The opportunity to take parts in trips, visits as well as once in a lifetime experiences form a core part of Aston University Sixth Form. 

We believe that some of the best learning occurs outside the classroom which is why we have a high frequency of trips to employers, industry, trade shows national competitions.

Lifetime experiences.

We want our students eyes and minds to be opened to the world around them and for them to experience the world first-hand which is why we have such a strong international trips programme. Our staff are passionate about promoting these opportunities which is why so many give up their time to facilitate these experiences for our students. As well as being able to undertake work experience and visits independently every Monday, we have a wide variety of sixth form specific trips and visits.

These include day trips to different engineering contexts like construction sites and factories to national exhibitions and competitions;  as well as visits to universities including Oxford and Cambridge. 

Many students undertake residential trips whether in the UK for example with the Royal Navy or Biology Field Trip to abroad on our Ski Trips, partnership with HTL Mödling in Austria or an international expedition.


Every student at AU Sixth Form will have at least one opportunity to apply to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as part of the Erasmus+ foundation. Students will travel to Austria for two weeks to complete a cultural exchange project together with our partner school, HTL Mödling.

Study Abroad.

The project involves specialist engineering workshops, industry visits, cultural tours and adventurous activities which provides our students with a worldwide outlook of the industry they are about to enter.

In addition to this short-term exchange project, we also offer our sixth form students the opportunity to travel to Austria for a more long-term project that would involve them spending a sandwich year between years 12 and 13 studying at the prestigious HTL Mödling. 

This unprecedented opportunity, exclusive to AU Sixth Form students, would provide an incomparable insight into engineering and also into another culture.