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    Hi I'm Hayden, a first year International Management student here at the University of Bath.

    I have really enjoyed my time here so far whilst studying for my course and activities outside of it. International Management on the first year shares all of its lectures with the other Management Suite courses (Management and Management with Marketing), our modules are also similar to those studied by other undergraduate subjects within the business school. The first year on the Management courses gives us a broad knowledge of the topic where we can decide what we would like to specialise in further for the second year.

    The variety of career opportunities that are presented to us here at Bath has really impressed me, there are regularly large employers visiting campus. You can also tell that the lecturers really care about their students and are regularly happy to answer any questions or accept feedback.

    Outside of my course I frequently train for athletics, using the world class sports facilities where Olympians have trained is a brilliant experience. Bath isn't just good for sports however, I also regularly attend the wine tasting society that is great for socialising.

    I am currently living in The Quads, which I love and make full use of being part-catered. I have however visited almost all of the different halls on campus, so have a good understanding of what they are all like.

    If anybody has any questions then feel free to post them below, I will try my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Good luck to anybody applying to study here next year!

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    Hi, I am applying for management and also International Managament at bath. I am predicted AAA and sent off my application yesterday. Both courses are very competitive, so I was wondering what you were predicted if you got a space on intl management? Also, will the fact I take maths make it more likely for me to get an offer? Thank you
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    Hi, I am applying for management and also International Managament at bath. I am predicted AAA and sent off my application yesterday. Both courses are very competitive, so I was wondering what you were predicted if you got a space on intl management? Also, will the fact I take maths make it more likely for me to get an offer? Thank you
    Hi,

    I was predicted A*, A*, A* and an A* in EPQ, I am sure that some of my course mates were predicted lower. There are a number of students on the course at the moment who did not study maths A-Level and it is not listed as a specific entry requirement. Should you get a place on the course a background in maths, and more specifically statistics would certainly be advantageous however all students are bought up to the same level. I think that really it depends on your combination of subjects, the School of Management are looking for individuals who can demonstrate breadth and depth of learning (so all sciences probably wouldn't go in your favour for example). Traditional subjects are preferred, however one non-traditional subject can be counted.

    Offers appear to be taking a while to be given out, so please do not panic about this! If you have any questions while you are waiting for a response please do feel free to ask.

    Good luck,
    Hayden
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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to remind everybody that all of the student ambassadors will be available to answer any questions over the Christmas period (just the same as normal weeks). Please keep any questions coming!

    Have a relaxing break!

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    Hey,

    So I've been offered a place on the International Management and a Modern Language (Spanish) course, but I've also been offered a place on a similar course at the University of Surrey. I'm struggling to choose between them and I was wondering if you could help me. What's the course like?

    Thanks
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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to remind everybody that all of the student ambassadors will be available to answer any questions over the Christmas period (just the same as normal weeks). Please keep any questions coming!

    Have a relaxing break!

    Hayden
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    Hey,

    So I've been offered a place on the International Management and a Modern Language (Spanish) course, but I've also been offered a place on a similar course at the University of Surrey. I'm struggling to choose between them and I was wondering if you could help me. What's the course like?

    Thanks
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    Hi, I have an offer for international management and French. I was wondering firstly if you thought picking up a business subject would be difficult for someone who has only studies humanities a levels (moi). And secondly, how does the year abroad work? I know that ideally you go to a business in the language country, but does every student get a placement? Is it competitive to get the placements?

    Thanks 😊


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    (Original post by Chabbott)
    Hey,

    So I've been offered a place on the International Management and a Modern Language (Spanish) course, but I've also been offered a place on a similar course at the University of Surrey. I'm struggling to choose between them and I was wondering if you could help me. What's the course like?

    Thanks
    Hi,

    Congratulations and apologies for the delay in getting back to you! I am normally on The Student Room every Wednesday, should you have any more urgent questions then feel free to ask our other ambassadors who I am sure could get in touch with me.

    I was also offered a place at the University of Surrey so went through a very similar decision process to yourself. I am however studying International Management without any language, so my point of view is based more on the business side of the course. I would firstly encourage you to attend an offer holder day at both universities, you should be invited to attend one at Bath very soon if you haven't already been contacted. The offer holder day made the decision very easy for me, as it becomes very clear where I best fit in.

