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
Humanities Taster Day
Thursday 29th June, 10:00-14:30
Studying the Humanities at university can give a fascinating insight into how cultures, policies and global relations can shape our world.
Join us on campus to find out what it would be like to study these subjects and the careers they can lead to. As part of this event, Year 12/13 students will find out about our Politics and International Relations and Sociology degrees with taster sessions run by our world-renowned academics, take a look around our friendly campus and meet our current students.
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.
Booking for this event will open soon
Aston Medical School, Aston Pharmacy School, and the Schools of Biosciences, Optometry, and Psychology
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.
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.
We don't currently have any of these events upcoming. To request a Campus Experience Day, please email the Student Recruitment and Outreach team.
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.
0121 204 4771
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