Higher Education Insight is a new residential for Year 12 students from England and Wales. It will provide them with the opportunity to live and learn at the University of Birmingham; one of the country’s leading universities.
This programme is only open for applications from students outside of the Greater West Midlands region. if you live within the Greater West Midlands region, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/aep
Young people will experience first-hand what it is like to be a student at a research-led university by staying for three days and two nights in the University halls of residence and attending academic sessions in an area they are interested in.
In the evenings they will be able to take part in social activities, just like a real student, and will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the UK’s Second City, Birmingham.
Throughout the residential there will be a team of current undergraduate student ambassadors working with the students. These ambassadors will be studying subjects within the academic streams.
After the residential, the participants will be paired with an ambassador who will be on hand to help and guide them through the HE process, including advice on UCAS applications and supporting their personal statements.
This programme will allow the students to develop a relationship with academics in their field of interest. They will be able to explore different topics within the academic stream and ultimately raise aspirations and have a better insight into the subject that they are interested in. The programme will instill confidence in the students, as they will be meeting people from all over the country. The weekly contact from a current undergraduate through e-mentoring will guide them in their choices regarding higher education, and ensure they reach their full potential and make the best possible choice.