Our activities for post 16 school and college pupils

Female Biomedical Science student in lab with a pipette

Our activities for Year 12 and 13 pupils aim to help them to explore higher education and careers in biomedical science and healthcare. Our Pathways to Birmingham programmes use specific criteria to recruit priority students who will benefit most from our activities - please check the criteria to see whether you are eligible to apply. 

Year 12-13 Masterclasses

Our popular Masterclasses programme will be back for autumn 2020 to provide school pupils in Years 8-13 with fun, engaging and interactive insights into what it's like to study at a selective university.

To keep up to date, please visit the dedicated website:

Masterclasses

Year 12 Dr.eam Junior Medical Applications Conference  

Dr.eam Junior is a free one day event for local state school Year 12 pupils to provide support for admissions to medicine.

The day will include surgical skills, talks from doctors, life as a medical student, admissions advice, CPR training and more!

The conference runs in September/October each year before the 15th October UCAS deadline for Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr.eam Junior takes place each September/October. Bookings for 2020 are now closed. Keep an eye on this webpage for details of the 2021 conference. For more information take a look at the BWAMS site.

Year 12 Work Experience

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are living in uncertain times and the opportunity to gain work experience or participate in volunteering in a healthcare setting may be very difficult for some time. In the absence of face-to-face experiences, it is important that you use other means to gain an understanding of the work and challenges faced by healthcare staff. We have put together numerous resources to help you get started.

Visit the work experience site

Year 12 and 13 Pathways to Birmingham

Our Pathways to Birmingham programmes offer Year 12 and 13 students an insight into higher education and professional career routes, and support students throughout the university application process.

Students who successfully complete a Pathways to Birmingham programme and apply to the University of Birmingham will receive special consideration from admissions tutors. If their application is successful, they will receive two offers from the University of Birmingham - the standard offer and a Pathways to Birmingham offer. The Pathways to Birmingham offer is typically two grades below the standard offer, as advertised in the prospectus. Students may also be eligible to receive the Pathways to Birmingham financial support.

Visit the dedicated Pathways to Birmingham site for more information.

Pathways to Birmingham 

Year 12 National Access Summer School

The National Access Summer School (NASS) is a four day residential, designed to introduce Year 12 students from across England and Wales, to university life and higher education. 

This programme is only available to students who live outside the Greater West Midlands region and are currently in Year 12. 

 National Access Summer Schools 

Year 13 Dr.eam Medical Applications Conference

Dr.eam Medical Applications Conference is a free one day event for local state school Year 13 pupils to provide support for admissions to medicine.

The day will include surgical skills, talks from doctors, life as a medical student, admissions advice, CPR training and more!

The conference runs in September/October each year before the 15th October UCAS deadline for Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr.eam takes place each November. Bookings for 2020 are now closed. Keep an eye on this webpage for details of the 2021 conference. For more information take a look at the BWAMS site.