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

MSc Human Resource Management & Consulting

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
10.15 - 11.00 MSc Course Registration

Register, meet classmates and enjoy free refreshments.
10West 2.45/46
11.00 - 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
11.00, 12.00 or 14.00 Free campus tour led by our MSc Induction Ambassadors
Meet at the MSc Reception in 8West
14.15 - 16.05


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

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

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 Tub

Tuesday 25 September

Time Event Location
10.00 - 15.00 Inflatables Founders Hall
10.00 - 14.00 Document checking Library 3rd floor
10.15 - 11.05 Director of Studies Welcome Talk

You will meet your Director of Studies, your Student Experience Officer and Programme Officer/ 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
10West 2.47
11.00 - 12.00


Come down to the Tent and take some time to unwind with the Meditation Society during your busy first week!

The Tent
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
15.15 - 17.05 Meet your classmates

Get to know who else is studying your course this year prior to the start of your lectures
1West 2.103
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
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
11.00 - 16.00 Sports Day The Parade
11.00 - 12.00 Zumba The Tent
12.00 - 13.00 Yoga The Tent
12.00 - 14.00 Document checking Library 3rd floor
14.00 - 17.00


Pronounced 'Kay-lee', Ceilidh Society are hosting a dance-filled afternoon to Scottish and Irish music.

The Tent
13.15 - 14.05

Student Life

Welcome speech from The Dean of the School of Management, Professor 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
19.00 - 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

13.15 - 14.30

Getting started on your MSc in Human Resource Management & Consulting

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
1 West 2.103
15.15 - 17.05 Global Networking 2

Come and learn more about networking through a variety of interactive and fun activities; this is a great opportunity to meet MSc students from other courses and countries. Just bring along an open mind
1 West 2.101

Film Night - Chronicle
Pizza and Board Games
Cocktail Night
Open Mic Night
Arena Night 4
Motown Night

Find out more on the SU website

19.00 - 22.00 PG Pub Quiz The Canon

Friday 28 September

Time Event Location
10.00 - 15.00

Freshers' Fair

With local and national companies trying to grab your attention, come along and make the most of all the opportunities, freebies and discounts on offer

Founders Hall
11.00 - 12.00 Yoga The Tent
12.00 - 14.00 Document checking Library 3rd floor
14.00 - 17.00

Coffee and Cake Feeling tired?

Come relax in the Tent with coffee provided by the Coffee Society and cake baked by the Baking Appreciation Society. The best part? It's all free!

The Tent

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

Find out more on the SU website

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


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

Find out more on the SU website

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
11.15 - 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)