What is Headstart?

Are you a student with a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects?  Are you expecting to achieve anything from A* to C grades for your STEM subjects at A Level?  Are you currently in Year 12 or Scottish S5?  Are you thinking about what you might like to study at university, but find it difficult to make up your mind?  Then read on and find out how a Headstart course might be able to help you!

Headstart has been established for more than 23 years as a charitable trust providing hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and engineering taster courses to encourage young people into technology-based careers.

Taking place at some of the UK’s top universities and run by inspirational leaders and academics, our courses are perfect for finding out more about what exciting career opportunities a degree course might lead to. Our broad-based engineering courses give a flavour of many different aspects of engineering and our focus courses provide an insight into many different highly specialised fields. 

Headstart courses in 2019 are offered at a subsidised rate of £385 for all courses, except Oxford and Cambridge which are offered at £435.  Everything's included - tuition, accommodation, evening activities and meals, but not your travel costs to and from the University, which you must arrange.

If you’re a student currently in Year 12/S5, we can consider you for a place on one of our exciting residential courses, and give you the chance to connect with professionals and technical specialists whilst developing essential skills like problem-solving and team work. 

Our unique blend of learning and networking, whilst having fun, provides the perfect mix to understanding what type of career might lie ahead and help you make a more informed UCAS application. 


Want to see more?

Why not take a look at the Headstart 2018 student experience at the University of Sheffield here!


Calling all girls!

One of our courses is run with much commitment and enthusiasm by a Professor awarded with an MBE for her services to women in engineering.  If you’re a girl who’s still deciding which type of engineering is right for you, we could have the perfect opportunity for you.  Take a look at one of our most talked about broad-based engineering courses, the Salford Girls only course - http://www.etrust.org.uk/girls-only-insight-engineering

Have a look here to see some of the practical work at the Salford Insight Course: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztMcGXg0aGc

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If you want to contact us please do so by email to headstartteam@etrust.org.uk