SIX students at Solihull Sixth Form College have been accepted onto Aston University’s Pathways Programmes.
Mohammed Swara, Tafannum Chowdhury, Juliette Thomas, Windsor Fong and Ibrahim Hassan have places on the Pathways to Medicine Programme, while Leyla Bibi has secured a place on the Pathways to Healthcare programme.
The initiative has been designed by Aston University to help students develop knowledge and skills and give them an insight into university life.
The 18-month programme will help students make informed choices about their university courses and future career paths.
The programme’s eighth cohort launches at the start of November and a full programme of events is planned, starting with an Open Day, the launch of the tutoring programme and a Medicine Taster Day.
Academic Tutoring will take place every month and there is an NHS and Allied Professions Day taking place in February.
The Year 12 programme concludes with a Summer School and once the students move into Year 13, interview preparation days will be available, as well as more academic tutoring and a Boot Camp.
Curriculum leader for natural sciences, Joseph Wright said: “Solihull Sixth Form College has a great track record for helping learners secure places on Aston University’s Pathways Programme.
“I’m delighted for the six young people who have been accepted onto the programme this year and I’m confident that they will learn a lot from being part of it.
“Completion of the initiative will benefit their progression chances, as they may be able to get an improved offer for a place on one of the courses at Aston University as a result.
“We will be working hard to support these learners to ensure they get the most out of this fantastic opportunity.”