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. 

Routes to the 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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Routes to the Professions: Dentistry (R2P)

The Routes to the Professions: Dentistry (R2P) programme is aimed at students who are from groups currently under-represented in dentistry courses and the dental profession and who have the potential and aspiration to succeed in a career as a dentist. 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 dentistry. Tailored guidance on seeking work experience, writing personal statements, communication and reflection skills, interview techniques and dental admission tests is also provided.

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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 email: masterclass@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Institute of Microbiology and Infection Summer School

The Institute of Microbiology and Infection offer 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 each summer, students are 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

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing Summer School

The Institute of Inflammation and Ageing offer Year 12 Biology students the opportunity to learn more about what a career in Biomedical Science Research involves. In this five day summer school, students will get first-hand experience of the cutting edge research carried out in the Institute including inflammation, ageing, lung disease, arthritis, burns and trauma. 

The summer school runs each July. For more information contact Dr Kirsty McGee (k.c.mcgee@bham.ac.uk), Lead Research & Skills Training Technician.

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 Programme

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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