University of Bath

Discover Bath - Summer Residentials for Year 12 Students

An opportunity for Year 12 students to experience first year study at Bath: staying on campus, carrying out a project with academic staff and students.

A group of students and Teaching Ambassador standing in a circle talking outside during a Summer School
Year 12 students enjoy a bus tour during Summer School

Our Summer Schools

Discover Bath gives Year 12 students meeting relevant academic requirements the opportunity to experience first year study at the University of Bath in their chosen subject. Students who meet our widening participation criteria will receive a subsidised place (free of charge) on the Discover Bath programme. The standard fee is £225, which covers the cost of accommodation and food throughout the stay.

How your students gain from this experience

Successful applicants will complete a set of pre-residential online modules which will mimic University style learning where they will develop their subject knowledge in preparation for the residential stay the University. Whilst at the University students will get to take part in a set of first year undergraduate lectures, workshops and projects such as laboratory experiments. After their stay students will have the opportunity, with support from current undergraduates, to write up a report which will be marked to a first year undergraduate standard. If students meet the University's widening participation criteria and achieve a B/2:1 in their report they will be eligible for an alternative offer at the University of Bath. After completing their report students will get further support with making a competitive application and successful transition to university.

Students will develop key skills for success at the University of Bath as well as have a taste of life on the campus and an experience of the lectures, seminars, workshops and social activities it has to offer. This year the following subject options will be available:

Eligibility criteria

Your students can attend our Summer Schools if they meet our criteria and specific academic requirements.

Your next step

More information about subjects and applications will be announced in January 2019.

Watch this video with your students to see a typical Summer School