Virtual Pathway 2023
Virtual Residential 2023
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN, and will close at midnight on Sunday 29th October 2023.
We are currently accepting applications for our Virtual Pathway, which begins with a Virtual Residential from Monday 4th - Friday 8th December. This pathway is open to Year 12 students from both inside and outside of the South West.
There are four exciting subject activity strands available for you to choose from. You will be asked on the application for your first, second and third choice of strand. You can find the list of subject activity strands available for the 2023 Virtual Residential below.
As part of the application, you will need to read and agree to the Residential Code of Conduct. Please ensure that you read and agree to this before submitting your application, as you will be asked to indicate your agreement as part of the application form.
IMPORTANT: The residential event is a compulsory component of this programme pathway, and without attending the residential a student will not be able to take part in the programme.
What to expect
As part of the Virtual Residential, we expect all participants to complete 15.5 hours of academic content across the week (approx. 3 hours per day). We aim for the Virtual Residential to be flexible and allow participants to engage with the majority of academic content at a time that suits them.
Participants will take part in daily, live project work sessions, which will be scheduled to take place after the school day. Some additional academic lectures and presentations may take place during school hours. This may mean that you need to miss some timetabled school activity during the virtual residential week. It is your responsibility to communicate with your school regarding this commitment and to get any absences authorised.
Alongside this, you will have the opportunity to participate in social activities and meet other participants on the programme, and speak to current University of Exeter students about student life!
Join us for this exciting subject stream that encompasses a variety of disciplines across the fields of the Humanities, Arts, and Culture, inspiring you to unlock your potential, think critically, creatively, and reflectively, and connect the past, the present, and the future. You will engage in subject taster sessions and content to enrich your knowledge, gain experience of university learning, and help you to decide what you want to study at degree level. You will develop excellent skills in communication, analysis, creativity, discussion, collaboration, adaptability, empathy,independent thought, and research – these transferable skills are highly sought after by employers across many industries and fields, and these subjects lead to a wide range of diverse career paths, setting you up for a bright future.
You will broaden your horizons as Humanities, Arts, and Culture subjects equip you to better understand concepts and theories and to interpret contemporary and past subjects and texts. You will examine relevant cultural, social, political, philosophical, and historical issues and ideas, as this field often expresses the voices of the times from individuals and communities, helping us to better understand human experience. You will not only gain a taste of academic learning, but you will be empowered to find your voice anddevelop appreciation for the Humanities and Arts that shape our world.
This stream of study may include content from the following subjects, subject to availability: English Literature and Creative Writing; Communications; Film and Television Studies; Drama; Classics and History/Ancient History; Art History and Visual Culture; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Arab and Islamic Studies; Archaeology and Anthropology; and Modern Languages and Cultures.
There are no specific entry requirements for this subject activity strand.
There's more to the medical world than white coats and stethoscopes. On this subject strand, you will explore not only the broad strokes of studying Medicine and other health sciences at university, but gain insight into research, practice, public health and more! Begin your journey into the world of medicine and health sciences and its wealth of specialisms and opportunities beyond!
In our interactive sessions, you will have the opportunity to explore health from scientific, ethical, and practical perspectives, supported by university research and teaching staff and current students. Participation is key: by engaging fully in these sessions, you will have an exceptional opportunity to develop and refine many of the skills crucial for success in your future career within incredibly varied, vibrant, and competitive field of medicine and health sciences.
Subjects contributing to this strand: Medicine (Streatham and Penryn), Nursing, Medical Science, Medical Imaging , Sport Science, Nutrition, Biosciences
Participants must be studying Biology at A Level or at IB or equivalent
Throughout history, scientists, mathematicians and engineers have studied the world around them and used their findings to answer fundamental questions about the universe and tackle the problems of the day. This is no different today as scientists work to address global issues, including one of the largest problems the world is currently facing: climate change. The Physical, Life and Environmental Sciences subject stream will give you an insight into how scientists from a range of different subject areas are working to create solutions to the challenges we face, with a focus on climate change, and the opportunity to participate in a group project.
Subjects contributing to this strand: Physics, Geography, Ecology and Conservation, Engineering, Maths
In the event of this subject strand being oversubscribed, priority for places will be given to students studying a related subject.
Join us for this dynamic subject stream which will empower you to explore relevant and vital issues affecting the world today and unlock your potential in the fields of Social Sciences and Business. Challenge yourself by examining some of the major questions facing our society, our global economy, and our political, legal, business, social, and cultural landscapes, and think about how we can make a difference.
You will engage in taster sessions and content across a wide range of subjects to enrich your knowledge, gain experience of university learning, and help you to decide what you want to study at degree level. You will be encouraged to think critically, reason effectively, and be reflective while analysing and discussing stimulating topics and complex issues, in addition to gaining invaluable practical skills. You will develop strong transferable skills such as communication, problem-solving, analysis, empathy, collaboration,research, discussion, innovation, and strategic thinking. These skills are highly sought after by employers across many industries and fields, and these subjects lead to a wide range of diverse career paths, setting you up for a bright future.
In today's environment of rapid national, international, technological, social and cultural transformations, the fields of Social Sciences and Business make up some of the most relevant and exciting programmes of study. Whether you have a passion for social change or entrepreneurial aspirations, choose this subject stream to be part of the global conversation, develop your perspectives, and to imagine possible futures in this ever-changing interconnected world.
This stream of study may feature content from the following subjects, subject to availability: Law; Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology; Politics, International Relations and History; Arab and Islamic Studies; Business and Management; Accounting and Finance; Economics; Marketing; Philosophy and Religious Studies; and Modern Languages and Cultures
There are no specific entry requirements for this subject activity strand