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Monday 4th October –
Friday 12th November 2021

School Promotional Activities

This is where it all begins: the Pathway Team make contact with a number of schools to invite students to attend live or pre-recoreded Webinars.  Here, we will talk to you about the programme, its Pathways, the benefits and what the eligibility criteria means for applicants.

Monday 11th October 2021

Applications open

The application system opens to all applying students online.

Monday 15th November 2021 (noon)

Application Deadline

The application closes.  Make a note of this date as late applications will not be accepted.

Early January 2022

Students notified of outcome

This is where you are notified of the success of your application. If you are accepted, you will find out if you have been accepted into your first or second Pathway preference.

Monday 31st January 2022 –

Wednesday 2nd February 2022

Welcome and Orientation Event

individual Welcome Events for each Pathway - students will only attend ONE session

(schedule to be confirmed)

This event is the exciting start of your journey on the Pathway Opportunity Programme.  At this event, you’ll meet your Pathway peers, some of your academics, discover all about the campus and facilities and listen to interesting talks about the programme, university and student life!

Monday 31st January – Monday 21st February 2022

Subject Skills Session

This session breaks down the key skills you will need for your specific chosen Pathways and gives you a chance to develop them to help maximise your potential when studying.

Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Subject Specific Session for MDBS, NBE, Pharmacy and Social Work Pathways 

Monday 11th April 2022

 Subject Specific Session for AHSS, BioSci, Business, Engineering, Maths & Physical Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery and Psychology Pathways

Tuesday 12th April 2022

Subject Specific Session for Computer Science Pathway 

Wednesday 13th April 2022

Subject Specific Session for Law Pathway




Subject Specific Session






This session is an opportunity for you to meet and engage with your Pathway subject academics alongside your peers.  This will give you some insight into what lies ahead during your respective summer schools in June/July.

Tuesday 22nd March – Thursday 7th April 2022

Core Academic Skills

This session is a chance to look at your key academic skills that can be transferred across multiple subjects and disciplines to help you develop your study techniques and beyond. 

Tuesday 14th June 2022

University Information Session


This is your first taster of University Life – from Accommodation and Applications, to Well-being, Budgeting and what student life looks like including Clubs & Societies, Socialising and finding the balance of it all.

Sunday 26th June – Friday 1st July 2022:

AHSS, BioSci, MDBS, NBE, Nursing & Midwifery, Pharmacy and Social Work Pathways

Sunday 24th July – Friday 29th July 2022:

Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Law, Mathematics & Physical Sciences and Psychology Pathways

Pathway Summer School

The Summer School is your chance to study like a student –  for the duration of the summer school you will study and attend lectures just like full time students.  At the end of the week, you submit your final assessment piece that is used to calculate the grade reduction awarded.

Monday 5th September 2022

Next Steps Session

This event encourages you to look carefully at your next steps on your journey.  With UCAS on the horizon, this session provides you with added support and a chance to ask and questions on applications, university/course choices and important decisions surrounding accommodation and more!

w/c 17th October 2022

MMI Training
(MDBS Pathway only)

Mini-Modular Interview training (for MDBS Pathway students only) 
A Saturday morning in late November or early
December 2022 - to be confirmed.

Pathway Celebration Event

This is your celebration event – a chance to reflect on your achievements on the programme, and look forward to the start of your next chapter.

If you are concerned about any of our events, have extenuating circumstances or you want to know more details, please contact the Pathway team at