Discover University Summer School

Are you in Year 9, 10 or 11? Our summer school is a chance to explore the range of subjects and support that university offers, and to meet new friends and fellow students who share similar experiences.

About the summer school

This summer school is fully funded and is available for 60 students in Years 9 to 11 who:

  • Are a young carer
  • Have current or previous experience of living within care
  • Are a Surrey Scholar
  • Attend one of our HEON partner schools

This opportunity will enable students to gain an insight into the life of a student within a supportive environment, finding out what it is like to study at university by talking to current university students with similar experiences whilst trying their hand at a range of exciting subjects and activities. During the evenings there will be a variety of social activities held on the University campus, or in the surrounding area.

The summer school runs over four days and three nights and will give students the opportunity to stay in University accommodation with catering provided. However, if due to caring responsibilities students can only visit during the day, this can be arranged.

Upcoming dates

The summer school will take place from Monday 24 July to Thursday 27 July 2023.

Timetable

Each year the timetable can slightly vary but see an example of the timings and activities that will take place during the summer school:

Day 1

  • 11am - 11:30am: Arrival
  • 11:30am - 12 noon: Welcome
  • 12 noon: Lunch
  • 1pm: Workshops
  • 4pm: Move into accommodation
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 7pm: Evening activity.

Day 2

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am: Workshops
  • 12 noon: Lunch
  • 1pm: Workshops
  • 5pm: Free time
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 7pm: Evening activities.

Day 3

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am: Workshops
  • 12 noon: Lunch
  • 1pm: Workshops
  • 5pm: Free time
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 7pm: Evening activities.

Day 4

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am: Workshops
  • 12 noon: Lunch
  • 1pm: Reflections and celebrations
  • 3pm: Summer school ends.

How to apply

Bookings will open in the new year. In the meantime, you can apply to become a Surrey Scholar and receive further details and information directly as soon as bookings go live.

This summer school is for eligible students in Years 9 to 11. Should you have any further questions or queries, please contact summerschools@surrey.ac.uk.

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