If you have a specific question or concern about your course or studies, or if you are planning to relocate from Bath to go elsewhere, please raise this with your personal tutor or director of studies. Support will still be available to you through your department.

Graduation ceremonies

July 2020

In response to COVID-19, the University has decided that the summer 2020 graduation ceremonies, due to take place between 14 and 17 July, cannot proceed as planned.

Student accommodation

University-owned student accommodation

We know that those of you in University-owned student accommodation have wanted clarity on payment going forwards and we wanted to update you on this as soon as we were able.

Following approval from the University’s governing body (on 25 March 2020), we can now confirm that we will only charge for accommodation that is being occupied after the timetabled Easter vacation. Further details on this will be provided by ahs (Accommodation and Hospitality Services).

Private accommodation

Information for students in private accommodation and answers to common questions about student tenancies during the Coronavirus outbreak are available here.

Learning and teaching online

For undergraduates and those taking taught graduate courses, we will deliver all teaching online for the remainder of Semester 2, which ends on Friday 29 May 2020.

For more information on assessment arrangements read our FAQs for students on learning and assessments

The Skills Centre is offering online skills support for your studies.

The Careers Service is now offering virtual services only.

Placements

My placement has ended early, what should I do?

Most importantly, prioritise your safety and follow the coronavirus advice provided by the government in your location. Please be assured you will not have been disadvantaged by having had to return early.

Your placement team will have already been in touch to provide you with advice and guidance on what to do next. Please contact them for further advice.

I’m due to go on placement in 2020/21, what should I do?

We have no reason to believe, at this time, that placements for 2020/21 will not go ahead. There may be an impact on start and end dates. Please be assured we will do all we can to ensure you are not disadvantaged by any changes.

Your placement team will be in touch to provide you with advice and guidance on planning for a placement next year. Please contact them for further advice.

I am returning early from study abroad, what should I do?

Most importantly, prioritise your safety and follow the coronavirus advice provided by the government in your location.

Please inform your Department Exchange Coordinator. They will be able to advise if they need further information. You must also update your current address in SAMIS once you are home, so we know where you are. This will help us to prioritise students who are still trying to return to the UK.

If you have received Erasmus+ funding for your study abroad please send an email to erasmus@bath.ac.uk to update us on your circumstances.

Will I be able to study abroad next year?

It is not yet clear how long travel restrictions may be in place, and which countries may be affected.

Currently, we are advising students to continue with their applications as usual. This will mean you are ready to go when/if travel restrictions are lifted. If specific exchanges are impacted because of restrictions at partner universities, we will communicate this to affected students as soon as we become aware so you can consider alternatives.

Student Services

Student Services is now offering a virtual service. While the Roper Centre in 4 West will be physically closed, our teams will continue to monitor incoming emails and answer the phones between 9am and 5pm every day, including weekends and public holidays.

All our services will continue to be available by phone, video or email. Please contact us if you have questions relating to:

  • Counselling & Mental Health

  • Disability Service

  • Student Money Advice

  • Student Immigration Service

  • other student advice, for example, if you are pregnant or facing a disciplinary procedure.

Call us on: 01225 383838 or email: studentservices@bath.ac.uk. Please leave your phone number and the appropriate team will be in touch.

To see more about wellbeing services, please visit the Health, safety and wellbeing for students webpage.

To see the availability of services on campus, please visit the Latest information on campus facilities webpage

The SU

The SU Advice & Support Centre is now operating remotely via email on suadvice@bath.ac.uk. We can talk via this email address and video, or we can share an audio call using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Our opening hours are 10:00–16:00, Monday–Friday.

Details on how to access other SU services can be found on The SU webpages