Headstart is a chance for you to try out a university or STEM course for a week in the summer. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The courses are residential so you’ll spend a week at the university, living in halls and seeing what the university is like from the inside rather than in a prospectus.
There is a selection of courses which range from Aeronautical Engineering to Systems Engineering. These are available at universities from Aston to Warwick. There are 2 main options:
- Take a Broad Based Engineering Course: here you’ll look at the many different strands of engineering. This could help you decide which engineering discipline is for you. There are 19 top universities which offer the Broad Based Course. This is also an excellent chance to experience life at one of your potential university choices.
- Take a Specialist Course: these allow you to focus a little more on one area of STEM. There are 29 courses on offer and again these are at some top universities. The courses are pretty diverse so if you are interested in a STEM degree then there will be a Headstart course for you.
We tend to have around five pupils each year attend Headstart courses which typically run in the last few weeks of the summer term. If you want to learn more you can head to the website or email me and I’ll put you in contact with some of our recent Headstarters.
The feedback I get each year from people who go on these courses is very positive so if you are unsure about course or university, these are a great way to get some answers.