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

English and Sociology Taster Session

Wednesday 9th November, 12:30 - 16:30

A chance to visit our campus and learn more about studying our exciting English and Sociology programmes at Aston University - ranging from English Language, Literature, Sociology and Social Policy.

As part of this event, you will get a taster lecture from each subject run by our world-renowned academics. You will also get to meet our current students and take a tour of our campus and learning spaces. Book now to secure your place on this event.

This taster day meets Gatsby benchmarks 2 & 7.

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Accounting, Finance and Economics Taster Session

Politics and International Relations and History Taster Session

Wednesday 30th November, 13:00 – 16:30

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

Business - Accounting, Finance and Economics

Social Sciences - Politics and International Relations and History

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

Mechanical/Design Engineering and Mathematics Taster Session
Wednesday 30th November, 13:00 – 16:30

With so many university courses to choose from it can be difficult to find the degree which is right for you. Our Taster Sessions are designed to give you a sample of some of the amazing degrees we have at Aston University. In this Taster Session you will take part in lectures led by our Engineering and Physical Sciences academics from our Mechanical/Design Engineering and Mathematics departments.

This taster day meets Gatsby benchmarks 2 & 7.

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HS2 and Beyond: Civil Engineering and Transport Management Taster Session

Wednesday 7th December 13:00 - 17:00

Join us on campus for this exciting taster day! HS2 is one of the largest engineering projects to be undertaken in Birmingham in recent years, with a budget of £56bn, involving a huge variety of skilled professions. This project will have an enormous effect on the city centre landscape and on the surrounding areas. What will this mean for you? How will it affect your city, your future and more importantly, what possibilities could it have for your future career? Get an insight into what university degrees can lead you to working for a company such as HS2 with workshops lead by transport management and civil engineering. Also, hear from HS2 themselves.

This taster day meets Gatsby benchmarks 2, 5 & 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

Pharmacy, Optometry, and Audiology Taster Session
Wednesday 30th November, 13:00 - 16:30

Working in healthcare can be a demanding but incredibly rewarding career. With so many healthcare professions to choose from it can be very difficult to find the career to suit you. This Taster Session will give you the chance to sample three different healthcare courses we have at Aston University: Audiology, Optometry and Pharmacy.

As part of this event, you will get a taster lecture on each subject run by our world-renowned academics. You will also get to meet our current students and take a tour of our campus and lab spaces.

This taster day meets Gatsby benchmarks 2 & 7.

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Other Activities

KS5 Campus Experience Days

On campus

We don't have any upcoming dates for KS5 Campus Experience Days. To book or request dates, 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

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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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