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Monday 19th September 2022

School Promotional Activities

This is where it all begins: the Pathway Team contact schools and colleges all over Northern Ireland to invite students to attend live or pre-recorded Webinars.  Here, we will talk to you about the programme, its Pathways, the benefits and what the eligibility criteria means for applicants.

Monday 3rd October 2022

Applications open

The application system opens to all applying students online.

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Friday 11th November 2022

Application Deadline

(extended due to Hallowe'en half term break)

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

Early January 2023

Students notified of outcome

This is when 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.

Tues 31st January and Wed 1st February 2023

Welcome and Orientation Event

Tues 31st January 2023:

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

Wed 1st February 2023:

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

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!

Tues 31st January – Friday 24th February 2023

Online 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 9th March 2023

Academics Skills Session 


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 4th April 2023

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 July.

Tuesday 13th June 2023

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.

Monday 26th - Friday 30th June 2023: 

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

Monday 24th July – Friday 28th July 2023: 

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.

Tuesday 12th September 2023

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!

October 2023

MMI Training
(MDBS Pathway only)

Mini-Modular Interview training (for MDBS Pathway students only) 
A Saturday in late November or early
December 2023 - 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