Arrivals take place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 of September and Welcome events run from Monday 27 September to Sunday 3 October 2021.

Find out where to go

Look at our campus map to get directions to your sessions.

University Life

You will also be invited to attend a University Life session on Monday 27 September, you can find your time slot on this page. It’s important that you attend this.

Your Director of Studies

If you are on either the Software Systems programme, or Human Computer Interaction (HCI) programme your Director of Studies is Bhagyashree Patil. You should direct any queries to Bhagy and can only book on to the Q&A sessions with Bhagy.

If you are on any other programme, your Director of Studies is Marina De Vos. You should direct any queries to Marina and you can only book on to the Q&A sessions with Marina.

In person events

You are encouraged to attend the in person events. If you are not able to due to quarantine restrictions etc, please log in to a selection of the events we are also running on Zoom using the links provided. Please note you will need your Bath credentials to log in to these events. If there is no Zoom link provided here, the sessions will be recorded and provided to you at a later date.

Your timetable

Tuesday 28 September

Start Finish Location Description
9.15am 9.30am Chancellor's Building 1.10 Head of Department Welcome – all programmes
9.30am 11am Chancellor's Building 1.10 OR Zoom and meeting passcode 199722. Introduction all Computer Science MSc and MRes
12 noon 1pm The lake Lunch (bring your own, weather dependent)
12 noon 4pm Chancellor's Building 3.10 ART-AI specific introduction
1.15pm 2pm 3 West North 3.7 Placement Focus session 1
1pm 3pm N/A Optional Self-Guided Campus Walking Tour
3.15pm 5pm Chancellor's Building 1.12 Placement Focus session 2 and 3
3pm 5pm MS Teams Pre-booked slots for Q&A with Marina De Vos, Director of Studies
3pm 5pm MS Teams Pre-booked slots for Q&A with Bhagyashree Patil, Director of Studies

Please note; the booking form for the Director of Studies drop-in Q&A can be found in your MSc 2021/2 MS Team

Wednesday 29 September

Start Finish Location Description
9.15am 11am 3 East 2.1 OR Zoom and meeting passcode 093951 Introduction to Data Sci, Data Sci & Stats and Machine Learning
11.15am 1pm 3 East 2.1 OR Zoom and meeting passcode 559571 Introduction to CompSci, HCI and Software systems
1.15pm 1.45pm Science Marquee (behind 8West) Networking event (Data Sci programmes only)
2.00pm 2.30pm Science Marquee (behind 8West) Networking event (Data Sci & Stats/HCI/Machine Learning/Software Systems programmes only)
2.45pm 3.15pm Science Marquee (behind 8West) Networking event (CompSci programmes only)
3pm 5pm MS Teams Pre-booked slots for Q&A with Bhagyashree Patil, Director of Studies
2.15pm 3pm 8 West 2.12 & 2.15 ART-AI Peer Learning Group
4pm 6pm Science Marquee ART-AI Cream Tea Social

Please note; the booking form for the Director of Studies drop-in Q&A can be found in your MSc 2021/2 MS Team

Thursday 30 September

Start Finish Location Description
9.15am 11am 3 West North 3.7 Placement Focus session 4 and 5
9.15am 11am Chancellor's Building 4.17 Programming Python Support session (Data Science/&Stats without placement) Please bring a headset/headphones with you
10am 12 noon MS Teams Pre-booked slots for Q&A with Marina De Vos, Director of Studies
11.15am 12 noon Chancellor's Building 4.17 Mathematics Resource Centre (MASH) workshop (CS students only)
11.15am 1pm Chancellor's Building 5.13 Programming Python Support session (Data Science/&Stats with placement) Please bring a headset/headphones with you
2.15pm 3pm Chancellor's Building 1.11 Library induction (all students)
3.15pm 5pm 3 West North 3.7 Placement Focus session 6 and 7
3pm 5pm MS Teams Pre-booked slots for Q&A with Marina De Vos, Director of Studies

Please note; the booking form for the Director of Studies drop-in Q&A can be found in your MSc 2021/2 MS Team

Friday 1 October

Start Finish Location Description
All Day 1 hour MS Teams Personal Tutor Meetings - scheduled by your personal tutor
10am 11.30am MS Teams Computer systems introduction (MSc Computer Science and Art-AI)
10am 12 noon MS Teams Pre-booked slots for Q&A with Marina De Vos, Director of Studies
12.15pm 1.05pm Zoom Get involved in climate action at this interactive session. Prepare for the session (10 minutes) using the climate literacy course
2pm 4pm MS Teams Pre-booked slots for Q&A with Marina De Vos, Director of Studies
2pm 4pm MS Teams Pre-booked slots for Q&A with Bhagyashree Patil, Director of Studies
2.15pm 3.05pm MS Teams Be the Change: Challenge your own thoughts and behaviours to help end all forms of harassment

Please note; the booking form for the Director of Studies drop-in Q&A can be found in your MSc 2021/2 MS Team

Please check this page regularly as sometimes we need to change the times and locations of Welcome events. During Welcome, we would recommend you check your timetable at the start of each day.

As well as these compulsory events, you can also get involved in optional activities run by The SU.

Help with Technology

If you have any problems with IT hardware and software, contact our IT helpdesk. You can also purchase equipment from them.

Link to other students on your course

We have set up a Microsoft Team for your course. You can use this to ask questions and start to get to know the people on your course. You will be able to access this from the end of August