Student Recruitment and Outreach: Pre-16 activities

We believe in fair access to education, and our focus is on working with underrepresented groups across the region.

Our programme of activities for Years 7-11 gets students thinking about going to university, choosing GCSEs that will help their future, and working on skills for education and employment. In short, we are getting them to think big, raise their aspirations and focus on their future.

Campus Experience Days


KS3 On campus

Celebrate the Commonwealth Games with us!
Wednesday 6th July 2022 - 10:00 - 14:00

Aston University is proud to be an Official University of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. With the games fast approaching, we want to give students in Year 7-9 the opportunity to see how their favourite university subjects link to the sport and athleticism of the Commonwealth Games.

During this event, students will attend Commonwealth Games themed sessions run by our academics from Biomedical Engineering, Politics and International Relations and Biosciences. They will also get the chance to explore our campus and meet our current students.

Book your place here


Check back soon for the exciting on campus sessions we will be running in the 2022/23 academic year.

Aston impact days

No events currently planned 

General advice, guidance and information

General advice

We deliver various talks and workshops to students at your school. To enquire about our availability, or if you would like a bespoke presentation, please email the Student Recruitment and Outreach team.

Introduction to university for Years 7-9

This interactive talk gives a detailed introduction to higher education including the range of courses on offer, the different types of university, university life, and the benefits of going to university.

GCSEs and beyond for Years 7-9

This talk covers the importance of GCSEs as well as top tips to help students choose the right GCSEs for their future.

Future pathways for Year 9-11

Our interactive workshop gives students an opportunity to explore the range of fascinating courses on offer at university, their entry requirements, and the careers they could go onto in the future. This talk also covers alternatives to university such as apprenticeships.

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 of the events above via the link in the descriptions. View 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.

If you would like a copy of our code of conduct, risk assessment or safeguarding policy, please email the Student Recruitment and Outreach team.

Contact us


0121 204 4771


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