Residential summer schools

Applications for our 2018 Year 12 Residential Summer Schools programme are now open.

Summer School 2018

2018 Summer Schools

Our Residential Summer School programme offers students the chance to experience studying a subject at university. Students will learn in an academic environment, working with students from other schools, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and academic staff. The programme will include lectures, seminars, practical activities, and a variety of fun social events in the evenings.

Please note the deadline for applications for all strands is Friday 23 March 2018.

Download the 2018 Residential Summer School Brochure (PDF)

Who is eligible?

Places will be allocated to Year 12 students from currently underrepresented groups in Higher Education who attend a state school or college in England or Wales. Students will be provided with free accommodation, refreshments and meals for the duration of the Summer School. The University of Surrey is also able to cover the cost of travel for students to and from the Summer School.

For further information on who is eligible for the Summer Schools please see our targeting and eligibility criteria information

Available subjects

A list of summer school subjects available in 2018 is detailed below:

25 – 29 June 2018: Arts, Languages and Social Sciences

  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Business
  • Law
  • Media & Production Skills
  • English & Creative Writing

2 – 6 July 2018: Health Sciences and Psychology

  • Nursing
  • Paramedic Practice
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Psychology
  • Midwifery

9 – 13 July 2018: Engineering & Physical Sciences

  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Sciences
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science

16 – 20 July 2018: Biological, Sport and Veterinary Sciences

  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Veterinary Science
  • Bioscience

Student feedback 2017

"I had a brilliant time, made lots of really good friends... it gave me a chance to see what studying physics and maths at university is like." (FEPS)

"I found the week very helpful and interesting. I didn't initially realise how far I could branch out from a maths degree. This also helped to give me a feel for university life. Thank you for the experience." (FEPS)

“I enjoyed every bit of the summer school as it helped me justify my choice of course.” (FHMS)

“I am now certain that I know what I'd like to study at university and I know a lot about what life in university will be like.” (FHMS)

“It was really fun and educational, helped me with my confidence and helped me to better understand what university life is like.” (FASS)

“I really loved and enjoyed my experience here at Surrey. I made many friends and feel I have gained an insight about university life.” (FASS)

Contact us

Please contact the Widening Participation team: