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

English and Sociology taster day
Wednesday 10th November 10:00 - 14:00

The English and Sociology Taster day will give you an in-depth exposure to the worlds of English, Literature and Sociology. This is a great opportunity to hear from speakers from both schools, covering interesting topics such as forensic linguistics and investigations. The event will also focus on developing an understanding of the three main literary genres (prose, poetry and drama). This is also a great chance to go on a tour of the campus and experience all it has to offer. 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.

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Accounting, Economics & Finance taster day
Wednesday 17th November 10:00 - 14:00

If your year 12 & 13 students are interested in the role numbers have on the world around us, from economic forecasts to the auditing of multinational corporations, then they should attend this Accounting, Economics & Finance taster day. As part of the day, the students will learn from our academic experts about these fascinating courses and where it could take them in future.

As part of the taster day, the students will get an introduction to the university, interactive subject sessions and the opportunity to talk to current students. There will also be an option for a campus tour to conclude the day so that students can see our facilities first hand. The day aims to give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of these fascinating subject areas as well as to help them decide which course is right for them.

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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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

Engineering the Future: HS2 and Beyond
Thursday 11th November 10:00 - 15:00

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. The 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, civil engineering, logistics and supply chain. Then join us for a live Q+A and talk from our admissions experts on how to boost your UCAS applications to these courses. And of course, hear from HS2 themselves. Join us on campus for this exciting taster day!

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Virtual Careers in Maths Talk
Thursday 2nd December - 17:00 - 18:30

Where could a Maths Degree take you? Date science, engineering or teaching. Perhaps banking, accounting or finance. Attend this virtual careers in mathematics talk to explore the variety of industries and roles available to you if you were to pursue a maths degree. Hear from current students, placement students, mathematics academics, alumni and employers from varying sectors and job roles. 

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College of Health and Life Sciences

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

Virtual Pharmacy taster day
Wednesday 3rd November - 14:00 - 15:00

Join us on Wednesday 3rd November for our Virtual Pharmacy Taster Session. The session will start with a mini lecture from an academic following on with a Q&A session for you to ask questions about Pharmacy at Aston and to hear from current students!

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Aston impact days

A New Phase of Climate Change: The Student's Summit
Wednesday 8th December - 11:00 - 16:00

Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing the earth today. Join us for this exciting event where specialists from around the University will come together to provide a well-rounded insight into the past, present and future of climate change. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and hear from health specialists, business professionals, engineers, and more. This will also be a great chance to experience University first hand, and have a tour of the city centre campus. This event is for Y11, 12 and 13 students.

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Other Activities

KS5 Campus Experience Days

On campus
Thursday 25th November, 10:00 - 14:00

Join us on campus to experience what Aston University has to offer. During the day you can tailor your programme to suit the needs of your students, so whether you want to focus on finance, personal statements, degree apprenticeships or careers and placements, we can deliver a bespoke experience. Your students will also get to meet our current student ambassadors who will take them on a campus tour to showcase the university from their point of view. We look forward to welcoming you to Aston!

To book on, or request alternative 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.

Is university for me, and how do I choose the right University and course?

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.

Finance and university

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.

Aston and the placement year

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.

Arriving and Surviving

The Arriving and Surviving 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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