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Activities for sixth forms

Outreach events and activities which are on offer to sixth form schools and colleges

A group of graduates throwing their mortar boards up outside Bath Abbey
Graduates throwing their mortar boards up in the air in celebration

The activities and events on offer

Widening Participation runs a number of highly focused programmes for Post-16 students thinking about university study. These activities are designed to support attainment-raising activity in schools, help students understand the UCAS application process and facilitate a successful transition into Higher Education.

  • Discover Bath Residentials - Any UK based Year 12 student meeting one of our widening participation criteria and the relevant academic requirements can apply to our free Discover Bath Residential programme. Each residential offers an experience of first year study at the University of Bath and includes a busy timetable of projects, lectures, seminars, workshops and social activities
  • Presentations, workshops, Career and HE Fairs in school and colleges and online - we offer a variety of talks for students and parents on different aspects of Higher Education, curriculum focused workshops and subject to staff availability, support for Careers, HE Fairs and parents' evenings
  • Find your way e-mentoring programme - a free e-mentoring programme for Year 12 students to receive 1:1 support in exploring their options and making decisions about university.
  • On Track to Bath - for local, high performing students this sustained one-year programme of activities supports students who are thinking of applying to the University or other leading universities. It includes the completion of an independent research project to complement an Extended Project Qualification, academic workshops at the University, a three-day residential as well as access to academics, professional service staff and current undergraduates to help students make a competitive application. Guide for Teachers, Guide for Students
  • Pathway to Bath (A-Level) - a programme to support A-Level students, who want to apply to the University of Bath, to undertake a research project in their chosen subject area. Students will develop their subject knowledge whilst learning key skills for university level study
  • Pathway to Bath (BTEC) - a programme to support BTEC students, who want to apply to the University of Bath, to develop key Maths skills for their BTEC course. Students will use a project in their chosen subject area to develop their knowledge and application of Maths and will receive support to make a strong application to the University of Bath
  • Spotlight On... Events - for Individual students or school groups alike the day is designed jointly by local teachers and University of Bath academics. These days develop students’ understanding and confidence in challenging areas of the curriculum and give them an insight into how that learning is relevant to studying at university