Monday 18 July - Friday 22 July 2022

Virtual summer school

The virtual summer school is a free 5-day online programme with a mixture of group work and independent study, as well as evening entertainment. The deadline to apply is Sunday 3 April 2022.


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You'll be provided with everything you need to get the best out of the programme, including technology and connectivity support for eligible students.


About the virtual summer school

The University's virtual summer school features a varied timetable of pre-recorded and interactive subject-specific lectures and seminars, general information (for example personal statements, student finance, interviewing and choosing a university and course) and sessions to help you develop your study skills and prepare you for the transition to university.

You'll also get to meet our wonderful team of student ambassadors studying the courses you are aspiring to, as well as academics and industry professionals.

In addition, you'll work in groups to complete a research project in your chosen subjects, which you will present virtually to your peers, University academics and staff.

We'll also be offering a variety of evening entertainment including quizzes, clubs and society tasters and wellbeing activities.

The week will be a mixture of screen work, independent study and reading, and you will not be expected to sit in front of a computer the whole time.

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    IT support

    To help you make the most of the virtual summer school, we can give you extra support with IT and/or wi-fi connectivity if you don't have these at home. Please tell us what extra IT support you may need when you apply.

    Get a taste of our subjects

    During the summer school you will attend workshops and seminars and have access to resources in the following subject areas:

    • Biosciences
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Engineering
    • English and creative writing
    • French
    • Health sciences: Nursing, midwifery and paramedic science
    • Hospitality and tourism management
    • Law
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Spanish
    • Veterinary science.

    How to apply

    You can apply today by completing our online booking form. Applications close on Sunday 3 April 2022.

    We'll let you know by Friday 29 April if your application has been successful.

    For any further questions or queries, please email our team at

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