Individual needs summer schools

Are you in Year 9, 10 or 11 and a young carer? 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.

Discover Summer School for Young Carers

This summer school is available for students who are young carers and in Years 9 to 11 at school. 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 three days and two nights and will give students the opportunity to stay in university accommodation. However, if due to caring responsibilities students can only visit during the day, this can be arranged. 

The Discover Summer School will take place from Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 August 2021.

This includes 2 nights with accommodation and catering provided.

We are also offering a preparatory programme for you and your household to attend in advance of the Summer School. This will include an online webinar, campus visit and access to online resources that introduce you to the team and other students, equipping you to make the most of your Summer School experience. Key dates for the preparatory programme are:

Webinar: Wednesday 16 or Tuesday 22 June @ 18:00 (You will only need to attend one of these advertised dates)

On Campus Visit: Saturday 3 July

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

Day 1

10:00 - 10:30: Arrival

10:30 - 12:00: Welcome & Icebreakers

12:00: Lunch

13:00: Workshops

16:00: Move into accommodation

18:00: Dinner

19:00: Evening activity

Day 2

08:00: Breakfast

09:00: Workshops

12:00: Lunch

13:00: Workshops

17:00: Free time

18:00: Dinner

19:00: Evening activities

Day 3

08:00: Breakfast

09:00: Workshops

12:00: Lunch

13:00: Reflections

14:00: Summer School ends

To apply to attend the Discover Summer School, please complete our online booking form. We have capacity for 40 places which will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Bookings will close once all places have been booked or once our booking form closes on Sunday 4 July, depending on which comes first.

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

Venture Summer School for Care Experienced Students

New for 2021, this summer school is available for students with experience of looked after care and are currently in Years 9 to 11 at school. 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 three days and two nights and will give students the opportunity to stay in university accommodation. However, if due to caring responsibilities students can only visit during the day, this can be arranged. 

The Venture Summer School will take place from Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 August 2021.

This includes 2 nights with accommodation and catering provided.

We are also offering a preparatory programme for you and your household to attend in advance of the Summer School. This will include an online webinar, campus visit and access to online resources that introduce you to the team and other students, equipping you to make the most of your Summer School experience. Key dates for the preparatory programme are:

Webinar: Wednesday 16 or Tuesday 22 June @ 18:00 (You will only need to attend one of these advertised dates)

On Campus Visit: Saturday 3 July

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

Day 1

10:00 - 10:30: Arrival

10:30 - 12:00: Welcome & Icebreakers

12:00: Lunch

13:00: Workshops

16:00: Move into accommodation

18:00: Dinner

19:00: Evening activity

Day 2

08:00: Breakfast

09:00: Workshops

12:00: Lunch

13:00: Workshops

17:00: Free time

18:00: Dinner

19:00: Evening activities

Day 3

08:00: Breakfast

09:00: Workshops

12:00: Lunch

13:00: Reflections

14:00: Summer School ends

 

 

To apply to attend the Venture Summer School, please complete our online booking form. We have capacity for 20 places which will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Bookings will close once all places have been booked or once our booking form closes on Sunday 4 July, depending on which comes first.

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

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