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Training and support available for school/college teachers

We offer a range of training sessions, development programmes, and workshops at your school or college, to help you prepare your students for higher education.

Apply now for the Teacher Champion Programme 2022

Teacher Champion Programme 2022


To ensure that our outreach work reflects the perspectives of teachers, careers professionals, and educators, we are welcoming applications to join our Teacher Champion Programme 2022.

This free, six-month online programme will run from March-July, providing regular online sessions and an optional campus visit, bringing together professionals working in state schools and colleges who share a passion for access to higher education.

Apply now for the Teacher Champion Programme 2022
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Why take part?


Teachers taking part will gain:

  • Four webinars, each based on a different theme within higher education progression
  • Supportive peer discussion groups to share opportunities, challenges and give feedback to shape our future content
  • Access to pilot resources to use with students, parents/carers and colleagues, including assemblies and INSET presentations
  • Direct access to university staff and insights from experts
  • Information and resources tailored to your school, setting or needs
  • The opportunity to attend a free on-campus CPD and wellbeing day in July 2022 with a teacher guest (including optional overnight stay in Bath)
  • Teachers who complete the programme will gain ‘Teacher Champion Status’, with an email signature and certificate which can be used on CVs and for professional development
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On Campus CPD Day


As well as the online content of the programme, teachers will also have the opportunity to attend a free on-campus CPD and wellbeing day on Friday 8 July 2022 with a teacher guest (including an optional overnight stay in Bath).

The CPD day will be personalised and tailored to suit the needs of the teachers taking part in the programme and will include workshops, discussions and talks all centred around supporting access to higher education. To celebrate the supportive network we are aiming to create, there will also be a range of leisure sessions on offer including yoga and relaxation, badminton, use of the University of Bath Olympic-sized London 2012 swimming pool and gym facilities.

As a participant in the programme, your cover for the day can be paid in full and your teacher guest may be eligible for a contribution towards their cover expenses

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Further details, eligibility and how to apply


This programme consists of four discussion webinars. The first webinar is on Thursday 31 March with more sessions on Thursday 5 May, 16 June and 14 July. The webinars will open from 3.45pm with content running from 4 to 5 pm.

The theme of each webinar will be shared in advance so you can prepare for supportive peer discussions. The webinars will include opportunities for you to feedback to shape our future content. After each webinar, you will be given access to pilot resources for use in school such as assemblies and INSET presentations.

Teachers, careers professionals and educators from UK state secondary schools or colleges are welcome to apply. To apply, please complete this online form by Thursday 3 March.

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Training events

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We offer a range of training events on campus for teachers which vary from year to year. We also hold 'Spotlight on EPQ, IB, Welsh Bacc and other project qualifications' events.

Subject-specific training days for teachers and students are also offered in conjunction with our faculties.

Talks and workshops

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If your busy school timetable makes it difficult for you to attend a training event on our campus, we may be able to deliver a presentation or workshop for a group of relevant staff at your school or college. Popular topics include:

  • UCAS reference writing – what to include
  • supporting students with their Personal Statement
  • university admissions and applying for competitive courses

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the Teacher Champion Programme, please email