UniFest Virtual Events and Aspiring Professionals Programme – Nov-Dec 2020 – Youth Friendly West Midlands

Some great Aimhigher opportunities for support and advice are coming up if you’re a young person in the West Midlands looking to go to university or get support because of your low-income background!

Unifest Online for West Midlands learners: Virtual Q&A sessions

Thinking about studying at university in the West Midlands? Register for UniFest virtual Q&As in November and December 2020!

As part of our virtual UniFest events taking place this term, we will be hosting a Subject Q&A Series for West Midlands learners in Year 10 and 11.

Learners can join academics and student ambassadors from our partner universities to discover more about studying certain subjects and take part in a live Q&A session. There will three separate sessions covering Medical Sciences, Drama and Marketing.

The event will take place over November and December, with dates to be confirmed soon.

As part of UNIFEST ONLINE we ran a LIVE Q&A with student ambassadors from each of our partner universities. Head over to our Aimhigher YouTube channel to watch it back if you missed it!

Email aimhigher@contacts.bham.ac.uk to pre-register your interest and be the first to find out when the Subject Q&A Series dates are released!

2021 Aspiring Professionals Programme

Are you an ambitious young person from a low-income background? Apply for an amazing programme to help you get ahead – the applications deadline is 16th December 2020.

Run by the Social Mobility Foundation, the Aspiring Professionals Programme supports ambitious, high achieving young people from low-income backgrounds to access top universities and professional careers. The programme is free of charge and features university application support including free visits (when possible), mentoring and internships with leading companies, and professional development and skills workshops.

Providing support in 11 professional sectors, including Accountancy, Architecture, Banking and Finance, Biology and Chemistry, Business, Digital, Engineering and Physics, Law, Media and Communications, Medicine and Politics, students can apply to join the programmes in Year 12 (England and Wales).

The deadline for applications is 16th December 2020.

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