Archive for the ‘Widening Participation Office’ Category

Year 11 pupils attend summer school

45 pupils from across the South West seize the chance to get a taste of university life & study

Year 11 pupils welcomed for a week-long summer school

The annual Year 11 summer school, led by the Widening Participation Office, sees 45 pupils from across the South West seize the opportunity to experience a taste of university life and study.

Excellent turnout for first PS Bath 2014 workshop

Our first personal statement support session for UCAS applicants on 9 July attracted a tremendous number of participants from local schools with all eight colleagues from both the University of Bath and Bath Spa University kept busy with students making the most of the opportunity to get free help and advice.

Bath leads launch of UNet to widen access to higher education

Bath is one of five leading universities setting up a new consortium designed to promote fair access to higher education for all social groups.

School pupils from across country spend a week at University

The University is hosting a week-long summer school from 7-11 July, for 48 Year 12 students from across the country, to give them an opportunity to discover more about science, engineering and university life.

Headstart pupils learn more about Chemical Engineering

Thirty sixth-form pupils from across the country visited the Department of Chemical Engineering last week to get a taste of what it is like to study chemical engineering and what exciting career opportunities a degree might lead to.

PS Bath 2014 - Help for UCAS applicants

Working with Bath Spa University, we are running workshops to give local UCAS applicants expert advice on writing their personal statements.

L&T for diversity - Promoting student success: 19 May

Drawing on research conducted for the Higher Education Association (HEA) Professors Penny-Jane Burke and Gill Crozier from Roehampton University will report on and analyse some of the challenges and dilemmas that staff face when working with an increasingly diverse student body.

Vice-Chancellor explores outreach

On her latest departmental visit, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell met with Widening Participation & Learning Partnerships staff

Western Vocational Progression Consortium accredited

The Western Vocational Progression Consortium (WVPC), based at the University of Bath, has been accredited with the nationally recognised quality mark for organisations which provide information, advice and guidance - the Matrix Standard.

University funds project to inspire future female engineers

'Counting on Girls' project, set up and organised by Elnaz T Kashefpakdel, Educatios PhD student, invited academic leaders to inspire young women and strengthen their understanding of the career paths available to them in mathematics, science and engineering.

Department celebrates languages with University Skills event

We recently held a languages event for local sixth form students who received training in university skills and had the chance to practice them in the afternoon in their chosen target language.

A Level Maths students enjoy new enrichment programme

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has developed a mathematics enrichment programme for Year 13 students who are keen to spend time tackling mathematical problems beyond those seen in standard A level questions and lessons.

Changes to structure of the Registry

Message from Professor Bernie Morley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching):

Teacher support to help students with university applications

The latest support and advice will be on hand for local teachers who help students with career and Higher Education guidance at a special conference hosted by the University.

How accessible is the University?

At the end of November a group of students, parents and carers attended ‘How accessible is the University?’ a campus event to explore the accessibility of the University to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

How accessible is the University?

At the end of November a group of students, parents and carers attended ‘How accessible is the University?’ a campus event to explore the accessibility of the University to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Local primary school gets taste of university research

Our Widening Participation Office has further extended its outreach programme by working with the Mead Primary School in Trowbridge to submit an entry to a local competition: ’What’s my Science Fair 2014’.

Local primary school gets taste of university research

Our Widening Participation Office has further extended its outreach programme by collaborating with another local primary school in Trowbridge.

New programme launches to help talented young people

Fifty high achieving students and their parents came to the campus for the launch of a new programme for local sixth formers.