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.

Subject-specific activities

College of Business and Social Sciences

Aston Business School, Aston Law School and School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Business and Management, Sociology and Human Resources Taster Day

Business Enterprise Development and Marketing Taster Day

Wednesday 19th April, 10:00 – 14:00

With so many university courses to choose from it can be difficult to find the degree which is right for you. Our Taster Days are designed to give you a sample of some of the amazing degrees we have at Aston University. In these Taster Days you will take part in lectures led by our Business or our Social Sciences academics.

This taster day meets Gatsby benchmarks 2 & 7.

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College of Engineering and Physical Science

Schools of Informatics & Digital Engineering, Infrastructure & Sustainable Engineering and Engineering & Technology

Everything Engineering Taster Day
Date TBC, 10:00 – 15:00

Are you an aspiring Engineer?

Studying a STEM subject gives you the opportunity to make a difference. With Covid-19 and the very real dangers of climate change, this statement is truer than ever; engineers have an important role to play in the future of our society. This relies on people like you entering the STEM fields to ensure that we continue to tackle the world’s big challenges.

During your day on campus, you’ll have the chance to choose a variety of different subject sessions – biomedical or mechanical? Electrical or chemical? It’s up to you. The day is also an opportunity to visit our city-centre campus, meet our enthusiastic staff and students, and get a real feel for student life at Aston University.

This taster day meets Gatsby benchmarks 2 & 7.

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College of Health and Life Sciences

Aston Medical School, Aston Pharmacy School, and the Schools of Biosciences, Optometry, and Psychology

Psychology and Neuroscience Taster Session
Wednesday 1st March, 13:00 - 16:00

Whether it's looking at how the brain carries out basic functions or how it stores memories, understanding how the brain works is fascinating. Studying Psychology or Neuroscience at university can give you a unique insight into how your brain can overcome incredible odds to keep you alive and functioning.

Our Psychology and Neuroscience Taster Session will give you a chance to learn more about studying these subjects at university. You will find out what is involved in a Psychology and Neuroscience degree as well as taking part in sample lecture/lab sessions. You will also get to meet our current students and find out why they chose Aston University.

This taster day meets Gatsby benchmarks 2 & 7.

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Biological and Biomedical Sciences Taster Day
Wednesday 19th April, 10:00 - 14:00

The life sciences give a fascinating insight into the way living things function and thrive. Studying Biological or Biomedical Sciences can give you skills and knowledge to help you stand out in your future career.

Our Biological and Biomedical Sciences taster day is designed to let you experience what it would be like to study these courses at university. As part of this event, you will take part in lab based sessions to find out how our university students learn. You will also get to meet our current students to ask them any questions you may have about studying at university.

This taster day meets Gatsby benchmarks 2 & 7.

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Nursing Taster Session
Wednesday 10th May, 13:00 - 15:30

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. The new Nursing course at Aston University is launching for a September 2023 start.

This taster session 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.

This taster day meets Gatsby benchmarks 2 & 7.

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Studying Medicine at Aston - Taster Session
Wednesday 17th May, 13:00 - 16:00

Studying Medicine and becoming a Doctor is an exciting prospect. It’s the chance to help people and make a real difference in their lives. We would love for you to join us for this ‘Studying Medicine at Aston University’ session to find out more about what to expect from Aston Medical School and the application process.

This session will include an 'Introduction to Studying Medicine at Aston' talk, information about the application process and MMIs, a clinical demonstration and sample lecture. You will also get the chance to ask any questions you might have about studying Medicine to our academics and current Medical students.

This taster day meets Gatsby benchmarks 2 & 7.

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Other Activities

KS5 Campus Experience Days

On campus

Join us on campus to find out more about going to university and future options. As part of this day, students will learn more about their university careers and future prospects. They will also go on a campus tour and get a chance to get their questions answered by our current students. Upcoming dates:

Wednesday 29th March


Can't make these dates? To request a Campus Experience Day, please email the Student Recruitment and Outreach team.

Advice and Guidance

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.

Student Finance

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.

Open Days

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.

Find out more about open days


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. 

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If you require further support for your learners from the SRO team, please email us with your requirements and we will try to help.

Book onto an event

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.

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