Successful applicants for our innovative Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme will have access to a wide range of services and events including taster days, exam boot camps and application support sessions. All events are designed to help students expand their knowledge, develop their skills and give them an insight into what university life is really like.
Pathway to Healthcare Launch
Find out more about the pathway programme and details of future events.
Medical Taster Days (two events)
Students will explore aspects of Medicine and the wider healthcare sector to understand the various careers within the NHS and make informed decisions about their future footsteps. Students will learn about the various subjects they can study at university to progress into healthcare professions and the employability skills candidates need to make successful applications.
Aston University Subject Tasters
A series of workshops delivered by Aston academics to enrich students current studies and discover more about studying a subject outside of Medicine for university. These events not only allow students to explore their chosen subject area, but also the opportunity to meet our current undergraduate students to find out more about university life.
Work experience placements – summer holidays
Work experience will be arranged for a limited number of students by Aston Medical School. Students will need to apply for a work experience placement and attend an additional ‘Preparing for Work Experience’ day at Aston University.
UCAS application day – Developing your personal brand
An interactive day of workshops where students will learn more about the UCAS application process, how to write an effective Personal Statement, choosing the right course and right university and how to develop their personal brand.
Residential Summer School
A three day programme which allows students to embark on an interactive learning experience. Students will work in peer groups, receive lectures and workshops from our Medical School lecturers and have access to independent learning in order to complete an academic piece of research around a topical healthcare issue.
Aston University Open days
Open Days are an ideal opportunity for students, parents and advisers to explore all that Aston has to offer and to meet our friendly staff and students, as well as take part in academic sessions across the spectrum of courses available. Informative and informal, everyone is welcome to attend! www.aston.ac.uk/opendays
A-Level Revision Boot Camp
In order to be successful in achieving your future careers, we believe that it is vital to focus on your academic attainment as early as possible. This event is a two day A-Level revision boot camp in Chemistry or Biology. Students will learn, revise and study one subject area intensively, with the chance to review progress through assessments and 1-2-1 feedback with an A-Level teacher from that specialised subject area.
UCAT and UCAS application support
The UCAT (The UK Clinical Aptitude Test) session will provide up to date knowledge on the challenges of the UCAT test, as well as giving students the chance to practice the test for themselves. Staff from Aston Medical School will also be on hand to answer any questions about the general UCAS process.
MMI and interview practice
Practice Medicine Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and University Admissions Interviews used by many universities for selection to competitive healthcare courses such as Medicine, Optometry and Pharmacy.
A-Level Revision Boot Camp
A three day A-Level revision boot camp in Chemistry or Biology. Students will learn, revise and study one subject area intensively, with the chance to review progress through assessments and 1-2-1 feedback with an A-Level teacher from that specialised subject area.
Pathway to Healthcare Graduation
A celebration bringing together all of the students who have taken part in the Pathways to Healthcare Programme and celebrating their achievements.
A Level results day support
Aston Medical School staff will be available on results day for students to talk through their future options.
Transition into Higher Education
Students will be invited back to Aston to receive top tips on arriving and surviving university. Students intending to study at Aston University will also be invited to become an Aston Medical Student Ambassador to work with future students on the Pathway to Healthcare Programme.