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Bath University visits EF Academy Torbay

Bath University visited EF Academy Torbay this week to highlight the kind of programs they have to offer our students in a range of subjects but also to talk more generally about the UCAS application process and what universities are looking for when they make offers to students.

The University of Bath is a public university located in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom. It received its Royal Charter in 1966 and can trace its roots to a technical school established in Bristol in 1856.

According to The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015 the University of Bath is the best university in the UK for student experience. In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 the university was awarded the title of “Best Campus University in Britain”. Bath was awarded the title of ‘University of the Year 2011/12’. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 32% of Bath’s submitted research activity achieved the highest possible classification of 4, defined as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

Bath is one of the UK’s most beautiful cities world famous for its Roman baths and stunning Georgian architecture. It’s a great city to study and live in and has always been a popular choice with our students.

This was more than just a talk about Bath and the students found it very useful to hear about entry into UK universities from a member of an admissions team. She spoke about the need to consider carefully the subject students apply to but also how the subject choices that they make at IB, A Level and even GCSE level need to relate to their university choice. She also spoke about the need to have a well thought out and clearly written personal statement and how student’s extracurricular experience like clubs or the Duke of Edinburgh Award are becoming increasingly important.

We have a number of guest speakers coming into school over the year but we are also planning more and more university visits to Bath, Exeter and further afield to help students make the right decisions about the kind of universities they want to attend.

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