June 2023

Posted in: International Agents Newsletter 2023

Dear overseas partners,

Welcome to the June 2023 edition of the University of Bath Agents' Newsletter. We hope you are well.

This month we have a number of updates to share with you including exciting ranking news and details on our Undergraduate Virtual Open Day. 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 International Recruitment Team: agents@bath.ac.uk.

Great ranking news^

We have some exciting news to share with you!

We’re delighted to have been named one of the top 150 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2024. We are now placed 148th, which means we are among the top 10% of universities worldwide, according to QS.

The ranking rates performance of institutions in areas such as research and discovery, employability and outcome, learning experience, global engagement and sustainability.

We are proud to have scored particularly highly for our reputation among employers for ‘providing the most job-ready graduates’.

This good news follows the University of Bath being named the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2023, and earlier this year we were also named as the 5th best university in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2024.

For more details, read the full story here.

We hope you will be able to pass this great news onto your counsellors and the students you work with.

Upcoming Events^

Undergraduate Virtual Open Day

Our Undergraduate Virtual Open Day is taking place on 6 July from 10am to 2.45pm UK time.

The day is the perfect chance for students to learn more about studying an undergraduate degree with us.

We have four webinars taking place, as well as chatrooms with university staff including admissions and faculty specific teams.

Time Webinar
10am to 11am Admissions - applying to Bath
11am to 12pm Why Bath? Find out what it is like to live and study at Bath and ask your questions to current students
12pm to 12.45pm Employability and placements
12.45pm to 1.45pm Accommodation

Students can register here.

Postgraduate Pre-Departure Webinars for offer holders

We are pleased to confirm that we will once again be offering pre-departure live webinars for our PGT offer holders.

Registration for these events will open shortly, and will be available on this page. Offer holders will also receive an invitation via email.

The sessions will take place at 12pm UK time on the following dates:

Wednesday 9 August – India 1

Tuesday 15 August - Rest of the World

Tuesday 22 August – China

Friday 25 August – India 2

Wednesday 6 September - UK

These sessions will have a short presentation from our recruitment team followed by plenty of time for questions and answers with university staff and current postgraduate students.

Please do encourage your offer holders to sign up for all the latest info about joining us here in Bath later this year.

Living in a new culture (LINC) orientation programme

All students are now welcome to book onto this programme here.

LINC provides information and support to all new international students. Join us for a combination of online and in person sessions to welcome students to the University and to help them to settle into their new life with us.

Online sessions take place between 5 September and 7 September, while in person sessions take place on 24 September on campus.

Other latest webinars


Coach service for international students^

We are pleased to once again be offering a free coach service for arriving students between London Heathrow Airport and the University of Bath.

The coaches will run at a variety of times from Friday 22 September to Sunday 24 September. Please do encourage your students to take advantage of this service. To read the full details, and book a place on a coach, please click here.

Pre-sessional programmes^

Applications for our 5-week Pre-sessional English course, starting on 3 August 2023, are open until 6 July. The course focuses on developing students’ English language, academic skills and understanding of university life to prepare them for their studies at Bath. Full information about the course requirements, an introductory video, factsheet for agents, and student testimonials, are available on our webpages.   

Meanwhile, we are looking forward to welcoming students from around the world to our 10-week Pre-sessional course, starting on 3 July. We have a full programme planned to develop their skills, welcome them to the University of Bath and introduce them to our World Heritage City.   

Undergraduate Admissions Update^

We receive applications from a wide variety of students taking a mix of qualifications, some results we receive via the UCAS site such as A levels and IB however, many need to be provided directly to the university either by agents or individuals. Qualification results that we need from you are, HKDSE, Turkish Diploma, USA Advanced Placements, French Baccalaureate, and many other European qualifications, please help your students to provide these documents as soon as possible. Our preference would be that they are uploaded to the Bath Portal account or via email to admissions@bath.ac.uk.

We are coming to the end of the main UCAS cycle on the 30 June and then we will be entering into the ‘Clearing’ phase on 5 July. For all clearing vacancies we would recommend visiting the UCAS website to check for availability of courses. For any student wishing to be considered via clearing, we will require their results including any English qualification as we can only consider an ‘unconditional’ decision via this route. Please contact the university prior to any ‘clearing’ submission. 

Please also ensure that for those requiring an English test this has been arranged by now as our timeline is to obtain the results by the 31 July 

Should you need any support, help or information, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team on either admissions@bath.ac.uk or uginternationaladmissions@bath.ac.uk. We wil be happy to advise. 

Course spotlights^

MSc Financial Mathematics with Data Science. 

For September 2024 entry we’re this offering a new programme. It has been created in response to the fast-growing Fintech and Data Science industries, and their need for employees with the quantitative, mathematical, and computational skills to inform decision making and improve services. 

The course allows students to study a broad selection of units giving them a solid understanding of the most up-to-date mathematical and data science methods used by modern financial institutions, opening up career pathways as well as laying the foundation for further postgraduate study. 

Find out more here.

BSc/MSci Sport and Exercise Science

Ella, Bruno and Lizzie share their experiences studying and doing a placement year on this course, you can watch the video here.

MSc Strategic Retailing

There are still places available on our new MSc in Strategic Retailing.  Watch the film to find out more. 

Research from Dr Carl-Philip Ahlbom (Director of Studies for our MSc in Strategic Retailing) and Professor Jens Nordfalt (Co-director of the University’s Retail Lab) shows that in-store music makes supermarket shoppers spend more – but only on weekdays. 

Their research shows consumer spending increases by more than 10 per cent when supermarkets play music, but not at the weekend. Read the full article to find out why this doesn’t have the same effect at weekends. 

MSc Global Public Health and Policy

Learn about this course from our academics and students in our two videos. Meet our academics and hear from our students.

International Foundation Year^

It’s not too late to apply for the University of Bath International Foundation Year (IFY) for September 2023 with applications open until 11 August. 

The IFY is taught in the centre of Bath at the University’s partner institution Bath College.  Here applicants will find the personal support and small classes to help them transition to studying in the UK. Students gain the academic knowledge, understanding and skills to allow them to secure guaranteed progression into a wide variety of University of Bath undergraduate degrees. 

Further details and an application form can be found here:  University of Bath International Foundation Year course, licensed to Bath College 


The IFY Scholarships Scheme will cover the 2023/24 academic year. 20 of the top-performing students progressing out of the year to the University of Bath in 2024/25 will each receive a £2,000 fee waiver against their Year 1 University tuition fees. Further information is available here.

MBA Update^

The Bath MBA team will be hosting a question-and-answer session with the University's Student Immigration Service on 14 July for incoming students. All MBA offer holders will be sent the sign-in link. 

Latest blogs^

Beautiful Bath ^

It's summer here in Bath and we've just celebrated the summer solstice in glorious sunshine. I'm sure you'll agree that Bath looks particularly lovely this summer.

Posted in: International Agents Newsletter 2023


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