The residential will run 20-23 August 2023 just after Year 12 is finished, with the aim to give each student a chance to experience first-hand what life studying and living at a research-led university is like.
Students spend four days and three nights in the University halls of residence and attend academic sessions in an area of their interest. During the evenings, students will be able to take part in social activities and will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the UK’s second city, Birmingham. Throughout the residential, there will be a team of undergraduate student ambassadors on hand to provide advice and support within a relevant academic stream.
There are three broad academic streams that applicants can choose from. The stream of choice must be related to current studies or relevant to the degree programme students wish to study. The academic streams will include some of the following areas, but these are all subject to availability of academic staff:
- Humanities: Law, History, English, Philosophy, Theology, and more
- Biological and Health Sciences: Physiotherapy, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Biology, Biomedical Material Science, Chemistry, and more
- Engineering: Civil, Electronic, Electrical and Systems, Aerospace, Chemical, Materials Science, Nuclear Engineering, and more
In addition to academic lectures and seminars, there are contributions from external organisations.