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Step into Bath

A residential programme for Year 12 students looking to apply for undergraduate courses at Bath starting from September 2023.

What is Step into Bath?

Join us for our on-campus residential summer school for students considering applying to Bath, taking place from 27-29 July


Step into Bath is a 2-night residential summer school for Year 12 students who are on track to meet our typical offer and who are considering applying to Bath for 2023 entry.

There will be interactive sessions to support you to make a competitive university application, as well as academic skills sessions to prepare you for the transition to university study. You will meet other Year 12 students considering applying to Bath while experiencing life as an undergraduate student.

You will stay in our on-campus accommodation, learn in our lecture theatres and use our purpose-built facilities for arts, sports, and recreation.

The provisional itinerary is below:

Wed 27 July Thurs 28 July Fri 29 July
12.30pm- Arrival 8 am- Breakfast 8 am- Breakfast
1 pm- Welcome 9.15 am- Students' Union session 9 am- Check out of accommodation
2 pm- Campus Tour 10.30am- Placements session 9.45 am- Finance, budgeting and university accommodation
3 pm- Choosing a course and applying to a competitive university 12 noon- Lunch 11 am- Transition to university
4 pm- Accommodation check-in 1.15 pm- Transferable skills and goal setting 12 pm- Atendee feedback
5 pm- Faculty focused session showcasing department facilities and Ambassador Q&A 2.45 pm- Writing your best personal statement and Admissions Q&A 1 pm- Packed lunch and departure
6 pm- Dinner 5 pm- Dinner
7.30pm- Quiz led by Student Ambassadors 6.30 pm- Guided city tour

When is Step into Bath?

Step into Bath will take place from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 July 2022


If these dates do not suit you or you are unsuccessful in gaining a place on this scheme, we will contact you with details of a 1-day virtual alternative later in the summer.

Who can apply?

You can apply for Step into if you are a Year 12/Lower Sixth student currently residing in the UK who is on track to meet our typical offer and you are planning to start a university course in 2023.


To be considered for a place on Step into Bath, you will need to have obtained at least six GCSEs at grades A* to B/9 to 6, and at least a grade C/4 in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent in an alternative qualification).

You will also need to be taking the relevant A levels (or equivalent) for your chosen course and provide us with the grades you expect to achieve at A level (these do not need to be official or awarded by your school).

If you are likely to meet our widening participation criteria we recommend that you apply for our Discover Bath programme or Find Your Way e-mentoring programme.

If you are an international student, you may be interested in the International Summer School

How much will it cost?

There is an attendance fee of £200 per student to attend Step into Bath.


The £200 attendance fee will cover the cost of accommodation, food, and all activities.

Please also note that you will need to arrange your own travel to and from our campus and that we are unable to reimburse associated costs.

Application process

When to apply and confirmation if your application is successful.


Applications for Step into Bath are now closed.

We aim to confirm whether your application has been successful by Thursday 30 June 2022.

If you are offered a place, you will then need to read and agree to our code of conduct and provide payment to confirm your place.

Contact us

If you have any questions about Step into Bath, email Ciara in the Student Recruitment Team