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Arrival information for pre-sessional students

Where to go and what to do when you arrive at the University for your summer course.

Pre-sessional students arriving at their accommodation
Pre-sessional students arriving at their accommodation.

When to arrive

If you are a pre-sessional student on a 10 week programme you can move into your accommodation from 05 July 2024

If you are a pre-sessional student on a 5 week programme you can move into your accommodation from 05 August 2024.

If you plan to arrive before these dates, email the ResLife team to see if you can move in early.

Where to go

When you arrive at Bath Spa railway station or bus station, walk a few minutes to the City Accommodation Centre in Green Park House to collect your key.

When you arrive

Our accommodation team will be waiting to greet you between 8am and 10pm. If you arrive after 10pm a member of our security team will be available to greet you.

They will give you your keys, temporary access card and welcome pack.

After you collect your library card from the library, you must return your temporary access card to the City Accommodation Centre in Green Park House.

Our staff will give directions to your accommodation and help you find it if needed.

Bedding and Linen

If you need to borrow bedding and linen you can collect this from your ResLife Building Reception. There will also be some bedding available if you arrive out of hours. We will confirm the location of the bedding and linen for each accommodation in your welcome letter which you will receive on arrival.

After you move in

Once you have settled into your new accommodation, you need to attend your induction sessions.

Accommodation induction

This is a compulsory session held in the first few days after you arrive, part of your pre-sessional induction timetable.

Kitchen group talks

There are talks held in your kitchen from our accommodation team.

It’s important to attend these as they are specific to your accommodation. You’ll hear what do whilst living here and how to stay safe.

The times for your talk are advertised on your kitchen noticeboard.

Swapping rooms

If you want to swap bedrooms with another student, you must contact the ResLife team on who can tell you if this is possible. You must not swap rooms without telling us you are doing so.

Staying visitors

One visitor can stay in your accommodation for a maximum of three nights. To arrange this, email with name of your guest and the dates of their stay.

If you have more than one visitor or they would like to stay longer, they can book into our guest accommodation, available from June to September.

Watch our pre-sessional student film:

What you need to know as a pre-sessional student starting at the University of Bath.

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