Many congratulations on securing your place to study at the University of Bath; I wish you continued success during your time with us.

As Director of Studies (DoS), responsible for the academic and operational management of the IMML programme, I’d like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you to the University, to the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies and to the School of Management. Below you will find some information about the induction programme that has been arranged for you.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week runs from Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 September. On Monday 24 September, you will have an introductory meeting for all new students in the Department and also one for all new students in the School. This will give you the opportunity to meet both your Head of Department and Head of School, Director of Studies and other students studying within the Department and School.

Support available in your Department

Although exciting, many students find that the transition to study at a new institution can be challenging. We are here to support you so please let us know if you are having any difficulties or have any concerns and we will do our very best to assist you through this transitional period. You can contact either your Director of Studies, Dr Irene Macias I.Macias@bath.ac.uk or your Programme Administrator, Ms Anna McGregor polis-ug-admin@bath.ac.uk for support.

All incoming students will also be allocated a Personal Tutor who will be responsible for providing pastoral and academic support. You will also have a Peer Mentor who is a current student in the Department and will be able to share experiences with you, and answer any questions you may have about being a student here at Bath. You will have an opportunity to meet both your Personal Tutor and Peer Mentor during Welcome Week.

Department pre-arrival information

Pre-arrival reading

There is no formal requirement for pre-arrival reading for IMML students; we would suggest instead that you keep abreast of current affairs in English and in the target language in a way of your own choosing. These are some useful websites:




You can find more information about Welcome Week and things you can do in preparation for your arrival at Bath. These pages will be updated as the time draws closer to Welcome Week (particularly during September). Therefore, please do continue to visit these pages ahead of your arrival.

I very much look forward to meeting you at the end of September. In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

With very best wishes, Dr Irene Macias Director of Studies for IMML