Residential summer schools

Our 2020 Summer School Programme now be delivered virtually! The online programme will offers students the chance to experience studying a university subject. Our summer schools are free and open to Year 12 students who attend a state school or college in the United Kingdom and meet our criteria.

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Virtual Summer Schools

Summer School Applications are now closed

Your Virtual Summer School will include interactive subject specific lectures and seminars, University information. You will also get to meet our wonderful team of student ambassadors studying the courses you are aspiring to as well as academics and industry professionals.

Applications are still open for Veterinary Sciences, French, Spanish and English & Creative Writing.

Virtual Summer Schools

Applications to this years Summer School Programme are now closed.

 

Your Virtual Summer School will include interactive subject specific lectures and seminars, University information such as personal statements, finance, interviewing and choosing a university and course, and sessions to support the development of your study skills to prepare you for the transition to university.

You will 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 will work in groups to complete a research project in your specialised subjects which you will present virtually to your peers, university academics and staff. We will also be offering a variety of evening entertainment including quizzes, Clubs and Society tasters and well-being 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 screen for the entirety of the week

 

Can I apply?

Places will be allocated to Year 12 students from currently under-represented groups in higher education who attend a state school or college in the United Kingdom.

To apply for the summer schools, students must meet at least one of the criteria below.

Eligibility Criteria
  • From a family where parents/carers have not attended university in the UK
  • Students from Low Participation Neighbourhoods (LPNs, defined as POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2 by OfS*)
  • Students from an area of high deprivation (Index of Multiple Deprivation, IMD, Quintiles 1 and 2**)
  • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in last six years)
  • Care leavers and students in local authority care
  • From families where parents/carers are in non-professional households (NS-SEC groups 4-8)
  • Students classified as having a disability
  • Young carers (currently looking after a relative with a disability, illness or mental health condition)
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Students estranged from their families (no longer have contact with either parent)
  • Students who have a parent/carer who has served in the armed forces or reserves
  • Students from BME backgrounds
  • Students from Gypsy, Roma or Irish Traveller (GRT) communities
  • Students who identify as a New Traveller, Boater, Bargee or Showperson

*You can check if a student lives in an LPN (POLAR4 Quintile 1 or 2 by using the OfS online Postcode Lookup Tool

** You can check your postcodes Index of Multiple Deprivation data using this online look up tool. Your postcode must be rated 1 - 4 in column F. 

 

What is the cost?

The summer schools are free. 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.

    In June and July 2020, we will be running the following summer schools.

    Arts and social sciences

    29 June - 3 July
    • French
    • Spanish
    • English and creative writing
    • Business *applications closed*
    • Law *applications closed*

    Biosciences and veterinary sciences

    29 June - 3 July
    • Veterinary science
    • Biosciences *applications closed*

    Health sciences and psychology *Applications Closed*

    13 July - 17 July
    • Nursing
    • Paramedic science
    • Midwifery 
    • Psychology

    Engineering and physical sciences *Applications Closed*

    13 July - 17 July
    • Physics
    • Maths
    • Chemistry
    • Civil engineering
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Electrical and electronic engineering
    • Computer science

    "I wanted to attend this summer school so I could have a better overview of the course, and it has definitely informed and engaged me."

    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Student 2019
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