University of Bath Year 12 Summer School

By | 13th April 2017

University of Bath Year 12 Summer School

University of Bath

Experience our Year 12 Summer Schools

Find out about our courses, use our campus facilities and work with academic staff and students at our free, residential Summer Schools.

Our Summer Schools

Our Summer Schools are free and include your meals, accommodation and travel.

You will develop your critical thinking and independent study skills. We will introduce new subject areas and support your progression to higher education.

You can ask our current students about their university experiences. You can also talk to academics about their subjects and research.

You will also be able to find out what University is really like during the five days you spend living and studying on campus. You’ll meet new people through a diary of academic and social activities.


What you will gain

Insight to university life

You will:

  • live like a university student for a week
  • talk to current students about university
  • get to know other Year 12 students from across the country
  • have your own room in student accommodation

Academic benefits

You will:

  • find out about our courses and how they are taught
  • learn how to carry out university-level research
  • experience a university lecture, delivered by an academic in a lecture theatre
  • use our facilities including, labs, teaching areas, sports training village, library and specialist arts facilities

Support with applying to university and life beyond

You will:

  • get help with choosing and applying to a university
  • get help to prepare your UCAS application
  • get tips for your future career choices

Social Sciences Summer School

Social Science is the study of society and the ways in which people behave and influence the world around us.

You will have the chance to work with our staff and students to understand the world beyond your immediate environment and how our society works. You’ll explore contemporary debates in social sciences by studying one topic in-depth such as:

  • the causes of poverty
  • how lives are becoming reliant on digital technology
  • what makes people happy
  • why we wear what we wear

This year’s topics are yet to be confirmed.

You’ll enjoy this residential if you’re:

  • thinking about studying Social Science, Psychology or Education
  • interested in people, how we interact with each other, society and our world

Summer School date

Monday 26th to Friday 30 June 2017.

Application deadline

Friday 24 March 2017.

Find out more about the Social Sciences Summer School

Science Summer School

Due to the popularity of our STEM Summer School, we are running a separate Science and Engineering Summer School (see below).

By studying one subject in depth, you’ll improve your chances of A Level success and find out how the subject is taught at university. Working with university lecturers you will develop your research skills by completing a project using our facilities and laboratories.

This year you can choose from the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Physics

You’ll enjoy this residential if you’re:

  • thinking about studying a Science degree at university
  • interested in scientific research, investigation and analysis

You should note that this School is not suitable for people thinking about studying Medicine.

Summer School date

Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July 2017.

Application deadline

Friday 24 March 2017.

Find out more about the Science Summer School

Engineering Summer School

Engineering is challenging and innovative and can lead to exciting career prospects and high salaries. This Summer School offers you the chance to explore different aspects of Engineering and develop some key skills for university and the world of work.

You will have the opportunity to learn more about one area of Engineering which is of particular interest to you.

Subject areas on offer will be:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Specific project topics are yet to be confirmed.

You’ll enjoy this residential if you’re:

  • thinking of studying Engineering
  • interested in technology, innovation, project management and change

Summer School date

Monday 17 to Friday 21 July 2017

Application deadline

Friday 24 March 2017.

Find out more about the Engineering Summer School