University of Bath

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 Monday 1 to Thursday 4 July 2019 and will support you to make a strong application to the University of Bath.

In the build up to the residential, we will support you with A level content and prepare you for the first year of undergraduate work you will undertake at Bath. You'll get direct access to current university students who will support you with the preparation before you arrive and the work you undertake during and after the residential. They will also be on hand to guide you through the process of choosing and applying to university.

Each student on the programme will be assigned an e-mentor who is a current student at Bath who is studying a science subject.

Please check below for the details of the subjects on offer for the Science residentials and to check if spaces are still available.

Biology (now closed to applications)

You will work in the undergraduate laboratories to carry out a first-year practical project in areas such as genetics, microbiology, neuroscience or evolution. Our Bioscience academic staff, PhD researchers and current undergraduates will support you through the project linking your A level content to the work you will undertake as a first-year Biosciences student.

We'll give you an overview and experience of all the Bioscience courses available at Bath. This residential will not support applications to Medicine.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Biology strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Biology A level plus a second science or Maths. You must also be academically-able and 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. This is not suitable for students wishing to study medicine at university.

Date

The Biology Residential will be from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 July 2019.

Chemistry (now closed to applications)

You will work alongside current students, PhD researchers and academics to experience first year teaching and learning at Bath. You'll use the undergraduate 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. We will support your A level Chemistry learning and how you will use this knowledge on a Chemistry course at Bath.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Chemistry strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Chemistry A level plus a second science or Maths. You must also be academically able and 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 Monday 1 to Thursday 4 July 2019.

Computer Science (now closed to applications)

You will work in our Maker Lab to build and programme your own 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 any 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. You must also be academically able and be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Computer Science courses at Bath, if you are interested in Computer Science and Maths you must be studying Maths and Further Maths at A-Level. To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our Widening Participation criteria.

Date

The Computer Science Residential will be from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 July 2019.

Maths (now closed to applications)

We will support you with your Further Maths A level and give you guidance and support with STEP and MAT tests. Working with academics and PhD students we'll cover the details of these tests and build your confidence with problem-solving, experiencing the style of learning at Bath.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Maths strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Maths and Further Maths A level plus a second science or Maths. You must also be academically-able and 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.

The Maths strand is not eligible for an alternative offer if you apply to Bath.

Date

The Maths Residential will be from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 July 2019.

Pharmacy and Pharmacology (now closed to applications)

You will work alongside current students, academics and PhD students to undertake a first-year laboratory project that will give you an experience of learning and teaching on Pharmacy and Pharmacology courses at Bath.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Pharmacy and Pharmacology strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Chemistry A level plus a second science or Maths. You must also be academically-able and 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 Monday 1 to Thursday 4 July 2019.

Physics (now closed to applications)

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. You must also be academically-able and 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 Monday 1 to Thursday 4 July 2019.

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