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Guidance for International Summer School participants

An overview of the Internation Summer School including information on all of the activities taking place throughout the week.

Welcome to Bath’s International Summer School

The International Summer School is a one-week programme that aims to provide prospective international students with an insight into studying and student life at the University of Bath.

Over the course of the week, you will spend around two hours per day (Monday-Friday) working on academic content, alongside having a programme of optional live sessions. The academic content has been tailored to the programme of your choice and involves pre-recorded lectures and small tasks to complete each day.

It is down to you how much time you spend on each task, but you will find by completing them, you will be more engaged with the programme and start to develop a good understanding of your subject. It’s also a great way to start developing those independent learning skills which will be key once you get to university. We will be providing feedback throughout the week on the tasks you have undertaken.

Throughout the week, there will also be the chance to engage with our Student Ambassadors through the Microsoft Teams space and the final session of the week will be a live Q&A. If you have any questions you would like to ask them about their journey to university or what it is like to be a University of Bath student, this is your chance to do so!

Guaranteed offer

If you complete the International Summer School, including the sessions and activities that are included, you will be guaranteed to receive a conditional offer for a place to study at Bath. This is on the condition that:

  • You meet the academic requirements necessary for your chosen degree
  • A UCAS application is submitted by the UCAS equal consideration deadline, including a personal statement for the degree you wish to study at Bath
  • You apply for an eligible course for the programme stream you undertook as part of the International Summer School

Structure for the week

Academic Sessions

Over the course of the week, we will release the daily session for you to complete at 9 am (BST). The session will be added to the Microsoft Teams space with a corresponding assignment for you to complete. Ideally, you should aim to complete each session on the day it is released.

At the end of the programme, we will ask you to complete a small project relating to what you have learnt over the week. This may take the form of a poster or recorded presentation, for example. The project question will be released on your final day with us. The deadline to complete this project will be Sunday 20 August 2023.

Live Sessions

Over the week, we will also have a programme of optional live sessions on applying to university that you may like to attend. These will take place at 12:00-13:00 (BST) Monday-Friday and will also be recorded. The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday 31 July: Welcome to the International Summer School and university
  • Tuesday 1 August: Applying to Competitive Universities
  • Wednesday 2 August: Studying the UK
  • Thursday 3 August: Writing Your Best Personal Statement
  • Friday 4 August: Student Life & Q&A

If at any point you have any questions, please feel free to email the Programme Leader, Siobhan Ralfe.


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