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The University of Southampton

Widening Access to Medicine residential event

Published: 12 December 2015

The University of Southampton is running a residential event aimed at students in year 12 who want to study Medicine at university, who will need to apply through a widening access programme.

Taking place from 4th – 6th April 2016, it aims to increase students’ knowledge of the role of doctors and the training they undergo. It will also provide opportunities to develop their interpersonal skills, increase awareness of the undergraduate medical student experience and support students in their applications to medicine.

The BM6 Residential programme includes:

  • An allocated student mentor.
  • Clinical skills and other topical sessions.
  • A day of activities at the University Hospital Southampton.
  • Sessions on student finance, UKCAT and writing your application.
  • Staying in student accommodation.
  • Evening activities.

In order to apply for the BM6 programme and the BM6 residential you will need to meet at least three of the following eligibility criteria:

  • First generation to pursue Higher Education (not including siblings)
  • Young people looked after by a Local Authority
  • In receipt of a 16–19 bursary or similar grant
  • Parents, carer or self in receipt of a means-tested bursary
  • In receipt of free school meals at any point in Year 10–13.
  • Living in an area with a postcode which falls within the lowest 20 per cent of Index of Multiple Deprivation Authenticated by the University. Or part of the travelling community

For more information please contact Claire Taylor, Widening Participation Co-ordinator

To apply for a place please download the form.

The deadline for applications is 22 January 2016.


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