Pathways to STEM 2019
We're no longer recruiting for Pathways to STEM. If you're part of our current cohort then you may find this information useful.
While we're no longer recruiting students to the Pathways to STEM programme, you and your students may be interested in our Next Step York programme. This programme covers all subjects (including STEM) and provides talented students with the opportunity to participate in a programme of activity that will support their application to a research intensitive university like the University of York.
Pathways to STEM is a two-year programme designed to support talented sixth form students achieve their aim of studying science, technology, engineering or maths at university. It's an exciting new initiative which has been generously funded by the Sutton Trust and Kusuma Trust.
By taking part in Pathways to STEM, students will be able to:
- Develop their knowledge and understanding of careers in STEM and increase their confidence in applying to university
- Visit the York campus and attend subject conferences and STEM days, where they'll be able to learn from our academic staff
- Work with an undergraduate e-mentor to support them through the UCAS decision-making process
- Benefit from online study skills support
- Improve their academic and transition skills and benefit from revision sessions for their science and maths A Levels
- Understand more about STEM career pathways through access to work exposure opportunities in STEM working environments, or at the University
- Have the opportunity to attend a five-day residential summer school with a STEM focus at the end of Year 12.
If they complete this two year programme, students will have the opportunity to work with a York academic to complete a subject-focused academic assignment. This could be used as an alternative offer for entry to an undergraduate degree at the York which is equivalent to:
- up to an equivalent of two A level grades below the normal offer
- 2 points below in the International Baccalaureate Diploma
- 1 grade below in a BTEC National Diploma.
Students will need to make York their firm choice in order to access the alternative offer.