    From a teaching perspective I find the School of Management brilliant! Bath has a lot more contact time compared to a lot of the other management courses that I looked at, showing that we are getting good value for money. Help is always available should you need it, and so far all of my lecturers and seminar tutors have been very easy to get along with.

    I feel that the placement opportunities at Bath differentiate the School of Management significantly from anywhere else. It is worth looking at some of the businesses that the university has connections with, maybe that is your ideal industry? From the language perspective it is also worth looking at the percentage of each course that is based on languages, are you more interested in the business aspect or the language aspect?

    If you have any questions at all please do make sure that you ask me before making your decision. You still have plenty of time to consider where you are going, so make sure that you don't ignore any areas of the decision making process.

    Hayden
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    (Original post by Lizzle_hizzle)
    Hi, I have an offer for international management and French. I was wondering firstly if you thought picking up a business subject would be difficult for someone who has only studies humanities a levels (moi). And secondly, how does the year abroad work? I know that ideally you go to a business in the language country, but does every student get a placement? Is it competitive to get the placements?

    Thanks 😊


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    Congratulations! It is great to see more prospective School of Management students contributing to this thread!

    Answering the question regarding the difficulty of the course, you will be absolutely fine. Your first year at the School of Management has been designed so that everybody can be bought up to the same level, regardless of what A-Levels you are taking. Generally speaking there will be some modules that you will find easier than others, however everybody else is in exactly the same boat. A humanities background would actually work very well on the course. If you took geography for example it would tie in very well with the economics and politics centred modules in the course. When I first joined students kept asking each other if they had studied business before, I don't actually know of anybody apart from myself who has! I really do not believe that A-Level business has helped me a great deal, as we covered it so briefly the class can catch up on A-Level concepts in such a short space of time.

    For your second question about the placements, obviously I can't answer it based on my experience alone. I recently applied to PwC's Talent Academy, where the support from the university was brilliant. Given that I am a first year I didn't really see myself as a priority however I was given advice throughout the process. From that experience I can tell you that the university will be extremely supportive and will push to ensure that you have got a placement. I run with a fourth year IMML student and spoke to him about concerns I was having, after all, getting a placement abroad feels like a huge deal from our perspective! His comments really did reassure me however, he was extremely supportive of the placement team at Bath and didn't have a bad word to say about them. This particular individual didn't have a great deal of experience but still managed to get a placement at a large business.

    Alternatively you may wish to consider studying in one of our French speaking partner universities, or have a mix of placement and study. Feel free to browse our year abroad site here for more information.

    Please feel free to add any more questions that you have to this thread, I will be online every Wednesday for about an hour!

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    Hi Sean,

    Don't worry I'm always checking this thread! The Christmas break has delayed my responses slightly but I am back to normal now.

    Many thanks,

    Hayden
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    I just wanted to share this article with everybody. Bath really is a great city to be living in, the article sums up a few of the key points that I am sure many of you are using to assess locations!

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    How long roughly does it take for Bath to respond to applications for this course I applied back end of September and haven't heard anything but Ive had my 4 other offers
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    How long roughly does it take for Bath to respond to applications for this course I applied back end of September and haven't heard anything but Ive had my 4 other offers
    Hi,

    Don't worry that you haven't heard anything yet! In order to give equal consideration to all of our applicants you may not hear anything until after the 15th of January! Decisions have to be made by the 5th May however it is unlikely that you will be waiting that long.

    Last year I had friends applying for School of Management courses who were waiting close to the January deadline, so it is completely normal that you haven't heard anything back yet. Don't let the fact that your response is taking a while put you off the University of Bath, there will be plenty of time to visit an offer holder day. I am really enjoying my time here and would urge anybody to strongly consider the university!

    Good luck!

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    Just a quick update for you all! I am currently doing my exams, the Management suite has quite a few this time around. On the positive side, we have a bit less next semester! Although exam time is probably one of the low points in the university experience the Students Union are working hard to give us a stress free campus.

    I always think back to last year at school with A-Levels, the tension and nervous people around me resulted in me being exactly the same. The atmosphere here is really quite relaxed however, which in my opinion is the best setting to achieve in.

