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Skills for success at Bath and beyond

If you study at Bath, we will help you to become a strong, independent learner so you get the most out of your studies and secure the future you want.

Develop your skills

Skills sessions all year round to fit flexibly around your course.

Student taking part in a one-to-one writing tutorial with a Skills Centre writing tutor

When you come to Bath, we provide a wide range of year-round development opportunities for students at all levels of study which will complement and fit around your course.

These include:

  • Academic skills: the skills you will need to succeed in your studies, like how to think critically, write effectively and analyse data and statistics
  • Language skills: you can improve your English, learn a new language, and develop your understanding of other cultures
  • Employability skills: the transferable skills that employers want, like communication, teamworking, and presentation skills
  • Digital skills: the skills you will need to study and work in today’s fast-changing digital world
  • Personal development skills: the skills you will need to take care of your health and wellbeing and enrich your life

"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)

Skills platform

MySkills: the University of Bath's skills platform.

Two students sitting in the University Library and working on laptops.

When you start at Bath, you will be able to access MySkills, our dedicated skills platform.

On MySkills you can search for online and in-person skills development sessions from across the University, including workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one tutorials.

You will also find self-access resources to help you develop your skills in your own time.

“My language classes at the University of Bath have given me a passion which will last far beyond my time at this university, and have had an impact both on my professional and personal life.” (Michal Nalepa, Civil Engineering graduate)

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...*

Contact us

We look forward to welcoming you to Bath. If you have any questions about skills development at the University, please contact us.