Explore university, before university
UniFest is a summer School that takes place at 6 universities across the West Midlands (Including University College Birmingham). UniFest gives you the chance to spend time exploring university life, meeting students and staff, making friends and immersing yourself in an action-packed Higher education experience.
Who is UniFest for?
UniFest is for students in Year 10 at state-funded secondary schools in the West Midlands who are from backgrounds and communities that are less likely to be considering university as an option. To apply for a place, you will need the support of your school and the consent of your parents or carers, and you should be able to answer “Yes” to at least one of the following:
- My parents or carers did not go to university
- I receive Free School Meals
- I have a disability or learning difficulty
- I am in the care of my local authority
- I am a young carer
- I live in an area where not many young people go to university
"It was a really fun experience."
"It showed me that higher education is for people like me."
"I learnt loads and had so much fun!"
Careers Fairs and Presentations
We offer subject presentations in schools and colleges. All of our presentation are adaptable and can be tailored to the specific needs of your students.Read more
Outreach and Widening Participation
We offer interesting and exciting ways for young people who may not be considering university as an option to explore student life and raise aspirations.Read more
Support for staying in Higher Education
Any student with specific learning needs, a health condition or a disability can get extra support.Read more
Have a Go
Each session gives your students a flavour of life at University College Birmingham and the opportunity to find out more about our vocational college courses through practical sessi…Read more
Whatever help you need to succeed in your studies, our learning support teams are committed to giving all our students the advice, skills and practical tools to discover your…Read more