Information for new taught postgraduate students

What you need to know for your busy first few weeks as a taught postgraduate student.

Things you should do

What you should be doing this week to make sure you don't miss out on any information, deadlines or events




Plan for your arrival

Things to do and prepare for before coming to the University.




Moving to Bath

Advice and information about living in Bath as a student.




Tier 4 visa holders

What you need to know if you're an international student.


Living in the UK

Learn more about daily life and culture in the UK, including holidays, religion, driving and healthcare.

Register with the police

If you are an international student you may need to register with the police. If you are already registered, you may wish to amend your details. Find out how.


Your first few weeks

What you'll do during your first few weeks.



Get involved in Freshers' Week

Freshers' Week is from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September 2019. Come to meet people, join student groups and discover opportunities for your time at Bath.

Getting a library card

How to join the Library and advice about getting a replacement University of Bath library card.


Finding your way around at Bath

How to get to some important places around campus, including the Library, some places to eat and where to catch a bus.


Campus bus terminus

Photo of the University of Bath campus bus terminus

The main passenger drop-off and pick-up point for buses to and from the University is near the east entrance to the Parade.

Students' union

The SU building from the outside

The SU (students' union) building houses the SU and their offices, the Student Centre, food outlets and the campus pub and nightclub.

Sports Training Village (STV)

Aerial view of the sports training village

Open to staff, students and the public. The STV facilities include a gym, Olympic Legacy swimming pool, athletics track, pitches and courts.


The Library

The Library is at the centre of our campus and open 24 hours a day. Several services are available in the building, including the Security Desk.

Student Finance Office

Student Finance Office can help you with questions about tuition fees, loans and payments of scholarships and bursaries.


Setting up your computer and phone

How to get connected to the internet, set up your devices and get help with IT.


Phishing scams and fake emails

We will never ask for your login details or personal information by email. If you get an email like this, it could be an attempt at fraud known as 'phishing'.


Help and support

How to get advice and support if you need it.


Support to help you succeed

Student talking to an Adviser

You can get help and advice from Student Services at any time. Find out what we do and make sure you get the most out your university experience.


Peer mentoring

Find out how your Peer Mentor can help you settle into university life.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about Welcome Week, please contact us in person or online.