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Discover Bath Science Residentials

A chance for students in Year 12 to experience what it's like to live and study a science degree at the University of Bath

Students in a science laboratory during the summer school.
Discover Bath provides an opportunity for Year 12 students to experience studying a science degree at Bath

Overview

The Science residentials of Discover Bath will run from Tuesday 30 June until Friday 3 July 2020 and will help you make a strong application to the University of Bath.

In the build up to the residential, we will prepare you for the undergraduate-level work that you will undertake whilst attending the Summer School at Bath.

Please check below for the details of the subjects on offer for Science.

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BioSciences

You will work together with academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students in state of the art laboratories to complete a bioscience project on subjects like anti-cancer drugs, genetics or antibiotic resistance. Discover Bath gives individuals a real feel for life as an undergraduate Bioscience student at Bath University, with lots of support on hand.

This residential will not support applications to Medicine.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the BioSciences strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Biology A level, or equivalent, plus a second science or Maths. You must also be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Bioscience courses at Bath and want to apply to a Bioscience course at Bath, not Medicine.

To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The BioSciences Residential will be from Tuesday 30 June until Friday 3 July 2020.

Chemistry

You will work alongside current students, PhD researchers and academics to experience first year teaching and learning. You’ll use the laboratories to undertake a first-year practical such as sustainable technologies where students will have the opportunity to build their own renewable energy sources or synthesising organic compounds.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Chemistry strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Chemistry A level, or equivalent, plus a second science or Maths. You must be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Chemistry courses at Bath.

To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The Chemistry Residential will be from Tuesday 30 June until Friday 3 July 2020.

Computer Science

Are you fascinated by technology? Ever wondered how computers work? During your visit to our department, you will work in our Maker Lab to build and programme your own technological solution to a problem. Supported by our PhD students and academics you'll get to experience working on a first-year project. We'll teach you some new languages and develop your knowledge if you already know them. We will show you why Maths is so important to the Computer Science courses at Bath.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Computer Science strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Maths A-Level, or equivalent. You must also be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Computer Science courses at Bath.

To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The Computer Science Residential will be from Tuesday 30 June until Friday 3 July 2020.

Mathematics

On Discover Bath, maths students will undertake work in the style of a first year maths module, taking students through the cycle of introducing new material in a lecture format followed by a problems class and then a tutorial. The content will be based upon one of the first year maths modules, eg Analysis. Students can also take the opportunity to develop their problem solving skills where we take time to explore strategies to tackle STEP, MAT and other admission test style questions.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Mathematics strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Maths and Further Maths A level or equivalent. You must also be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Maths courses at Bath.

To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The Mathematics Residential will be from Tuesday 30th June until Friday 3rd July 2020.

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Are you interested in medicines? Perhaps you want to discover new medicines and understand how they work in the body – this is Pharmacology. Perhaps you are more interested in how patients take their medicines and supporting effective healthcare – this is Pharmacy. During your visit to our Department you will have two days of undergraduate laboratory based practical experiences to give you a flavour of the chemical, biological and patient based learning that is involved in our Pharmacy and Pharmacology programmes.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Pharmacy and Pharmacology strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Chemistry A level, or equivalent, plus a second science or Maths. You must also be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Pharmacy or Pharmacologycourses at Bath.

To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The Pharmacy and Pharmacology Residential will be from Tuesday 30th June until Friday 3rd July 2020.

Physics

Working in the undergraduate laboratories you will use the facilities to undertake a first-year experiment which will cover areas such as gravitational forces, light and its diffraction or terminal velocity of objects. You will be supported by current students and PhD students throughout.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Physics strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Physics and Maths A levels, or equivalent. You must also be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Physics courses at Bath.

To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The Physics Residential will be from Tuesday 30 June until Friday 3 July 2020.

Student Blog

Read our Student Blog to see how you could benefit from attending a Discover Bath residential.

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