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.

Subject-specific activities

College of Business and Social Sciences

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


Politics and International Relations Taster day
Wednesday 29th June, 10:00 – 14:00

The Politics and International Relations Taster Day will offer on campus University lectures to show you what it’s actually like to study these courses at University. The Politics and International Relations sessions will explore the politics of inflation, and will asks important questions, such as ‘Is party activism declining?’. Attending this event is a great way to really feel what it’s like to thrive as a University student at Aston, meeting students, staff and seeing our city-centre campus.


Book online

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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

Everything Engineering Taster Day
Wednesday 15th June 10:00 - 15:00

Are you an aspiring engineer? For one day only at Aston University you can explore everything engineering so you can decide on which university degree might suit you best. Everything from Biomedical Engineering, Electronic and Electrical, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Product Design and Innovation to Mechanical and Design Engineering.

Choose from a selection of subject workshops, hear from our academic and careers team experts, explore our university campus, meet our engineering students and be inspired to follow a pathway into engineering with Aston University.

Book online

College of Health and Life Sciences

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


Healthcare Aspirations Day
Thursday 7th July 09:30 - 15:00

With a mixture of exhibitions, workshops, talks and tours there is something for both pre-16 and post-16 students on this fun-filled, jam-packed and exciting event right here on Aston University’s Campus; don’t miss out!

Book online

Other Activities

KS5 Campus Experience Days

On campus

To book or request dates, please email the Student Recruitment and Outreach team.

Advice & 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 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 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 onto one of the events above via the link in the descriptions. View all our events. If you cannot find the event that you would like to book, or you have a bespoke request, please email the Student Recruitment and Outreach team.

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