One week to go for Headstart applications

Applications are now open for Headstart 2016. The Headstart programme, run by EDT, offers students under the age of 18 who are interested in studying a degree in a STEM field, the opportunity to spend up to a week at one of the top universities in the UK.

Students can experience what life at university is really like and understand what exciting career opportunities a degree course might lead to. They'll be able to connect with professionals in specific STEM industries, as well as other students from across the UK, whilst developing essential skills like problem-solving and team work.

Rudo Chawasarira, a Career Ready student at Bournville College, was selected for the Headstart programme this year at the University of Liverpool. Rudo has since been offered a university place their to study engineering after she leaves college. She said:

“Headstart solidified my decision on what subject I wanted to study – it helped me finally decide that engineering was for me.

"Headstart gave me the opportunity to meet other students who had the same aspirations and it was eye-opening and amazing to hear about different backgrounds and the path others were taking to becoming professional engineers.”

Places normally cost £360 per student but Career Ready has been given 15 free places for our first year students. To apply for a free Headstart place through Career Ready, students should complete the application form, giving their details and explaining why they should be selected for the programme. The deadline for applications is Friday 4 December and successful candidates will be notified by Friday 18 December.