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Black student experiences at Bath - Student Support

Black students, from all years of study, share their experiences of support at the University to help future students at the University.

This page is our experiences of student support. Explore our stories of student life.

What are these pages all about?

Everyone's experiences are shaped by their cultures and backgrounds. As individuals, we are multifaceted. Some aspects of our identity can be best understood by those who can relate. The University of Bath has a vibrant community, of students from a diverse range of backgrounds, and we're keen to celebrate this.

The content on our Student Experience pages has been created by current Bath students, for potential students. We have collected stories, experiences and information from across the University and brought it together here to make our voices heard, connect with others, and create community.

On this page, we’ve also brought together information about the teams and web pages we’ve found helpful on our journeys, to make it easy for you to find, and added video interviews to help you get to know the people who are here to help..

Student Support

Most of the time, we’re focused on showing you the best bits of life at Uni, but honesty is important, and sometimes we all need a little help. At Bath, we have a number of dedicated teams who work to support students through the highs and the lows of University life.

There can be times when we're unsure of how to navigate situations. That’s when things can become stressful and confusing. Advice and support teams here at Bath listen and respond to your needs. Explore the sections below to learn more about the different teams, and watch the videos of them being interviewed by placement student, John.

Student Support

Hear from our students about how they have engaged with support during their time at Bath.

Ambassador Chats - Student Money

Ambassador Chats is a monthly webinar hosted by placement student, John, along with a rotating panel of Student Ambassadors. These webinars run live as part of Target Bath, a programme aimed at supporting Black students in Year 12 to consider and apply to the University of Bath.

In this chat, the panel shares their experiences of applying for student finance and managing money whilst at university.

Explore our scholarships and bursaries

Admissions Progression team

The University of Bath understands that everyone has their own unique academic journey. Every application is looked at individually, which allows the context of your circumstances to be fully appreciated. In this video, placement student John interviews the Admissions Progression team, who explain how they can help support you when applying to Bath.

If you’re looking for support with making an application to Bath, please see below for our Step Into Success programme for Year 13 students.

Hear Rachelle and John's experiences of accessing support

Gold Scholarship Team

In this video, we interview Liz Simmons, who manages our flagship scholarship programme at Bath.

The Gold Scholarship Programme (GSP) is one of the main Scholarships and Bursaries offered by the University.

Currently, if you are a recipient of the Gold Scholarship Programme, you receive £5,000 per academic year as well as an enrichment programme focused on your professional and personal development. You can hear more about the experiences of students who’ve benefitted from the scholarship by:

Find out more about the Gold Scholarship

Student Success Team

The Student Success and Retention team work within Student Services here at Bath. You heard us chat in the videos above about how important accessing good support has been, and this dedicated team ensures that you have access to the support you need at any point during your time at Bath. From signposting wellbeing services, including culturally appropriate counselling to hosting socials and discussion groups, the team are committed to supporting you to thrive at university.

You can watch this video to hear the team being interviewed by placement student, John.

If you have any questions, please email the team.

Find out about the culturally sensitive counselling service

The Cowrie Scholarship


A female student and her family on graduation day

The University of Bath and The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation will be supporting a student of Black African or Caribbean heritage throughout their undergraduate study.

As a Cowrie Scholar at The University of Bath, your tuition fees will be covered and you will receive a contribution towards living costs of £8,000 per year (excluding paid placement years).

This page focuses on our experiences and views of the student support offered at Bath. You can explore our experiences of student life at Bath.

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