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Get ahead with skills at Bath

Get the most out of your studies, get ready for your future.

Throughout your studies at Bath, you can access a wide range of skills and personal development opportunities designed to complement and fit flexibly around your course. You can sign up for these, and find additional useful resources, on MySkills.

"We will seek to ensure students get the most out of their time at Bath, gaining valuable knowledge, transferable skills and intercultural competencies so they leave us well rounded and with a competitive edge." (University of Bath Strategy 2021-26)

Academic skills

Get the best grades possible

Two students writing in notebooks.
  • produce effective written work and develop other key academic skills like critical thinking
  • learn how to reference other people's work safely
  • improve revision and exam-taking techniques

Find out more about academic skills.

Maths and statistics skills

Get to grips with maths and statistics

Student writing mathematical equations on a whiteboard.
  • develop your understanding of maths, statistics, and numeracy concepts
  • revise, practise and build practical mathematical skills and processes
  • improve your management and analysis of numbers, data and statistics

Find out more about maths and statistics.

Language and intercultural skills

Get confident with languages

Six foreign language students holding flags of different countries.
  • communicate clearly in English
  • learn a new language, or improve an existing one, and learn about other cultures
  • deepen your understanding of British culture and society

Find out more about English, foreign languages, and British Studies.

Digital skills

Get up to speed with digital skills

Five students working on their laptops together on a group online presentation.
  • learn how to use digital devices, applications, software and systems
  • find, review, organise and share information effectively
  • handle data properly and establish good data security practices

Find out more about digital skills.

Personal development skills

Get ready for the workplace

A student writing on a whiteboard, giving a presentation to three other students.
  • build key employability skills like time management, communication and teamworking
  • enhance your personal leadership skills
  • make your CV stand out and prepare for job applications

Find out more about training from the SU and Careers Service.

Health and wellbeing skills

Get your life in balance

A student stretching on a yoga mat.
  • learn practical skills to protect and enhance your mental health
  • learn how to manage your finances effectively
  • take part in activities to enrich your life like cooking, gardening and dog walking

Find out more about health and wellbeing skills.

Skills for life. Made in Bath.

Meet Ellie, who graduated from the University of Bath 10 years ago. Every day, Ellie uses a range of skills she developed at university to do her job. Here's a typical day in her life...*

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