Successful applicants are expected to commit to all of the key dates below in order to complete the programme and receive full benefits.
April 2021: Programme Launch
Students and their parents/carers attend a launch event at Aston University. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the programme and Higher Education.
August 2021: Residential Summer School
Students attend a 3 day, 2 night residential summer school. During the summer school, students gain an exclusive insight into what it would be like to live and study at university. They are taught by our world-class academics, are given access to our research facilities and independent learning spaces, and work as a group to complete a research project in a subject area of their choice. Depending on the pathway they choose, the summer school would focus on STEM, Business or Law.
August 2021: July 2021: E-Mentoring
Students are be paired with an undergraduate student from Aston University who will act as their e-mentor throughout Year 13. All mentoring takes place on a secure, monitored platform with e-mentors who have completed safeguarding training and hold a valid DBS check.
October 2021: UCAS and Personal Statement Support Day
Students visit Aston University to learn more about the university application process and how to write an effective personal statement.
February 2022: Study Skills Conference
Students visit Aston University to focus on their study skills and preparing for upcoming exams.
July 2022: Graduation Event
Students and parents attend a graduation event to celebrate the successful completion of the APP programme and think about next steps.
September 2022: Continued Support
The Student Recruitment and Outreach team stay in touch with APP students who have enrolled at Aston University to offer continued support with their transition.