Information for new undergraduate Politics, Languages & International Studies 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.


Get involved in Freshers' Week

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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.



Department information

Find out about starting your studies in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies



Your first few weeks

What you'll do during your first few weeks.


Student discounts

There are lots of ways to get great deals as a student. Find out how you can save money while you're studying.


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.

Security

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


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.

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 Politics, Languages & International Studies

We conduct research focused on politics, governance and culture, and offer degrees and research opportunities in politics, languages and international studies.

Read more about the Department.


1 West North 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.