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This event is designed to give pupils an opportunity to learn more about a profession, in which they are interested, to help them make an informed decision about any further studies they embark upon in the future. at Aston University

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Year 11 Access to the Professions Conference

University event offered by Aston University

Event Summary:

This event is designed to give pupils an opportunity to learn more about a profession, in which they are interested, to help them make an informed decision about any further studies they embark upon in the future.

Full Event Details:

Year 11 is the perfect time for teenagers to start thinking about what they may do in the future, so as to help them make the important decision of selecting the right courses for them in Year 12 and beyond. This conference will give pupils an opportunity to learn about one of the following professions:

• Life & Health Sciences (Optometry, Audiology & Pharmacy)
• Law
• Engineering
• Finance
• Business & Entrepreneurship
• Teaching
• Languages (French, Spanish & German)
• Psychology

Throughout the day pupils will attend 2 workshops that focus on their profession of interest and a third plenary session.

Session 1: Pathway to the Professions (breakout session 1)
This session will give pupils an opportunity to meet a professional from a career they are interested in, find out about their qualifications, experiences and daily responsibilities.

Session 2: Skills development workshops (breakout session 2)
This interactive work-related skills development workshop will give pupils an opportunity to learn about standard interview practices and develop some of the key skills that employers look for in their chosen professions.

Session 3: Getting the experience you need (plenary)
This short talk will give pupils the opportunity to learn about different work experience opportunities available to them to help them develop the skills that they need and make the important decision about what they choose to do in the future.

To book places, please download the booking form by clicking here and return it to Amanda Cudby at [email protected] by Wednesday 4th November at the latest.

Please provide second and third choices for pupils, as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Those who have not provided this information will be allocated to sessions with available places.

*Please note that although this conference is free to attend, a cancellation fee of £15 per student will be incurred if notice of cancellation is not given at least two weeks prior to the event, or if attendance on the day falls below 75% of the number of places booked.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)

Duration:

Half Day

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

Aston, a research-led University, was founded in 1895. It has been recognised as a University since 1966 and is renowned for its excellent teaching quality and significant ties to industry, government and commerce. Based in the centre of Birmingham, it boasts a 40 acre-campus with academic, social and accommodation facilities. The University’s student population of just over 8,800 comes from more than 120 countries.

This University is dedicated to superior education with innovative programmes. The five main areas of study at the University are Aston Business School; the School of Engineering and Applied Science; the School of Languages and Social Sciences; the School of Life and Health Sciences; and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Academic strengths

The University is committed to providing high quality, innovative programmes, which meet the needs of the professional world and prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career. Aston University is consistently highly ranked in various league/rankings tables.

The following subject areas have been assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) as Excellent (marks over 22 out of 24): business and management; biological sciences; French; German; optometry; pharmacy; and psychology.

Most of our bachelor’s degrees offer you the choice to study on sandwich courses, which include a paid work placement or a study year at a partner institution. The work placement provides the opportunity to put knowledge into practice whilst gaining valuable professional experience to enhance your employment prospects.

Aston Graduates are highly sought after by many major international companies, and the University is consistently at the top of the league tables for graduate employment.




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