Your Future Your Choice


Do you have students in Year 10 curious about HE? 

  • Are you looking for exciting opportunities to raise their aspirations?
  • Do they come from backgrounds where higher education is not normally an option?
  • Will they be achieving 5 GCSEs A*- C in their exams?
  • Are they interested in careers in health or the ‘professions’?

If so, the University of Birmingham Year 10 Your Future – Your Choice Residential event is for them!

Your Future – Your Choice will give your students an opportunity to find out what it is like to study at university, and in particular a research-led institution like Birmingham.

Following on from the success of last year's events, this year we will continue to offer two broad academic streams 'Health Careers' and 'Routes to the Professions'. 

This event is free of charge and open to students in West Midlands state schools.

We will select participants using the indicators below. 

Any pupil selected:

  • must come from a home where neither parent attended university in the UK or abroad
  • in receipt of, or entitled to, free school meals
  • Parents/guardians/carers unemployed or in semi-skilled/manual occupations
  • Disadvantaged home postcode


  • Students who have a disability and/or learning difficulty
  • Students who are in the care system

Students will stay in a University Hall of Residence, follow a programme of social activities and experience a taste of university life. All students are given support and guidance by our student ambassadors who are current undergraduates at the University.

Health Careers

Students will attend lectures and seminars in health related subjects and so must demonstrate a broad interest in this subject area.

Contact: Ester Hill (

Routes to the Professions

Students will attend lectures and seminars in subjects such as philosophy, law, international relations and should therefore have some preference for the Humanities/Social Sciences.

Contact: Catherine McNicholl (


Details of the 2015 programme, together with the applications form, will be posted here as soon as they are available