Colleagues in the University’s Recruitment & Admissions team have just returned from a near week-long trip to Hong Kong where they visited a number of international schools as part of activity to support the University’s international recruitment strategy.

Last week, Recruitment & Admissions colleagues were joined by members of the University’s student electric racing car team - Team Bath Racing Electric (TBRe) – and Lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Dr Ben Metcalfe, as part of a series of schools visits across Hong Kong.

The University’s representatives visited a number of prestigious schools which the University recruits’ international students from including Diocesan Boys’ School, Canadian International School and Harrow International School.

As part of each school visit, members of TBRe provided pupils and their teachers with an overview of the University’s student electric racing car team, their success to date and an update about how TBRe were getting on competing in Zhuhai at Formula Student Electric China.

Dr Metcalfe and Head of UK and International Undergraduate Student Recruitment, Robbie Pickles, were also on hand to highlight Bath as a leading UK university with particular strengths in science and engineering, and answer any questions about admissions and recruitment.

There are currently 1,100 students from the China and Hong Kong region studying at Bath, the highest proportion of the University’s non-EU international student population.

Bath is keen to develop its talent recruitment in these areas and has established collaborations with some of the country’s most prestigious institutions and schools.

Robbie Pickles, Head of UK and International Undergraduate Student Recruitment in the University’s Recruitment and Admissions Department, said: “I’m delighted that TBRe’s recent racing success has allowed us the opportunity to meet again with schools and partners in Hong Kong.

“The Undergraduate Student Recruitment Team makes frequent trips to international schools and events in our key markets, but it is especially valuable when we’re able to work with some of our fantastic students and academic staff to advise the next generation of Bath undergraduates.”

Jo Morris, Head of Sixth Form at Harrow International School, commented: “I’d like to thank the University of Bath for coming and sharing their students’ very different and interesting project. My Sixth Formers really got a feel for the practical applications of engineering rather than seeing it as just a classroom based subject.”

On Saturday 1 December, the University also held an open drop-in event in the centre of Hong Kong, whereby prospective students and offer holders, along with their parents, teachers and advisors, were invited to come and hear more about Bath and speak to colleagues in detail about the University’s courses, campus, facilities, accommodation and application process.