School of Management MSc Welcome Week and beyond 2019

What you need to know and do during your first few weeks of your School of Management MSc course.

Welcome week: Monday 23 September to Friday 27 September 2019

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study on one of our MSc courses. We have a week-long programme of events to welcome you to the School of Management and Bath, to learn more about your course and to make friends.

Welcome Week checklist:

Find out more about preparing for your MSc.

Your Welcome Week timetable

Find out which events you need to attend during Welcome Week.

Welcome events

Take part in Welcome Week events for all MSc students.

MSc course check in

Monday 23 September 2019

You must attend this session to officially check in for your MSc course.

Director of Studies Welcome

A session to meet your Director of Studies, your Student Experience Officer and MSc Team Programme Support.

Welcome to the School

All MSc students will attend this session. This welcome talk will look at expectations and cover key messages for the year ahead.

Practice Track or Dissertation?

A session comparing the two summer options available to those on certain courses.

Other events

The week will also include:

  • Getting started on your MSc
  • Global networking
  • Postgraduate Welcome Reception
  • Careers: How to get your ideal job
  • Student life

Useful links

Opportunities to get involved during your course

Find out about the extracurricular activities and opportunities available to you throughout your MSc course.

There are lots of opportunities available to you during your MSc. Getting involved in extracurricular activities enhances your CV and helps you get the most out of your degree. We recommend you take part in at least two challenges.

These opportunities include:

  • The Big Team Challenge
  • Meet a Corporate Partner
  • Academic Representatives
  • Conversation Club
  • Community Challenge
  • Future Business Challenge
  • Global Residency
  • Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Global Skills Award

Personal tutoring

Find out about our personal tutoring system.

A diagram with the word 'you' in the middle. There are three branches coming off: 'Director of Studies', 'Programme Officer' and 'Student Experience Officer'

Your Director of Studies is your Personal Tutor and your first point of contact for academic advice.

For welfare support and advice, your Student Experience Officer is available.

The MSc Team provide course support and can be contacted for anything to do with your MSc. You will meet them all during Welcome Week.

All members of the Personal Tutoring Team provide guidance and support your personal development, academic progress and welfare.

Your career

We want to get you ready for the working world. Find out about the different opportunities you'll have to prepare yourself for your career throughout your course.

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Bath students are often targeted by graduate recruiters, so you'll see lots of employers on campus. As part of your course you'll take part in lots of career activities – both timetabled and optional.

It's important to start thinking about your job search as soon as possible, as some graduate opportunities will have deadlines soon after you start your course.

Big 4 Boot Camp 19-20 September

We will run a Big 4 Boot Camp on 19-20 September.

This is for any student who plans to apply for jobs with PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte. These companies offer roles in audit, consulting, technology and HR.

They are also able to sponsor work permits for international students. The Big 4 recruit on a rolling basis – as soon as applications are submitted. If you apply early, you have a better chance of success.

The Big 4 Boot Camp will prepare you for all stages of the application process, and you will have practice interviews and assessment centres. There are limited places on this Boot Camp so please register if you would like to be considered.

Careers timeline

Semester One

Your timetabled careers workshops start in week 1. These sessions are practical and give tips on:

  • CVs
  • cover letters
  • interviews
  • psychometric tests
  • assessment centres

Throughout these workshops we will discuss ways you can enhance and demonstrate your employability.

There will be many activities you can sign up for including:

  • Industry Insights, where our graduates return to give advice on working in different sectors
  • one to one meetings to discuss your career goals and applications
  • support to pass psychometric tests
  • mock interviews and assessment centres
  • company presentations and workshops
  • Careers Fair 17-18 October

Inter-semester break (27-31 January)

80 lucky students will be selected to take part in our Future Business Challenge. During the week you will hear from guest speakers, visit companies and work in teams to analyse what makes a company resilient and sustainable.

Semester Two

In Semester Two we focus on internship applications and applying for jobs outside the UK. Students on most of our courses will go on company visits. You’ll be able to hear how what you are learning in the classroom is put into practice.

If you have any queries, please contact MSc Careers Team.

MSc team

Meet the team who will support you on your MSc.

Plan your arrival


Share your experiences

We love to see what our students get up to, so don't forget to tag us on social media.

Use the hashtag #MySoMMSc