If you take part in the Inspired@Birmingham programme you will be invited to workshops on campus, where you will undertake a range of activities aimed at providing you with a deeper insight into studying non-vocational courses at university and the related career pathways degrees that these can lead to. These workshops will include:
- Subject insight sessions led by academic tutors and current students into non-vocational subjects (you will be able to attend three across the course of the programme)
- Talks from recent graduates about their career journey so far
- Academic skills sessions to help you hone useful skills to get through Year 12 and to prepare for university study
- Careers sessions which will help you to discover your own preferences, strengths and skills and which career pathways will enable you to realise these
- Personal statement and application workshops to get you thinking about what kind of thing you should include and some common pitfalls
You will also have a chance to interact and engage with current students, both in person at the workshops and through discussion groups on Canvas, our virtual learning environment. Discussions will cover a range of topics related to surviving Year 12 and preparing for university. You will also have the chance to put into practice some of the academic study skills you will have picked up throughout the programme by completing an online Skills4Uni quiz, and doing a short piece of writing reflecting on your time on the programme and what you have learnt from it.