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.
Paying tuition fees
If you still have fees to pay or have any questions visit our paying your tuition fees page.
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 Studies 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 Support. 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.
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.
International support group
If you are an international student you may want to attend our weekly International Support Group. At the group you will be able to meet other international students in a relaxed environment. You don't need to come every week or stay for the whole session, you can drop in and out around your timetable. There will also be a staff member on hand to answer any questions you may have.
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 learn about the campaign and how you can contribute to tackling harassment.
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.