Department of Psychology

Bath Autism Summer School 2016

This residential event at the University of Bath allows students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to experience aspects of university and student life.

Date: 31 August - 2 September 2016

Location: University of Bath campus

Supporting the transition from school to university

The Bath Autism Summer School includes three days and two nights of activities that will enable you to experience life as a university student. This includes:

  • a campus tour
  • a visit to student accommodation
  • talks from other students with ASD who will share their experiences of life at university
  • meals in university restaurants
  • stress and anxiety workshops
  • talks about clubs and societies
  • an overview of student services and the Students' Union
  • a visit to the Sports Training Village

There is a guide to common questions about the Summer School.

We will announce the timetable for this event in early May 2016. To help you get an idea of what happens at the Summer School you can view our timetable from the previous year's event.

Video of our previous Summer Schools

Attending the Summer School

Applications for the Autism Summer School have now closed. If you applied, you will be notified if you have been successful by the end of July 2016.


For any queries about this event you can email:


This event recognises the potential difficulties around transition of students on the autism spectrum in dealing with novel experiences and offers students the opportunity to experience university life in a supportive environment.

We commend Drs Chris Ashwin, Mark Brosnan and Ailsa Russell for their thoughtful and very important practical initiative, which we hope to see in other universities.

— Richard Mills
Research Director of Research Autism


University of Bath Alumni Fund logo

The Autism Summer School has been generously supported by Bath Alumni, Widening Participation, Robert Burgess (Business Administration 1994), and The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund.