January 2022

UniFest 2022 Year 10 University Summer School Programme

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to invite your child to participate in UniFest 2022, a FREE summer school programme taking place at six of the West Midland’s leading universities in June-July 2022.

UniFest is an amazing opportunity for year 10 students to learn more about higher education and to gain insight into what life is like as a university student. Our partner universities have prepared an exciting range of events this year to inspire and motivate students to explore their future options. They will have the chance to see what university is really like, speak to university students and staff, and receive advice and guidance on careers.

UniFest is a targeted programme. Universities must ensure places are offered to young people who meet certain criteria, using a weighted system to identify and prioritise applicants based on information about their backgrounds gathered as part of the application process.

To be eligible for the programme, your child must meet at least one of the below criteria.

  • Disadvantaged home postcode*
  • Lives in area with low rates of progression to higher education*
  • Eligible for Free School Meals / FSM6 / Pupil Premium or the 16-19 Bursary
  • No parental experience of higher education
  • Disability and/or learning difficulty
  • Children in Care
  • Young carers

*Aimhigher can help identify postcodes that meet our criteria. For more information Email: aimhigher@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

We can only guarantee to consider applications received by 1st April 2022. Applications received after this date may be declined if the programme is over-subscribed.

Please visit the Aimhigher website for more information: https://aimhigherwm.ac.uk/unifest/

Best wishes

Kevin McTiernan

Head of Year 10

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