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Applications open:
01 September 2021
Year 12
Warwick, Liverpool
2 years

What the programme offers

Over the course of two academic years, every Pathways to Engineering student will gain access to Sutton Trust Online and have the opportunity to take part in:

Industry insights

Industry insights

Find out what it’s like to work in Engineering. You will take part in a range of industry lead sessions to develop your skills and hear from practising professionals. These may include work experience, insight days or engineering projects.

University events

University events

We hold regular events to help prepare you for applying to the route best suited to your progression, either through university or a degree-level apprenticeship.

We try to schedule most events in your first year to accommodate your A-level schedule. You will receive a full calendar of events in your first month so you can save the dates. In the past we have offered:

  • Open days
  • Interview workshops
  • Engineering academic session
  • Application and CV-writing workshops
  • discovery day



Get personalised advice from undergrads and degree level apprentices studying Engineering at Warwick. They will share advice on how to find the course best suited to you and provide insight into life as an undergrad or apprentice including managing student finances, balancing work and study, navigating social life and more!

Summer activity

Summer activity

Stay on campus and take part in activities to experience what life is like as a university students. An opportunity to meet other students and network with professionals. Sessions including:

  • Skills workshops
  • Networking events
  • Career talks
  • Social activities

Access Sutton Trust Online

Access Sutton Trust Online

You will have access to our virtual platform throughout your programme. With Sutton Trust Online, you will receive personal statement support, and be able to chat to our community of alumni about university life. You will also be able to view our extensive content library with lots of useful resources to help you prepare for university and beyond!

Who can apply


Students applying to Pathways to Engineering must meet the following criteria:

  • Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded, non fee-paying school/college
  • Be in Year 12 at the start of the programme
  • Live within a reasonable commuting distance of the university you are applying to. This will normally be one hour’s travel time each way. If you are unsure about this, please contact us

In addition, we are looking for students who:

  • Have achieved 5 A* – B grades at GCSE (with a minimum of 2 A*
    or A grades), including grades 9 – 6 in Mathematics and English.
  • Currently studying A level Maths and /or Physics
  • Would be the first generation in their family to attend university
  • Have been in receipt of Free School Meals whilst at Secondary
  • Have attended schools with a lower than average progression to
    Higher Education, or a higher than average proportion of students
    who qualify for Free School Meals
  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education or a high level of socio-economic deprivation
  • Have been looked after or in care

The more criteria you meet, the more likely you are to be offered a place on the programme.

Pathways webinar

Are you interested in one of our programmes and want to find out more? On Thursday 21st October between 4:30 – 5:30pm we are hosting a webinar where you can find out in more detail about each of our programmes, exploring what activities you’ll be getting involved with and learning more about the skills you will gain.

So join us on 21st October to get all your questions answered – whether it’s about the programme or any application tips – we’ll be happy to help.


Application Deadline

Applications for all Pathways to Engineering programmes open on 1st September 2021 at midday.

University of Liverpool 8th November
University of Warwick 27th October

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