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Black student experiences at Bath

Black students, from all years of study, share their experiences and tips to help future students make the most of life at university.

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

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

Explore the videos below to learn more about our experiences as Black students studying at Bath and a collection of useful links which might be helpful.

Being a student at Bath

Hear about what it's like to study at Bath as a Black student. 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.

John's Story

3rd Year Natural Sciences student, John, shares how he came to choose Bath and the work he is doing on placement at the University.

Rachelle's Story

Rachelle gives her experience of being at Bath and how she has benefitted from the Gold Scholarship.

Simeon's Story

Hear from postgraduate student Simeon about his experience of coming to the University from Nigeria.

Nia's Story

Watch Nia's story - a graduate from the University who has taken her final-year Mechanical Engineering project, the Compact Cane, to the commercial market.

Read some of our blogs

Many of us blog about our experience at the University. We've highlighted some below for you to explore.

Useful links and places to explore

We've collated some useful links to areas and information which may be useful, to make it as easy as possible for you to find out more.


Take part

  • 1:1 mentoring Talk 1:1 with a Black student at Bath. Use the online portal to chat about anything you like relating to university. Use the code CXSWFB to access our mentors.

  • Target Bath A bespoke program supporting Black African and Caribbean heritage Year12 students with their applications to Bath.

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 is all about sharing our experiences of student life. Explore our experiences of student support at Bath.

Explore our experiences of student support at Bath

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