Students will have the opportunity to:
Find out more about entry requirements and different routes into chosen profession
Find out about different careers in law and places of work
Experience a taster lecture
Find out more about life as a student
Meet current undergraduate students who will support them through the rest of the programme.
'Preparing your university application' workshop
This workshop is designed to help students to prepare for their UCAS applications. Students will receive advice on different routes and careers in their chosen profession, support in developing their UCAS personal statements and guidance on admission tests.
All students will be assigned a mentor who will be a current undergraduate student. The mentor will support students with:
Understanding more about the demands of studying at University
Seeking and making the most of work experience
Writing a UCAS personal statement and preparing for admission tests
Students will have the opportunity to spend a day with their mentor shadowing lectures and spending time on campus, so they can experience what it is really like to be a student at the University of Birmingham.
Clinical mentoring (Medicine and Dentistry only)
Students will also be mentored by a doctor/dentist. They will have the opportunity to discuss with their mentor what it is actually like to work in the profession, the challenges involved, the highs and the lows, and the career paths available. This will give students an invaluable insight into the profession and will help them make important decisions about their future.
Mock interviews (Medicine and Dentistry only)
This session will give students the opportunity to find out more about medical/dentistry interviews, take part in a practice interviews and receive tips on how to prepare and be successful.
Guaranteed interview (Medicine and Dentistry only)
Students who satisfactorily engage with and complete the Routes to the Professions: Medicine or Dentistry programmes will be guaranteed an interview on our undergraduate MBChB or BDS programmes.
Law Court visits (Law only)
Students will visit the Birmingham Law Courts where they will go on a guided tour with a member of Court staff. The visit will include a talk and the opportunity to see courtrooms, talk to a Judge and observe cases.
Work experience opportunities
Students on the different streams of the programme will have the opportunity to spend 3-5 days at a GP surgery, leading law, financial or industrial firm. They will get a real insight into these professions through observing day to day work, meeting and engaging with a range of professionals and developing transferable skills.