Q: Why should I apply to Target Bath?
A: The competition for places at Bath is high, meaning any expert advice you can receive when applying is invaluable. Target Bath will provide you with advice and develop the skills you will need to succeed. Even if you don’t get into Bath, the skills that you will gain on this programme will help you to succeed, whatever you go on to do.
Q: How do you decide who gets onto the programme?
A: We are looking for students that we think have the skills and the motivation required to get into Bath. We will consider your academic record, your written skills, your ability to communicate ideas clearly and, most importantly, your motivation and passion for achieving your goals.
These things will be assessed through an online application form and a telephone interview.
Q: How long with the telephone interview be?
A: The interview should last about 20 minutes.
Q: How much does Target Bath cost?
A: Nothing, it is completely free.
Q: How many places are there?
A: Target Bath will support 50 students a year.
Q: Will I have to take time off school to attend the workshops and sessions?
A: No. You will be able to arrange your meetings with your mentor at a time that is convenient for you. The workshops and sessions will take place during the holidays or in the evenings. You will always be informed well in advance of the dates and times of the sessions and workshops.
Q: How much time will the programme take up?
A: You will have regular contact with the expert team of Bath mentors based at Rare including the Target Bath coordinator. During term time, contact will mainly be intermittent (or only when needed) over email or the phone, but during holidays – particularly the summer – when there will be many events, seminars and tutorials, activities will be scheduled based on the most appropriate times for the entire Target Bath cohort. The dates for the Discover Bath residential are already scheduled, and can be found here.
Q: What if I don’t get a place on Target Bath?
A: If you are not offered a place on Target Bath, do not let this discourage you from applying to Bath. As we are only able to take on a small number of students, we know that there will be great students that we will not be able to take onto this programme.
You should be able to get advice from your teachers at school if you decide to apply and there are lots of other opportunities for you to get involved with the University.