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Widening Access Activity in Schools

Find out about the activities the Widening Access Team can run in schools

We are currently offering this content online and not in person.

Career/HE Fairs, Parents and Open Evenings


Our team support school and college fairs for students in years 7-13 and their parents. Our staff will provide information on higher education, progression routes, course options as well as the University of Bath and the wide range of opportunities it has to offer.

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Be Ready - All you need to know about Higher Education


Designed to raise awareness of Higher Education and the realities of university life this series of presentations and workshops are delivered in school by our staff and student ambassadors. They provide students and parents/carers with the information they need to make informed decisions about higher education, university courses, the University of Bath and the UCAS application process.

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Activities

Activities currently available


Year 12/13

  • Why Bath?
  • What is it like to be a university student?
  • Choosing the right course
  • Getting to grips with the UCAS application process
  • How to make yourself stand out to competitive universities
  • Student finance & why it shouldn’t put you off
  • How to manage your money while at university
  • An introduction to personal statements
  • Planning and writing a competitive personal statement
  • Making the most of clearing

Year 11

  • Why go to University?
  • Student finance & why it shouldn’t put you off

Year 9

  • Design your own university

Parents

  • Why go to university?
  • Why Bath?
  • Student finance & why it shouldn’t put you off
  • An introduction to personal statements
  • Planning and writing a competitive personal statement

Be Ready - The skills to succeed


We know the move to university is a big step and so to help students find their feet we can deliver a range of engaging workshops to support them in making a successful transition to university and to maximise their time when there.

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Activities

Activities currently availble


These workshops are for Year 12 students

  • Thinking analytically
  • How to take notes and keep them organised
  • Presentation skills for success at university and beyond
  • Time management – ‘how to keep on top of it all’
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Academic writing
  • Referencing & plagiarism
  • Working as part of a group and taking a lead
  • Finding and evaluating sources
  • Making the most your university library to support independent learning
  • Building resilience

Be Ready - Making the most of your options


This series of presentations and workshops aims to help students understand their options and take a proactive and reflective approach to decision making. With a range of support from Year 8 through to Post-16 they will help students make informed choices at key decision points in order to make the most of their future prospects.

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Activities

Activities currently availble


Year 12

  • Why do a placement?
  • What opportunities are there to work or study abroad?
  • How can university make you more employable?

Year 11

  • What can I do after my GCSE’s?

Year 8/9

  • So, who am I?
  • What can I do with my future?
  • How do I get there?
  • Is Higher Education right for me?
  • Futures Days – a combination of the above four workshops, run as a complete event.

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