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Thursday 1st October –
Friday 13th November 2020

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 12th October 2020

Applications open

The application system opens to all applying students online.

Monday 16th November 2020 (midnight)

Extended to Friday 20th November 2020 at noon

Application Deadline

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

Early January 2021

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 1st - Friday 5th February 2021

Monday 1st February -
 AHSS and BioSci Pathways
Tuesday 2nd February - 
Business and Computer Science Pathways
Wednesday 3rd February - 
Engineering and Law Pathways
Thursday 4th February -  
MDBS and NBE Pathways
Friday 5th February - 
Pharmacy and Psychology Pathways

Welcome and Orientation Event

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 1st February –
Friday 26th February 2021

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.

Thursday 1st April 2021

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.

Thursday 1st April –
Friday 30th April 2021

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 8th June 2021

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 20th – Friday 25th June 2021:
AHSS, BioSci, MDBS, NBE and Pharmacy Pathways

Sunday 25th July – Friday 30th July 2021:
Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Law 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 6th September 2021

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 18th October 2021

MMI Training
(MDBS Pathway only)

Mini-Modular Interview training (for MDBS Pathway students only) 

A Saturday morning in late November or early
December 2021 - 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