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Training and support available for school/college teachers

We offer a range of training sessions, development programmes, and workshops at your school or college, to help you prepare your students for higher education.

Teacher Champion Programme 2023


To ensure that our outreach work reflects the perspectives of teachers, careers professionals, and educators, we will be welcoming applications to join our Teacher Champion Programme 2023.

This free, six-month online programme will run from March-July 2023, providing regular online sessions and an optional campus visit, bringing together professionals working in state schools and colleges who share a passion for championing access to higher education for underrepresented students.

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Why take part?


Teachers taking part will gain:

  • Four webinars, each based on a different theme within higher education progression
  • Supportive peer discussion groups to share opportunities, challenges and give feedback to shape our future content
  • Access to an online Teacher Champion Toolkit with resources to use with students, parents/carers and colleagues
  • Direct access to university staff and insights from experts
  • Information and resources tailored to your school, setting or needs
  • The opportunity to attend a free Teacher Conference on campus on 7th July 2023 with a teacher guest (including optional overnight stay in Bath)
  • Teachers who complete the programme will gain ‘Teacher Champion Status’, with an email signature and certificate which can be used on CVs and for professional development
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Teacher Conference 2023


As well as the webinars included in the programme, participants will also be invited to attend a free Teacher Conference held at our campus on Friday 7 July 2023, with a teacher guest.

The conference will include research sharing, workshops, discussions and knowledge exchanges with academics and university staff to help you feel more confident to support your students with progression to higher education. A full agenda will be published closer to the date.

As a participant in the programme, your cover for the day and travel expenses can be paid in full. We can also fund overnight accommodation on campus for you if you wish to enjoy our campus and the stunning city of Bath for longer.

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Further details, eligibility and how to apply


This programme consists of five webinars. The launch webinar will take place on Thursday 23 March where you will be welcomed to the programme by the head of widening access and participation at Bath and spend some time getting to know other participants. The rest of the sessions will take place on 20th April, 4th May, 25h May and 15th June from 4 to 5 pm.

The theme of each webinar will be shared in advance so you can prepare for supportive peer discussions. After each webinar, you will be given access to resources for use in school such as assemblies and INSET presentations.

Teachers, careers professionals and educators from UK state secondary schools or colleges are welcome to apply. Applications will open from January 2023.
Contact teacherchampions@bath.ac.uk for further information.

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Training events

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We offer a range of training events on campus for teachers which vary from year to year. We also hold 'Spotlight on EPQ, IB, Welsh Bacc and other project qualifications' events.

Subject-specific training days for teachers and students are also offered in conjunction with our faculties.

Talks and workshops

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A tiered lecture theatre with teachers sitting.They are receiving a talk at a workshop from a presenter who is stood in front of a large screen at the front.

If your busy school timetable makes it difficult for you to attend a training event on our campus, we may be able to deliver a presentation or workshop for a group of relevant staff at your school or college. Popular topics include:

  • UCAS reference writing – what to include
  • supporting students with their Personal Statement
  • university admissions and applying for competitive courses

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the Teacher Champion Programme, please email