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Information for new undergraduate Physics 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.



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.

University Life sessions

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


Department information

Find out about starting your studies in the Department of Physics.



Important information related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

It's important that you know what you should do to stay safe and reduce the risk of Coronavirus (Covid-19).


Covid-19 information for students

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This is the place students should go to for all essential information relating to Covid-19 including tests, international travel, and safety. Updated 19 July.


Your first few weeks

What you'll do during your first few weeks.


Get involved in Freshers' Week

Students enjoying Freshers' Week

Freshers’ Week is from Monday 27 September - Sunday 3 October 2021. Meet people, join student groups and discover endless opportunities for your time at Bath.



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. 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.


Security

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 Services 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.


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.


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

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

About the Department of Physics

Our broad selection of courses satisfy a wide range of interests, preparing students not only for a career in physics but many other fields as well.

Our diversity as a department is reflected through the variety of research conducted by our research groups and centres encompassing physics on the smallest nanoscales to the most energetic processes in the Universe.

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.