Aston University
Aston University
Our ‘Year 12 and beyond’ Conference will focus on developing students’ study skills and preparing them for their future and will include a range of mini lectures and activities. at Aston University

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Year 12 and beyond Sixth Form Conference

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Event Summary:

Our ‘Year 12 and beyond’ Conference will focus on developing students’ study skills and preparing them for their future and will include a range of mini lectures and activities.

Full Event Details:

Our ‘Year 12 and beyond’ Conference will focus on developing students’ study skills and preparing them for their future and will include a range of mini lectures and activities.

The first part of the day will focus on pupils’ current studies and will cover topics such as academic writing, revision techniques and note taking skills these sessions will be run by Aston’s Learning Development Centre which provides study support to our current students.

The second part of the conference will introduce students to the UCAS process and website, explaining how the system works and helping them to understand the stages in the application process for university. Following on from this, students will participate in a session focusing on what they should be doing in Year 12 to enhance their university applications, personal statements and CVs, ensuring they make the most of the opportunities available.

The conference will end with sessions run by our Careers, Placements and Employability Team. These sessions will encourage students to understand how to write a good CV and how to develop their interview techniques, equipping students with valuable skills for their future.

To book places on this conference please contact Angela Morris by email to [email protected] The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd December 2012. Please note that booking is essential and places are limited to 25 per school or college. All places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.






Suitable For:
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration: Full Day

Min. Students: 1

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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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