Our programme provides an exciting mix of academic sessions, skills and networking workshops, visits and trips to local and national legal institutions, plus an opportunity to complete a work placement experience and attend the National Sutton Trust Residential Conference in summer 2024.

We will support your career development throughout with CV writing support, UCAS application workshops and opportunities to attend many of our other face-to-face and virtual enrichment activities offered through our Discover University platform.

The programme also includes the opportunity to visit Penryn Campus in Cornwall to explore our Law & Business courses and take a tour of the beautiful campus.

Application timeline

Step 1

Check you are eligible

You may apply to a Pathways programme if you:

  • Are studying in Year 12 in England or Wales, Year 13 in Northern Ireland, or S5 in Scotland (or equivalent)
  • Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded school or college (non-fee paying) in the UK

Find out more

Step 2

Applications open

It’s a very simple application form, mostly yes/no questions but it does include one longer question[s] as follows –

“Please give a brief personal statement (of no more than 300 words) explaining your suitability for the programme and why you would like to participate”

Early September

Step 3

Applications close

29th October

Step 4

Decisions announced

Early November

Step 5

Launch of Pathways programme

Saturday 25th November

Applications closed.

Applications for Exeter 2023/24 have now closed.