Residential Uni Taster

Want to experience life as a Bath student? Come to one of our Residential Uni Tasters.

  • Monday 10 July - Wednesday 12 July 2017 (Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Monday 17 July - Wednesday 19 July 2017 (Science and Engineering) - this Uni Taster is now full

As an attendee, you'll have the opportunity to explore our friendly campus and get a sense of what it's like to live and study here. You'll meet current students and staff, and get lots of information and advice.

It's the perfect head start to prepare you for life at a top university.

Applications now open

The applications for the Residential Uni Taster are now open. You can get an application form by emailing

Places are limited so make sure you book early.

What happens on the Uni Taster

Humanities and Social Sciences Taster

Subjects likely to include: Economics, Management, Modern Languages, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Sport.

Science and Engineering Taster

Subjects likely to include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physics, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

The Taster session can help you:

  • learn from world-class academics and researchers
  • develop your subject knowledge
  • explore a range of disciplines taught at the University of Bath

We'll help you prepare for uni life and develop the following skills:

  • problem solving
  • independent living and learning
  • time management
  • university academic skills - top tips
  • team work

During the event, you will:

  • get inside information, advice and guidance about applying to a top university
  • talk to our admissions staff about University of Bath degree programmes
  • attend academic workshops/lectures in a range of disciplines
  • visit research and teaching laboratories
  • stay in on-campus student accommodation
  • make use of sporting and social facilities

Who the Uni Taster is for

The Uni Taster is for Year 12 students who are defined by their school/college as academically gifted and:

  • have achieved A and B grades at GCSE including Maths and English
  • are likely to achieve A and B grades at AS level (or equivalent)
  • are likely to progress to a top university.


The cost for this event is £180 per person to cover meals, activities and overnight accommodation on the University campus. A non-residential option is available for local students.

Post Uni Taster support

After completion of the Uni Taster, all participants will continue to receive application and admissions support through Year 13. Our e-Mentors will provide individual advice for students at this crucial time.

Uni Taster support for nationally competing athletes

We host over 300 internationally performing athletes at Bath. If you compete nationally and have the potential to compete internationally, you can experience what it’s like to be an elite athlete here.

Depending on your sport, we will be able to offer you the experience of training with elite coaches and sport science support around your academic timetable so you can experience what it would be like to train and study here.

We will also give you access to all of the facilities and the opportunity to sit down with a lifestyle advisor, a professionally trained practitioner who is qualified to support athletes in education. It’s a great opportunity to experience the elite coaching, world class facilities and life as a student-athlete.