Archive for the ‘Widening Participation Office’ Category

Socio-economics of entering graduate job market: 4 May

Graduate status for students from lower-income families does not always enable them to enter prestigious professional careers on an equal footing with better-off peers.

Change a student's life this summer

Academics & PhD students are invited to offer Nuffield Research Placements to budding researcher Year 12s

Local Year 9 students study languages at university

Students from three local secondary schools recently descended on campus to see what it’s like to study languages at university.

Futures Day inspires Year 8 & 9 students

Local students attend Futures Days to help plan their Key Stage 4 options and future career pathways.

WIN: Helping youngsters progress to HE

We are the lead partner of a national government programme to improve social mobility

The Virgil Building: latest photos

Services on Levels 2 & 3 start on Mon 6 Feb, with Level 1 Learning Commons opening 20 Feb

New van for STEM outreach activities

Our new van will support the delivery of outreach activities at schools, colleges & public engagement events

Uni sponsors recent TEDxYouth @ Bath event

We were pleased to sponsor the recent TEDxYouth @ Bath event - a day of discussion at The Forum for over 900 young people and students.

TEDX Youth came to Bath

The University sponsored the recent TEDxYouth @ Bath event - a day of discussion at The Forum for young people and students.

Royal High School student blogs about her visit to campus

A year 12 pupil who took part in our Women into Engineering Day, a Widening Participation event, concluded: "Overall it was a brilliant day and a great experience."

Sowing the seeds of HE ambition

We are sponsoring IntoUniversity centre, aimed at students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Do you have a graduation story to tell?

Have you, or a student you know, had to overcome challenges to graduate this winter? Do you have an unusual, inspiring or heart-warming story to tell?

Great film: Bath academics share the rewards of outreach

Some of our academics who are involved in working with schools and young people talk about what they gain from the experience.

Want to inspire & engage families in research?

Next year’s Bath Taps into Science Festival, running 20 and 21 March 2015, will offer researchers (including those from social science disciplines) a great opportunity to engage children and families in research.

Do you have a graduation story to tell?

Have you, or a student you know, had to overcome challenges to graduate this winter? Do you have an unusual, inspiring or heart-warming story to tell?

Academics host robotics workshops in Malaysian schools

Drs Jon Du Bois and Pejman Iravani from the Department of Mechanical Engineering recently travelled to five schools in Malaysia to run robotics workshops, which gave students an introduction to robot programming using advanced computer software relevant to both industry and academia.

Stephen Fry to demonstrate student project on QI

A metal maze that was built by physics students to show how water droplets can propel themselves will feature on BBC 2’s QI this week when host Stephen Fry demonstrates the ‘Leidenfrost effect’.

Next PS Bath workshop: Wed 17 Sep

The University of Bath is working with Bath Spa University to give local UCAS applicants expert advice on writing their personal statements at a free workshop in Carpenter House.

Gifted young people experience life on campus

Over 70 young people from all over the country, who had been identified by their school or college as academically gifted and likely to progress to a top university, took part in our 3-day residential Uni Taster on campus from 14–16 July.

Teachers take sustainable energy research to pupils

Secondary school teachers from as far afield as Thailand are spending the week at the University to learn about the science behind sustainable energies such as solar power and biofuels.