We are sorry to announce that the University of Bath Autism Summer School (UBASS) will not be running in 2021. This has been a very difficult decision to make and we are very sorry for the disappointment this will cause. This is due to the continuing uncertainty and challenges of the COVID-19 situation.
We are planning exciting new developments for the summer school in 2022, which we look forward to sharing with you at a later date.
For students who will be transitioning to university in the autumn, we wish you the very 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