Pathway to Healthcare Student Ambassador and Mentor Scheme

Our innovative Pathway to Healthcare Programme has been designed to expand the knowledge, develop the skills and give an insight into what university life is really like to those students with ambitions to study a medicine or healthcare related degree.

During the two year programme, which students will complete alongside studying for their A Levels, students will be given the opportunity to take part in various activities such as healthcare subject taster days, work experience in various healthcare settings, A Level revision boot camps and specialist interview preparation workshops to prepare them for applications to medicine and competitive healthcare courses. 

Having worked with more than 300 year 12 students through our Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare, we often find that younger students are unaware of the real life impact that their GCSE choices and grades have on their future career choices in particular, when applying for medicine or other healthcare degrees.

The Keith Bradshaw Introduction to Healthcare programme will see our mentors going into local secondary schools to plant a seed in these young people’s mind to get them thinking about their future careers from an earlier stage

This is an exciting opportunity to support unique Widening Participation (WP) programmes here at Aston University. Students from across the university are invited to apply to the Pathway to Healthcare Student Ambassador role or the Introduction to Healthcare Student Mentor role. You do not need to have any medical or healthcare experience, just a passion to support an exciting and engaging outreach initiative. 

Pathway to Healthcare Student Ambassador Job Description

Pathway to Healthcare Student Mentor Job Description

Applications for the Pathway to Healthcare Student Ambassador Scheme are now closed. 

Applications will reopen in September 2020.