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Information for new undergraduate Architecture & Civil Engineering students

What you need to know for your busy first few weeks as an undergraduate 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.

University Life sessions

group of students around a table

University Life sessions help you get settled at the University. Make sure you know which session you must attend.

Welcome checklist

Here is a checklist of things to help you prepare for University. Whilst this list isn’t exhaustive it should help you get started.

Department Information

Find out about starting your studies in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

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.

Your first few weeks

What you'll do during your first few weeks.

University Life sessions

group of students around a table

University Life sessions help you get settled at the University. Make sure you know which session you must attend.

Get involved in Freshers' Week

Students enjoying Freshers' Week

Freshers’ Week is from Monday 25 September - Sunday 1 October 2023. Meet people, join student groups and discover endless opportunities for your time at Bath.

Finding your way around campus

How to find your way around campus, including campus maps and accessibility features for our buildings, venues, and other locations.

Navigating the University campus

We're proud of our self-contained campus, but navigating it can, sometimes, be tricky. Our guide will help you understand how our campus is laid out.

Campus accessibility map

Use this map to find disabled parking spaces and wheelchair access routes on the Claverton Down campus.

Important places on campus

Information about 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 is the home of The SU and their offices, the Student Centre, food outlets, a salon, and the SU bar 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. Several additional 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.

Help and support

How to get advice and support if you need it.


Some of the Security team chatting to students.

The University of Bath's Security team is here to help at all times; 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Support to help you succeed

Student Support are here to help and advise you. Find out what we do and make sure you get the most out your university experience.

International students

What you need to know if you're an international student coming to study in Bath.

English Language

Two students in an English language class.

The General English course will help you to develop the language skills you need to succeed in your studies and in your future career.

Living in the UK

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

Setting up your computer and phone

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

Beware of phishing and fraud

Fish hook on a computer keyboard

Don’t get caught out by phishing attempts. The University or the Students Loans Company will never ask for your login and password.

Connecting to Wi-Fi

How to connect your device to the University Wi-Fi, whether you are a student, member of staff or visitor.

About the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

We are a joint department that brings together teaching and research expertise in architecture and civil engineering. Our interdisciplinary focus underlies all our activities and gives students a vibrant environment to grow as individuals and professionals.

Read more about the Department.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about Welcome Week or your first year at Bath, please contact us in person or online.