University of Bath

Year 12 Engineering Summer School

A chance for under-represented students in Year 12 to experience what it's like to live and study at a leading university.

A female student in a laboratory for her chemistry research project.
Summer schools provide an opportunity for Year 12 students to experience university life

What to expect from the Summer School

This Summer School is for students thinking about studying an Engineering degree.

Students who attend should be academically gifted, under-represented and have a background that may make them less likely to go to university.

This Summer School is free and includes meals, accommodation and travel.

Students will live in university accommodation and take part in academic and social activities.

This page has the dates for the next Summer School.

Academic Workshops

These workshops will complement and enhance the A Level curriculum and develop their independent study skills.

Your students will need to select a subject from the following options:

Chemical Engineering

Projects may cover areas such as biofuel cells, computer simulations of molecules and water engineering.

To take part, students must be studying both A Level Chemistry and Maths.

Civil Engineering

Projects may cover areas such as planning, design and construction of infrastructure, buildings and bridges.

To take part, students must be studying A Level Maths.

Electrical Engineering

Projects may cover areas such as analogue and digital electronic design for applications such as robotics, automotive and control systems using programmable integrated circuits (FPGAs).

To take part in Electrical Engineering students must be studying A Level Maths and one other science/technical A Level such as Physics or Electronics.

Mechanical Engineering

Projects may cover areas such as designing and 3D printing for applications such as heart pumps or implants for injured limbs.

To take part, students must be studying both A Level Maths and Physics.

Preparing to apply for a course

We'll give your students the opportunity to learn about:

  • the life of a student at a leading university
  • how to choose the right university course
  • how to make a high-quality UCAS application
  • how to manage the financial side of university including fees and funding

Social opportunities

Your students will have the opportunity to:

  • take part in activities in our Sports Training Village
  • take part in workshops in our new arts centre, The Edge
  • explore Bath and see some of the sights the city has to offer

How students benefit from the Summer School

The Summer School helps your students improve their critical thinking and independent study skills. We will enhance their chosen subject and support their progression to higher education.

Your students will:

  • experience university teaching in subject taster sessions
  • learn how to undertake research by completing a project in a subject they enjoy
  • get an insight into student life
  • receive tips for their future career choices
  • have their own room in student accommodation
  • socialise with other Year 12 students and university Outreach Ambassadors
  • be able to make an informed decision about university

Entry requirements

Your students must:

  • be in Year 12 at a state school or college in the United Kingdom
  • be defined by the school as academically gifted or have achieved mostly A*, A and B grades at GCSE (including Maths and English)
  • meet the academic subject requirements, provided above

They must also meet the widening participation criteria.

Our other Summer Schools

We also run separate Social Sciences and Science Summer Schools

Watch this video of an Engineering Summer School with your students to see what to expect