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University Preparation and Transition Conferences

A series of conferences for post-16 students, parents/carers and advisers

Be Ready: October Conference – Friday 29 October

Join us on Friday 29 October for the October conference. This event has two strands for those in Year 12 and Year 13.


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Those just beginning to explore their next steps will be able to find out more about university, the financial implications and how to make the most of time in Sixth Form to strengthen an application. For those further along in the process, we will be delivering sessions that explore the way you can make the most of university as a key step towards a successful career.

While certain sessions may be more relevant depending on what stage you are at in the application process, they are not limited to any year group or student so please feel free to join us for any or all that you think will be of interest.

Time Session Audience Session Overview
9.40 to 10.00 Welcome and Intro
10.00 to 10.30 Why Go to Uni? Year 12 This session explores the reasons to go to university, exploring the relationship between degrees, career paths and earning potential. We’ll also think about the range of courses and universities on offer.
10.30 to 11.10 What's it really like at Uni? - Student Q&A Panel All Join our panel of student ambassadors to hear what it’s like to be a university student. This is your chance to ask any questions you have about student life.
11.10 to 11.55 Making the most of the UCAS Timeline Year 12 Learn more about the university application process and what you can be doing in the coming months to get ahead with your application.
11.55 to 12.30 Demystifying Student Finance Year 12 Tuition fees, maintenance loans, applying for student finance, budgeting, student loan repayments, scholarships and bursaries. We’ll cover all of this and answer any questions you have about funding your studies.
12.30 to 13.00 LUNCH
13.15 to 13.35 Have a look around our campus - LIVE Virtual Campus Tour All Join a student ambassador for a look around our beautiful campus. You'll get an insider’s view of the University and have the opportunity to ask questions live
13.40 to 14.20 Getting Ahead with a Placement All Join the university’s placements teams for this session exploring how taking a placement while you're at uni can help develop your skills and get you ahead in securing the graduate job of your dreams. You'll hear more about the kinds of placement opportunities students at Bath can access, what they get out of the experience and all the support available to you in finding a great placement alongside your studies.
14.20 to 14.50 Getting a graduate job - Employer Panel Year 13 Join some of the leading graduate employers who work with and recruit students from the university to hear all about what they're looking for in graduate employees of the future and how to secure your path to success. You'll also have the opportunity to ask them your questions live.
14.50 to 15.20 Uni as a path to career success Year 13 Join Bath’s Careers Team for this workshop all about how your time at university can be critical in securing your future career path. You'll learn more about the support and tools available at university to help you find and follow your ideal career path.
15.20 to 15.30 BREAK
15.30 to 16.00 Where are we now? - Alumni Panel Year 13 Hear from highly successful University of Bath graduates all about where they are now and their journey to get there, with the opportunity to ask live questions.
16.00 to 16.30 Go to Uni, Change the World - One Young World Workshop All Learn more about how going to university is an opportunity to effect positive change in the world, with real-life examples from the University of Bath.
16.30 CLOSE All

The conference series

With such a wide range of Higher Education options available and increasing competition for places at university, it can be extremely difficult to make the right decisions and know what to do to make a competitive application.


This series of conferences is designed to offer advice and guidance to Post-16 learners, and those supporting them, on a range of essential topics to help decision making, boost confidence, strengthen applications and help make the move into higher education as smooth as possible.

Each conference will build on the themes of the previous one and so, while each is a standalone event, participants will get the most from the sessions by attending the series and receiving important and relevant knowledge and skills at specific stages of the academic year. Please check back for details of our future conferences.

Details of future conferences will be on this webpage in due course.

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If you have any questions please get in touch.