Firstly, the programme involves three in-school sessions. Trained mentors will go into schools to deliver these sessions, through interactive presentations and activities. The mentors are Aston University students that are in the process of completing a wide variety of degree courses and come with their own wealth of experience. Not only will our mentors raise awareness but they will also act as positive role models.
The workshops are as follows:
1) What is it like to study medicine and other healthcare degrees?
2) The impact of your GCSEs and choosing your options
3) Your career pathway
Year 9 and 10 students participating in the workshops are invited to join us on campus and take part in an action packed Taster Day designed and delivered by Aston Medical School staff and students.
The Taster Day will consist of several interactive sessions aimed to educate the students about Higher Education and the types of careers that exist within healthcare. Most importantly, it will encourage students to think about their own journeys and help them to consider what they want to do in future and how they can achieve their goal.
Schools will be given a list of dates to choose from in order to bring their students onto campus to take part.