Information for new undergraduate Pharmacy & Pharmacology 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.




Department information

Find out about starting your studies in the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology



Your first few weeks

What you'll do during your first few weeks.


Get involved in Freshers' Week

Young woman on the phone

Freshers' Week is Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September 2018. Come and meet people, join student groups and discover opportunities for your time at university.



Setting up your computer and phone

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


Connecting to Wi-Fi

How to connect your computer, phone, tablet or console to the University's Wi-Fi, whether you are a student, member of staff or visitor.

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'.


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.

Help and support

How to get advice and support if you need it.


Student Services

We provide students with support and guidance, including counselling and mental health, disability support, money management and international student advice.

Peer mentoring

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


Tier 4 visa holders

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



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.

Living in the UK

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

About the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Top ten for pharmacy and pharmacology in the Complete University Guide 2019.

Pharmacy teaching is patient-focused, via strong relationships with hospitals and practising pharmacy professionals. Our links with industry mean we offer outstanding placement opportunities.

In pharmacology we offer an integrated view of drug action linked to normal and disease-related functions of the major organ systems. We train students to be high quality, innovative and independent research scientists.


5 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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.