Your Future Your Choice

Do you have students in Year 10 curious about Higher Education? 

  • 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 9 - 5/A*- C in their exams?
  • Are they looking to explore their options at university or interested in a career in health?

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. There are two broad academic streams - Health Sciences and Routes to My Future. 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.

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

Students should meet the following criteria:

✔ Student is on track to achieve 5 GCSEs 9 – 5/A* - C in their exams
✔ Come from a home where there is no history of parents attending university in the UK or abroad
✔ Attend a local state school, in Birmingham or the wider West Midlands
✔ Parents/guardians/carers are unemployed or in jobs that do not require university-level qualifications
✔ Home postcode shows that the student lives in an area with low levels of progression to Higher Education

If the student is in receipt of, or entitled to, free school meals/pupil premium we will also take this into consideration.

Exceptions:

We will also take into consideration circumstances such as disability, long-term illness or time spent in care which may have prevented students from achieving their full potential. 

YFYC 2017 Information

The deadline has now passed for receipt of 2017 applications. Information for next years Summer School will be sent out in January 2018. 

Health Sciences: 16 - 18 July and 19 - 21 July 2017

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

Contact: Ester Hill 

Routes to My Future: 16 - 18 July 2017

Students will attend lectures and seminars in subjects such as engineering, law, languages, business and sports science and should therefore have some preference for the Humanities/Social Sciences.

Contact: George Green    

How to apply

Applications for 2017 have now closed. For 2018, schools will be sent details of the Summer Schools in January 2018 and students will be required to complete their forms by March 2018, exact date to be confirmed. 

Please see our brochure for eligibility criteria and further details about the events. If you would like to be considered, then complete the application form and give it back to your school. The application form (PDF - 55Kb) must be submitted by the student's school. The updated brochure and application form for the 2018 summer school will be available from January 2018.