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    Hi all

    I hope that everybody is doing well and hopefully still on track to come to Bath! We are currently on inter-semester break (you might see us call it ISB), which is just a week off from any classes. Many students choose to spend the week on campus and use the time to relax with friends. I have decided to go home to catch up on some much needed sleep, do a bit of charity work and try to consider my summer plans. Not many universities do this, but having spoken to a lot of my other friends who go to universities that give no breaks after their exams I am very grateful to have the time off!

    Please continue to post any questions that you have for me in this thread.

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    Thank you to all of the offer holders who attended our open day today, it was nice to meet you all. If you didn't attend this day please do not worry, there are many more to come. If you are debating coming to an offer holder day I would continue to recommend it, today was evidently a constructive part of our students decision making process.

    Let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

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    Good evening all,

    I hope that everybody's work is going well and that you are all on target to meet your offer!

    Just an update for this semester, we have started modules in: Operations management, marketing, managing people (very human resources orientated), and finance. We then continue our analytics and business context modules from last semester. I am really enjoying these modules, there is a lot of coursework involved however it is all very interested which makes the work a lot easier.

    I look forward to meeting some of you at our next open day in a few weeks!

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    Hi I'm Hayden, a first year International Management student here at the University of Bath.

    I have really enjoyed my time here so far whilst studying for my course and activities outside of it. International Management on the first year shares all of its lectures with the other Management Suite courses (Management and Management with Marketing), our modules are also similar to those studied by other undergraduate subjects within the business school. The first year on the Management courses gives us a broad knowledge of the topic where we can decide what we would like to specialise in further for the second year.

    The variety of career opportunities that are presented to us here at Bath has really impressed me, there are regularly large employers visiting campus. You can also tell that the lecturers really care about their students and are regularly happy to answer any questions or accept feedback.

    Outside of my course I frequently train for athletics, using the world class sports facilities where Olympians have trained is a brilliant experience. Bath isn't just good for sports however, I also regularly attend the wine tasting society that is great for socialising.

    I am currently living in The Quads, which I love and make full use of being part-catered. I have however visited almost all of the different halls on campus, so have a good understanding of what they are all like.

    If anybody has any questions then feel free to post them below, I will try my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Good luck to anybody applying to study here next year!

    Hayden
    Hi Hayden.

    If I may ask, what other universities did you apply to, and what made you choose Bath?
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    Hi Hayden.

    If I may ask, what other universities did you apply to, and what made you choose Bath?
    Hi,

    I am sorry about the late reply, I didn't notice your message until today!

    I also applied to Warwick (insurance), Birmingham, Surrey and Loughborough. I received an offer from all of them, with an unconditional from Birmingham. I will try my best to bullet point why I chose Bath, I have never considered anything so carefully before so it is unlikely that I will remember everything!
    • Placements and Careers - Bath has a placement team that to me was a clear leader. Our placement team is dedicated to the Management courses, therefore they know exactly what we need and have some great connections. I found that many other universities left you to find a placement with only some general advice from a central team. Although at Bath it is fundamentally your responsibility to find a placement (they won't just give you one), the team here certainly take a weight off your shoulders and are incredibly helpful. This can be a great help when you have a large workload!
    • Students and Lecturers - I visited an open day at the University of Bath and found that I got along really well with the staff and students, if you are going to live and study somewhere for three years it is essential that you feel comfortable with those around you. The School of Management has a great atmosphere where the passion for business is evident, that is what I wanted in my university.
    • Campus - The campus at the University of Bath is a very sociable and fun space!
    • Bath - Bath has always been one of my favourite cities, the opportunity to live and study in a World Heritage city is great!
    • Rankings - My teachers and friends would always tell me to look beyond the rankings, however being first place for Business and Management Studies in the Complete University Guide and Times & Sunday Times rankings is certainly appealing.
    I hope that this answers your question, please let me know if there is anything else that I can help with. I apologise again for the delay!

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    Hi! I am currently having a bit of a dilemma! I am an A-Level student from N. Ireland and I have applied for a range International Business and Spanish courses all over the Britain and Ireland. At the moment I am trying to decide between Bath and Queen's Belfast. Bath obviously offers the better course with better placements, connections etc. but Queen's is significantly more affordable (tuition fees are £3,000 vs. £9,000 in Bath). I was just wondering if you would say that going to Bath is worth the risk of moving away from home and the money (regarding the course, social life in Bath etc) ?
 
 
 
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