Gold Scholars

Welcome to our first 50 Gold Scholars

Fifty new Gold Scholars got together for the first time at the Gold Scholarship Programme Welcome Event on Saturday 14 October.

The Gold Scholarship Programme, launched as part of the University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, offers scholars an enrichment programme accompanied by a £5,000 per year bursary. The Scholars meet criteria aligned to the University’s Access Agreement targets and are from departments across the University.

Zara Rahman is a first year Pharmacy student and is one of our first cohort of Gold Scholars: “I chose to sign up for the Gold Scholarship Programme not only for financial help but more importantly to increase my employability and networks. I’m looking forward to all the upcoming networking and training sessions: developing useful skills and qualities that future employers will find valuable.”

“I’m looking forward to developing useful skills and qualities that future employers will find valuable.”

During the Welcome Event, the scholars took part in workshops led by student ambassadors and members of staff from Recruitment and Admissions, Careers, the Department for Development & Alumni Relations and Student Services.

Gold Scholars and alumni mentors
Gold Scholars and alumni mentors

The scholars got together again on Wednesday 1 November to practise their networking skills with alumni volunteers, who will act as their mentors during their time at University. More than 20 alumni mentors came along, two of whom only graduated themselves last year.

Alumna Sharon Flood (BSc Mathematics 1988) welcomed our scholars and mentors, sharing her experiences of university, and why she supports scholarships for students at Bath.

Liz Simmons, Scholarships and Bursaries Enrichment Manager, who manages the Gold Scholarship Programme said “We’ve been incredibly lucky to have been very generously supported by donors, who have enabled us to offer these scholarships to 50 of our new students. The programme will offer many exciting opportunities to the Scholars, helping them to make the most of their time at Bath and navigate their way in a challenging graduate labour market.”

For more information about the Gold Scholarship Programme, please contact Liz Simmons:

If you would like to support Gold Scholars at Bath, please contact Stephanie Lear:


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