University of Bath

Autism Summer School 2018

This residential event at the University of Bath allows students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to experience aspects of university and student life.

29 Aug 201812.00pm
31 Aug 20184.00pm
A group of students and helpers that attended the Autism Summer School posing for a photo outside Bath Abby
The Autism Summer School will let you experience life at university

Supporting the transition from school to university

The Bath Autism Summer School includes three days and two nights of activities that will enable you to experience life as a university student. This includes:

  • a campus tour
  • a visit to student accommodation
  • talks from other students with ASD who will share their experiences of life at university
  • meals in university restaurants
  • stress and anxiety workshops
  • talks about clubs and societies
  • an overview of student services and the Students' Union
  • a visit to the Sports Training Village

You can view a provisional timetable for this event. The Summer School will take place in 10 West.

You can view a video summary of our previous Summer Schools and read a summary of one of our first year student's experience.

Parents, guardians and carers can read our frequently asked questions for the Autism Summer School.

Apply for the Summer School

Registration for the Summer School is now closed.

If you’re successful, you will be notified by 1 July 2018.

Event supporters

The Autism Summer School has been generously supported by Bath Alumni, Widening Participation, Robert Burgess (Business Administration 1994), and The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund.

This event recognises the potential difficulties around transition of students on the autism spectrum in dealing with novel experiences and offers students the opportunity to experience university life in a supportive environment.

We commend Drs Chris Ashwin, Mark Brosnan and Ailsa Russell for their thoughtful and very important practical initiative, which we hope to see in other universities.

— Richard Mills, Research Director of Research Autism