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Skills for success at Bath and beyond

If you study at Bath, we'll help you develop the academic and employability skills you need to 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

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 use maths and statistics and analyse data
  • Language skills: you can improve your English, learn a new language, and develop your communication and intercultural skills to make your CV stand out from the crowd
  • Digital skills: the vital skills you will need to study and work in today’s fast-changing digital world which are in high demand by employers.

We also offer sessions to develop other key employability skills and to look after 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.

How do the skills you develop at university transfer to the workplace? Meet Ellie, our fictional graduate, during 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.