We are sorry to announce that the University of Bath Autism Summer School (UBASS) will not be running in August 2020. This has been a very difficult decision to make and we are very sorry for the disappointment this will cause. The University has made the decision not to run any summer schools on campus this summer. This is due to the uncertain nature surrounding current Covid-19 situation.
For students who will be hoping to attend university in 2021 or later, we hope to see you in the future.
For students who will be transitioning to university in autumn, we wish you the best of luck with your studies!
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Supporting the transition to university
James is one of the Bath Autism Summer School alumni and is currently studying at University of Bath. James shares his experience of transitioning to university, and provides some tips and advice for new students.
About the event
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 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