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Care leaver student experiences at Bath

Care experienced students, in all years, share their reflections 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 care experienced students studying at Bath and a collection of useful links which might be helpful.

Amber's story

Final Year Sociology student, Amber, shares her journey from choosing Bath to going on placement and looking forward to graduation. She also shares her hints and tips with you.

Read Amber's blog
Photo of campus building - view from the blue lake in the foreground back up on to campus.

Harisa's story

First-year Sociology & Social Policy student, and Gold Scholar, Harisa talks about her experiences at Bath so far. As a regular blogger, you can follow along on her university journey.

Read Harisa's blog posts
Students walking up and down the Parade steps on campus

Cole's story

Cole is a first-year Architecture student, studying on one of the most highly ranked courses in the country. In this blog post, he talks honestly with you about his anxieties about applying to university, how he overcame them and what life has been like since he joined.

Read Cole's blog post
Man cycling alongside the River Avon with boats moored and the Empire building in the background.

Tick the Box Campaign

We are supporting the UCAS campaign to support students when applying to university. When you apply to university, it’s important to share your status on your UCAS form. Hannah, from the Admissions Progression team, explains why it’s so important and how they can support you.

Read more from UCAS about ticking the box

Speak to care-experienced students 1:1


If you’ve enjoyed reading our student blogs and would like to be matched with a care-experienced student currently studying at Bath for some 1:1 online mentoring, you can do this through our Speak to a Student E-Mentoring service here

Our mentors all have lived experience of the care system, and are happy to support you with exploring your options, talking through any concerns, sharing their own student experiences, and helping you to prepare for university applications.

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.

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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