Year 12 Activities

Ranging from two-hour Masterclasses, to week-long residentials, our programme of events for Year 12 enables students to begin to explore what life is like studying a healthcare subject at university, ahead of them applying to institutions in Year 13. 

Institute of Microbiology and Infection Summer School - 25-29 July 2016

The Institute of Microbiology and Infection are offering Year 12 Biology students the chance to find out what it is like to work as a scientist in a laboratory. Running for five days from 25-29 July 2016, students will be given the chance to explore microbiology in a range of sessions including ‘Meet the Microbes’, ‘Microbes and the Environment’, ‘Microbes and Man’ and ‘How to become a Scientist’.

For more information and to apply, please visit our IMI Summer School website

A flyer for the summer school is also available.

Applications close on Wednesday 24 March 2016.

Masterclasses

Our Masterclass programme is designed to give students the opportunity to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group University. Covering a wide range of biomedical science and healthcare-related topics the Masterclasses offer students a chance to apply their school subject knowledge to current research and issues such as Childhood Obesity Prevention, Novel Strategies for Treating High Blood Pressure, Understanding the Role of Animals in Scientific Research and the Ethics of Organ Transplantation. Masterclasses typically run on Wednesday afternoons during the autumn term.

Participants who participated last academic year reviewed their experiences extremely positively:

“The Lecturer made the subject come to life – thanks for a great experience!” - Drugs for Human Health

"Very interesting and in depth" - Sex, Steroids and Sulfate 

"I really enjoyed the session, excellent Lecturer" - Your Body’s Surveillance System 

To find out more and book spaces please visit our website or contact Jane Patel by email: masterclass@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Biological and Health Sciences Academic Enrichment Programme

The Biological and Health Sciences Academic Enrichment programme is for Year 12 students living in the Greater West Midlands region. Students on the week-long residential programme attend interactive lectures relevant to their academic interests during the day and participate in a full calendar of social events in the evenings.

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Biological and Health Sciences Higher Education Insight

The Biological and Health Sciences Higher Education Insight programme is for Year 12 students living outside the Greater West Midlands region. Students on the week-long residential programme attend interactive lectures relevant to their academic interests during the day and participate in a full calendar of social events in the evenings.

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Routes to Professions: Medicine (R2P)

The Routes to the Professions: Medicine (R2P) programme is aimed at students who are from groups currently under-represented in medicine courses and the medical profession and who have the potential and aspiration to succeed in a career as a doctor. R2P offers a full package of support, guidance and mentoring helping students to develop the non-academic skills and attributes required for a career in medicine. Tailored guidance on seeking work experience, writing personal statements, communication and reflection skills, interview techniques and medical admission tests is also provided.

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