Student Recruitment and Outreach
Activities for post-16 students
Aston University’s post-16 programme provides sixth form and college students, as well as offering fantastic opportunities for students to discover more about studying a particular subject at university.
Aston Business School, Aston Law School and School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Business Taster Session
Tuesday 7th November, 10:00-14:00
This event is a must for students with an enterprising spirit and the dream of working in Business, or even running their own! Find out how our innovative Business courses help students learn by doing and get an insight into studying at university. Students on this event will take part in taster sessions run by our world renowned academics and meet our current students to get their questions answered.
Politics and International Relations Taster Session
Wednesday 8th November, 12:30-15:00
So much of our everyday lives are affected by politics; from food prices to medicines available, and even access to the internet. Studying how the Political system operates and affects our lives on a global scale is fascinating and this taster session gives you a chance to experience what our current students learn about. During this afternoon session, you will take part in taster lectures around International Relations, Ethics and Migration. There will also be a chance to meet current students and take part in a Q&A.
Schools of Informatics & Digital Engineering, Infrastructure & Sustainable Engineering and Engineering & Technology.
Wednesday 22nd November, 13:00-15:30
Do you have a passion for understanding how Science and Maths apply to everyday problems? Then you could be the perfect student to study Engineering.
Join us for an afternoon of engaging workshops and interactive demonstrations led by seasoned academics and industry experts. Whether you have a knack for designing cutting-edge technology or dream of creating sustainable solutions for the future, this taster day will open your eyes to the endless opportunities within the diverse realms of engineering.
Aston Medical School, Aston Pharmacy School, and the Schools of Biosciences, Optometry, and Psychology.
Nursing Taster Session
Wednesday 13th December, 12:00-14:30
Do you have the passion and empathy to care for adults in a variety of settings? Working as a nurse is an incredibly rewarding career. No two days are the same in nursing - it is one of the most demanding and rewarding roles in health and social care.
This taster event will give you the chance to meet our Nursing academic team as they explain what the Nursing degree at Aston University will entail. There will also be a Q&A session with our academics so you can get your questions answered, a sample lecture and a tour of the clinical spaces.
Our innovative Pathways to the Professions programmes have been designed to expand knowledge, develop skills, and give an insight into what university life is really like for those students with ambitions to study Medicine, Healthcare or Engineering and Technology (STEM) subjects for university.
You can find out more information about the programme here.
KS5 Campus Experience Days
Bring your students for a day on campus and choose from a menu of activities to suit you and your students. You can choose from the following activities:
All activities are delivered in a fun, interactive way. Students will also enjoy a campus tour with our Student Ambassadors to gain an insight into what studying at university is really like.
Dates for Campus Experience Days:
Tuesday 7th November - Fully booked
Wednesday 22nd November - Fully booked
Wednesday 6th December
Thursday 14th December
Book your places here (Teacher bookings only)
We deliver a variety of information, advice, and guidance talks and workshops in your school or college. To request these, please email the Student Recruitment and Outreach team.
Introduction to HE: Choosing Courses and Universities
This talk looks at the reasons why students choose to go to university as well as what students can expect from student life, such as student finance, accommodation, and clubs and societies. It will also give students information about how to go about choosing a course and university to suit them
UCAS and Personal Statements
This talk is designed to help students as they begin their application to university. This presentation will go through key information and dates for UCAS applications. It will also cover what admissions tutors are looking for in a personal statement, giving hints and tips to create a successful application.
The Financing University talk is an in-depth look at the Student Finance system. Designed to dispel myths about how student loans work in practice and give students an opportunity to start thinking about living on a budget.
Becoming an Employable Graduate
This talk focuses on the skills and experience needed by graduates to help them get the career they want after university. It will look at how students can start building up those skills now and how a placement year at university can help boost their employability.
Wellbeing at university
What support is available at the university? Where do students go if they need help and advice? This workshop looks at all the support available to students when they attend university. It’s full of helpful hints and tips so students feel comfortable and confident before starting this new chapter.
Life as a University Student
The Life as a University Student talk aims to give top tips and guidance to students who are looking to go to university. Delivered by our student ambassadors, this talk will give your students more of an insight into what going to University is really like.
Applying to Medicine - MMIs
Applying to study Medicine at university can be a daunting process. This talk focuses on the Multi-Mini Interviews many universities ask their Medicine applicants to take part in and how you can best prepare for these types of interviews.
You can get a feel for university life at Aston by attending one of our open days. You will hear from academics and students, and find out more about courses and facilities available.
Chat online to students and our team
Whether you are a student, teacher, parent, or adviser, if you have a question regarding SRO activities or what it's like going to university (courses, finance, student life, etc) then you can chat to either an Aston University student or a member of the SRO team.
If you require further support for your learners from the SRO team, please email us with your requirements and we will try to help.
You can book one of the events above via the link in the descriptions. View all our events here. If you cannot find the event you would like to book, or you have a bespoke request, please email the Student Recruitment and Outreach team.
If you would like a copy of our code of conduct, risk assessment, or safeguarding policy, please email the Student Recruitment and Outreach team.
We believe in fair access to education, and our focus is on working with underrepresented groups across the region
We organise a range of events for both teachers and parents that run throughout the year