Summer Residential programmes provide a fantastic opportunity for able students with no history of higher education in their family to consider university as a viable option for their future, and to experience it first hand by staying on campus and going to lectures like normal students. At Birmingham, we run these events for students in year 10 and year 12.
Year 10 Aimhigher Unifest
We are part of the Birmingham Aimhigher Partnership.
Year 10 Your Future - Your Choice!
This programme has two streams - Health Careers and Routes to the Professions, which will have a focus on humanities and social sciences.
Year 12 Academic Enrichment Programme
The AEP helps to encourage young people who live in the West Midlands region with no family history of higher education to apply to a leading reseach university, supporting and guiding them in the process.
The programme has four main components; a week-long residential on the University Campus in the summer of year 12; ongoing, one-to-one mentoring from current undergraduates; study-skills sessions at key points in year 13; and a celebratory graduation event.
Year 12 Higher Education Insight Programme
The HEI Residential is designed to raise the aspirations of academically gifted year 12 students from non-traditional backgrounds who live in areas outside of the West Midlands region. There are three broad academic streams that students can apply to and all costs for the residential will be met by the University of Birmingham.
Y10 Residential 2013 student "I can’t believe how fast the three days went... Thank you for giving me a wider view of how university is going to be when I DO study here in a few years time. The experience is amazing and I am really proud to be part of it. I would like to thank you for helping me understand what university is all about and for helping me step out of my comfort zone."
Y12 HEI 2013 student "Everyone involved in the programme especially the ambassadors did a great job of making the experience as interesting and insightful as possible"
Y12 AEP 2013 student "One of the most important things from AEP has been meeting people from similar backgrounds who all have a drive to aim high."