Pathways to Property

The Pathways to Property initiative is a programme for Year 12 students in UK state schools and colleges who would like to find out more about a career in the property sector.

Led by the Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) at the University of Reading, the initiative is supported by British Land, one of the largest property development and investment companies in the UK, the educational charity The Sutton Trust and other leading real estate firms and charitable trusts. Pathways to Property

Pathways to Property activities:

Pathways to Property Summer School 2015

The Summer School will take place Monday 27th-Thursday 30th July at the University of Reading.

The programme is free to attend.  All Summer School costs will be covered including accommodation, food, activity costs and travel.

To apply to the programme please click here.

Pathways to Property Summer School

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 Summer School programme

  • Take part in lectures, seminars, talks and site visits led by staff and students from the School of Real Estate & Planning at the University of Reading.

  • Explore current themes in property such as sustainability, housing issues and regenerating cities and find out how real estate and planning courses build on the knowledge you acquire through A Level (or equivalent) study. 

  • Develop an understanding of the career opportunities in property by attending activities led by recent graduates and industry professionals.

  • Learn more about student life and study in higher education by attending sessions on student finance, writing personal statements, campus tours and evening activities.  

How to apply

To apply to the programme please click here.

Pathways to Property Summer School is open to Year 12 students in state schools and colleges.  

When selecting participants we consider:

  • Students who have achieved A and B grades at GCSE and are on track to achieve similar grades at A Level (or equivalent)
  • Students from state schools from neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education or high levels of socio-economic deprivation
  • Students with no immediate family working in the real estate industry

Closing date for applications is 31st May 2015.

Additional opportunities

After the Summer School you will have the opportunity to take part in additional activities including:

  • Work Experience in a real estate or planning firm
  • Undergraduate mentoring programme
  • Students who successfully enrol onto a Real Estate & Planning course at the University of Reading will be awarded a £1000 welcome bursary with the opportunity to apply for further financial support from the RREF Bursary and Scholarship programme

How is the project funded?

Pathways to Property is led by The Reading Real Estate Foundation, a forward-thinking educational charity supporting real estate and planning education at the University of Reading. The initiative is being supported by the following donors who are sharing their expertise to ensure the project success:

Gold Supporters

  • British Land, one of Europe's largest real estate investment trusts 

  • The Sutton Trust, a charity improving educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds 

Silver Supporters

Bronze Supporters

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