• Organised evening and weekend events
  • Community links
  • British student helpers
  • Access to sports clubs and facilities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Social, cultural and travel advice
  • Certificate of Cultural Enrichment

Welcome from Lindsay Orchard, Social and Cultural Programme Co-ordinator

Hello, my name is Lindsay.

I'll not only be dealing with your general social welfare, but working closely with you throughout the semester to provide a rich cultural and social programme to complement your academic studies.

Whether it is by interacting with the 'locals' of your neighbourhood; volunteering; participating in public events in the city or at one of Bath's two universities; or through ASE's links with Bath Abbey, we'll make sure you have plenty of opportunities to get actively involved with the community of which you'll be a part.

Together with Social and Cultural Events Assistant, Melissa Glass, and our small team of Bath-based student helpers, I organise weekly events such as trips to see Bath Rugby, a ‘Skyline Walk’ around the city and cinema and theatre nights. We also organise dinner on Thanksgiving and take part in events at Bath's many festivals of art and culture. Each semester concludes with high tea at an elegant Bath venue.

There will also be whole-Programme trips, giving you the chance to discover some of the more inaccessible parts of the country. Each semester ASE organises day trips to areas such as the Welsh Hills, the Dorset coast, or Cotswold villages. These day trips may include hikes in stunning scenery or visits to places of historic and cultural interest, and provide a chance to get to know each other - and the ASE staff. In addition, we visit Stonehenge, Salisbury, Lacock and Blenheim Palace. The cost of all whole-Programme events and most ASE-organised trips is included in the Programme fee.

I am also on hand to give advice about personal travel, to flag up exciting events in the locality and point out things you may never have thought of!

Associate Dean of Students