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Useful information for Students arriving after Welcome

An overview of information to help you settle into university life if you arrived after the welcome period.

If you have arrived at the University after the main welcome period this guide will provide a summary of some key information to help you get started.

Starting your studies remotely

If you are unable to travel to Bath for the start of the year make sure you have informed us.


Compete your Registration. The final date for registration is 18 October.

Paying tuition fees

If you still have fees to pay or have any questions visit our paying your tuition fees page.

Covid-19 information

Visit our Covid-19 information for students page for up-to-date information on our plans to keep you and our community safe, Covid testing, support if you need to self-isolate and vaccinations.

Department welcome

You should inform your department if you have joined late or will be arriving in Bath after Welcome Week as they will be able to support and direct you to useful resources. There may be some specific health and safety instructions for your department (e.g. lab inductions) that it will be important for you to understand. You should inform your Director of Study and personal tutor.

Getting a library card

Your library card not only allows you to borrow books, it is also your key card which you need in order to enter sports facilities and some accommodation halls. Visit our getting a library card page for more information on how to get yours.

Life at Bath

Watch the recording of our University Life sessions to find out some useful tips for life in Bath including becoming part of the community, support that is available, staying safe and practical tips such as navigating campus.

Living in a New Culture

Starting university as an international student can be a big change. Our Living in a New Culture (LINC) programme provides information and support to all new international students to help you settle into life in the UK. We share important and practical information to help you settle into life in the UK. Watch the recordings of our LINC Information sessions and get information about money, food and drink, cultural adjustment and much more.


The University offers several ways to get support. If you are finding the transition difficult or would like to talk through anything else concerning you, contact Student Services. We also offer a 24hr service called Talk Now which you can access for support any time of the day or night from anywhere in the world via phone or live chat.

If you have a disability and haven’t done so already, talk to our Disability Service who may be able to support you.

The SU also have an Advice and Support centre who are able to offer support.

Social activity

Whether you are already in Bath or arriving late The SU have a number of opportunities you can get involved in. Visit the What’s on page for a full list of events and activities, the Sports page for how to stay active or the students groups page for a list on all the societies that are running.

Preparing for University.

The University's Welcome Checklist is a useful guide on preparing for university. Although this may vary if you are arriving late it will be a useful guide of things you may want to consider.

Be The Change – Tackling Harassment

Be the Change is a campaign at the University to help challenge thoughts and behaviours to help end all forms of harassment. We ask all of our students to take some time to complete the Be The Change module to learn about the campaign and how you can contribute to tackling harassment.

Climate Literacy

As part of our Climate Action Framework we are providing every incoming student with the opportunity to take a short climate literacy course. To take part, self enrol on our Climate Literacy Moodle course.

Joining the Sport training village

Students can activate their sports pass to get free access to some facilities as well as some priority booking and dedicated participation times. Discounted Student Gym memberships are also available.