance 3West North 2.1
11.00 - 16.00 SU Sports Day The Parade
12.00 - 13.00 Yoga The Tent
10.00 - 14.00 Document checking Library 3rd floor
13.15 - 14.15 Practice Track Information Session

This session will give you an overview of Practice Track. Come along to find out what is involved and why this might be the right choice for you next summer
Chancellors' Building 1.11
15.15 - 17.05 Student Life

Welcome speech from The Dean of the School of Management, Prof Veronica Hope Hailey. This talk will provide information and guidance on a range of University services including: 

Chancellors' Building 1.10
Evening Film Night- Shaun of the Dead
Bath's Talent Show
Pizza and board games
Arena Night 3
Cheesy Disco 
Find out more on the SU website
Various
19.15 - 21.30 PG Comedy Walk around Bath

Tickets are £6 and need to be purchased in advance from the SU Box Office
Meet at Campus Bus Stop, or Huntsman Pub (City Centre)

Thursday 27 September

Time Event Location
09.15 - 10.05 Reading Efficiently

This year you will spend a great deal of time reading. Having an effective reading and note-taking strategy is important and in this short workshop we will introduce you to some simple techniques you can use to become an more efficient reader
2West University Hall
10.15 - 11.05 Careers - How to Get Your Ideal Job

This session will give an overview of what graduate recruiters look for, the recruitment process and timeframe. You will also hear about the careers support available to you from the School and University Careers Service
2West University Hall
11.00 - 14.00

Meet the MSc Careers Team

Drop in and ask the team about anything careers related, boost your employability and get a LinkedIn photo taken.

Level 0 Foyer East Building
11.00 - 16.00

SU Groups Day

Societies, Media, Volunteering, P&A (Politics & Activism) and D&S (Diversity & Support) groups will be out on the Parade today, giving you a taste of all the areas you can get involved in whilst here in Bath

The Parade
12.00 - 14.00 Document checking Library 3rd floor
14.00 - 17.00

Table Tennis in the Tent

The SU sports Table Tennis Club will supply all the bats and balls - just turn up and show us what you’ve got

The Tent

14.15 - 15.30

Getting Started on your MSc in Finance, MSc in Finance with Banking & MSc in Finance with Risk Management

In this essential session you'll learn how to understand your Semester 1 timetable and other useful information to help you manage your first few weeks of study
Chancellors' Building 1.10
Evening

Film Night - Chronicle
Pizza and Board Games
Cocktail Night
Open Mic Night
Arena Night 4
Motown Night
Find out more on the SU website

Various
19.00 - 22.00 PG Pub Quiz The Canon

Friday 28 September

Time Event Location
10.00 - 22.00

Finance Trek to London with an Alumni Networking Social

This day will include:
  • A walking tour of the City of London
  • An afternoon visiting to a choice of financial organisations including Bloomberg and the Bank of England
  • A panel discussion with alumni working in banking and finance
  • A networking reception with alumni and members of staff from the School of Management

More information will be given at the your MSc Course Registration on Monday 24 September when we will ask you to sign up for your afternoon visit

City of London
Evening

Film Night - Anime Taster & The Greatest Showman
Comedy Night
Arena Night 5

Find out more on the SU website

Various
21.00 - 02.00

PG Party

Exclusively for Postgrads, this event promises to be a night to remember! Icebreakers, a chance to meet new people and obviously an opportunity to dance the night away - Silent Disco style!

The Tub

Saturday 29 September

Time Event Location
12.00 - 14.00

LGBT+ BBQ

Whether you identify as LGBT+ or want to know more about the group, come along to meet new people and eat good food

Find out more on the SU website

The Lake
14.00 - 17.00

PhotoWalk: Exploring the City of Bath

Join PhotoSoc on a photo-walk around our own beautiful city of Bath taking in its stunning architecture. Whether you own a DSLR, smartphone, or a film camera, this is the one for you

Meet at Campus Bus Stop
Evening Pizza and Board Games
Arena Night 6
Klass

Find out more on the SU website

Various
19.00 - 00.00

PG Pub Tour

Enjoy a tour of some of the best pubs on offer in bath, sampling a range of delicious beverages from guest ales to obscure cocktails

Find out more on the SU website

City centre

Sunday 30 September

Time Event Location
11.30 - 16.00

IKEA (Bristol) trip

This is a great chance to pick up some cheap essentials for the year ahead. We’re off to IKEA in Bristol for the afternoon. Coach leaves East car park at 11.30 or Riverside Coach park (City Centre) at 11.45. Tickets £6.50 - buy them on the SU website

East Car Park or Riverside Coach Park (City Centre)