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Autism Summer School 2020

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

  • 25 Aug 2020, 12.00pm to 27 Aug 2020, 3.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • The Chancellors' Building, University of Bath
  • This event is free
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
  • staying in student accommodation
  • examples of lectures and seminars
  • 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

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.

If travel costs to the summer school based at the University of Bath will present a barrier to attendance, please let us know via the email address listed on the right.

Event supporters

The Autism Summer School has been generously supported by Widening Participation, Robert Burgess (Business Administration 1994), and The Three Guinea’s Trust.

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


View The Chancellors' Building accessibility information

Booking details

Apply for this event Applications will close on 1 May 2020. If you’re successful, you will be notified by mid-May 2020.


This event will take place on the University of Bath campus.

The Chancellors' Building University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


If you have any questions, please contact us.