Our University Partners

University of Birmingham

Routes to the Professions

We work in partnership with the University of Birmingham on their ‘Routes to the Professions’ initiative, as part of our commitment to improving access of under-represented groups to courses that lead to professional careers.

The programme aims to improve the knowledge, understanding and progression of under-represented groups into professional courses by providing students with opportunities to develop non-academic skills and capabilities that are important for accessing professional courses and careers.

Realising Opportunities

We also work with the University of Birmingham as part of their Realising Opportunities (RO) initiative – a collaboration of 15 leading research intensive universities, working together to promote fair access and social mobility of students from groups under-represented in Higher Education.

Successful completion of the RO Programme gives students the opportunity to have their achievements recognised through UCAS, resulting in additional consideration and the potential for alternative offers from the RO universities.

Access to Birmingham (A2B)

With the University of Birmingham, we are involved in the Access to Birmingham (A2B) scheme which is designed to help students from families and communities in the West Midlands who have little or no experience of Higher Education find out about what studying at university involves.

Aston University

We work in partnership with Aston University’s Medical School to give students with an interest in a career in healthcare the opportunity to join the Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme.

We also work with Newman College, Birmingham City University and Coventry University in their teaching training programmes. Each year, we send a group of students to visit St Catherine’s College at the University of Oxford.