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Guidance for Step into Bath participants

An overview of Step into Bath including information on all of the activities taking place throughout the week and a Handbook which you can download.

Welcome to Step into Bath

Thank you very much for signing up for this programme. Throughout the week, you will be able to engage with the university application process, find out more about your chosen course and put into practice some key study skills.

Each Live Session during this week will run between 2 pm-3 pm (BST). From Monday to Thursday, there will be a small task to accompany each session. Outside of these Live Sessions, you are part of a Microsoft Teams space where you can complete your tasks, chat with staff and current students and engage with your peers.

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 the university application process. 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!

On this page, you will find a short summary of each session.

Structure for the week

Session 1 – Transferable Skills & Goal Setting

During this session, we will be looking into transferable skills that are key to identify and exemplify when writing an application, whether that will be for university or a job. We will also start thinking about the university application process and start to identify some goals you would like to achieve during this process, whether that be finding some work/voluntary experience or improving on a particular skill to help you make a more confident application.

Session 2 – Studying at University

During this session, we will be looking at how you study at university for different courses and what study skills you put into use. We’ll be sharing our top tips for note-taking, presenting & essay planning and you’ll have the option to practice some of these during the task for the following day.

Session 3 – Independent Study Session

During this session, we will be hosting a range of lectures from our academic departments, either pre-recorded or live. These will be short 30-45 minute sessions to give you a taste of learning at an undergraduate level and practising those study skills from Session 2.

There will also be an optional live session at 2 pm looking through the UCAS application process. There won’t be a task for this session, but more of an information session to give you an insight into making your application before we look at Personal Statements in Session 4.

Session 4 – Writing Your Best Personal Statement

During this session, we’ll be focusing on that all-important piece of writing for your application. Personal statements are so important and can make a big difference to your application, so we’ll be looking at the structure, what to include and what to avoid. You’ll also be able to look at some good & bad examples of personal statements and start making a plan for your own.

Session 5 – Student Life & Q&A

This session will be led by a panel of Student Ambassadors, who will share their experience of applying to university, choosing their course and studying at the University of Bath now. There will also be time for a live Q&A afterwards so if you have any questions about the application process, or what it's like to be a student at Bath, you can ask these now!

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


If you have any questions, please contact us.