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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 2024.

What is Step into Bath?

Join us for our on-campus residential summer school for students considering applying to Bath, taking place from 26-28 July 2023


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 2024 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.

An itinerary will be published before applications open. It will include campus tours, information sessions (including personal statement guidance) as well as a range of fun activities that will enable you to immerse yourself in student life at Bath.


When is Step into Bath?

Step into Bath will take place from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 July 2023


For safeguarding reasons we cannot consider applications for partial attendance (eg 1 night) therefore if you gain a place, you must be prepared to attend for the full duration of this residential.


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 2024.


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 (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?

The 2-night residential will cost £250 per student


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

Please 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 will open on 3 April and close on 5 May

We aim to confirm whether your application has been successful by 26 May 2023.

In the meantime, please register your interest and we will send you an email reminder when applications open in April.

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