University of Bath

International Management and Modern Languages Welcome Week events

The School of Management and the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies have created a week of events to help you transition into university.

Welcome to the Department and the School

Your first sessions in Welcome Week are an official inspirational welcome from both your Department and your School.

Dr Nick Startin, Head of Department within the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies will begin the week’s departmental activities by giving his welcome. PoLIS will be responsible for the administration of the IMML degree for the first year of your studies and your Director of Studies will be based within this Department.

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, the Dean of the School of Management and University Vice-President (Corporate Relations) will then welcome you to the School of Management. Professor Hope Hailey will be joined by key members of staff who will warmly welcome you to Bath and to the School.

Venue map: 2W University Hall

Director of Studies Welcome

In this session, you will meet your Director of Studies (DoS), Dr Irene Macías, and key members of staff for your course. You will receive an overview of the course content and structure and hear about the expectations and responsibilities you will have as a student on your course. Your DoS will also talk about the sources of support available to you throughout your studies.

This will be a great opportunity ask any questions you may have about the course and to meet your new coursemates.

Language Welcome Meetings

Students will meet up with the Language Convenor and Course Leaders of the language they have selected to study within their degree. As well as providing information on what to expect during the year, it will also be an opportunity to meet students from our other language degrees within PoLIS.

A short meeting with the Librarian for Languages will follow to give you an introduction to Library resources for Linguists.

Insights: The Undergraduate Student Experience

In this session led by your Student Experience Officer, you will gain further insight into your chosen course. This session will include a number of talks from key people to help orientate you and provide an insight into what it's really like to study here.

You will hear from the following people during this talk:

  • Your Lead Peer Mentors who will talk to you about the Peer Mentoring scheme and how your mentor can help you through your first year. Your Lead Peer Mentors are second or third-year students who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

  • Current students who will be able to give you a snapshot of your course and the University. They will be able to share their experiences with you and can answer any questions.

  • Your Student Experience Officer will talk to you about the support available to you from them and how they can help you throughout your studies. They will also outline how you can get involved with the university.

  • Your Placement Officer who will outline the support you will receive from their team and discuss the placement opportunities and how they will support you in your placement search.

  • A Careers Adviser who will outline the support available from the Careers Service when you are looking for internships and spring weeks and then later on when you are looking for a graduate role.

Personal Tutor Meet and Greet

IMML students will be assigned a personal tutor within the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, who will be there to offer you academic and pastoral support throughout your time at Bath.

Please look out for an email from your tutor to confirm arrangements. Normally you would expect to meet your tutor in their office in 1West North, unless they make other arrangements. The name of your tutor will be available in Welcome Week from your SAMIS home page.

Global Networking

Join us for an interactive session led by International Consultant, Dr. Margarida Dolan. Be prepared to have your perceptions challenged and explore working in a global environment. You will have the opportunity to work with students from across all Management courses.

You will be allocated one session to attend. You will be emailed during Welcome Week with information on which session you must attend.

Campus Tour

To help orientate you around the campus, find some School of Management and PoLIS-only study areas and to try to understand the University of Bath's building number system, you are invited to sign up for a campus tour. These will be led by second year and final year students who will help you find your way around, share some of their favourite places on campus and help make sure you don't get lost finding your first lecture.

You will be emailed with the sign-up details during Welcome Week.