I love studying chem eng at Bath, as they offer placements that relate to your degree (and often aren’t offered to other unis). While some content can be dry, this is true of chem eng everywhere, and the end jobs and projects are really interesting.
The huge focus on placements and employability is one of the main reasons I chose Bath. At least half the people on any course will do a placement and there’s a great set of careers services. They have great links woth employers and going to the uni makes you very employable.
There’s definitely a lot of self study, and often a little too much wordy content to memorise for exams, but the group projects and more technical subjects are always interesting. Definitely a course where you can push yourself, but there’s huge flexibility to go to sports and societies when you want.
Again, it’s one of the best bits about the uni. They offer a lot, and have even been voted the best in the country as they represent us really well.
Very, lots of great sports and academic facilities, and they’re always expanding
First year is amazing as you can get accommodation on campus, in later years your accommodation is nearer town which is quite nice as you get to see more of Bath. There’s enough clubs and bars for a good time, as well as tons of coffee shops. It’s really easy to get to Bristol too if you want to go somewhere bigger
There’s a huge number of activities at Bath, and all the sports clubs are very inclusive of beginners. It’s definitely a highlight of the uni
General support is great, although the disability services are often overbooked. If you want the best support it’s worth starting the process of getting it ASAP, but once you’ve got it it will be hugely helpful.
I've met the most amazing people from all round the country. I've gained independence living away from home; cooking new foods and after 18 years I have finally done my own washing.
Offers placement years with top companies
Self study but some lecture notes are unorganized
Very helpful and supportive
Not the best as it's on a hill but bus is convenient
very good lots of varietty
Always people you can turn to if needed
Very positive and I enjoy Bath as a place to study. Definitely the place to come and do/get into sport as there are lots of societies with many teams for all abilities
Lots of laboratory time for sciences translates well to working in the field, as well as a strong placement department to get very valuable career experience
Dislike how laboratory work isn't covered in lectures first, like the chemistry focus and protein science on biochemistry course
Students Union isn't very big, no live music happens here but hosts well attended club nights 2 days a week. Good study space during the day and good location on campus
Strong for lecture halls, labs can be a little dated, great sports facilities, lacking arts space
Easy access to local shops and city centre, majority of housing after first year is far from campus but there are bus routes with stops within this area
Sport societies are fantastic and facilities are very good, if busy. Non sport societies are also good but a little less popular
Is available if you go and find it but tutors don't check in if you don't contact them
I hadn’t been interested in university when I was applying through ucas, but I am really glad I made the decision to at least try it. I am really enjoying having more independence, as well as experiencing learning in a completely different way. I’m also loving playing sport at a higher level, playing with people of varying age groups and standards.
I like how we have smaller seminar groups that work on properly understanding the content, as sometimes in lectures it is not covered as deeply as necessary. More of these seminar sessions would be useful.
Very similar to other universities
Yes, there’s a bus link that can take you start to the station that is in the centre of the town.
There is a lot of support available, should you need it
So happy with choosing Bath - it’s an all rounded university! Definitely recommend if you like sports. A nice small community (only 4K students a year), so easy to make friends - everyone has a mutual friend with someone.
Loads of careers fairs. Placement year is highly encouraged. Peer menor to help with placement searches.
Most: incredibly interdisciplinary. Least: not 50/50 weighted with economics. No option to do so.
Great students union. No other comment.
Top of the range - Sports: used for the GB team. Arts: New building focused on extra curricular arts.
It’s far away from town and student living areas. BUT bus connections are amazing, very frequent.
AMAZING! Top of the range sports teams; from professional to recreational. A new building created for the arts; mixture of dance, drama, art etc. Anything you can think of, Bath will have it - and if not, you can create it!
Personal tutor from the beginning. Student services walk in available for everyone. Personal tutors don’t always understand the macro uni life- mostly only clued up on their modules.
It’s been good. First year was incredible as i got to get to know the university and my friends more so they gave us the time to settle in. Second year has been more work intensive and the location in which I’m situated has made it difficult to see friends. Nonetheless, it’s been good.
We have careers department and placement opportunities. Placement gives some real life context for our courses and also gives professional skills we can use once we have left uni.
Personally, I prefer coursework, which my course is quite intensive with so this suits me. However, unlike other courses, it is difficult to incorporate more physical things such as labs as it is highly theory based
I think our SU is quite good. They are supportive. Facilities are also good as we have a shop, a few eating areas, well-being advice etc
We have a range of facilities with an arts centre and a sports facility too. I’m pleased with it
Bath campus is on top of a hill. Whilst it does home it’s owne microcosm of shops, halls of residence, it is a 15min journey from the station and shops. From my house it is 40mins.
The variety is good. It is inclusive of a variety of interests
It has been great. I’ve been struggling with mental health issues and the well-being team have been such wonderful support in this. They have helped accommodate things such as extensions when required.
Absolute best time, though undergrad at Bristol was the best tome of my life but it’s got even better (but of course also a lot harder and more expensive ) . For undergrad students looking to take a year out before starting a masters I think this is a very good idea- I wish I had done in order to save up money for my rent and things (because you only get one loan at masters) and so now I’m having to work alongside my degree which can get very stressful at times. Other than that enjoy yourself and enjoy pushing you academic self even further!
Good, we’ve had career workshops weekly and have to do a placement
Honestly it’s all the best I’m enjoying it so much, gets quite stressful and there are a lot of assessments but it’s so interesting
Again really good and really present in day to day life
Very good- especially sports!
Yes, a campus university which I wasn’t used to but good bus routes back home and into the city
Incredible- so many on offer (just not enough time as a postgrad)
Good there is a lot on offer if you are not feeling yourself and I know where to go to find it
I’m really enjoying my university experience so far. Great staff, facilities and people on a safe and inclusive campus. Student halls were also well kept, affordable and a nice place to live.
Offers work placements and graduate schemes
Lectures are mostly PowerPoint presentations which can be repetitive but the content is interesting
SU is well kept, safe and fun whilst the uni has great facilities
Support is good except 6 week wait period for wellbeing services
I have loved it and will miss it very much when i graduate. We get loads of independence and are treated like adults, it is very refreshing. We do need to make sure that we stay on top of our workload though.
Loads of effects made including career fairs, emails, etc.
I like interactive lectures but don't like exams
Great, they think of everything
Good but could have better
It is a bit far from the city center but it is a campus university so it is to be expected
It has been good overall. Some subjects are quite tricky but it is reasonable since the university is very highly ranked. There are some great opportunities for socialising
Most lecturers explain very well. It would be ideal if some lecturers were more fluent in english as this makes it easier to understand certain concepts