University of Bath

Activities for sixth forms

Outreach events and activities which are on offer to sixth form schools and colleges

A group of graduates throwing their mortar boards up outside Bath Abbey
Graduates throwing their mortar boards up in the air in celebration

The activities and events on offer

Widening Participation runs a number of highly focused programmes for Post-16 students thinking about university study. These activities are designed to support attainment-raising activity in schools, help students understand the UCAS application process and facilitate a successful transition into Higher Education.

  • On Track to Bath - for local, high performing students this sustained programme of activities supports students who are thinking of applying to the University or other leading universities. It includes the completion of an independent research project to complement an Extended Project Qualification, academic workshops at the University, a four-day residential as well as access to academics, professional service staff and current undergraduates to help students make a competitive application
  • On Track to Bath: BTEC Route - a year-long programme aimed at high performing students enrolled on BTEC Level 3 qualifications in local Further Education colleges who aspire to continue onto degree programmes in Computer Science, Engineering and Sports & Exercise Science. It offers support for the Maths element of the BTEC programmes and includes a three-day residential stay at the University
  • A Level Enrichment Days - for Individual students or school groups alike the day is designed jointly by local teachers and University of Bath academics. These days develop students’ understanding and confidence in challenging areas of the curriculum and give them an insight into how that learning is relevant to studying at university
  • Year 12 Summer Schools - Any UK based Year 12 student meeting one of our widening participation criteria and the relevant academic requirements can apply to one of our free residential summer schools. Each summer school offers a week-long experience of university life and includes a busy timetable of lectures, seminars, workshops and social activities