Attend university events
We will hold regular events to help prepare you for applying to, and attending, university. Until we are able to do so, we will be holding our events virtually either after school or during half-terms and holidays. 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:
Access Sutton Trust Online
Receive an undergraduate mentor
Attend a summer school
On our week-long summer school, you will attend lectures and see what university life has to offer either virtually or on a campus residential week (depending on guidance and restrictions at the time). Meet medical students and network with professionals. Hone the skills that universities and employers look for and access expert advice on university applications. You can look forward to:
Access our Alumni Network
Once you graduate from a Sutton Trust programme, you will become a member of our alumni community. Sutton Trust Alumni is the online home of the alumni community. Here you can create connections, access support and inspire change. With more than 3,500 alumni already active in the community, you can get advice from alums studying and working in areas you are interested in. You’ll also gain exclusive access to events, career opportunities and ways to stay involved with our work.
To apply to Pathways to Medicine you must:
In addition, we are looking for students who:
The more criteria you meet, the more likely you are to be offered a place on the programme.
I signed up because I knew just how competitive medicine is, so I just jumped at as many opportunities as possible. I knew that it was a two-year programme where I could experience the medical school, gain work experience and even get lower grade boundaries if I completed the programme – how could I not sign up to it? Laura, Scunthorpe, Pathways to Medicine 2017 - Hull York Medical School
Thanks to the programme, I was able to secure work experience at Charing Cross Hospital working with an anaesthetist. It was really fascinating – I had the opportunity to put on scrubs and watch real surgeries take place. Pathways to Medicine alum 2017
Given the circumstances of COVID-19, this programme was a great way to gain advice and guidance by speaking to so many different people who have all had various experiences throughout their journey into medicine. It has also helped with the daunting application process and really helped to clarify what is needed of a strong medicine candidate! Pathways to Medicine participant 2020
I loved my experience on the programme, as there were various different tasks and activities to do. I gained an overall insight into medicine and I was able to be well-informed on the subject, which helped in making my decision to choose to study it at university. Pathways to Medicine alum 2019
Applications for Pathways to Medicine programmes open on Friday August 21st. Different universities will have different application deadlines; please see below for these:
|Imperial College London*||Closed|
|The University of Newcastle||Closed|
|Hull York Medical School||1st January|
|The University of Nottingham||Closed|
|*It is not possible to apply for the Imperial programme through the main application system. Instead, please visit their website – https://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/student-recruitment-and-outreach/schools-and-colleges/students/on-campus-activities/programmes/pathways-to-medicine/|
The proportion who were eligible for Free School Meals at Secondary School.
The proportion who would be first generation university students.
The proportion who met at least three of our five criteria.
The number of students who took part in the programme.
The Sutton Trust is incredibly grateful for the generous support that make our programmes possible. Special thanks to: