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Want to study medicine? Widening Participation Taster Course (Yr 12, application deadline 21st Feb)


Applications are now open for the 2021 Widening Access to Medicine Virtual Taster Course.


The free 3 day online event, from 12-14 April, is for Year 12 students who want to study Medicine at university and intend to apply through a widening participation programme.


Applications close on 21 February.

Eligibility Criteria


In order to qualify for the virtual residential you will need to be studying A Level Biology and one additional science* and meet at least three of the following eligibility criteria:

  • First generation applicant to Higher Education

  • Parents, guardian or self in receipt of a means tested benefit

  • Young people looked after by a Local Authority

  • In receipt of 16-19 bursary or similar grant**

  • Resident in an area with a postcode which falls within the lowest 20% of the IMD (Index of Multiple Deprivation), or a member of a travelling family.

  • In receipt of free school meals at any time during Years 10-13 (normally for a minimum period of at least one school term/2 months.)

*Acceptable science subjects are Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies or Geography


**Where an applicant chooses the Free School Meals criterion and the 16-19 bursary criterion, the 16-19 bursary must be awarded for something other than Free School Meals. E.g. Transport costs between home and college, text books/stationery/printing.

How to apply


More information, including the eligibility criteria and online application form is available at: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/schools-colleges/widening-access-to-medicine-residential.page


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