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Hi!

I'm currently finishing up on my first year at Bath Spa Uni. I'm studying Contemporary Arts Practice and I live in Charlton Court (off campus). Starting uni can be a pretty nerve-wracking time, so if you have any questions regarding halls, freshers, night life or stuff in general, feel free to ask and I'll try to help as best I can
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Hey! I'm starting my first year at Bath Spa this September for Psychology and I was wondering whether we have to get tickets in advance for any events held during freshers week? If we do, do we get emailed about how to buy them, or can you buy tickets for different events during the freshers fair when you arrive?
Also, what sort of fun events were held last year?
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(Original post by orlagh_rose)
Hey! I'm starting my first year at Bath Spa this September for Psychology and I was wondering whether we have to get tickets in advance for any events held during freshers week? If we do, do we get emailed about how to buy them, or can you buy tickets for different events during the freshers fair when you arrive?
Also, what sort of fun events were held last year?
Hope you can help
Hi! You do have to get tickets in advance for a few activities during freshers week (but not all of them), and you can find some more information by checking back on the Bath Spa Uni SU Facebook Page. I've just had a look, and I can't find anything just yet, but I'm sure things will be posted on there soon. You will be emailed about it, and last year I got a few things in the post too, detailing what was on and where to buy tickets (You usually have to get them through the SU website). There was a silent disco, a ball, and loads of other fun stuff, but I didn't go to any, as I was incredibly shy. I wish I had, as I heard it was a lot of fun. The events run by the SU are probably the best places to go in freshers week, as you're in a new place, and theres plenty of security and students on hand to help you.

I made the mistake of buying one of the 'freshers wristbands' advertised by various companies such as 'Bath Spa Events' and 'Complete Students'. These were events held at the clubs in town. I'm assuming they're running a similar thing this year, so PLEASE DO NOT BUY THEM. They are a massive scam. They don't guarantee your entry and anyone can get in, as the venues are not hired. Instead, go to the stuff on campus, as it's a lot safer, cheaper and much more enjoyable. You'll get plenty of chances to go to the clubs in Bath later in the year (if that's your sort of thing of course)!! Hope that helps you
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Hi. I'm starting Bath Spa in september for Furniture and Product Design Foundation Year and I have a room in Charlton Court. I would love to know what is provided to you already at the accomadation and what I will need to buy before I turn up?
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Hi. I'm starting Bath Spa in september for Furniture and Product Design Foundation Year and I have a room in Charlton Court. I would love to know what is provided to you already at the accomadation and what I will need to buy before I turn up?
Hi! Charlton Court is lovely. Provided in the rooms are a small double bed, desk and chair, bin, a shelving unit, wardrobe, bedside table and drawers. You might want a desk lamp as i know some people who liked having one, but the lights in the room are more than sufficient and even have a dimmer switch. In the kitchen, you are already provided with a microwave, kettle, toaster, Hoover, iron and ironing board. The uni says that Charlton doesn't provide an iron and ironing board but they do! And if you do actually do some ironing, kudos to you because I know I never did haha for your room you just need to bring bedding, study materials etc (I would strongly suggest you bring some nice things to decorate your room with like posters or fairy lights etc, as it makes the place feel more homey and stuff). As for the kitchen, bring along your crockery etc. You usually get two cupboards each in a shared Charlton flat. Charlton also has the best social spaces in my opinion. The reception room has a pool table and tv. Even in the courtyard, you tend to pass a lot of people heading to flats or classes etc, which I found really nice. Charlton has a big community feel. But back to your question, the basics are pretty much covered for you in each flat. There's a lot of storage space, and plenty of shelf space in the bathroom. Hope that helps you, let me know if I can advise with anything else!
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(Original post by moshpotato)
Hi! You do have to get tickets in advance for a few activities during freshers week (but not all of them), and you can find some more information by checking back on the Bath Spa Uni SU Facebook Page. I've just had a look, and I can't find anything just yet, but I'm sure things will be posted on there soon. You will be emailed about it, and last year I got a few things in the post too, detailing what was on and where to buy tickets (You usually have to get them through the SU website). There was a silent disco, a ball, and loads of other fun stuff, but I didn't go to any, as I was incredibly shy. I wish I had, as I heard it was a lot of fun. The events run by the SU are probably the best places to go in freshers week, as you're in a new place, and theres plenty of security and students on hand to help you.

I made the mistake of buying one of the 'freshers wristbands' advertised by various companies such as 'Bath Spa Events' and 'Complete Students'. These were events held at the clubs in town. I'm assuming they're running a similar thing this year, so PLEASE DO NOT BUY THEM. They are a massive scam. They don't guarantee your entry and anyone can get in, as the venues are not hired. Instead, go to the stuff on campus, as it's a lot safer, cheaper and much more enjoyable. You'll get plenty of chances to go to the clubs in Bath later in the year (if that's your sort of thing of course)!! Hope that helps you
Hey, the freshers events organised by the universities will be in the SU and on campus; events organised by third party companies will be held at the night clubs in town. Nothing wrong with either, just personal preference and not a scam.
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Hi I applied for a Ceramics and Graphic Arts undergrad, after the interview they have now called it 'Contemporary art's practice' instead. I want to study ceramics, I want to come out of university with all the skills needed to open up my own pottery studio. Realistically is this going to happen on a course as broad as this? Hope you can help
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Hi Sophie Jo
Contemport Art Practice (or CAP as it is refer to I'm the uni) is a very large in range, however you can specialise within CAP in a specific area. I am told the course starts with plenty of support that slowly let's you spread independently with less and less help as the course goes on. I do not take CAP. I am currently finishing foundation so I can't give you any more detailed information about what the course is like,
Hope this helped out a little bit though.
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