Dear overseas partners,
Welcome to the October 2022 edition of the University of Bath Agents' Newsletter.
We hope you are keeping safe and well wherever you are in the world.
This month we have some amazing news to share as well as important updates on tuition fees, our new School of Management building and our latest events. Explore the table of contents below to make sure you don't miss any important updates.
Please share this among your teams and with all those involved in counselling prospective students. If you have any questions, please contact the PGT Recruitment Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bath named University of the Year^
We are honoured to have been named University of the Year in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023!
We were commended for our high-quality education, student experience and the way in which these factors combine to support and prepare our students for enriching and fulfilling careers ahead.
Watch Professor Ian White, President & Vice-Chancellor talk about this achievement.
Our 2023 Master's Prospectus is now available to download here.
New School of Management Building^
We are delighted to announce that our new School of Management Building is now open.
The building provides a flexible learning and research environment to inspire you to do great things. Its design focusses on working together, letting students engage with their classmates, academics, professional staff and employers. In this video, staff welcome you to our new building and explain the thinking behind the design.
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day^
Our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is fast approaching and will take place on Wednesday 9 November from 11am-3pm UK time.
Full details are here, but the day will include four webinars on a variety of topics from fees & funding, accommodation, careers and student life. Current postgraduate students will also be on hand to chat and answer any questions students may have.
Please see below for a list of our upcoming Q&A webinars. These will include undergraduate students and teaching staff who can answer questions about the courses, student life, and the experience at Bath.
- Sport, Exercise and Health: Saturday 29 October 10.00am-11.00am (UK time)
- Economics: Thursday 3 November 10.00am-11.00am (UK time)
- Social and Policy Sciences: Saturday 5 November 9.30am-10.30am (UK time)
- Politics: Saturday 5 November 11.30am-12.30pm (UK time)
Paying Tuition Fees ^
Please be aware that direct bank transfers for the payment of tuition fees and accommodation payments are no longer an accepted method of payment, this decision has been made due to money laundering implications.
Students will still be able to pay by bank transfer through Flywire, who carry out advanced due diligence checks of their own.
Commission for 2022 entry^
Our PGT Recruitment Team will be reaching out to each agent individually with further information as well as a list of students for feedback over the next few weeks. Please note, pre-sessional commission will now also be processed by the PGT Recruitment Team and will be included on the checking list.
Please do wait to hear from us but if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Deposits for PGT courses^
Deposits are now required for the majority of our postgraduate taught courses with the exception of; MRes courses, integrated UG master's courses, online courses and some of our other qualifications. For full details please see our web pages here.
Deposit amounts for each faculty are below:
- £1,000 deposit for Faculty of Engineering & Design, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Faculty of Science full-time courses
- £500 deposit for Faculty of Engineering & Design, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Faculty of Science part-time courses
- £1,500 deposit for School of Management courses
Information on payment deadlines, deposit waivers, refunds and more can be found on our web pages. If you have any questions on the new deposit requirements, please contact our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
176 students from a range of countries have taken part in our 10- and 5-week Pre-sessional courses this summer. We were delighted to welcome the majority on campus in Bath whilst those unable to travel to the UK took part online. We've worked hard to make sure that all the students have had an excellent experience and a great start to their studies at Bath.
Sarawit Pratchprueng from Thailand (MSc Management) said:
“I have received a lot of love and kindness from new staff at the university and people in the city of Bath as well… I would recommend this course to students who would like to come to study here because you have not only learned about English skills but have also learned useful academic tips which can potentially support your preparation for studying in your main course. In addition, the University of Bath prepares plenty of employability sessions and networking events, which can really support your career opportunities.”
Subject to sufficient take-up, we plan to offer our longer 20-week Pre-sessional course again in 2023, starting in April. Further information will be available in due course.
UG Admissions Update^
We are getting prepared for the forthcoming cycle in 2023. We will try, wherever possible, to process our decisions as soon as we can but, we do have to ensure equity and therefore, some may wait for a decision. It does not matter if an application is made in September or later in the cycle but, to avoid any disappointment, please ensure applications are made before the UCAS deadline of 25 January 2023.
Remote learning no longer permitted
On 30 June 2022, the Home Office and Department for Education (DfE) confirmed the end of the option to study by distance learning outside of the UK while holding Student permission. Therefore, all students are expected to start their course in person.
The Graduate visa
The University of Bath provides advice and support for international students who would like to work in the UK and can advise students on applying for the Graduate visa. Throughout the academic year, we offer various talks and information sessions about the Graduate visa for students who have started studying with us. Applicants who would like some information on the Graduate visa before they come to Bath can find details on our web pages.
International Foundation Year^
We are delighted to make available our latest brochure for the University of Bath International Foundation Year.
For September 2022 we have successfully recruited a very diverse group of students onto the University of Bath International Foundation Year with over 30 different countries represented – from Portugal to Peru! Applications for the September 2023 intake are now open! To find out how to apply, and for more information about the course, please visit go.bath.ac.uk/international-foundation or contact IFY@bath.ac.uk
We are pleased to announce that the University of Bath International Foundation Year Progressing Students Scholarships Scheme has now expanded to 20 students. This means that 20 of the top-performing students starting the IFY in September 2023 will receive a £2,000 fee waiver against their Year 1 University tuition fees in September 2024.
Hear what our students have to say about the course on this video below.
If you would like us to arrange a webinar to tell you more about the University of Bath International Foundation Year for yourself and/or potential applicants please contact us at IFY@bath.ac.uk.
For any questions or queries you have please contact us at IFY@bath.ac.uk, we look forward to hearing from you.
New Courses for 2023 ^
MSc Strategic Retailing: We have launched a new master’s in Strategic Retailing starting in 2023. This applied marketing course includes a wide range of subjects including e-commerce, big data, strategy, sustainability and consumer psychology. We've partnered with industry experts to ensure the course provides the skills employers are looking for. Open to graduates with an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Find out more about the course and how to apply online.
MSc Biotechnology courses: We have two new Biotechnology courses designed to help students utilise the power of biotechnology to tackle the world’s biggest challenges in healthcare and environmental sustainability. Find out more about these courses here.
MSc Data Science and Statistics: Our new Data Science and Statistics course is designed for students with limited experience in statistics who would like to develop their knowledge. Find out more here.
BSc Accounting and Management: We've designed this new degree for students thinking about a career in accounting or general management. Get the competitive edge by graduating with both management and specialised accounting knowledge. Find out about the four-year course with work placement here or the three-year course here.