February 2019

Posted in: International Agents Newsletter 2019

Dear overseas partners,

Welcome to the February issue of the University of Bath Agents' Newsletter. This is a substantial update following on from our New Year newsletter last month as we head into the business end of the recruitment cycle.

There are a number of important updates included below, including the latest on our Postgraduate Virtual Open Days, the opening of our new gym, a new cafe on campus with an international flavour and an update on our scholarships.

Please look at the table of contents below to make sure you don't miss an important update.

As always please share this information among your agents and with all those involved in counselling prospective students.

If you have any questions, please email j.m.vittles@bath.ac.uk.

Virtual Open Day^

Our latest Postgraduate Virtual Open Day took place on February 6, and was our most successful event so far with students from across the world logging on to live chat with current chats.

Our live panel also proved a big hit, with many students watching all four 30-minute sessions. The event was rated good or excellent by 98% of respondents and 85% said they were more likely to apply or accept an offer after attending the Virtual Open Day.

The next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day will take place on April 6, 11am-3pm BST, you can register your interest here. Please do encourage your students to attend at least one of our Virtual Open Days in either April or June, to help them learn more about life here at Bath and also get their questions answered in real time.

[caption id="attachment_1410" align="alignnone" width="744"] Postgraduate Virtual Open Day student panel: Jiani Zhou (SU PG Officer), Arpit Gupta, Jack Vittles (Chair), Jo Davies, Ho-Wei Lin[/caption]


New Polden Cafe^

Our newest food outlet on campus, CAFÉ at Polden, opened on Thursday, February 14.

The cafe has a distinctly international flavour boasting an extensive tea selection, including

  • Bubble tea, a refreshing flavoured fruit or milk based tea served hot or cold with chewy tapioca balls
  • Mate tea, a popular hot drink from South America
  • Oolong, a traditional Chinese herbal tea to help aid relaxation

Click here to see a video of the Cafe.

New Gym Open^

The new Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre, a two-storey extension that more than doubles the existing gym capacity at the University of Bath to 1,536 square metres, opened to students, staff and the public in February.

The facility greatly enhances the already world-class, multi-sport training environment at the University’s Sports Training Village and is kitted out with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment.

It also includes a spacious upper floor with natural light plus two dedicated studio spaces for group exercise classes, with 100 taking place every week. Find out more by clicking here.

This is also a good time to remind you that all fee-paying students (including Postgraduates) are able to claim a free Sports Pass here at the University of Bath.

The Sports Pass is included in the fees of all students and allows access to a host of facilities at the Sports Training Village, including our London 2012 legacy swimming pool, tennis, squash and badminton courts, athletics track, astro pitches, and indoor sports hall at no additional cost.


We have a number of scholarships available for Postgraduate students, the full list of which is available on our website here.

Please note: Offer holders will be invited to apply for all University Scholarships.

School of Management Scholarships

 We have over 30 scholarships, worth £5,000 each, open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants.

Deans Award for Academic Excellence

Each of the Faculties will award eight scholarships worth £5,000 each. These are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Global Leaders Scholarship

There will be 45 awards across the Faculties of £5,000 each. These are awarded on the basis of academic credentials, communication and interpersonal skills and leadership potential.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

This scheme is open to taught postgraduate master's students from Commonwealth countries, who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK, and:

  • come from one of the eligible Commonwealth countries
  • study an eligible full-time taught course

For more details on all of our available scholarships, please click here.

Faculty of HSS Update^

Live webinars for courses in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences

Find out more about the following courses during our upcoming webinar series. There will be a live presentation followed by time to answer questions from prospective students.

Wednesday 27 February at 12-1pm (GMT) > Registration is open now

Wednesday 10 April at 12-1pm (BST) > Registration is open now

Teaching through English

Save the date! To find out more about the new MA English as a Medium of Instruction, from the Director of Studies, and have your questions about the course answered in real-time.  Sign up for the live webinar on Wednesday 13 March at 12-1pm (GMT).

Faculty of Science update^

The University of Bath will train a new generation of experts in accountable, responsible and transparent artificial intelligence (AI) as it leads one of 16 new UK AI Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI) will recruit and train at least 60 PhD students from diverse backgrounds, including existing experts in AI, but also from engineering, social science and policy backgrounds to help ensure that developments in AI, and decisions on how and when to use it or not, are informed and ethical.

Watch the video to see staff and current PhD students talk about the new PhD programme and the importance of studying artificial intelligence.

Find out more about the programme and sign up for our webinar on 25 March here.

MBA Update^

MBA Live Chat – March 6th, 12.30-13.30 GMT

If you have candidates interested in applying to the Bath MBA, please invite them to join us for our next Live Chat, on online chat with staff and current MBA students. It’s a great opportunity to find out what it’s really like to be living and studying at Bath, and put forward any questions.

Those interested should register here.

Meet the Bath MBA team

Representatives of the Bath MBA team are visiting various cities this Spring in Europe, Latin America and Japan. Check out our schedule here.

Further dates will be added for Autumn 2019, so you may wish to make a note of this page.

UG Admissions^

Thank you for your applications so far, we are processing decisions as soon as possible with the aim to have updated the status for all ‘on-time’ applicants on UCAS Track by the 31st March 2019. As you may be aware, some of our courses are extremely popular and therefore, in order to apply equity, some applicants may not hear until nearer the end of March.

We are still open for applications for the majority of courses here at Bath, so please encourage your students to apply.

Currently the only courses that are now closed are:

Social Work

FD Sports Performance

To advise you of the expected timeline for these later applications, we may not begin reviewing any made after the 15th January, until the beginning of April, we will of course, process decisions as quickly as possible after that date. Thank you for your consideration and patience during this time.

Should you have any questions or require any further support regarding undergraduate admissions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email on either admissions@bath.ac.uk

or uginternationaladmissions@bath.ac.uk.

Skill Centre^

The Skills Centre now has a Twitter account! Follow us for information and updates on what we can provide for students, and please encourage your students to follow us as well. We can be found @BathSkills.

Currently applications are still open for Pre-sessional Course B, which runs from April – June and is suitable for students with an IELTS score of 5.0. This course is also open to everyone, not just University of Bath offer holders.

For those of your students who may be considering a summer pre-sessional programme, we offer two entry points – 8 July 2019 and 8 August 2019.

Our pre-sessional courses offer students the opportunity to:

  • Develop their English language within the University environment, both Academic English and the skills they need to go on to further study here in the UK
  • Get to know our University here in Bath to find out if this is the place they want to study
  • Experience the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath and the wonderful facilities, attractions and multi-cultural events it has to offer
  • Explore the UK more widely, with easy access to Europe and its many incredible places to visit

Your students can register now here.

Further information: english@bath.ac.uk

Chinese New Year^

Chinese New Year was celebrated across campus and the City of Bath earlier this month with many festivities, including lantern making and Chinese lunches.

Beautiful Bath^

And finally, the last month has seen some extreme weather with snow giving way to record temperatures, so please enjoy some of the best recent images of our beautiful city and campus.

Posted in: International Agents Newsletter 2019


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