Schools and colleges – Bath Spa University

Schools and colleges

Empower your students with the knowledge to study and thrive in Higher Education

Bath Spa University is more than just studies; it's about making, creating, thinking and doing. Turning passion into a profession is our goal. 

This world is rapidly changing and we encourage and support your students to explore their passion while developing the skills they need for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Ways we can support you

Our dedicated staff offer a range of virtual and in-person workshops to your students so that they can learn what life is like in Higher Education. Our aim is to complement the curriculum you’re currently teaching and to work with you to provide the best support and advice for your students. 

We’ll help you ignite your students’ passions with creative workshops, presentations and tours to get them excited about the prospect of further study.

Guidance workshops

Our Ignite guidance workshops are specifically designed to cover many aspects of your students' higher education journey. Every session can be delivered both virtually or in-person and aims to provide guidance and support across topics such as choosing the right university and course, writing personal statements and understanding student finance and budgeting.

Curriculum workshops

Our enthusiastic team travels the country to deliver workshops at schools and colleges throughout the year. Whether your students are choosing the right university, trying to find the right course or feeling flustered about student finance, Ignite has a workshop for them. 

Aimed at sixth form and college students, these workshops are available for delivery both at our Newton Park campus and off-site. We tailor our curriculum workshops to the needs of your students and will try to accommodate requests where possible.

Higher Education fairs

Higher education fairs are a great way for students to learn more about the universities and courses available to them. Your students may struggle to find the information they need online, especially when they’re considering different options. Give them the chance to ask the experts.

By talking to university representatives in person, your students can make a more informed decision. We attend a number of fairs throughout the year and would love to be invited to higher education or careers events at your school or college.

UCAS exhibitions

Give your students a chance to meet lots of universities in one place. You’ll find us at many UCAS exhibitions across the UK – drop by and say "hello"! Our friendly team members are always happy to advise your students and answer any questions they may have. 

Check the UCAS website for upcoming exhibitions in your area.

Visit Bath Spa

Would your students benefit from experiencing a day at a university campus? We think so. They’ll be able to see the University facilities, take part in interactive workshops, talk to Bath Spa students and, most importantly, ask lots of questions. 

Visits can be arranged to suit the needs and interests of your students. A typical day would include a:

  • Welcome talk 
  • A workshop of your choice
  • Campus and facilities tour
  • Question and answer session with our student panel.

Take part in our Guidance workshops

Our guidance workshops are designed to be interactive, informative and prepare your students for the transition to university. They involve discussions, group work and games to help engage your students and get them excited about Higher Education.

Our Schools and Colleges Engagement team have a wealth of knowledge and experience to support your school and college and look forward to working with your students.

To book a workshop today, email us at educationliaison@bathspa.ac.uk.

Open Days

Give your students the opportunity to experience a day at a university campus. They'll be able to see the university facilities, take part in interactive workshops and, most importantly, ask a lot of questions.

Visits can be arranged to suit the needs and interests of your students.

Upcoming Open Days

Wednesday 21 September 2022
Saturday 15 October 2022
Saturday 29 October 2022
Saturday 12 November 2022
Saturday 26 November 2022
Wednesday 14 December 2022
Saturday 14 January 2023

Speak to the team

If you'd like us to deliver a virtual presentation or workshop, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

Email: educationliaison@bathspa.ac.uk

Twitter: @BSU_helptoHE

Access and participation

The Access and Participation Office works collaboratively with schools, colleges and community groups in Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire and the surrounding regions. We deliver a targeted and structured programme of activities for young people – from primary school age to post-16 and adults - to support their progression to higher education.

If your school, college, or community group has a high number of people from groups that are recognised as under-represented in higher education and you would like to find out more, please contact us on ap@bathspa.ac.uk.

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Innovative courses

From Psychology to Drama, we have a wide range of subjects to suit your students' interests, passions and talents.

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Stunning campuses

Our campuses boast beautiful scenic landscapes and are steeped in history. Combined with ultramodern facilities, it is the erfect space for your students' journey into Higher Education.

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Outstanding facilities

From our specialist workshops to our multi camera TV studios, our purpose-built facilities are here to help your students thrive. 

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Why Bath Spa?

Our supportive and dedicated staff are here to inspire your students throughout their academic journey.

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